Can your business function if you’re not in the office?


Now that winter is almost upon us it’s time to think about how our businesses will function if we can’t be there to look after them.

Have you ever thought “I wish I had that file that’s on my desktop in the office?” or panicked because you need to go into the office to check your e-mail but the roads are blocked by snow?

Well there are a number of different clever options to make things available wherever you are, whatever the weather and I thought I would share some of them with you:

Hosted Desktop:

With this service you can have your desktop wherever you are on any device you own.  Yes that’s right everything everywhere all looking the same.  Your data looking exactly the same on any device.  The latest version of Microsoft Office, your e-mail on every device.  Fully backed up to the cloud and accessible on almost any device. All this for less than a cup of coffee a day.


It’s all very well having your e-mail available on your phone but can you see your sent items, contacts and Calendar?  E-mail is like a jigsaw there are many pieces of information that can be scattered around.  It’s not until you put the pieces all in the same place that the picture appears.  By using Online Exchange (Office 365) you can have your cake and eat it.

E-mail is one of the most important tools that businesses use.  Don’t run the risk of missing that important e-mail just because you’re out of the office or onsite with another customer.

Online File Access:

Using Pearce IT cloud we not only make sure your PC’s and Servers are backed up but also that you have access to them in a web browser being able to view them and edit them on almost any device. With our Briefcase option you too can have you files on all devices and synchronised locally on PC’s and Macs to give you offline access to essential documentation you need whilst out and about.


Voice over IP.  In this modern era although we can converse via the internet using e-mail and text. It is always nice to hear the other person, have a discussion and get business done.  VOIP telephony has come a long way over the last few years.  With the latest technology we can make and receive calls just by taking our phone wherever we go and plugging it into an internet connection. By doing this you can call your clients displaying your office number and using your free call allowance you have already paid for.  There are many packages for phones to include unlimited calls and cheap overseas calls.

Remote Access:

Sometimes the cloud can be a daunting thought you may just need access a bespoke application or service running only on your Desktop in the office.  Here we can create a VPN.  A VPN is a Virtual Private Network.  Joining your remote device to your corporate network enabling you to connect to your office resources.

These are just a few ways that Pearce IT can help your business stay working as the weather changes.  For a review of your access requirements give us a ring today to find out what your options are.