5 of the Best: Highlights from Our Most Popular Blog Posts

Three Business Blog Team
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On: 10 Aug 2017
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5 of the best business blogs

In this post we round up some highlights from our most popular blogs – the insights from our experts and your peers that prove the benefits of transforming your business and reveal how you can shape your own digital future.

Business without Borders

The 15th June 2017 heralded some good news for both personal and business mobile phone users, as the EU scrapped mobile roaming charges across its member states. This change has not only freed businesses from high roaming costs, but has also helped them to avoid using insecure or inconvenient communication methods to do business while abroad.

This is especially good news for businesses looking to break into new frontiers and in particular EU countries. We talk about the true savings to business and how this opportunity will help Irish businesses to drive future innovation in our posts discussing roaming.

The Stories that Shape Your Future

Starting a business today is much different than it was a decade ago, and even five years ago. Word of mouth experiences move faster than ever before; from the moment you launch your new venture, you can bet that at least one person will be sharing that experience with others online. This was something that Vanessa Murphy, co-owner of the Las Tapas de Lola restaurant in Dublin, understood very well. She knew she had to establish her business by shaping a story and online presence. In the end, the story told itself.

No matter what the size of your business, shaping your future in unique and sustainable ways is critical to your success. Setting a tone and sticking with it, focusing on relevant social media platforms and ensuring your communications are able to support your future growth are all key considerations.

No matter what the size of your business, shaping your future in unique and sustainable ways is critical to your success.

Navigating the “Zone of Fragility”

In May this year we were honoured to discuss the current state of global economics and the impact on Europe, Ireland and business with Martin Wolf, Chief Economics Commentator of the Financial Times. He described the current climate as “a zone of fragility”: an environment where anything can happen and numerous – previously unthinkable possibilities – can arise.

The Trump administration, Brexit and the resulting economic uncertainty and instability has created an unpredictable landscape that can be challenging for businesses to navigate. For organisations and businesses to survive in a world that is constantly changing, they need to quickly adapt to changing environments and circumstances.

For organisations and businesses to survive in a world that is constantly changing, they need to quickly adapt to changing environments and circumstances.

The Fourth Industrial Revolution

According to the World Economic Forum (WEF), the world is on the brink of a “Fourth Industrial Revolution” that will connect people, machines and the internet in ways that are not just exciting, but also revolutionary. Technologies that were once just a flight of fancy are already very much part of our lives. Artificial intelligence, the smart home, remote monitoring and self-driving cars are no longer on the horizon, they are here.

Nicola Mortimer, Head of Business Products, Marketing and Operations at Three, writes insightful, informed and intriguing posts that help SMEs to cut through the jargon, connect the dots and see the real and proven business benefits of adopting new technology. Taking part in the next industrial revolution is imperative for SMEs. Nicola’s posts will not only help you to understand new technologies and trends as they emerge, but to discover how your business can make them part of your everyday operations.

5G: Getting Set for the Network of Tomorrow

In May this year, BMW unveiled their first 5G-enabled car, a vehicle that will offer self-driving capabilities as well as the latest in infotainment. While 5G isn’t expected to launch until 2020, more and more organisations are starting to invest in the new mobile wireless standard and exploring its potential impact on their operations, products and customers. Three Ireland is no exception, and our €400 million network investment will ensure we are primed and ready for the next generation of the Internet of Things (IoT) and the benefits these technologies bring to our customers.

However, that’s not to say that businesses have to wait to start reaping the benefits of 5G, as Eóin MacManus, business director at Three Ireland, explains.

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