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How Technology has Helped Businesses to Operate from Virtual Offices

Published on 01 December 15
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Virtual offices are rapidly becoming the top choice in regard to office choice of most businesses and organizations these days. This unique development came about due to the rising need for diverse options in the way offices and workplaces are set up, managed and utilized. They have helped create better and productive working environments by enabling employees to customize their offices and incorporate them into their personal schedules. There are a number of technologies that have promoted the success of virtual offices and these simple yet detailed combination has made it possible for these offices to perform in the same way or even better than traditional offices with a couple of positive additions.

The whole concept of virtual offices is based on the use of the internet and how it is fused with other available technologies to make it a reliable and efficient solution for fulfilling the office space requirements. Mobile devices, internet technology and new software have opened a whole world of possibilities in the form of virtual offices and they have allowed businesses to reduce costs and offer more flexibility to their employees. You will still need some physical space for running a virtual office. This sounds contradictory, but you have to sit somewhere and work, right?

You can easily set up an office in your apartment and home and work from there. You can even work from somewhere outside, as long as you have an internet connection. You can change your location every day if you wish. But, in order to establish a successful virtual office, there are some technologies that you will definitely need:


Portability is one of the greatest benefits of a virtual office. You need to be able to move easily from one spot to another and this means that working on a desktop PC isn't really a good idea. You need to have your own laptop with some basic features that you will need for working. Employees of all virtual offices need to have laptops at hand to be able to work effectively.


A wide variety of software is required for successfully establishing and running a virtual office. According to an expert from a virtual office London, you need to have a scheduling software that can be used for assigning tasks and checking the work done by each employee on a daily basis. Such software is also useful for sending out bulk messages to all employees simultaneously. You can also keep track of the number of hours your employees put it. Similarly, payroll software is also needed for calculating payments and salaries for every employee.


A virtual office should be able to communicate with its employees easily and quickly. Video conferencing software like Skype is free to use and makes communication simple. You can talk to multiple employees at the same time so in a way it helps you in organizing meetings. The use of a VPN for Skype would further improve security and clarity of calls.

Virtual Assistant

A virtual assistant is great for handling day-to-day tasks just like a regular receptionist and it can attend to phone calls, email correspondence, social media management and appointment scheduling amongst others.
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  1. 12 February 16

    Today we can see that virtual offices are faring better than the traditional ones because it gives immense flexibility to the employee. Employees can manage their work as well as personal lives much better than they were able to in traditional ones. This gives the employee a greater sense of well being and satisfaction. Also, many companies have cropped up which provides affordable pricing of the virtual offices and thereby are making virtual office space more popular.

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