As our clients start 2020, a common inquiry we’re hearing is how to establish a secure and effective remote work environment. A range of factors are contributing to the popularity of working away from the office, including commuting hassles, rising rents, broadband availability, and the desire for a healthier work-life balance.
Most small businesses rely on technology solutions to perform their day-to-day tasks. One indispensable solution is Office 365, Microsoft’s cloud-based subscription service that includes online versions of standard Office applications like Word, Powerpoint, and Excel, as well as collaboration apps like Skype for Business and Microsoft Teams.
There are over a million small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) in Texas, accounting for 45.6% of total private employment in the state. A large fraction of these businesses have fewer than 100 employees running their entire operations, and various technology solutions help their rather slim workforce deliver high-quality products and services within deadlines, improve customer experience, and increase their bottom line.