Telecom costs, Our Connected World

Wow, here comes the fourth quarter!  Time to revisit your 2011 goals and gauge your progress.

If your bottom line could use a boost, one of the best things you could do is have us evaluate your telecom expenses.  We work with companies every day to evaluate their current bills for voice and data services (phone lines, Internet connectivity, branch office connections), discover their current needs, and align them with the best solutions.  We’ve helped more than one company reduce their telecom expenses by over $50,000 per year!  However, we can help even if your telecom expenses are just a few thousand dollars per year.  Give me a call – your bottom line will thank you.

Last week, Cisco released their 2011 Cisco Connected World Technology Report, with some fascinating findings.  The report provides insight into the mindset, expectations, and behavior of the world’s next generation of workers and how they will influence the business world.

Think about it – the generation surveyed does not remember a time without the Internet, cell phones, and email.  A connected world it will be – over half of the respondents said they could not live without the Internet and consider it an “integral part of their lives”.  Shockingly, one third considers the Internet to be as important as “fundamental human resources like air, water, food and shelter”.

Other key findings:

If forced to make a choice between one or the other, the majority of college students globally would choose an Internet connection instead of a car.

More than 25% of college students said staying updated on Facebook was more important than partying, dating, listening to music or hanging out with friends.

Two thirds of students cite a mobile device (laptop, smartphone, tablet) as the “most important” device used on a daily basis – their parents would cite the television!

Clearly this generation will have different expectations and ideas as they enter the workforce and move up the ranks.  It’s going to be a challenge for our generation to adapt!

For more information, check out the Cisco report website: