Your Adepteo phone service is flexible;
Adepteo can provide a cloud storage solution that will help with sharing documents;
We can provide an instant messaging service;
All of the above can work with just a computer and web browser. However there is some time and effort involved in getting set up, so - Start preparing now! For help or guidance on any of the items below please contact us via email@example.com
With Adepteo’s VoIP telephone service you are ideally placed to have staff working from home or remote locations. It should be simply a case of:
Unplugging your phone from your office desk;
Taking it home;
Plugging it into power and your router; and
Start making and receiving calls.
But like all things in life the simple things are not always easy and preparation ahead of time by doing a trial run is well worth the time and effort involved.
Does your phone have its own power supply or does it get its power through the network cable. If it comes through the network cable you will need to find the power supply that was delivered with your phone;
Is your router near to where you may work or will you need a long cable / network extender to connect to the phone;
Is there a spare socket on your router; and
Do you have a plan to test this before remote working is needed;
If there are issues with any of the above items, they need to be resolved in advance.
For all of these options you will need Adepteo assistance. There may also be some cost implications.
Software can be installed on your smart phone to mirror your desk phone;
Forwarding calls to another number there may be cost implications; and
Forwarding calls to a group of other numbers there may be cost implications;
Do your staff have access to their business email account from home?
Your phone is not the only thing to consider. Whilst in the office it is generally easy to chat with colleagues, leave messages on desks or communicate with them across the room. When you are all in different locations some form of Instant Messaging (IM) service or chat system is very useful. Adepteo use our own IM Service which is invaluable for our own staff working remotely and we can provide this for your company.
In the office you probably have access to shared documents on a central server:
Can you continue to access these documents remotely;
If the central server is in your office what will happen if it stops working; and
What happens if documents become out of sync and you end up working from old data;
These items should also be considered as working remotely can introduce a multitude of risks for your business. Adepteo is lucky to have our own in house risk specialist. If you would like assistance with your own risk planning then we would be happy to help.
If you have any questions on any of the above then please contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org