flexiDesk, LifeStyle

November 30, 2013

How does the weather affect your business

Living in the UK can bring some varied weather, and to be honest we are not very good at dealing with even the slightest bit of snow.

How many business days does your business days does your company lose to the weather each year? Let’s go a little further how many days lost because employees cannot get to work because of deliveries or a child being unwell or a car broken down?

The snow is coming

The news is reporting that this winter could be a bad one. Have you noticed the weather seems to be getting more extreme?

It’s time for small business owners to consider how they are going to protect their business from these elements.

Every year we lose business days because of the snow. According to the FSB in 2009 20% of the UKs workforce did not make it into work on the worst days that’s 6.4 million people at a cost of at least 1.2 Billion pounds. The knock effect of this goes into even more lost money.

With modern technology now the weather should not impact your business continuity.

Your employees should be able to work from anywhere on any device as if they were at the office.

Now you may be able to do elements of this with your traditional IT systems. Some decent equipment such as a decent router and you can have some users connecting remotely however this setup is many years old and has its problems check out our blog on VPN’s here.

Now the good news is there is a system that ticks all of the boxes.  Hosted desktops mean you can work from home, a client’s office, on the road, well anyway and on any device.

So even if your entire workforce is unable to get to the office, they can all connect to their work desktop and have access to everything as if they were in the office.

And with no capital expenditure required, the flexidesk is charged per user per month – can you afford to wait?

Jo Radcliffe

Jo Radcliffe

Co-Founder of 404 team Ltd who is passionate about bringing colour, clarity and budget-ability to businesses' experience of IT.

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