As West Australians we LOVE to travel to Bali, more than 350,000 West Australian’s travel to Bali each year! And why not… with those balmy nights, cheap food and drinks and not to mention the short 3 hour plane flight away.
Now with cloud technology making remote working easier, working from overseas destinations such as Bali is becoming increasingly popular and achievable. Working remotely is one area which is already demonstrating the benefits of cloud computing. For remote workers and owners, cloud computing makes it easier to access company resources, without being bound to a specific location making it possible for Owners, Managers and Employees to telecommute from just about anywhere and collaborate on joint projects.
But before boarding that plane and sipping on that cocktail or Bintang, a couple of things you may want to consider… Do you have a business partner or manager on the ground in Australia that you can trust? You must trust your business partner or manager implicitly. You both need to be on the same page in terms of effort and accountability. Communication is the other key. Have regular meetings via Skype to keep all parties informed of the general running of the business and attend to any urgent queries as they arise.
Now that you’ve arrived at your destination, unpacked, got the Wi-Fi password and ordered that first drink, you should check that you have a high speed internet connection and access to tools such as Office 365, Xero, Dropbox and Skype. This then allows you and your business to collaborate and communicate with access to documents and databases.
Xero accounting software allows you to work from anywhere and at any time. You can service your clients and provide them with information they need. It also provides hassle free online accounting and bookkeeping with access to your financial data in real time no matter where you are. Xero: Accounting Software & Bookkeeping
Dropbox is a document storage service (sometimes referred to as an online backup service) that is frequently used for file sharing and collaboration. Users can save documents to folders, add folders and drag and drop documents among folders just as if they were on your local computer. Documents in Dropbox can be accessed from anywhere with an internet connection, you just log into your account, upload, download and share documents. Dropbox: File Storage
Office 365 is a subscription plan that includes access to Microsoft Office applications that are enabled over the internet (cloud services). Many Office 365 plans are online and include a desktop version of the latest Office applications which can be installed across multiple computers and devices. Applications include: Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Publisher and Access. Office 365 For Business
Skype is a telephony service that lets you call other Skype users anywhere in world and talk for free. In addition to standard telephone calls, Skype enables file transfers, texting, video chat and videoconferencing. The service is available for desktop computers, laptops, tablets and mobile phones. You just plug in your headset, click on the icon next to the contact and talk away. Skype: Free Calls via Internet
As cloud computing becomes more prevalent in Australia, it is likely that more workers will be balancing working remotely with being office bound.
So while you think about the few interruptions, the efficiencies and effectiveness of these amazing tools which will allow you to draw fresh inspiration while overlooking a dreamy skyline… WE CAN HELP! Resonate can connect your business with the right tools to enable you to make this dream a reality. Contact Us