Are you Ready for Remote Working?

Are you Ready for Remote Working?


Working from Home is not stopping your business either your teams. Your business remains efficient, productive, and secure with the right collaboration tools. And the recent spread of COVID-19 is inspiring more and more businesses to ask employees to work from home. But have they prepared their employees to do so? Modern offices are packed with technology and infrastructure that makes work possible, but most homes don’t have a fraction of that support.


The following 5 Technologies based on our research can help to manage Working from Home more effectively.

1-Take your office phones home (virtually) with Voice over IP

While there’s no doubt that the world of business is more digital than ever before, the phone is still an essential tool for many companies. Whether it’s internal calls to colleagues or those critical chats with clients, So, what happens when everyone’s away from their desks at the same time? Or when they’re all at home? With conventional phone systems, calls would either ring out or perhaps be picked up by voicemail to be reviewed remotely later. But that solution is time-consuming and – honestly – it is a little bit not accurate. It’s here where VoIP – or Voice over IP – really comes.

2-Invest in new hardware for your team.

Let’s imagine that you want to enable work-from-home opportunities for your team, but – perhaps due to the nature of your work – you’d prefer not to use cloud-based apps or remote servers. There’s a solution to that, too – and it’s as simple as it is elegant: supplying your team with computer hardware to use at home. The most natural choice would be laptops, as they’ll allow remote workers to carry out computer-based tasks from the location that suits them best. Even better, because the laptops are company property, you’ll be able to have complete control and monitoring of each piece of hardware. But, with cyberattacks on the rise, it’s only natural that you’d want to keep critical business data (including the contents of company laptops) locked down – and supplying your own devices is a great way to do this.

3-Video Calling Services

Face-to-face meetings are the backbone of many businesses; removing them altogether isn’t an option. Platforms like Zoom, Skype, and Google Hangouts make it easy to stay in touch with co-workers or clients across distances. While video chats might not have the same feel as in-person meetings, they provide an effective substitute in times like these.

4- Digital Assistants

The market for digital assistant products grows by more than 50 percent every year, so there’s a good chance there’s already one in your home. Digital assistants can make calls, send emails, take notes, and do so much more. While using one in the office might normally be disruptive, using one at home can allow you to continue to work as you cook, clean, or perform other important household duties. Some digital assistants can also enable you to hold conference calls without the difficult coordination they typically require.

5-Instant Communication Tools

Since you and your employees are not together in the office, it’s more necessary than ever to have a powerful communication platform. Instant messaging software can help you stay in touch with your employees throughout the day. The needed communication tools should  be user-friendly and provide a variety of functions, such as video chat and even conference calling options. In fact, we recommend choosing an option that provides a videoconferencing solution, regardless of your business size.

In conclusion, as the new norm is proved to last more than we all expected, business must adapt. These functions are the minimal for a business team to collaborate and work together.

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