The digital age has taken us into the edge of technological singularity that there are an infinite number of business running worldwide with more people taking the leap of faith into entrepreneurship. This leaves us in a world where we need to desperately find a balance in between our personal life and our business life. Our time with family or friends can turn out to be increased revenue for some other businesses. We have optimized the business life to avoid wasting of time and to maximize profit. When time itself becomes money, how could we going on a vacation or something? For some people, a short trip, or a vacation is such a waste of time. While for some, it is a period of refreshment after hectic work, which could rejuvenate the mind, to go back to work with a maximized efficiency. So how do we keep the business running while we are away? Well, Technology has bought us this close to digital evolution that we now have tools to keep the office running, no matter in which continent we are.
Here, we have compiled list of tools that are web based that can be used to manage your business from any remote location.
While taking into consideration the situation of going remote, Box.net allows storing all the relevant documents and media online, so they can be accessed, managed and shared from anywhere. It can also be integrated with sales force and Google apps. Box.net can also be accessed in mobile devices.
It is a kind of service which provides two kinds of services aimed at enhancing productivity. Paid and Free. It makes use of the social networking platform to boost up the productivity with sites such as Facebook, blogs etc.
It is a useful online tool intended for facilitating conferencing services. This tool was recently bought by salesforce. Available in both Paid and Free versions, it can be used free for arranging meeting up to maximum of 10 persons.
Salesforce, a cloud-backed service is utilised by some giant companies. This tool is essentially a customer relation manager, which can be used from any location around the world. It also offers free iPhone, iPod and iPad Apps. Like all of its kind, you can use them to stay updated and connected to your work.
Many of you might have already heard about or are already using Skype to stay in contact with friends and family. One of the fabulous features of Skype that offices can use is the screen sharing capability. You can share the screen to show any artwork or presentation without having to send the whole big file through mail.
Flowdech bridges the gap between conversion and management of knowledge. Neither the cliché instant messaging tools, IRC or group Email needs to be depended, nor any other tools like wikis, for management of knowledge.
Pingdom alerts you whenever there are any problems or inconsistencies with your business website, right when it happens. Actions can be taken immediately, so that the problem wouldn’t grow to affect your business. It is also possible to look detailed reports on the performance of the website, and a log of all events.