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As any business leader will tell you, ensuring employees at all levels of the organisation are connected and equipped with the right mobile technology is vital for global enterprises.

In an increasingly globalised economy, mobile working, mobile devices and mobile connectivity are seen as essential business tools to drive productivity, agility and responsiveness within organisations and across international borders.

It’s not just phones. Tablets are increasingly playing a role in the enterprise and Forrester analysts predict that by 2017 one in every five tablets will be an enterprise owned device1 , an increase that will boost the ever rising demand for mobile data. For the CIO, mobility in the workforce directly contributes to achieving business objectives. A study conducted by Vodafone revealed that 86 per cent of multinational enterprise businesses consider the implementation of mobile flexible working as a medium or high priority2.

Supporting global ambitions

In order for a mobile strategy to truly support multi-national business objectives it needs to be flexible enough to support employees across the globe. During a business trip, 76 per cent of corporate employees travel to more than one country and on average each visit typically lasts four to five days. Whilst abroad, employees rely on mobile devices for emails, voice calls, instant messaging and 70 per cent use their devices to find their way around unfamiliar towns and cities3.

Not all businesses are prepared to support the seemingly expensive data requirements of its employees. Almost a third of enterprises even encourage mobile workers to use devices only when absolutely necessary3.

These constraints on employee communications no longer match the requirements of a modern global business. Companies need their employees to have the freedom to stay connected and use their mobile devices whenever and wherever they are without incurring unexpected charges. What is needed is a new way of approaching mobile communications – designed specifically for the era of global mobility –seamlessly blending voice and data, and embracing the multi-device trend.

Vodafone Red for Global Enterprise provides a solution that, for the first time, will help C-level executives drive mobile working across their organisation without fear of unexpected roaming or mobile data charges. Traditional roaming charges have been replaced and instead employees can simply use their home tariff when abroad for a small daily fee, providing enterprises with unprecedented value.

Transforming mobile working

Vodafone Red for Global Enterprise is more than an ordinary tariff. It’s a flexible plan that seamlessly adapts to actual usage from month to month. The unique self-optimising feature means that each user is automatically assigned to the most cost effective bundle to suit their usage for that month. This gives the CFO the reassurance that the business is never paying more than it has to, and allows staff to work more efficiently without worrying about costs.

The tariff has been built from the ground up, in line with current mobility trends, and is designed specifically to meet the needs of multi-device users with heavy data requirements. Employees can now share their data allowance across all devices, giving them the flexibility to stay connected however they choose to work.

With Vodafone Red for Global Enterprise, businesses can put mobility strategies in place to add genuine value to their business. With a connected workforce and the freedom to work anywhere, enterprises will have the flexibility and agility needed to respond to challenges and opportunities quickly and efficiently in a competitive global market.



1 Global Business And Consumer Tablet Forecast Update, 2013 To 2017, Forrester, August 2013

2 Vodafone ICT decision making research – January 2014

3 Infographic: The trends shaping mobile working abroad, Vodafone, December 2013

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