In a recent article, “How Mobile is Rapidly Evolving the World“, Forbes warns: “In order to stay competitive, your organization must learn to harness connected mobile computing devices to do things faster, more efficiently and within context.”
Underlying is the trend of the “distributed workforce” and Unified Communications: “With more and more available technology for collaboration and communication, companies are taking the “Best Person for the Job” approach. This means employees are being hired because they are the best candidate regardless of where they are located.” In 6 Technology Trends Transforming The Workplace Or, stated differently in the same Forbes’ article: “The future workplace is actually not a place. It’s just what you do. That means business will happen wherever, whenever and on whatever device it needs to happen – 24/7.” And, further: “new businesses will emerge “without walls” and be based entirely on mobile devices connected to the cloud. In that situation, the economics are unbeatable.
If that’s the case, companies will need to understand how mobile computing will potentially impact their competitive position in the market, and what they can do now to stay ahead of the curve.”
The next years will see mobile technologies disrupt traditional business at scale. IT managers and general managers know it’s a strategical challenge to anticipate and integrate mobile technologies in their processes, to identify what and how to transform in their business process and business model to stay more competitive.
In its “Digital IQ Survey“, PricewaterhouseCoopers stresses that “the most important
skill for the CIO is the ability to be an innovative thinker and apply IT to solve relevant industry and business issues.”
AS shown by PwC’s report, 66% of top performers are investing in mobile technologies for employees and 96% are planning to invest more or same amount in 2012:
In this perspective, it is obvious how strategical Solo can be for most companies, by allowing a cost-effective distributed workplace, alongside with advanced collaborative and management tools. Our customers know it and are already ahead of the curve!
But there are in addition a handful of companies asking for lighter investments and easier management. Yes: a cloud-hosted service. The demand has been steadily increasing (following another massive trend, see Gartner IT predictions for 2012) the past couple of months and we are happy to be able to offer from now on a first version of Solo as a Service!
- Activate the connection between your existing PBX and your mobiles in one click!
- Remotely manage and control voice, data, sms/mms
- Benefit from SoLo features with monthly fees. No more investment needed! You’re free as a bird!