Contractors World
Contractors World - International
The free digital publication for
construction, demolition, mining and quarrying industries.
Contractors World International - 2015 Vol 6 No 3

Cookie PolicyTo respect your privacy, this site makes minimal use of cookies. No personal data is collected.
previous page   PAGE 5 of 61    next page

Contractors World Magazines

More reports in Contractors World UK & Ireland



• back issues
•  brochures
•  videos

recent issues

No: 2 2018

No: 1 2018

No: 6 2017




Published by
VVV Limited
CWMAGS Limited

Publisher / Editor
Roger Lindley
Tel: +44 1279 600598

Editorial Controllers
Colleen Lindley
Joanne Lindley
Tel: +44 1279 600598

Advertising Director
Darren Dunay
Tel: +1 201 781 6133

Pamela Vicik-Smith
(WA, ID, MT, OR, WY, CA, NV, UT, AZ, CO, NM & AK )

Dunay Associates, LLC
15 Dawson Road
Langhorne, PA 19047
T + 1 215 939 5000

Germany, Austria & Switzerland
Tel: + 49 2131 40 26 493

© CMWMAGS Ltd. 2015 All Rights Reserved

CML House
7 Bell Mead
Herts CM21 9ES
Tel: +44 1279 600598

Contractors World Magazines and supplements are independent publications.

The mention of companies and/or products within the editorial pages or in advertisements does not infer any endorsement by the publisher or editors.

All editorial is freely given, without conditions and at the sole discretion of the editor.

Specifications are given for guidance only and working practices illustrated are not necessarily endorsed by the publishers.

Other than saving and distributing in complete page formats, copying, reproduction, decoding or disassembly of content or computer code by any means of any part of the publication is prohibited unless prior approval is provided by CWMAGS Ltd in writing.

PDF version can be downloaded for personal use only.

No part of the publications can be used for promotional purposes. Items may be linked to content on our servers but not embedded into other pages.


Roger Lindley - Publisher-EditorEditorial Comment

Mobile Technology Overtaking PCs

The first web page to appear on the worldwide web - the Internet - was on the 6th August 1991 - just 24 years ago.

The inventor, Tim Berners-Lee, openly admits that he never envisaged the way in which it has taken over the world. During that time it has undergone countless developments as technology advanced. Today, it bears little resemblance to the first pages.

Over the past 20 years or so, I have seen Internet technology morph through various stages as the world adapts to new possibilities.

I well remember removing the cover from hotel telephone sockets in order to wire in a portable modem to check for emails and access the Internet. The squawk of the modem connecting and downloading data was a unique sound.

Over the years, technology not only got faster but smarter and smaller. Today, most people carry a mobile phone that has more power that large centralised computers used to offer in the 1970s.

Two technologies that were developing in parallel - computing and mobile telecommuni-cations have now merged providing users with seamless switching from telephone to data processing.

The Internet is undergoing a further transformation as other technologies such as video streaming, GPS, mapping and even the ability to remotely diagnose and even control equipment on site come together.

On-Demand Replacing On-Line

It is reported that executives, for the first time, use mobile technology to access the internet, compared to PCs. With increasing trend away from ‘live’ streaming to ‘on-demand’.

Mobile is preferred over the PC for executives conducting research during and after office hours, according to the IDG Global Mobile Survey 2014.

  • 92% of executives own a smartphone used for business.
  • 77% of executives use their smartphone to research a product or service for their business.
  • 93% of executives will purchase that product via the Internet using a laptop or desktop.
  • 86% use their tablet and 72% of executives use their smartphone to conduct research for products or services for their business.

Today, over 99% (115,000) of readers of Contractors World International download the interactive PDF version designed for reading on tablets, iPads and similar devices.

Register to Ensure Future Delivery

To ensure that you continue to receive our magazine, when you next receive an email from Contractors World please acknowledge receipt or, better still, complete the short registration form NOW.

Roger Lindley - Publisher-Editor




previous page   PAGE 5 of 61    next page



«  Previous


Next  »