Growing up, the hope of snow was exhilarating. Many of us would go to bed with our pajamas on inside out, believing this would somehow influence Mother Nature to dump some of her white gold on our town. Snow Day! There was nothing like it. No school. A day to do anything we wanted: play video games, go sledding, get in a snowball fight, or organize a game of football. Anything!
Nowadays, snow days are not quite the exciting possibility they once were. This is especially true for business owners. Snow means one thing: downtime. That one word can send shivers down any business owner’s spine. Downtime means loss of productivity and, more importantly, profitability. Fortunately, there is a solution.
In today’s increasingly technical world, telecommuting and mobility allow businesses to avoid downtime, turning the average home into a remote office space.
Avoid Downtime due to Inclement Weather
- Remotely update Greeting: Business owners can remotely update their phone greeting on the voice mail auto attendant so callers know the weather has impacted business as usual.
- Office Phone at Home: Using either an IP phone or softphone on a laptop, employees can set up their office extension at home.
- Call Overflow: If you operate multiple offices, the additional office(s) can handle the call overflow from the affected office by automatically diverting calls.
- Conference Bridge: A conference bridge can be set up to get everyone in on a call at the same time.
Of course, all of this could be avoided if your business utilized telecommuting from the get go.
If you have any questions about how to Avoid Downtime due to Inclement Weather, please contact Advanced Communication Solutions by calling 1-800-750-3624 or visit BuyTelephoneSystem.com today! You can also follow Advanced Communication Systems on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+.
ACS is a national vendor of Avaya and Cisco telecommunications products. We have experience in every major industry sector and business size, from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies. ACS offers business telephone solutions – from traditional PRI to VoIP – and maintenance services that help you leverage the value of your business’s telephone system investment.
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