Staying connected away from the traditional office has never been easier thanks to the lower costs of mobile devices and a range of connectivity options. SMBs have found specific advantages to tapping virtual office technologies, according to results from a survey released this week by Virtual PBX, which offers hosted PBX services.
“Small- and medium-sized business leaders are on the forefront of embracing virtual offices to boost business efficiency, cut costs and provide more flexibility to their workforces,” said Greg Brashier, COO of Virtual PBX, in a statement.
The survey went out to more than 600 SMBs, including CEOs, owners, partners, principals, directors and sales managers Among those responding, a majority (59 percent) said they feel they’re more effective working from a virtual location than in a traditional office. Flexbility was cited by 61 percent as the biggest for using a virtual office.
Cost savings also turned out to be a big factor in the results with 43 percent saying they save $1,000 or more each month on items such as rent, IT equipment, phone service and supplies by using a virtual office. (Eight percent of this group said they save more than $10,000/month.)
Small Business Computing has the skinny on the full survey results.