• Recognizing the key role of small and medium enterprises in Romania’s economy, Vodafone is providing support with a dedicated platform of resources to help them grow and operate successfully in a digital world;
• Free access to useful materials and information about relevant topics, such as cybersecurity and cyber threats, building an online presence, online promotion, tools for remote work, tutorials and courses on current themes of interest;
• Through V-Hub, SMEs can get in touch with a Vodafone Business consultant for further information and expertise related to the main themes of the platform.
Vodafone Business launches V-Hub, an online platform for small and medium-sized enterprises, with free access to relevant resources and information related to digitalization. V-Hub is a tool which provides SMEs with real support to grow and successfully operate in a digital world.
The platform is structured in four main sections: Digital expertise, Digital marketing, Digital security and Remote work. Here users will find materials and practical information for developing their business in the digital environment, such as cyber threats and how to protect their business against them, how to build an online presence, how to create a website, how to promote using social media and how to maintain productivity in a hybrid work model.
V-Hub also offers free access to a series of practical tutorials and courses to help small and medium-sized companies adapt to a changing world.
Also, through V-Hub, companies can contact a Vodafone Business consultant for further information and expertise on the main topics of the platform, which will be offered free of charge.
“We often refer to small and medium-sized companies as the backbone of the economy. At Romania’s level, they generate two thirds of the jobs, being, thus, a vital component of the economy and an integral part of innovation and growth. The pandemic context has shown us even more clearly the importance and need to have a resilient business environment, ready to face and respond to any challenges. Unfortunately, small and medium-sized companies have been hit hardest and have been the most exposed, especially given a low degree of digitalization in this segment. We know that companies that invest in digital services have weathered the storm better by using technology to quickly adapt the way they work. The need for digital transformation therefore is critical for small and medium-sized businesses in Romania. Vodafone is committed to supporting them in this endeavor, to be a reliable partner for them in the process of digital transformation and adaptation to a constantly changing environment. The initiative to launch a platform that helps SMEs in Romania with relevant information and free expertise from our consultants is one of the tools through which we aim to achieve this goal”, said Mihnea Radulescu, Director Vodafone Business Unit, Vodafone Romania.
Vodafone is a leading telecommunications company in Europe and Africa. Our purpose is to “connect for a better future” enabling an inclusive and sustainable digital society. Our expertise and scale gives us a unique opportunity to drive positive change for society. Our networks keep family, friends, businesses and governments connected and – as COVID-19 has clearly demonstrated – we play a vital role in keeping economies running and the functioning of critical sectors like education and healthcare.
Vodafone is the largest mobile and fixed network operator in Europe and a leading global IoT connectivity provider. Our M-Pesa technology platform in Africa enables over 48m people to benefit from access to mobile payments and financial services. We operate mobile and fixed networks in 21 countries and partner with mobile networks in 49 more. As of 31 March 2021, we had over 300m mobile customers, more than 28m fixed broadband customers, over 22m TV customers and we connected more than 123m IoT devices.
We support diversity and inclusion through our maternity and parental leave policies, empowering women through connectivity and improving access to education and digital skills for women, girls, and society at large. We are respectful of all individuals, irrespective of race, ethnicity, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, belief, culture or religion.
Vodafone is also taking significant steps to reduce our impact on our planet by reducing our greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by 2025 and becoming net zero by 2040, purchasing 100% of our electricity from renewable sources by 2025 and by July 2021 in Europe, and reusing, reselling or recycling 100% of our redundant network equipment.