Businesses may need to sell mobile phones to keep up in 2011

10 December 2010 — 11:52 AM

Firms have highlighted mobile phones as one of the keys to success next year

UK firms may have no choice but to sell their portfolio of mobile phones and invest in newer models if they wish to keep up with the competition in 2011.

Research by Orange shows some 26 per cent of businesses in the country intend to take on more staff next year, while 76 per cent believe it will be a prosperous 12 months.

With the outlook particularly positive, firms were questioned on what they require in order to make 2011 their most successful year yet.

Mobile phones were nominated as one of the top answers, along with social media and on-the-go WiFi connections.

"What is encouraging is the overwhelming number of companies that plan to introduce flexible working. It demonstrates a strong desire to drive a more efficient business," says Martin Lyne, small and medium-sized enterprise marketing director at Everything Everywhere – the company that was formed as a result of Orange's merger with T-Mobile.

Jon Butler, creative brand manager at Envirofone, says: "Mobile phones make working on-the-go much easier. If you or your company want to upgrade, you could trade-in old handsets for cash."

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