BYOD, remote working & 1.3 billion reasons to do it
Remote working is very much ‘on trend’. In fact, the analyst firm IDC believes the mobile worker population will reach 1.3 billion by 2015. BYOD (bring your own device) is also firmly on the radar. Both trends can promote trust, flexibility and productivity and it is not an approach only destined for the tech savvy.
Our customer base is varied in industry and size, for example: retail, non-profit, professional services, all with the vision to provide remote working for their organisation to boost productivity and collaboration. With Office 365 our customers have access to Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other cloud based Microsoft applications on a range of devices, enabling them to be as productive as possible whether they are in the office or off-site.
If you are considering making the change, here are some of the benefits to consider:
- Reduce commute and travel downtime by remaining productive – no matter where you are. You have a device, you have the internet, all you need is an online work environment such as Office 365 and you can work from anywhere.
- Constant contact with multiple devices – with your smartphone, PC or tablet. With Office 365 and the internet you can access, share and work on documents, use applications such as IM, calendars, email, Sharepoint, and Office applications.
- Continuity for your business – organisational disaster such as fire, flood, technology breakdown or theft will obviously lead to severe implications unless an effective continuity plan is in place. If your PCs and servers are compromised and can’t be accessed, work stops. However with the cloud approach, your data will be backed up and can accessed online. Your business should be able to continue working despite challenging circumstances.
- Customer service – communication is the key and cloud based working will deliver that. In the age of real time communication, customers expect a level of care that is immediate and managed. If you are out of the office you don’t need to be out of communication with your customers when using mobile solutions.
If you want to find out more, simply get in touch and we can build you a business case to switch to the cloud.