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Is your business ready for the new era of Flexible Working

April 23rd, 2020 by admin in ilicomm News Comments Off on Is your business ready for the new era of Flexible Working
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Adapting to flexible working

The COVID-19 pandemic that is sweeping the globe has seen businesses adopt flexible working practices, like remote working, at an extraordinary rate. An unintended consequence of this crisis of what feels like a temporary measure may become a more permanent and widely adopted way of working; a change in mindset and realisation that businesses can operate flexibly, remotely and arguably more productively. Read our blog on working from home: productively.

According to the Office for National Statistics released in March 2020, Of the 32.6 million in employment, around 1.7 million people reported working mainly from home, with around 4.0 million working from home in the week prior to being interviewed for the survey. That shift is set to accelerate with COVID-19 and by the time this is all a bad memory, businesses will have fundamentally changed the way they work.

Steps forward in technology over the past few years has dramatically changed the experience of flexible working, thanks to the development of new cloud-based software apps and telephony, collaboration tools and broadband connections.

Supporting your business

ilicomm Technology is supporting many SME’s across the UK from construction to legal and utilities to hospitality; helping to embrace technology and support the shift in working patterns from both an ad-hoc and long-term position.

Operate your business from anywhere, effectively and reduce your IT expenditure

Using the latest cloud technology and IT solutions will future-proof the operation of your business and minimise the disruption from normal working practices. We’ve lined up a few of the key solutions that will help you reach greatness in the world of flexible working. 

Hosted Desktop by Desktop On Demand

Desktop on Demand (AKA: DOD) is very similar to your normal desktop, but instead of all of your data and applications being stored on your physical PC or laptop, everything is moved on to secure UK data centres (also commonly referred to as the cloud). No more worrying about backups, or data loss, or costly hardware upgrades; Desktop on Demand takes care of everything and will save your business money.

Oh, and you can access all of this from anywhere, anytime and from any device – making this a key turning point in effectively operating businesses remotely.

A must-read on how this will help your workforce at home, or away from the office can be found on our blog: How a Hosted Desktop can help your employees work from home

Hosted VoIP Phone Solution

Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), which is also referred to as Internet Telephony allows you to make FREE, or very low costs telephone calls over the internet. VoIP boasts major advantages over traditional phone systems, so it’s worth considering VoIP for your business. 

  • Answer calls from home – Redirect any call from the UK or International phone number to a mobile phone or PC. Take your office number with you!
  • Conduct meetings right from the comfort of your home with Unified Communications. Live messaging, Share your desktop screen and Audio & Visual conferencing.
  • Voicemail to email – if you are unable to answer a call and a customer leaves a voicemail, an email will be automatically sent to your inbox!

Broadband

To support cloud computing, VoIP phone solutions and video conferencing, we would recommend a robust connection, such as a Fibre Line (FTTC) with a minimum download speed of 80Mbps and an upload speed of 20Mbps.

Enterprise-grade connectivity

ilicomm Technology specialise in supplying enterprise-grade connectivity for every type of business, at a competitive price point. Find out more about home connectivity and get in touch for advice on the most suitable connection type for your home working activities.

Collaborate with Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams (Teams) is a chat-based collaboration tool that provides global, remote, and dispersed teams with the ability to work together and share information via a common space. You can utilise features like document collaboration, one-on-one chat, team chat, and more. Microsoft Teams has been designed to help businesses organise their communications, projects, and tasks more efficiently

See how Team can help, read the blog

Collaborate with your team remotely with Microsoft Teams

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IT Security away from the office

Cyber-criminals are targeting individuals as well as industries, preying on the fears of COVID-19. The bad guys know we have changed our working practices and have changed theirs too!

ilicomm will be publishing a series of pragmatic easy security guides that can help enhance your security at home. Start reading and following the series here.

Home Security Guides by ilicomm

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