Hybrid working has become the new buzzword amongst businesses and for good reason. Since the pandemic, office workers have had to adapt to a new way of working. Now, when asked to return to work the old way of 9-5, five days a week isn’t as essential as it once seemed.

Instead, businesses have shifted and are looking to adopt a hybrid working solution – a way of working where some time is spent back in the office working with colleagues whereas some part of the working week is spent working from home. Telecoms play a crucial role in facilitating hybrid working arrangements by providing the necessary infrastructure and services to support remote and in-office collaboration.

In order to implement this new way there are some key telecoms essentials which businesses need to address to ensure a seamless easy-to-manage transition:

High-speed Internet Connectivity

Reliable and high-speed internet connections, both wired and wireless, to ensure seamless communication and collaboration between remote employees and those in the office. Ultimately, the effectiveness of your business telecoms depends on your connectivity, the type of solution you have installed and how reliable it may be. You can check our broadband checker to see what solutions are available. To check if your business is ready to shift to hybrid working, take a look at our handy roadmap below.

Unified Communications

Unified communications platforms that integrate voice, video, and messaging services into a single interface. This allows employees to communicate effectively regardless of their location or the devices they are using. With a VoIP solution, employees can be anywhere but still answer business calls; ensuring your business doesn’t miss a vital opportunity and implementing Microsoft and maximising the potential of Microsoft Teams and Office 365 can truly transform the way you and your business works.

Cloud-based Services

Cloud solutions such as hosted PBX, virtual meetings, and file sharing platforms allow employees to access their work tools and keep data safe and secure no matter where they might be working from, enabling flexibility and collaboration.

Security Solutions

With the increase in remote work, cybersecurity becomes even more critical. Security solutions such as virtual private networks (VPNs), cloud backup, managed firewalls, encryption services, and threat detection systems help companies protect sensitive data and communications.

Mobile Connectivity

Mobile services play a crucial role in hybrid working environments. Mobile plans with features like unlimited data, hotspot capabilities, and roaming options to enables an effective mobile fleet to stay connected and available from the home, the office or on the road.

IoT Solutions for Smart Offices

Internet of Things (IoT) solutions to create smart offices that enhance productivity and comfort for both remote and in-office workers. These solutions can include smart sensors for environmental control, occupancy monitoring, and energy management.

Managed Services

Managed services such as mobile device management, IT support, and network monitoring to help businesses efficiently manage their hybrid work environments without the need for significant internal resources.

Collaboration Tools Integration

Popular collaboration tools such as Microsoft Teams, Office 365, or Zoom can provide a seamless experience for users. This integration can include features like single sign-on, calendar synchronisation, and presence awareness.

By offering these services and solutions, telecom companies can play a vital role in supporting the transition to hybrid working models, enabling businesses to adapt to the changing work landscape and thrive in a distributed environment.

Your roadmap to hybrid working

Download our roadmap to find out how your business can adapt to hybrid working.