Written by Haydon Kirby, IT Account Director –27th December 2015
For many employees, working from home is convenient and avoiding the commute is greatly appreciated by employees.
There were 4.2 million UK home workers in the first three months of 2014, amounting to 13.9% of the workforce. Recent studies have shown that employees are more productive when working from home which often allows for greater focus and flexible hours. Whilst remote working seems logical, many employers don’t agree with it and their main concern surrounds loss of control.
There are now several cloud computing solutions available to help employees stay in touch remotely and enable management to keep a watchful eye.
Cloud based software
In recent years cloud technologies such as Office 365, Hosted Telecoms and SharePoint have enabled effective out of office working platforms, allowing employees to access company files and data in the same way you can if they were sat in the office. Microsoft Office 365 enables cloud based project coordination between colleagues and acts as a seamless collaborative workspace across all devices, allowing easy files sharing and a powerful conference and communication platform.
Hosted telecoms also lends itself to remote working allowing employees to connect to the company phone system by plugging there laptops or phones to their home internet allowing them to make and receive calls as if they are in the office, integrated call logging and call recording allows managers to monitor productivity and quality. Integrating any of these cloud based solutions to your existing setup should be straight forward and quick to set up.
Infinity Group can select the best cloud solution for your specific business needs together with design, implementation and ongoing support not just for now but for the future.
The top 3 benefits of cloud computing for business:
1: Access anywhere – access to cloud solutions across multiple devices including Windows, Apple, Linux, smartphones and tablets makes collaboration easy.
2: Scalability – The scalability of the cloud collaboration solutions provides the ability to start off small and add on features at an affordable cost.
3: Security – Most cloud solutions can now provide enterprise-grade security from virus protection through to comprehensive data encryption, transfer and storage. So if you are an employer, consider the benefits of employee cloud based collaboration for your business.