Desk phones: you won't miss them once they're gone!

phone wire.jpgI’ve just completed three whole months without a desk phone. Did I miss it? Well no actually, not at all. The people who needed to get hold of me still did, while less of my time was unnecessarily wasted.Seeing that Tesco plans to switch all of its 40,000 staff to only use mobiles after striking a £100m deal with Cable & Wireless, it makes you wonder if the traditional desk phone is actually now obsolete?After all, with all our data now stored on mobile it’s just so much easier to go the full hog and make the call, isn't it? I bet you’ve made calls on your mobile this week while sat next to a desk phone and I'd wager you've no idea of the cost implications.OK, most companies won’t have a supplier such as C&W prepared to create a GSM network just for them, but fixed mobile convergence is getting really affordable. It’s far too techie for us to explain further, but check it out.Taking it one step further: assuming nobody needs PCs either now laptops are so much easier, perhaps all those innovators that have been screaming for years about hotdesking/virtual working/shared workspace etc were right all along? Maybe...
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