Office mobile phone use set to increase

Mobile phones are set to be increasingly used as the communication method of choice in UK offices, new research has suggested.
According to the Virgin Media Business survey – which polled 500 chief information officers (CIOs) – smartphones are viewed as the least likely device to be abandoned in the workplace in the coming years.
It was demonstrated that 65 per cent of CIOs believe office workers will no longer require landline telephones within the next five years, while 24 per cent of those questioned expect tablet devices to decline in popularity over the half-decade.
Tony Grace, chief operating officer of Virgin Media Business, noted the way people work is being transformed by the pace of change with regard to technological advancements.
Mr Grace stated: “A decade ago it would have been unthinkable to suggest an office without telephones. Now it’s hard to imagine being separated from our smartphones.”
It was found that 70 per cent of the UK population is expected to own a smart device that is reliant on mobile connectivity by the end of this year – and the Virgin Media Business network has seen a marked increase in activity as a result of greater demand for 24-hour demand for data on-the-go.