December 10th 2021


The advancement of communications technology can be recognised with a nostalgic glimpse into our not-so-distant past. Hybrid has been heralded as the future of work – driving legacy systems into unemployment!

Inspired by Ebenezer Scrooge’s iconic epiphany, looking to the ghosts of technology past, present, and future provides a reflection on advancing telecommunications. Don’t say “Bah Humbug!” to new software-based communications solutions – keep up to date with our changing digital world.

The Ghost of Technology Past

At the end of the twentieth century, email correspondence, mobile phones and internet access transformed the way that we communicate – launching the evolution of office culture.

Twenty years ago, workspaces were congested with tangled wires, cumbersome server cupboards and bulky phones on every desk. By the early 2000s, the first iPhone was released, introducing a way for individuals to take significant telecommunication power away from their desktop computers.

Most large organisations moved away from outdated computer systems with Software as a Service (SaaS) gaining notoriety. Despite the wealth of possibilities that advancing technology brought about, workers remained at their office desks until very recently.

Unlike Dickens’ Scrooge and his habitual cynicism, the ghost of our technological past highlights our readiness for change and progression.

The Ghost of Technology Present

With new technologies always in production, the way that we work is constantly changing. Cloud computing, hybrid working, and smart devices have waved goodbye to dedicated hardware and IT offices – introducing the possibility of an entire system that runs in the cloud.

Over the past two years, the global lockdown imposed workplace reforms – and technology had to keep up! This advancement has brought hybrid working into fruition with the ability to connect, share information and even collaborate within and outside organisations at the click of a button.

With the rapid development of telecommunication systems, it’s important for businesses to ditch outdated hardware and stay in the loop. Whether you work in an office, at home or on the road, you can have a seamless experience with Lily Cloud.

The Ghost of Technology Future

The breadth of technology available to commercial organisations is showing no signs of slowing. It is the responsibility of business owners to future-proof their communicative infrastructure, enhancing connectivity and boosting employee productivity.

Modern phone solutions have transformed to offer a range of capabilities such as instant messaging, video calling, collaboration tools and mobility solutions, all designed to keep businesses at maximum productivity. The Lily Cloud VoIP phone system manages phone systems, meaning businesses have the support of our large infrastructure and technical team to ensure their system operates properly.

In the future, every organisation will host their communications in the cloud, ensuring a seamless experience across your phone, laptop, tablet and iPad. If you’re interested in future-proofing your business, Lily Cloud can bring you all of the features that you know and love from an office phone system, delivered through the cloud. 

Future-Proof Your Organisation

Digital transformation is about finding the right solution for your company that allows you to future-proof your business.

At Lily, we’re the home of digital transformation. Whether you’re in need of a new business phone system, IT software or hardware, mobile or energy, we have a solution that will suit you.

 Contact our friendly team of experts today.

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