Fixed line internet service providers (ISP) have dominated the internet market for what now seems like ‘forever’. From the time we turned on our first dial-up ISP till we exhaled a sigh of relief when cable and DSL providers liberated our phone calls; we have been conditioned to fixed line services which kept us married to desktop computers. Enter the laptop and wireless and the world changed and evolved to more mobile technology beyond our imaginings, except for people like Nikolai Tesla, Serbian-American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, physicist, and futurist, who may have envisioned a world of such epic technological expansion as early as the late 1800s. Tesla was a futurist, perhaps above all, and it is his futuring aspect which makes him such a perfect example.
Futuring has brought us to where we are so rapidly, it’s hard to imagine that there are still many possibilities we have not yet been exposed to. The world of mobile technology is not among them and given all the potential resources which can be had (increasingly being monetized) we can access the world wide web (WWW) anywhere. With that said, the freedom to develop and the availability of open source are what led entrepreneur John Bengston, of Hillsboro, Oregon to pursue a niche in mobile web development and form Bengston Internet Solutions/Comstock Mobile Global Web.
Interestingly, Bengston , has a background as Campaign Consultant for a Miami-Dade county mayoral candidate, also as Board of Directors and Public Relations Director for a 501(c)(3) in Miami, a Campaign Consultant for a Congressional Candidate in Portland, Oregon and among several other campaigns, a candidate for governor in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas. So it was only ‘natural’ he would land himself in mobile web technology. Seriously though, John Bengston, is a perfect example of the entrepreneur who emerged from the recession intact, perhaps not unscathed but certainly undaunted. Bengston did his research. There are supporting predictions from International Telecommunication Union (ITU) that “with current growth rates, web access by people on the move–via laptops and smart mobile devices–mobile web access is likely to exceed web access from desktop computers within the next five years. Bengston shares that:
• Mobile marketing was worth $5.3 billion globally in 2011
• Mobile marketing will be worth $56.5 billion by 2015
• By 2016, advertisers will spend $77 billion on Interactive Marketing
In the coming years the industry is going to continue to grow, past 2015. The reason why I became involved in this industry is to be able to help small businesses in particular. My company Comstock Mobile Global Web provides development/design, valid CSS, valid HTML5, W3 mobile check, embedded videos, QR (Quick Response) codes, the creation of logos, colors and text, click to call feature within the logo header, map to location, contact page, service page with ecommerce buttons including PayPal and other billing options if necessary. These are some of the features that can be added to mobile websites that Comstock Mobile Global Web can provide.
Analysts have repeatedly indicated that small businesses are the ticket to economic recovery.
‘The days of “high priced” websites is over. My thoughts are, if you put together business mobile websites or even standard websites at an effective cost for small businesses to effectively promote their brand, product or services. Small business is the backbone of our economy. If we as mobile developers/designers can help those businesses that are the backbone of our economy, everyone wins.” Spoken like a true campaign manager.
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