There aren’t many more frustrating things about living and working in London than train strikes or delays.
Having a good start to the day is essential for business in the city as it really does make sure that decision makers and the people who are talking in the industry are working as efficiently as possible.
Southern Railway has gone through two days of strikes as staff walked out and caused hundreds of trains to be cancelled at crucial times of the working week.
Imagine being on a platform and heading to work and then it is cancelled. You can’t get to the office and you have a load of emails to answer, calls to make and documents to send on and the only way of doing that is on your office desktop.
What do you do? Go home and hope everything will be OK? Wait for hours until the service is resumed which could be hours of standing on a platform?
So what is the solution?
Many business owners are rightfully wary of the security hazards inherent in online communications in the cloud.
The truth is that there is no such thing as 100 per cent security, but by speaking to experts like those at Systems IT, you can learn about best practices and the safest ways to make good use of all the fantastic opportunities that cloud computing offers.
Each employee can easily log in to a CMS and access the files they need to work on, while levels of access can be restricted so that specific employees can only access certain projects or files.
Cloud based workflow is also ideal for online cooperation, so multiple employees can access the same project and see updates which are synchronised in real-time.
Just like you are sitting at your desk.
What that means for employees
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.
Sir Richard Branson is a massive supporter of home-based working. I mean, who wouldn’t when you live on a tropical island?
But when you don’t have that luxury and have to suffer the morning commute and then something disrupts your daily routine, a remote working solution could put you on cloud nine.