Connecting Remote Workers
As modern methods of communication and workflow management continue to make working remotely easier and more accessible, many businesses are adopting a more mobile approach to work.
Benefits of a Mobile-Friendly Work Environment
Mobility maintains productivity at home and on the road – as if you are in the office. Stay on top of your business anytime and anywhere.
Check your coworker’s status, see active calls, chat, and video chat. Your team will succeed with more ways to communicate at their fingertips.
Today’s workforce expects flexibility. Stay competitive in the job market and attract quality employees to your business.
Stop paying for expensive landlines and desk phones. Let employees BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) and keep spending at an all-time low.
Advantages of Mobile Apps
The integration between personal devices and office phone systems can be a competitive advantage for SMBs. Businesses who understand how to seamlessly connect remote workers and take advantage of mobile applications will continue to excel.
With the Switchvox Desktop Softphone app for MacOS and Windows and the Mobile Softphone app for Android and iOS, users can take command of their communications, no matter where they are. Best of all, the softphone app is free for all Switchvox users.
Ways to Use UC to Connect Remote Workers
One of the biggest challenges for remote workers is staying connected without the resources available to employees in an office environment. With Unified Communications, advanced features and functionality enable remote workers to continue to have access to their business phone system regardless of where they may be working.
There are a couple of options when it comes to easily and affordably connecting remote workers:
Hosted Cloud UC Business Phone System
A hosted (or cloud) solution simply means that a third-party vendor is responsible for hosting, configuring, and maintaining the phone system, which is then accessed and used via the Internet.
By having a cloud-based phone system, employees can choose to connect to their office phone system via their desktop phone, mobile device, or personal computer.
Aside from the usual cost savings benefits, the Cloud offers accessibility anytime and anywhere. This is perfect for teams with remote workers.
On-Premise UC Business Phone System
Businesses that choose an on-premise phone system can still have the mobility features that allow their employees the flexibility to work when and where they want or need – without losing the functionality of their office phone system.
This means having the ability to easily transfer calls from a desktop phone to a preferred mobile device, whether it’s a smart phone, tablet, desktop computer, or other device.