Furthermore, our research also revealed that almost 60% of SMEs are making provisions for employees wishing to work from home regularly. Not only do flexible working practices motivate many employees, recent government legislation means SMEs are now legally obliged to support flexible working for those who have children or carer responsibilities.
Therefore, it’s vital that SMEs have the infrastructure in place to confidently support and promote flexible working practices by giving employees the means to work from home or remotely without decreasing in productivity.
Unified Office, recently launched by Node4, is a cloud-based collaboration platform using Microsoft Lync and Microsoft Exchange to bring together email, instant messaging voice and video facilities across all devices.
Based on our N4Cloud platform, the new service allows employees to communicate and collaborate effectively and securely from any location. It is ideal for organisations with multiple sites or fast-growing businesses wishing to add new users with ease.
Housed in one of Node4’s four highly secure regional Data Centres, Unified Office is a fully managed service, supported by our highly trained team of specialist Cloud engineers. This includes everything from setting up new users to dealing with any user-based or technical issues as well as maintenance.
Unified Office is available with an OPEX pricing model, meaning it delivers an enterprise grade solution without high capital investment. The services aims to give SMEs the scalability and flexibility they need to continue to grow and succeed.