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Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow. Top tools for flexible working

Has your business invested in technology that allows you to work whenever and wherever you need to  – even when the snow hits? Here’s our top choice of tools:

Office 365

Microsoft Office 365 is the cost-effective smart solution to cloud computing. Office 365 ensures emails, calendar and contacts are automatically updated across your PC’s and Smartphones so you can access customer details and schedule that prospect meeting whether at home or in the office.

Better yet, Office 365 Web Apps are companions to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote so vital business applications and documents can be accessed, viewed and/or edited directly from a web browser.

Office 365

If the snow hits, you can hold your sales and support meetings via Skye (the conferencing and instant messaging part of Office 365), and share your sales forecast in Excel on everyone’s device of choice at the same time and any member of your team can edit it accordingly.

For more information on Office 365 please click here. For more information on how to stay productive throughout all weathers, please get in touch on 01252 854352, we are always more than happy to help.

VoIP

Thanks to bigger and better data capabilities, businesses can take advantage of VoIP aka the “Voice Over Internet Protocol”. This flexible phone system allows you to make calls over your internet connection.

Incoming phone calls are routed to your VoIP phone where-ever you plug it into the network so you can unplug your desk-phone from the office, plug it in at home and work as normal – providing complete flexibility.

Better yet if the snow strikes, you can record a message remotely to inform customers that although the office may be closed, business is still open as usual.

For more information on VoIP please click here.

Vodafone One Net

Ideal for small to medium-sized businesses, Vodafone One Net Business is a cloud-based service that seamlessly integrates your landlines, mobiles, desktop and tablet connectivity, into a single system. This means you can connect with customers, prospects and colleagues at any moment, through any device.

Even though landlines and mobiles are combined, just one number will appear to customers. Ensuring you can take or make calls from any phone – irrelevant or whether you’re snowed in at home, off-site or made it to the office.

One Net also offers the ability to share a single voicemail box for all your numbers, ensuring any messages can be retrieved and acted on by anyone in your company, so a customer call is never truly missed.

With built-in disaster recovery, we highly recommend One Net as both a reliable and intelligent solution for your business. Click here to take advantage of our free in-house One Net demonstrations.

Why keeping up to date with technology is absolutely vital for your businesse’s success

Why keeping up to date with technology is essential for your business’s success

Virtual communication has become the norm and is rapidly growing

According to the Radicati Group, a technology market research firm, the total number of worldwide email accounts is expected to increase from nearly 3.9 billion accounts in 2013 to over 4.9 billion accounts by the end of 2017. In fact over 100 billion emails sent and received per day in 2013 were business emails and this trend is expected to continue with business emails predicted to account for over 132 billion emails sent and received per day by the end of 2017. Furthermore,

“91% of people sleep within arms reach of their mobile device”

The continual growth in popularity of virtual communication highlights just how essential keeping up with the latest tech is for your business. Customers, prospects, employees, suppliers and all other stakeholders expect communication lines that are fully up to date and accessible. Your email, phone systems, video usage and methods of delivering written content need to be up to scratch to satisfy the modern user. Or else you risk your business drifting towards the competition that have stayed relevant and implemented an effective communication strategy.

Technology holds the key to your business’s productivity

More so, technology has provided business’s with new ways to stay more productive than ever. ‘Cloud computing’ for example allows you to work from anywhere – access your emails, docs, calendars, files, on any device (even other people’s), anywhere there’s an internet connection – all you need is a web browser. You can keep your business functioning with complete flexibility – whether that’s from home, the office, your holiday or during the commute. Staying connected is now easier than ever. Ensure you get back to that important prospect on time, never miss a call from your supplier or fail to open that email from your employee.

Cut your fixed costs, increase your profitability

Cloud computing also offers the opportunity to cut expenses such as travel costs and conference billings, thanks to the revelations of instant messaging, audio and video calls, and document sharing all from your desktop. While the internet has opened up the opportunity to access global markets and low-cost ways of professionalising image, boosting efficiency and serving customers more easily.

Not taking advantage of modern technology may just be the new definition of insanity as it has become vital for communication, productivity, flexibility, profitability, competitive relevance and thus your business’s success. We now support over 500 business customers with their mobile telecommunications and unified communication solutions, get in touch today or find out more about our mobile communications and office communications.

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