It wasn’t long ago that mobiles were, barely mobile and were strictly communication devices. In 2011 there were 21.6 million smartphone users in the UK and it’s estimated to jump to 46.4 million by 2018. That’s more than 70% of the projected UK population then.
Mobile technology has advanced immensely in recent years and mobiles have become a staple in business communication. But what more can mobile technology bring that can help businesses increase their sales or run their business easier? Here’s what’s available now, letting you live as if you were in the future on your Business Mobile.
The cost of mobiles
One aspect of mobile technology that is rarely acknowledged is that newer mobile technology is cheaper than its previous iteration. When mobile technology is initially new it’s usually expensive but when competitors move into the market and add innovation, the price decreases as the technology isn’t unique anymore. At any rate, the average price of smartphones are decreasing and is projected to decrease up to 2019.
It’s no surprise that apps are advancing and developed in conjunction with already advancing mobile technology. But few apps are made for serious business use. Getting communication right is an important aspect of running a successful business.
That’s why I believe the iPECS Unified Communications Solution is a powerful tool. Firstly, designed for small and medium businesses, this app will allow you to continue being productive wherever you are using your business mobile. The iPECS UCS allows you to answer and make calls in any location utilising Wi-Fi and cellular network. As a result, you can save money by using Wi-Fi to make calls, saving on minutes.
This isn’t your standard call app. All tools are provided to ensure secure delivery of messages to desktop, tablet and smartphone devices. What tools might you ask? Use Integrated Presence to check the availability of colleagues, whether they are in a call or will be back in 10 minutes. Use instant messaging to create multiple chat rooms to instantly reach colleagues or business partners and track previous chats. Take part in audio conferences with ease and video conferences with collaborative features such as sharing of documents, web push, an interactive whiteboard and more! This paragraph isn’t doing it justice. This is the app businesses need to live in the future.
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