Blog: Collaborative Consumption and the Business Impact

Collaborative Consumption, or The Sharing Economy, is nothing new. But new online platforms have made it easier and faster to facilitate peer-to-peer exchanges. The overall effect is an increasing value being placed on the more efficient use of resources, and the promotion of access over ownership.

So what’s this all about and what does it mean for businesses?

The rise of Collaborative Consumption

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Superfast broadband is a key to unlocking growth and job creation

When Alexander Graham Bell made the world’s first intelligible telephone call in 1876 and uttered the famous words to his assistant:  “Mr. Watson - come here - I want to see you,” he could not foresee the enormous impact his invention would have.

Today, some 137 years later, communication has become instant, with fibre optic cables capable of transmitting 250 million phone conversations every second at the speed of light.

Blog: The Connected Business

The expansion of technology over the past few decades has had a lasting impact on businesses and how they are now run. Where before, diaries and schedules were kept on paper and in Filofaxes, we now carry them around on our phones in our pockets from meeting to meeting. They sync seamlessly with our laptops and tablets without us even having to tell them to do so; so whenever we log in to one of our devices, they’re up-to-date and they all know what the other one is doing but more importantly, what we should be doing.

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