Virtual Office Featured Articles
- Things to Know for Those Planning a More Mobile Workforce
People working from home out of virtual offices, or just plain home offices, are on the rise with each passing year. Just since 2005, the number has nearly doubled, up 80 percent to encompass 3.3 million employees. Throw in part-time home workers and it encompasses fully 20 percent of the United States workforce. Those planning to join in the fray and take advantage of the numerous benefits should be aware of a few things.
- Telecommuting Now Prevalent Among 37 Percent of US Workers, Gallup Finds
I may not be part of the one percent, but apparently I'm part of the thirty-seven percent. That's the percentage of workers who now telecommute all or some of the time: 37 percent, according to a recent Gallup poll. This is a big change from the 1990s, when only 9 percent of workers telecommuted. It is even a relatively big jump from 10 years ago, when 30 percent worked outside of the office all or some of the time.
- Small Businesses Using Tech Advances for Telecommuting and Other Tricks
Small business optimism is high, and a fair measure of that positivity comes from technology innovation that serves as a business equalizer.
- Zettabox Adds a Messenger Service to Its Cloud Storage Platform
On Wednesday, Zettabox launched a messenger service as an addition to its cloud storage and team sharing platform.
- Fonality Wants Businesses to Work Smarter This Holiday Season
Private branch exchange infrastructure and unified communications software provider Fonality says it wants everyone to have a happy holiday season this year. It notes, however, that many of the enterprise dedicated could find themselves burning the midnight oil instead of spending time with family or just getting out of the office.
Virtual Office Industry News
Phone.com Transforms Small Businesses Using VoIP and the Cloud: TMC podcast with Joel Maloff, vice president of Channel Development at Phone.com, about how to transform SMBs using VoIP and the cloud.
Changing the User Experience with HD Voice: There's lots of buzz about high definition voice, but what does it all really mean? TMCnet spoke with Alon Cohen, chief technology officer for Phone.com, a hosted IP-PBX and virtual office provider, about HD Voice and how and why it enhances the user experience. The podcast also features two examples showcasing the audio quality difference when using HD voice.
"I like that my pet sitters can call a client from the business number through their mobile phones."
"We don't have a physical office. Phone.com makes it easy for our company to have one number no matter where in the world we happen to be."
"Ability to have a unified phone system despite all employees working from separate home offices. Call handling rules allow each of us to always be reachable."