Millions of Americans are now working from home with no clear understanding of when they might be able to return to their office. As a result, many small to mid-sized businesses are not prepared for this sudden shift to remote working and are struggling to maintain the same level of communication and productivity as before.
Here’s a checklist to help you set up your team for work-from-home success!
Businesses all over the world use instant messaging and collaboration workspaces such as Slack, Microsoft Teams, or Zoom Rooms. These tools provide their employees with a fast and efficient way of communicating with one another, sharing files, and for audio and video conferencing. These platforms offer functionality such as secure communication, screen sharing, guest access, and too many integrations to list here. As your employees are each at home, these technology solutions provide an excellent solution for keeping employees feeling like they’re part of a group and not isolated and well as a superb way to facilitate overall communication and improve productivity. The VIP IT team will work with you to determine the best solution based on your business, employees, and their needs.
Is cheap internet slowing you down? Bandwidth is the amount of data that you can transfer in a period of time. Similar to a hose or faucet, the size will only allow so much water to pass at one time – think of that water as your data. If you don’t have a large enough hose or faucet, then you’ll face disruption and delays, which can be frustrating and can make even the most simple tasks seem impossible. Bandwidth is critical for businesses to ensure customers a positive online experience, but also to quickly and efficiently transmit data.Let the team at VIP IT evaluate your current bandwidth and suggest a solution to get you up and running fast.
VoIP or Voice Over Internet Protocol is an option for using a standard internet connection to make phone calls. The two primary reasons to use VoIP is to save money and for increased functionality. VoIP is usually less expensive than a traditional phone service or line since you’re not working with large monopolies and government entities. Additional advantages of using VoIP include having your incoming calls automatically routed to your VoIP phone wherever you plug it into the network. As long as you have an internet connection, you can receive your incoming calls from anywhere. VoIP calls can be sent and received simply by using an app for your Android or Apple smartphone turning your smartphone into a deskphone from anywhere. The VIP IT team can help you find an affordable and effective next-generation phone system to meet your specific business needs.
There are so many great technology solutions designed to help employees work together and better from a distance. VIP IT has the experience and expertise to provide the best solution for you based on these needs. Contact us today to get started.