What Does Hurricane Sandy Mean for Virtual Office Users?NEW YORK-They are calling it a "superstorm." Hurricane Sandy is threatening 50 million people in a high-population corridor. The winds are upwards of 90mph, making Hurricane Sandy officially a category one hurricane.
But what does this mean for New York virtual office users along the East Coast? Of course, if the power goes out you can only work so long as your laptop battery lasts. But people who telecommute from virtual offices can move to higher ground and stay productive even in the midst of Hurricane Sandy.
Of course, power outages may force you out of your home office, but if you are tapping into virtual office technologies you can take much of your work with you. For example, if you use a virtual receptionist, you can still have your calls routed to anywhere you are on dry ground as you head west to escape Hurricane Sandy. You can also conduct web conferencing from anywhere at any time thanks to virtual office technologies. Virtual assistants can keep working even when you can't.
Large companies that employ telecommuters can keep in touch with their employees even in the midst of the storm through follow-me numbers that find workers wherever they go to stay safe during Hurricane Sandy.
Listen, if you are in the storm's path, like many of my friends and coworkers in New York, get out of harm's way. And take your virtual office with you. Hurricane season is almost over, but virtual office technologies will help you work through any natural or man-made disaster.