So let’s face it, when you hit forty most of us are trying to figure out how we can work smarter, spend more time with the kiddo’s and hubby…of course, and ensure the working world still ticks over without us constantly having to sit at the brown desk, in the office.
We have all heard about the virtual world and being able to work remotely from home, but what do we need to have in place in South Africa, to make this scary concept of working remotely come to life?
First and foremost, make sure you have a decent internet connection, because let’s face it, NO INTERNET SUCKS! Not being able to connect to the office, when you are trying to work from home is not going to get you very far. You will be called back to the office before you can say, “IT HELP ME!”
Ok, so you now have connectivity sorted out, the next items you will require are some tools… Email is a given… but if your business does not have M-Files, then I hate to say it, working from home is still going to be a figment of your imagination.
M-Files provides a business with the ability to manage all content, information and process. So it does not matter where you are working from, be it your family swimming pool, caravanning in the Drakensberg or taking in the view from the top of Table Mountain, you will be able to access your content virtually from documents, emails, drawings, specifications, contracts, you name it.. Update them as you need with version control, share them securely, or participate in a workflow or two, even digital signing is an option, and don’t forget this could be from a computer, mobile phone or tablet.
So as we settle into the Easter school holidays here in South Africa, remember, it is up to you to introduce the concept of M-Files to your business. During your next holiday you too may have the pleasure of working from a remote destination …
PS: working remotely is not only limited to the school holidays!
Vanessa has over 19 years’ experience in content & document management, information management, business process management and knowledge management. During the course of her career she has assisted many organisations.
About 6 years ago Vanessa realized she needed to find a more affordable solution for South Africa, without jeopardizing functionality, this is when she discovered the M-Files solution. M-Files is a versatile platform that can be designed to fit any business from legal, insurance, Banking, manufacturing, HR and many more…
Vanessa has lead her company into the 21st century with the M-Files solution and in 2016 VM Consulting became M-Files Gold Partners and were awarded for Outstanding Achievement in Commitment to M-Files at the EMEA Partner Conference. Vanessa is passionate about the M-Files solution and bringing solutions that work to businesses within South Africa and Africa.