Whether you’re traveling to another state or country, or just need to step away from the office, you still need to be able to get work done. And that includes managing your teams, getting deliverables out, and attending to day-to-day tasks.
At AcceleratingCFO, our CFO consultants know how important it is to keep up with our responsibilities while on-the-go. And, as we know, cloud-based platforms are becoming a common solution for our connected lives. But there are plenty of other tools that you can use to help manage your team, your projects, and your business. Even when you are away from your desk. Take a look below to learn our favorite on-the-go services.
Skype isn’t just a video face-time tool. The platform also offers a Skype Business option, which includes instant messaging, cloud protection, and syncing capabilities. In addition, Skype not only includes video calls, but also offers audio calls. Now you can reach anyone from any device — phone, computer, tablet, you name it. With Skype Business, you can stay connected on all fronts, no matter where your “office” may be.
Basecamp is an online web tool that lets you manage your team, projects, and assignments remotely. A dashboard allows you to work on several projects simultaneously and also keeps track of who’s working on what. In addition, you can communicate with your teammates on anything that comes up and keep track of everything in real-time. Since this is a web-based platform, you can take your assignments out of the office and with a solid Wi-Fi connection, get back to work wherever you are.
You may have a drive on all of the office computers, which works well for a typical 9 to 5 job. But if your team works remotely or irregular hours, you’ll need another option. And that’s where Dropbox comes in. This file sharing tool allows you to easily upload and store documents in an accessible place (to those that have access). Besides documents, you can share photos, videos, and more. And don’t worry, your stuff will be safe. The server is protected and files can only be shared with those that have access to your drive.
In sum, our jobs are no longer chained to a desktop computer and a cubicle (which, in our opinion, is a good thing). Technology has changed the way we work and where we can get work done. And with these new tools, you can easily make your office your home, the coffee shop across the street, or anywhere that you see fit.