Gone are the days of having to be bound by the 9 to 5 of office working and commuting. Instead, technology has enabled business owners and employees to stay in touch worldwide, whenever and wherever they are.
The continual enhancements of smartphones, tablets, high-speed broadband and wi-fi allows people to be on the go 365 days a year, 24/7 and choose their working patterns to fit in with their lifestyle.
As mobile technologies are becoming more ingrained in working life, people are starting to search for additional tools to enhance this new way of working, whether that is tablet keypads, external storage devices, file systems or multiple apps that allow people to remain connected on the move.
Broadband speeds have and continue to be improved across the UK and wi-fi is now offered freely across major cities. Long gone are the days of internet drop-outs and pixelated images on video calls.
Powwownow has a host of customers who use its service because they have no offices, are based all around the world and need instant hassle-free solutions
Nowadays it is rare to see expensive hardware, dedicated conference rooms or even offices for businesses to be able to function. Powwownow has a host of customers who use its service because they have no offices, are based all around the world and need instant hassle-free solutions.
Powwownow has noticed an increase in demand for its services over the past few years, with increased growth year on year. People want different ways to collaborate with each other as they look to save money, time and start to work smarter.
59% of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) believe remote working is the future of British businesses
75% of SME-business owners believe video conferencing will become the traditional method of business communications in the next ten years
70% of SMEs would rather have a video conference than travel to meetings
69% of SMEs have a remote and flexible working policy in place
72% of businesses use a conference-calling service
Source: 2012 Powwownow Smarter Working Survey of 1,000 British businesses
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