Joel Maloff, VP, Channel Development; Aaron Rosenthal, API Product Manager, Phone.com
More and more companies are moving away from a centralized physical structure and allowing employees to work from home or remotely when traveling on business. In 2013, there were an estimated 28 million small businesses in the United States. These businesses have generated over 65% of net new jobs since 1995.
So how do small businesses or for that matter, businesses of any size, keep up with competition in the USA and internationally? One of the answers is to incorporate the concepts of a “virtual business” and employ the rapidly evolving technologies generally called cloud communications.
Some of the topics to be discussed:
- Telecommuting: The ability to have employees work from their homes or while traveling on business yet appear as if they are working from the office.
- Be Local, Act Global: The ability to expand into new markets or even countries, without having to expand your office.
- Contingency Planning: How a virtual business can become more resilient in light of natural or manmade disruptions to business.