David Stoneman is an Associate Member ofthe A.I.B his company is My Video Talk.
Although David has other commercial interests his time is
being monopolised by his video mail business. The idea is basically to use
streaming video technology with good old fashioned emails, opening up a whole
host of opportunities. This particular system is very easy to use and
incredibly cost effective too. In researching this piece I found that another
company offering a very similar service was quoting well over £1k whereas My
Video Talk is available from around £3 per month.
David has already
begun to expand and has customers around the globe, in fact this is a worldwide
market. This concept has already taken America
by storm and in view of that fact it could easily be the next big thing here. With
improvements in video quality and download speeds the future does look very
positive and with an emphasis on reducing travelling time, the video
conferencing arena is set to expand rapidly.
The A.I.B is very pleased to have David and his business as
a member and David tells us he has been very impressed with us. The interesting
feature of this business is that as well as offering a service, it also
presents an opportunity. Visit David’s Web-site and make up your own mind.
We will be talking to David again in a couple of months and
will publish an update here to tell you of his progress.
You can see My Video Talk in action, to visit David's site click on the icon below.
Case Study: Flexta Ltd
Flexta Limited is an Associate Member of the A.I.B
Flexta enables companies to realise the incredible
potential of mobile business.In simple
terms, we help organisations ‘generate more revenues’ and ‘reduce operational
costs’ by using SMS text messaging technologies.
Recently, the mobile phone has evolved to become an
essential tool that rarely leaves our sides. Indeed, in the UK alone, there are
now more than 60 million mobile phones, which generated an incredible 41.8
billion SMS text messages in 2006.
Flexta enables organisations to harness SMS to: raise
brand awareness; capture real-time sales leads; communicate with consumers; and
generate additional revenues - all on an automated basis, direct to a
consumer’s mobile phone.
SMS products are suitable for all shapes and sizes of organisation, including
SMEs, Charities, Sole Traders, and PLCs. And, although the technology we use is
both complex and sophisticated, our solutions are simple to understand and are
usually be implemented within 48 hours.
Jones, founder of Flexta said, “As a start-up business, Flexta joined the
Association of Business primarily for the opportunity to network with other
‘like-minded’ SMEs.Here, the AIB has
certainly delivered – even taking the time to provide valuable feedback on our
products and services.
has ambitious plans in 2007, including the launch of additional SMS solutions
and other high-tech digital marketing products.Going forward, Flexta has just entered the Association’s inaugural
technology awards, and we’re also discussing ways that our SMS based
technologies can be made available to all AIB members.”