To do business anywhere, embracing tech tools and devices that are accessible anywhere is a bare essential. Be it attending customer calls or keeping communication channels effective, it’s vital to choose the right flexible working technologies for your business.
We’ve listed the following flexible working technologies which are all available through our bizanywhere service that make flexible working efficient.
Get your head in the Cloud
To be able to work flexibly, all your documents need to be accessible from one place, wherever you are. The days of carrying around all your data on a USB stick are over. Thankfully it’s easier than you think, you need cloud storage so that you and your team can access documents from a phone, tablet or computer, literally anywhere. For example Microsoft OneDrive for Business which is available on our bizanywhere service. It allows multiple team members to work on a document at the same time with access available anywhere on any device. It also comes with smart IT to protect your company data.
Keep in touch with customers and colleagues from anywhere
Whether you need to speak to customers or employees, having easy-to-access communication channels is important. With tools like Skype for Business, you can not only set up video calls but also have screen-sharing web conferences and chat sessions with colleagues and customers.
This helps you keep in touch with them when you need to most, regardless of whether you’re in the office or on the road. Bid goodbye to the nightmare that is arranging a meeting place and time that suits everybody.
Whether it is your to-do list for the week or meeting minutes or a reminder, penning down notes is essential. By using Microsoft Office 365’s OneNote, which is included as standard in all bizanywhere plans, you could store all your notes digitally and access them from PCs, Macs, tablets, smartphones and on the web…anywhere!
Work together, remotely
If you and your employees are working flexibly, you need to ensure all your documents are accessible to all your employees wherever they might be. Using Microsoft Office 365’s Sharepoint platform you can allow multiple team members to work on a document simultaneously and remotely. As well as file and store all your folders and documents simply and effectively.
Collaborate with colleagues
You might be friends with your colleagues on Facebook but it isn’t exactly where you’ll feel comfortable giving feedback on a product or project. Microsoft have introduced their new private social network, called Yammer, which works well for businesses. Yammer is currently used by over 200,000 companies worldwide, it helps employees collaborate across departments, locations, and business apps. Again, like with all other tools on this list, Yammer can be accessed from anywhere in the world – all you need is an internet connection.
Last but certainly not least, it is essential to safeguard your business against unforeseen circumstances like losing a device. Office 365 comes in handy to make this possible as it regularly backs-up data and minimises disruption by letting you access documents through multiple devices. Having the freedom to work securely from virtually anywhere on any device can give your business a competitive edge. With Microsoft’s Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS) you can have peace of mind that your devices and any sensitive information on them is protected. One easy to manage package which is affordable for any small business and works seamlessly with Office 365.