The technology that companies rely on is becoming ever more advanced and many bosses take advantage of specialist IT services and computer support to help them achieve their goals.
One trend that is affecting enterprises of all kinds is the move to mobile web. For example, more and more organisations are using smartphones, tablets and laptops. Indeed, research conducted by the Virgin Media Business network revealed that more than half of chief information officers polled (65 per cent) believed landline phones will disappear from everyday office use within five years.
In contrast, smartphones were seen as the least likely devices to be abandoned.
Commenting on the findings chief operating officer of Virgin Media Business Tony Grace said: “The pace of change with technology is having a transformative effect on the way we work. A decade ago it would have been unthinkable to suggest an office without telephones. Now it’s hard to imagine being separated from our smartphones.”
He added: “Mobile connections to the internet are getting better by the day. Commuters in London can now access WiFi under the streets of the city at stations across the Underground network. Almost everywhere we go we’re able to check-in at the office, social networking sites, or simply contact friends and family everywhere we go.”
Mr Grace went on to describe smartphones as “mini computers” and he suggested that businesses are recognising the importance of them.
When bosses are not sure what approach to take concerning technology, it can pay off for them to invest in IT services and computer support. As well as making their lives easier, this can help to ensure that their organisations run smoothly and efficiently.
Meanwhile, outsourcing in this way can also be cost effective and this may be particularly important now given the difficult economic conditions affecting the country.