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Out of the Office?

By August 1, 2016 No Comments

An out of office reply is something all business development and sales people fear.

“I am currently out of the office until 32nd of February 2035 – if this is urgent call my office.” Is an exaggerated example of some of the replies I have seen in the past – but you know what I am getting at?

But when you’re on the other side of things and you are enjoying time away with your family or friends, there is nothing better than relaxing instead of having constant email.

However, things have changed.

Directors, management and hard-working individuals are constantly making sure that business doesn’t stop.

What is the solution?

When it comes to business continuity, a cloud solution is essential to anyone that simply cannot get away from their work. Having access to your complete desktop and not just your email can save on a number of things like; calls to the office to log on to your computer, international charges on mobile bills, staff productivity and ensuring you counter a time difference.

All of this means that when business is going – so are you.

Immediate access to the cloud via WiFi or 4G can make a huge difference to any business in a number of ways.

If you know that there is a something that you need in the office but you’re hundreds of miles from it, wouldn’t it be great to log on to the desktop from your phone, tablet or nearest computer and just work as normal?

What does it mean?

National work from home day was on the 15th of May this year, but it would be nice if you could just do this whenever you didn’t fancy the daily commute or just on an early morning meeting.

When it comes to performance and productivity, incentives are a key driver. The happier your employees are, the more likely it is that they’ll engage, and the less likely they are to seek another job.

Want to give your staff the ultimate incentive? Do away with the daily commute, and let them log on to a hosted desktop from home. Free everyone from the tyranny of tube stations and traffic jams. Give them the gift of extra hours in the day.

What can be done?

If you don’t have to comply with a regulatory body or other compliance issues such as Safe Harbour, a public cloud solution may be precisely what you need, so what is a public cloud solution?

Put simply, it is a Cloud solution shared by lots of people and businesses. You will have heard of Dropbox, Amazon Web Services and Office 365 with OneDrive; all are public cloud solutions and they all provide a good service for their target audience.

You benefit from economies of scale delivered by the pooling of resources from all users.

But when your business is a little more personal – make sure you have the right infrastructure in place. The question now is: which is the right Cloud solution for your business?

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