When you work remotely, or go on frequent business trips, staying up to date with your meetings and conferences can be challenging. This is especially true if you’re still using a landline or basic cell phone to communicate.
When you’re not physically at a meeting, you miss so much, whether it’s the files being passed around, or the simple body language that people use to be understood. When you can’t see what’s going on, you aren’t able to fully participate in the discussions taking place. But there’s a way to move past such limited communication methods. When you invest in a cloud based phone service, remote work becomes much easier, and communication becomes more unified.
Using the cloud to communicate
“The cloud” is a network of virtual servers, which include everything from application hosting to storage. Because the servers are virtual, there is no heavy equipment to install, no costly upgrades, and no maintenance fees. If you’re familiar with Google Docs or Dropbox, or even your email system, then you’re familiar with a cloud-based service.
In this modern age, almost everyone has either a smartphone or tablet that they use for different purposes. With the added benefits of a cloud-based system, you can easily connect to your meetings through video conferencing and share files with just the click of a button.
Through the cloud’s advanced features, you can connect with your business by sending documents, sharing browser windows, making presentations, and attending meetings remotely all on the same unified communication system. And because you’re already connected through the same system, there is practically zero load time.
Video conferencing on the cloud
Due to body language being one of the most important factors of communication, it is important for meetings to be held face-to-face. If you work remotely, you’ll know how impossible that may be. Luckily, the cloud isn’t just for voice anymore.
Before the cloud, connecting through video was a complicated and costly process. There were slow processing times and splotchy connections. Now, with increasingly common high bandwidth Internet, VoIP and video seem to go hand in hand.
A variety of functionalities make video conferencing easily customizable to your needs. From different video resolutions, to adding multiple participants (up to 15 on a standard service), and from scheduling to extra accessories, nothing makes your video collaborations easier.
Unified communications for all
Whether you’re on the road or in the office, the unified communications of the cloud can benefit not only you, but also your business. It’s easy to use, versatile, and gives you unprecedented control over how you communicate. More than that, it saves you money! With a pay-as-you-go or month-to-month payment plan, you’ll save money on your phone bills and say goodbye to all of those costly hardware and maintenance fees.
Don’t let your old phone systems make remote work a hassle. With the cloud, it will feel like you never left your office!
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