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Whether you have a remote workforce, independent contractors, or just employees who want to stay home a few days a week, we now live in a world where the “office” is not necessarily inside an office. Employees seem to love this but for management it creates a whole new set of headaches.

The biggest question facing businesses considering a move to a more virtualized office experience is whether employees working remotely have access to everything they’d have in the actual office. How can businesses make a transition to an increasingly remote workforce smoothly, without losing?

1. Virtual desktops

Make sure your physical “office” is available everywhere, by making sure that employees can have their native office desktop experience from anywhere. The best way to accomplish this is with virtual desktop software, which gives remote employees full access to their desktop computers and those computing environments from the comfort of their own homes, coffee shops, and even while on airplanes that offer Wi-Fi.

2. Video conferencing

Video conferencing solutions bring a personal element to exchanges otherwise taking place over email or more traditional conference calls. Even if you don’t have a physical office or haven’t gotten around to planning yearly company retreats yet, there’s no reason you can’t leverage video conferencing to bring your workforce together while saving on travel costs.

3. Cloud storage

Cloud storage solution makes the same set of files they need to get their work done available everywhere: in the actual office, on the virtual desktop, and on their phones, smartphones, or on whatever devices come next.

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