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It’s National Telework Week!

Announcing Australia's first National Telework Week (Nov 12 – 16), the Government wants more employers and employees to reap the social, economic and environmental benefits of telecommuting, with the goal to double Australia's telework rate by 2020.

While the rollout of the National Broadband Network (NBN) will further assist in increasing Australia's level of telework, many organisations can start embarking on the journey today through a standard ADSL2+ Internet connection that enables teleworkers to do their job from home.

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Teleworking in the Cloud

Already, many companies opt for virtual offices, and cloud telephony is increasingly gaining traction as a solid alternative to traditional phone systems, helping companies save on overheads, monthly communications spend and access more features.

For example, South Australian management consulting and chartered accounting firm, JaquillardMinns, recently deployed MyNetFone’s Virtual PBX to connect its head office in Adelaide with branches in Melbourne and Manila, Philippines. This type of hosted VoIP service 'in the cloud' presented the best option in terms of cost savings and functionality to empower the company’s teleworking strategy, spanning two different states and countries, and also allows a growing number of employees to work from home.

All the Phone System Features - at Home

With Virtual PBX, companies such as JaquillardMinns can enable employtees working from home or regional offices to receive and transfer calls, access other staff in the company by dialing an extension, and be part of call hunt groups same as if they were in the main office. The home office can be located anywhere, even interstate or overseas – as long as there is a reliable internet connection, the phone can be connected to the main business Virtual PBX phone system and the calls between remote/home offices and the main business premises are free.

The rise of 'no office' organisations

Indeed, there doesn’t have to even be a centralised office at all. If a business decides to operate from several disparate homes/offices, employees can connect into one virtual phone system – all they need to do is give each member a phone which is already preconfigured with Virtual PBX settings.

We would love to hear from you. Does your company support teleworking?

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