Increased agility and great customer satisfaction are key parts of a successful business today. With this comes the need to give employees better access to company data on the go via both corporate owned devices and through BYOD schemes. However in the rush to mobilise workforces, many organisations are overlooking the need to manage the process cost effectively.
To support its search for strategic acquisitions in 2015, Elitetele.com has secured £20 million in funding from Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking. With a seasoned track record in acquiring businesses and ensuring successful exits for owners, the funding provided by the bank’s Manchester Mid-Markets and Strategic Finance teams will aid Elitetele.com’s ongoing search for businesses to complement its continued growth in the telco, IT, PBX and connectivity sectors.
With scaled up deal sizes and increased win rates now accelerating business growth, companies are developing an appetite for even faster expansion through acquisition. In fact, global mergers and acquisition activity reached £2.25 trillion in 2014, the highest number since the financial crisis.
However, where some have succeeded, many have failed.
Businesses looking to consolidate their global numbering solutions and expand their footprint worldwide have a number of different factors to consider. Many organisations find numbering solutions confusing, and lack understanding about how they work. Complicated regulations, variable costs for mobile versus landline, and multiple billing systems and services, all varying across many different countries are just some of the issues organisations can fall foul of.
Over the last decade the face of business communication has changed irrevocably. Traditional phone systems which used to be managed as a separate entity from the rest of IT have now converged with the arrival of VoIP and Unified Communications (UC). With the advance of the internet, ecommerce, WiFi and high-speed internet connectivity, there has also been a shift in the way customers want to communicate with businesses, accelerated by new multi-media platforms such as mobile and the rise of social media.
Elitetele.com provides technology to help volunteers collect critical data.
Extensive damage caused by heavy rainfall last December in South Malawi has resulted in 230,000 people across 15 districts being evacuated to temporary sites. All Hands Volunteers and the Malawi Red Cross need mobile devices to create a system to gather data from camps in a bid to direct much needed aid to the most affected places and Elitetele.com has donated 15 Samsung Android phones to help kick-start the data collection efforts.
There are some important changes to be introduced this year that will affect the way in which the 08/09 non-geographic numbers will be charged for B2C businesses. These changes are being introduced by OFCOM and are designed to improve consumer understanding of the charges relating to the use of these numbers. If your company is B2B you will not be required to take action.