Last month part one of this blog was “The Test.” In short, I ended up having to take an unexpected trip to Budapest to take care of some urgent family matters. With this trip being a necessity, I needed to find a way to be able to uproot and take my other responsibilities and deal with them being on the other side of the planet. My plan was for me to be able to take care of said personal matters while still being able to uphold my responsibilities from PEI efficiently.
The month has now come and gone and today (9/15) is my first day back at our Boulder HQ. However, I can happily and proudly say, with the exception of an eight-hour time difference, that I was able to productively work and stay on top of my duties while still being able to communicate with my co-workers as if I was right here. Anytime a call was made to my local 303 area code direct phone number, it rang right to me 6000 miles east of my desk in Boulder. I was able to attend every meeting virtually through Skype with clear audio and video quality. When I needed to make any calls I was able to do just as I am able to right now.
I have been an avid supporter of Office 365 and Skype for Business as I see the advantages of Cloud computing and file sharing while being able to communicate with everyone through Skype. I do this everyday and it’s become second nature for me. However, NOW I AM very proud to be shout the praises even more of O365/SfB as I put the remote capabilities to the test. Business and IT needs change as more people are on “the go” now than years prior. Being able to depend on these tools and not have to be tethered to the office is definitely a time and stress saver. I can now confidently know that I can be in touch no matter where I am without letting my productivity suffer.
Alex Hoosz, PEI