What is the best technology for remote working? The business world of today looks very different to what it did 15 months ago. News stories seem to indicate that many people will continue to work from home either permanently or in part (hybrid working) even when they can return to the office. The BBC questioned 50 of the UK’s biggest employers and 43 said they would embrace a mix of home and office working, with staff encouraged to work from home two to three days a week. Mark Read, chief executive of WPP, the creative transformation company said, “We’re never going to go back to working the way we used to work.” In this article from Relativity, the business technology specialists helping clients globally from their base in East Sussex, we look at the best technology for remote working and Zoho’s answer, Remotely.

Working from home has boosted or made no difference to productivity

BusinessLive reports that working from home is here to stay. It cites that Nationwide, the UK’s largest building society, has announced that its 13,000-strong workforce could ‘work anywhere’ in a new flexibility scheme allowing employees more control over their own lives. The Guardian claims that more than 70% of employers told a survey that home working during the pandemic had either boosted or made no difference to productivity.

Technology you must have for flexible working

  • Cloud computing
  • Business apps and/or bundles
  • Mobile devices
  • Project management tools
  • Video conferencing

Cloud computing is cost-effective, scalable, convenient and very secure

Cloud computing, on demand delivery of IT resources over the Internet is essential for starters – OK, we know you’ve probably already invested in it! It’s cost-effective, scalable, convenient and very secure. You can rely on it for creating quick backups, storing company documents in one place and enabling access from multiple devices. Now, you can use cloud-based business apps allowing remote staff access to all they need without being in the office. You’ll also need a project management tool to give structure to your work and assist individuals or teams to organise or manage their projects and tasks effectively. And of course, you require video conferencing, which will allow out of office workers to speak and see each other in real time.

Communicate, collaborate and be productive with Zoho Remotely

With Zoho Remotely, your office is where you are. Perhaps as the world shifts away from the centralised office concept, Zoho Remotely could be the technology for remote working you are looking for. This complete suite of apps will allow you to communicate, collaborate and be productive as you work away from your office.

How can Relativity help your business with technology for remote working?

Businesses, in order to work effectively, must use the right technologies. Remote working is here to stay. The pandemic has accelerated working from home practices and demonstrated that people can be away from the office environment and work productively. For more information about Zoho Remotely and other Zoho bundles, call the experts at Relativity. We will be able to advise you on the most suitable technology for remote working for your business. Call us on 01825 280123 or email info@relativity.co.uk for more information.

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