March 30, 2017
Having a virtual office space has incredible perks. The cost is lower, the hours are more flexible, and quite frankly, the location of the office is flexible. However, those perks don’t come without some pitfalls too. Businesses and customers can sometimes be hesitant or apprehensive towards businesses that don’t have a permanent brick and mortar location. That apprehension has been changing over the past few years but hasn’t dissipated completely.
In order to ease apprehensions, companies with virtual offices must provide exceptional service. To do that, keep these virtual office space must have tips in mind.
Data Center and Cloud Storage
Having a virtual office means you need to be able to access your files from anywhere. Whether you are at home, at a coffee shop, or in a shared conference room, your files need to be a URL away.
Since you don’t have a physical office, you cannot get by without having physical IT storage space such as a server. TechSpace offers a full-service Data Center where each VLAN can be extended to a rack within our Data Center, providing local and direct access to servers over a secure and private connection, providing extremely fast access directly from desktops within the campus offices. There are also a ton of options available in terms of cloud storage. Check out options such as Box, Dropbox, Google Drive/Cloud Platform, Amazon Cloud, and Rackspace. All of these services provide ample cloud storage with differing features and slightly different applications.
A Great Computer
There is no substitute for quality when it comes to a computer. There are a handful of other expense to practice your frugality on. A computer, however, is not one of them. Working in a virtual office means that if your computer goes down, you go down with it. There are no alternate workstations for you to use.
Do yourself and your business a favor by researching and buying a high-end computer suitable for the type of business you have.
Near Perfect Connectivity
One of the best ways to substitute for a physical office is to have perfect connectivity and accessibility. That means splurging for the best internet service and highest transfer speeds you can afford. You don’t want to have to wait hours for that two gigabyte file to upload.
Having great connectivity also means being accessible to your employees and customers. You should be using services such WebEx, Skype, Google Hangouts, Asana, Trello, Harvest, and more. All of these services allow you to stay connected to both people and projects.
TechSpace provides small businesses and startups with the space and tech infrastructure they need to launch their products. With locations in New York, Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Francisco, you’ll be able to find the perfect office or virtual space for your business.