Getting the office prepared
Get your ducks in a row. You need to be able to up and leave, sometimes with as little as 24 hours notice. Creating a mobile office is key here. If you and your team are going to work remotely you need to be able to access all the right information you’d have in your bricks and mortar building.
Questions to answer:
- Is the hardware you need portable?
- Is the data your business needs accessible from anywhere, safely?
- Can your customers still contact you?
- Are you able to still take money for your products and services if you’re not in your bricks and mortar establishment?
- Is your premises secure while no-one is there?
No-one knows your business better than you do, if you’re current set up isn’t moveable to enable you to work remotely, then get in touch with us. We can provide you with all the equipment you’ll need.
The major networks (O2 and Vodafone) are offering solutions to enable an easy transfer of your staff. Mobile contracts that mean you’re not tied in endlessly to contracts for one. We have got all the details of what is available to you.
Accessible and safe data
We don’t live in a world where box files and printouts are an option. Any earth conscious business won’t want to be printing reams of paper to file away where anyone can pick it up and have a look.
There are countless safe cloud-based storage options for businesses now. PC World have a great guide for choosing the best option for your business.
Customers need to be able to keep in touch
To work remotely you need a phone system that isn’t tied to your premises. It might be time to update your system. A simple divert to a mobile number can be put in place for anyone trying to call your business number.
Alternatively, operating a cloud based phone system can mean you simply unplug your desk phone at home, to plug it back in from wherever you’re working. A simple, and effective, solution.
Don’t forget to update your website with new opening times, a special email address that they can contact you from or any other information that might be helpful.
Taking payments remotely
If you now work remotely and you’ve moved your services to being online rather than in person do you have the capability to offer simple payment options in place? It’s important that you don’t create any barriers for your customers.
Wherever you are now working from will need to have a connection that can withstand its demands. If you’re at home, you’ll probably have multiple gadgets already taking up precious bandwidth. Make sure your connection is both resilient and secure enough. If you would like us to see if you can get a better option, then get in touch.
Keeping your premises secure
Do you need to consider CCTV or other security measures for your building to keep it secure while your work remotely?
As we have an in-house engineer, we can help install any hardware you need to keep your business safe.
How MCL Telecom can help you to work remotely, safely
Above all, we are here to make sure our customers are safe. If you are in any doubt about whether you can transfer where you work from, then get in touch with our Business Support team. They are here to make sure you get the best solutions available, and as always for the best price.
If you want to keep track of your mobile account, data usage on particular lines, or change a tariff, then log in to our online portal. From there you can take control of your mobile account information, ensuring no staff member is cut off when they need communication most.
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