Excalibur Communications Paul Crow Corporate Sales Manager Excalibur Mobile Working Excalibur Past Present The future? Excalibur Very Quick History lesson Excalibur 1985 saw the introduction of car and transportable phones. Excalibur 1991 – First commercial GSM (Digital) call was made, Nokia's 1011 is the worlds first commercial GSM digital mobile phone. Excalibur 1992 – First ever Text message was sent (Sms) Excalibur 1996 - Nokia introduce the Communicator, the first mobile to enable internet connectivity and wireless email Excalibur Present Excalibur 2007- total number of mobiles reaches 3.3 billion, Half the worlds population! 2008 - Britons on average send a staggering 1.4 billion text messages every week The growth of text (SMS) messaging has been phenomenal considering the first text message was sent less than 20 years ago! Statistics taken from Mobile Data Association Excalibur 16.5 million people accessed the mobile internet in May 2008, this is a 25% growth since May 2006.Average of 136,875 new users per month (may 2006-2008) 10 million picture messages sent in the UK every week, year on year growth is at 30% Statistics taken from Mobile Data Association Excalibur Current devices Excalibur Blackberry - Excalibur i-phone Excalibur Pda and Smartphones Excalibur Current device methods for mobile working Smart Phone Mobile PC Home Worker Use a smart mobile device to deliver telephone, basic email, calendar and business critical applications direct to a convenient single handset. Use a laptop with a mobile data card to enable full feature rich email, calendar and full functional business critical applications . Use a desktop PC connected via a secure link to provide full office based functionality to a permanent remote location, including internet, business applications and voice. E.G. BlackBerry Smart Phone or Windows Mobile Device E.G. Windows based Laptop with a Vodafone data card. E.G. Windows Based PC with a Star remote worker connectivity package Excalibur Case Studies Excalibur Case 1-Surveyors Bristol based company of Surveyors and Estate agents Simplify current surveying tasks Improve flow of information Reduce time it currently takes to produce completed reports Reduce overall costs Cut down on Paperwork Excalibur Solution Supply Windows based Pda devices Enable these devices with voice and data services Supply and commission Outlook Exchange server Excalibur Benefits Only need to carry one small device Ability to send information back once the survey has been completed 20% increase in number of surveys carried out per day Reduction of 35% in fuel costs Reports often completed before surveyors return to office Dramatic reduction in amount of paperwork Excalibur Case 2-Couriers Courier company delivering time critical packages Reduce duplicate paperwork Improve flow of information ie. Delivery / collection confirmation Self billing requirement Improve efficiency Reduce overall costs Excalibur Solution Supply Windows based Pda devices Enable these devices with voice and data services Design and implement self billing software application Excalibur Benefits Billing automatically generated from Mobile device Customer care response times reduced Paperwork reduced Reduced fuel costs Excalibur Case 3-Food manufacturer National Organic food manufacturer, multi site Requirement for time critical reports / audits Reduce time costs Improve efficiency Reduce amount of paper generated Excalibur Solution Supply Blackberry devices Create a bespoke system capable of automatically generating reports Excalibur Benefits Reports are now available immediately Less staff required Paperwork reduced Improved efficiency Excalibur Current applications Rightmove - introduce a service that allows house hunters to view over 650,000 properties for sale or rent on their phones Manchester NHS – uses SMS for people to contact its Stop No Smoking services and receive stop smoking support Westminster County Council – offer a “find- a – loo” service. Users text their location to a short number , and then receive directions to the nearest convenience with opening hours! Internet Searches – In April 62% of smart phone users visited Google’s mobile site first, Orange second and the BBC third. Excalibur The Future Excalibur As a company we have to find solutions and deliver these in a simple, and cost effective manner. Technology for technologies sake will not encourage users to take up these exciting new devices. It is up to us to deliver applications that engage and encourage users to use these products. Excalibur New devices and applications are continually evolving to ensure mobile devices play an ever increasing role in our lives. Mobile email and internet are now considered normal applications within a large percentage of handsets. The introduction of the i-phone and Blackberry Storm have re-kindled interest in Smart phone devices with the emphasis on entertainment via music and high quality cameras. Excalibur Nokia are currently developing flexible displays which could lead to a whole new way in which mobile phones are used. Phones you are likely to see in the very near future will have integrated projectors which opens up massive opportunities for the Education environment…….. Excalibur Are you ready ?