“Mobile technology and carrying out liberal working processes mean businesses can rationalize their resources - and also can control costs - like never before.”
As we know these days’ businesses are conducted via internet and telephones, therefore there is less need to work from a traditional office. Undoubtedly the advancements in the digital infrastructure have really changed the working surroundings that in inexpensive and easy to use which includes the web based business applications and services that enable people to work wherever they want. The demand for an office space becomes ad hoc when the physical presence is required for example when signing a deal and holding a conference.
There are two opportunities presented by Virtual office i.e. first, it promises huge cost competences even for small businesses if considered in terms of computer systems, virtual server space and even for the employee resources. Second it raises the new exciting enterprise that provides the physical real estate and attendant computing facilities for as long as it is required- by the week or even by the hour. Therefore as a result the framework exists for the savvy entrepreneurs so that they might adopt a flexible loom to traditional office requirements, also saving both their time and money. The virtual office allows small businesses to utilize a primary business address, a private meeting room and a real life receptionist who can really screen calls and schedule appointments. Depending on the type of working environment you can really adjust with the payroll costs, rent, energy and the commuting costs.
Initiating with the web- based virtual offices a janitor- type service is helpful in linking the existing physical spaces which then seems a natural next step for those who have a creative small enterprise. Businesses that are connecting the virtual office workers and allow then to share servers, IT storage and power are really in demand, as are the online printing and shipping services that provides all the hardware equipment that virtual office workers will not be able to access otherwise. All the service companies should consider how to target their business to the market where businesses having excess flooring space might think about renting it out. The tech support companies may provide with a great opportunity to others in order to help them to make a move online.
The total cost for set up, maintaining and expanding a business was often considered prohibitive over the past. The rent utilities and other support services such as staff pay all add up excluding the expenses of time attending to ancillary administrative issues. It depends on a user if he desires to access the free outdoor WiFi zones, mobile devices and the consequent 3G laptops from a park bench. It can be an advantage for businesses can save on a huge account simple by eliminating the use of fast becoming unnecessary costs such as; cost in terms of maintaining a fixed, physical office and assistant staff and those of investing in the softwares which are meant to accessed online.
Cloud computing, yes!! It is the name given to the web-based computer applications that until recently been accessed by using the personal desktop, rather than storing the personal files and documents on your personal computer. You can store your files on the remote servers (the cloud) and can easily access them from any internet-connected Computers or desktops. Instead of loading the Microsoft Office and other programs from your personal computers in order to access them online from any computer or desktop you use. If talking about business, cloud computing give you the access the company related function by storing their files on the internet itself rather than on the personal servers. Over the next 5 years businesses are conjecture to move in the direction of employing a combination of locally hosted software along with a series of web services. Cloud computing will accelerate the trend for the “ office-less-office” by intensifying the labor and time consumption as the process of setting up various softwares a thing of past.