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September - 2012 - issue > CEO Spotlight

Mobile is no longer an Experiment, It's the Future

Kannan Kaliyur
CEO-ConnectTel Inc.
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
 Kannan Kaliyur
ConnectTel, Inc. is a privately held software engineering company established in 1996. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, ConnectTel is a software engineering company that is a preferred outsourcing partner for many Fortune 500 companies.

The world is going mobile, and we have positioned our company- Connecttel, Inc to help enterprises capitalize on this transition.

Mobile is no longer an experiment, it is the future, and companies who do not have a mobile strategy could very well be left behind—like those who failed to develop an effective e-commerce website 10 years ago. Combined with the rapid proliferation of cloud computing and virtualization, many companies are at risk and may not even realize it. At Connecttel, we have built a solid team of technologists over the company’s 16 years. We have recently created a new Chief Product Officer role to specifically help customers develop and implement their mobile strategy.

The key is for companies to recognize how rapidly mobile devices have proliferated and how entrenched they have become in the everyday lives of their customers. Retail sales from mobile devices surpassed $10 billion in 2011 according to Internet Retailer. An IBM study of 500 companies reported that over 10 percent of traffic to their sites came from a mobile device. PhoneArena reports that over half of all phones now sold are smartphones, a faster adoption rate than any technology except television. One billion smartphones are expected to be sold in 2015!

Customers of every kind of business now expect to be able to access corporate information without access to a computer, and those who do not meet the needs of their customer could very quickly fall behind their competitors. Customers are using phones and the one million plus apps that have already been developed to do things like picking a place to shop, to dine and deciding on what to buy. They are comparing products and reading reviews. Moreover two thirds are connected to at least one social media platform and communicating with family, friends and colleagues. They could be talking about your business.

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Reader's comments(2)
1:A very enlightening article. Timely wake up call for companies who are yet to include mobility solutions as a direct or significant indirect growth factor while envisaging future business plans. As rightly pointed out by the insightful author many of them still seem to be naive about it. Yet another critical dimension to the burgeoning mobile devices in all spheres of trade, commerce and society sans geographies / governments, is the impending issue of its abuse, especially in places where cyberlaws are either flaccid or virtually nonexistent. Wish technology helps in robustness and traceablity too should there be wilful disruption or unsocial abuse by potential disruptive elements of the society
2:Nice article. Especially nice recap of mobile landscape. Great job!!
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