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BCBS Does Telecommuting in Illinois

In case you are wondering how corporate America is adopting virtual offices, look no further than Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) of Illinois.

Although the insurance company recently announced it was closing an office in Campaign, the 90 people who worked there won’t be collecting unemployment benefits. That’s because BCBS has adopted telecommuting. BCBS workers can either drive to the Danville office or work from a home office, in which case virtual office technologies will be part of the mix.

This isn’t a new move for BCBS. The company actually started the telecommuting program a couple of years ago as a competitive benefit. In BCBS’ experience, the telecommuting option helps the insurer retain the best and brightest workers by offering greater work-life balance and cutting down on gas costs.

Although BCBS probably has the infrastructure and virtual office technologies, other companies in Illinois may not. Davinci Virtual offers virtual offices across Illinois, including Aurora, Chicago, Joilet, Oak Brook, Oakbrook Terrace, Schaumburg, and Warrenville.

In fact, Davinci Virtual has five virtual offices in Chicago alone, including conference rooms for rent in the Chicago Corporate Tower, Avenue Business Center, Wacker Drive Business Center, The Willis Tower (formerly known as Sears Tower), and Chicago Riverside Plaza.

Let’s look at the Chicago Corporate Tower location as an example. Located at 300 South Wacker Drive, you can rent a virtual office at this prime business address for as little as $95 a month. For this price, you also get mail and package support, access to a business support center, a lobby greeter to impress your visitors who come to meet in the conference room or drop off or pick up packages. At the Chicago Corporate Tower, you can rent a conference room for between $25 and $40 an hour.

So whether you are a Fortune 500 company looking for practical ways to allow your workers to telecommute or an entrepreneur bootstrapping your fledgling business, consider how virtual office space in Chicago can make you more productive—and more professional.

Check out this aerial tour of Chicago.


See Davinci’s Virtual Office Space for Yourself

Have you viewed or demo video on how Davinci Virtual office solutions actually work? If not, check it out now. This video gives you a quick overview of the benefits of virtual offices—and specifically the professional virtual offices that Davinci Virtual provides.

If a picture says a thousand words, Davinci Virtual’s virtual office demo video offers millions. In the video, you’ll hear three key words: professional, affordable and smart. Davinci Virtual helps you drive those characteristics into your business in a way that is visible to your clients.

When you watch the video, you’ll understand how your clients will be treated with a spirit of hospitality and what goes on behind the scenes with sophisticated technology that we use to run your office. You’ll also get acquainted with our virtual receptionist services, conference rooms and a variety of business support services.

The bottom line: First impressions always count. Whether you need a live receptionist, state of the art telecommunications, or a physical business presence, Davinci virtual offers you to the tools you need without the big price tag. We make sure your company always projects the business image you deserve.

Davinci Virtual operates professional business support centers across the U.S. in cities like Atlanta, Miami, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Chicago and Seattle. With Davinci Virtual virtual offices, you get a turnkey office manager that lets you focus on doing what you do best: running your business.

Again, if you haven't viewed the demo video on our virtual offices, virtual receptionists and other business support services, click here now to get a minute-long overview that could help you drive great profitability, efficiencies and affordability for your company.

Get a Special Deal on Leawood Virtual Office Space

Looking for a deal on virtual office space near Kansas City? Davinci Virtual is offering a special that you don’t want to miss. If you rent now, you can get your first month free.

The deal is at the Leawood Business Center in Leawood, Kansas. Leawood is only about 13 miles from Kansas City and you can get one of the most affordable virtual office space deals in the United States at this location. The Leawood Business Center virtual office space rents for only $50 a month.

The Leawood Business Center is located at 4745 W. 136th St. near Plaza Pointe. Plaza Pointe is a high profile business park, so you can be assured that your virtual office has a premium address in Leawood—and you are still close enough to Kansas City to do all the business there you need to do.

The third-largest city in Kansas, Kansas City is a vibrant place to work. It is a suburb of Kansas City, Mo. and is home to more than 2 million people. Kansas City is home to the GM Fairfax plant. Major highways including Interstate 35, Interstate 70, Interstate 435, Interstate 635, and Interstate 670 feed into and out of the region.

When you rent virtual office space in Leawood, Davinci Virtual offers you more than a prime business address. You also get mail and package support, access to a business support center, a lobby greeter for visiting guests, a client drop off and pick up point, and mail forwarding and shipping services.

Here’s a factoid about Leawood: The Johnson County city actually put a ban on fastfood restaurants within the city limits. That lasted until the late 1990s. Now, you can freely eat a Big Mac on your way to your virtual office.

Avoiding Nicole in My Hollywood Virtual Office

I’m sitting here in my virtual office in Hollywood as Tropical Storm Nicole pours down inches of rain. Flash flooding is a real possibility. Winds are up to 40 mph. The streets are dangerous. News reports indicate possible tornadoes. So far, the electricity is still flowing, but Florida Power & Light is prepared for outages.

Although this is small potatoes compared to Hurricane Wilma, I was grateful I didn’t have to venture out onto the beach streets this morning to head to work. Instead, I am writing this blog post from my virtual office in Hollywood. That means I stayed dry and kept working, relying on virtual office technologies as I always do to keep meeting deadlines.

If you are an entrepreneur in any area of the country that deals with hurricanes, you can relate to my story. A virtual office space is a luxury any day of the week. But when the rains are pouring down and the roads are dangerous, I’m especially grateful not to have to step outside my home and onto the streets.

Davinci Virtual offers virtual offices across South Florida, with three in my neighborhood. There’s the Hollywood Business Center FL, the Hollywood Florida Business Center and Executive Suites of Hollywood. All three are prime locations, but the Executive Suites of Hollywood is my personal choice because it’s right up the street from my home. That means if I need access to business services, like color copying, I can take a mile drive and get it done quickly. I can also use the conference room there at any time, which makes it convenient for business meetings.

Let’s take a closer look this virtual office space. It’s located at 2455 Hollywood Boulevard. That’s a nice address in Hollywood. At this location, I can get mail and package receipt, a lobby greeter, a client drop off and pick up point, and mail forwarding if I want it. Virtual office rental fees at this location run $110 a month. The conference room rentals run $25 to $40 an hour, depending on various factors, and it’s a sterling experience.

So consider your situation. What would you do if you couldn’t go to work today and had to work from your home office. Do you have the virtual office technologies in place to help you remain productive? What about on sunny days? If you work from home, do you have a quick access to conference room available where you can meet clients? If not, consider renting a virtual office. Rain or shine, you’ll can reap immediate benefits.

Check out the flooding in my neck of the woods:


PlayBook Offers Productivity Boost for Virtual Office Workers

Another day, another tablet announcement. This time it’s BlackBerry-maker Research in Motion. RIM is making a bold move into the market with the BlackBerry Playbook featuring the BlackBerry Tablet OS.

The PlayBook is a seven-inch, touchscreen tablet with features like Web browsing, multitasking, high performance multimedia, security features, enterprise support, and a new development platform for IT departments and developers.

The PlayBook is less than half an inch thick and weighs less than a pound. It features a 1 GHz dual-core processor, 1 GB RAM, dual HD cameras, video and audio playback, HDMI video output, both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth and application support for a wide range of software.

There’s no news on exactly when the PlayBook will be available or how much it cost—or even what the user experience is like. But for BlackBerry lovers, the PlayBook may be a natural extension of their smartphone.

As I said yesterday, the world is going mobile, virtual and global—and let me add that virtual offices are increasingly going mobile. Like Sharp, RIM is tapping into the demand for virtual office technologies and mobile devices that help people work smarter, faster and more efficiently. The RIM device may have an advantage with virtual office users and road warriors because BlackBerry is such a well-loved brand in companies large and small. You can’t beat it for e-mail.

For road warriors, tablet devices and virtual office software like Siri Virtual Assistant, Google Apps, Citrix Online and other collaboration software, can drive up productivity. I am not sure what we did before we had e-mail and virtual offices. One day, we’ll look back and wonder what we did without the virtual office technologies that are increasingly making their way to market.

Check out this video on the RIM PlayBook for yourself: