It used to be that if you weren’t able to make it into the office for the day, and were out of paid personal days or vacation days, you had to miss a day’s worth of pay. For many people, summer vacations couldn’t be longer than one week for fear that work would pile up and be overwhelming once back at the office. Fortunately things have changed drastically over the past couple of decades. Email allows you to stay connected with the office no matter where you are, and cloud-based file sharing and storage programs give you the ability to access files from anywhere. Now more than ever, people are able to work from home if they can’t make it into the office, and many people are able to take longer vacations as they are able to catch up on work for a couple of hours a week. Some people say that the Internet and mobile technology have made people slaves to their work because they’re constantly connected, but the truth is that for many people it has given them the ability to be more flexible with their time, and the freedom to only be in the office when it is necessary.
Even if you aren’t planning on working away from the office anytime soon, there are plenty of ways that social technology can enhance and simplify your experience at work. If you work for a company with several locations, or if your office is so large that going back and forth to someone’s desk would be a significant waste of time, then you can definitely benefit from a file sharing system. A cloud based file sharing program will allow you to upload documents and access files from anywhere in the office or any branch location. A system like this will make your life easier by providing you with the ability to share documents with your coworkers no matter where they are – elsewhere in the office, in another office, or working from home. You no longer have to worry about trying to figure out which computer a file lives on, or whether you have the correct email address for the person you would like to share a file with. Being able to access files from anywhere allows you to work more quickly and efficiently. The ability to access files remotely will also come in handy of you have coworkers that are on sales calls or do some type of field work. You can get documents to them from the office with just a click of a button.
File sharing systems and other social technologies are helping to connect employees and offices, no matter where you and your coworkers are. The ability to access files from anywhere and stay connected to your office via email or intranet means that you don’t have to be physically present at the office in order to give your input or participate in projects.
If you aren’t already using a file sharing system, contact us to learn about how the ability to access files from anywhere can change your business.
About the Author:
|Mike Mineo is a writer and PR professional who enjoys writing about music and technology. He is the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, a music site that features independent artists, and also runs Obscure PR, which seeks awareness for independent talent. Also an experienced tech writer, he was impressed by Computhink’s software and staff, which prompted him to join Computhink’s team. Mike has a BA in Communications from Fordham University.|