While the summer vacation season is gearing up, some small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) can’t afford to have managers or key employees away from the office for extended periods of time. Luckily, because of the latest innovations in VoIP and unified communication (UC) solutions, being away from the office doesn’t mean workers won’t be connected.
A new study released by a leading VoIP provider, shows that the average SME expects to have employees and management, enjoying the summer sun and being out of the office an average of 18 days during the coming months. Some businesses surveyed have that number as high as 36 days.
Having a VoIP system set up, however, does not mean these vacation days need to equal lost productivity. According to another survey from data protection provider Mozy, bring your own device (BYOD) trends have employees staying connected to office communication up to 12 hours a day, many of which is accomplished without being at their desk.
“The results demonstrate the extent to which telephone and video-conferencing have become ingrained in the work habits of small business owners, since nearly half of the survey respondents say traditional, in-person meetings are becoming less relevant,” said Glenn Bray, the senior director of a cloud technology provider that released the summer survey.
A Wi-Fi signal now is all that is needed to turn a vacation home into a workspace. This mobility has lead to the increase in adopting the VoIP option. Any small business that is looking to stay connected would be wise to partner with a managed IT consulting firm like CTI Technology.
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by CTI Technology
Luckily, because of the latest innovations in VoIP and unified communication (UC) solutions, being away from the office doesn’t mean workers won’t be connected.