Davinci Virtual Blog

ALL THE NEWS THAT’S NEW WITH DAVINCI

LATEST POSTS

Can Virtual Office Help Stop Spread of H1N1?

What Do Bank of America and Davinci Virtual Have in Common?

What do Bank of America and Davinci Virtual have in common? One common denominator is Cisco conferencing solutions.

Indeed, the big news on the Fortune 500 front today is video conferencing. Bank of America and Cisco on Monday announced an agreement to launch the largest network of Cisco TelePresence systems. The first 200 units will be installed across the bank’s global operations by year end.

But you don’t have to be a Fortune 500 to tap into the power of Cisco’s video conferencing solutions. When you work with Davinci Virtual, you can get preferred pricing on Cisco’s WebEx online meetings and web conferencing.

Right from your virtual office in Atlanta, you can log into WebEx and initiate conferences with clients in Manhattan, partners in Seattle, employees in Miami—and prospects all over the world.

Bank of America is using Cisco’s video conferencing solutions to help its associates at its headquarters in Charlotte, as well as employees in other locations, collaborate and integrate even more effectively. Bank of America said the technology will also help associates better manage work-life balance by providing flexible meeting options, and in some cases reducing the need to travel.

Of course, you don’t need a full-blown TelePresence system to drive more collaboration, work-life balance and reduced travel. Davinci’s virtual office packages offer communications extras like Cisco’s WebEx with no set up fee for just $69.95 a month.

So whether your virtual office is headquartered in Cleveland, San Jose, Chicago or somewhere else, Davinci Virtual makes signing up with a reputable video conferencing solution as easy as clicking a few buttons.
Read more...

Enter Davinci Virtuals iPad Sweepstakes

What do you get when you cross a virtual office with an iPad? Plenty of coolness.

The much-anticipated Apple iPad is making its way to market on April 3—and Davinci Virtual is giving one lucky person the opportunity to win one of the tablet devices for free in its iPad sweepstakes.

Have you seen the commercials for the iPad? Apple is positioning it as a "magical and revolutionary" device, something completely new that lets you connect with your apps in a more intimate, intuitive and fun way.

Virtual offices and the iPad may have more in common than you think. Both are revolutionary approaches to their sectors. The virtual office is clearly revolutionizing the way many entrepreneurs consume office space. And the iPad is set to revolutionize tablet computing.

In case you haven't had a proper introduction to the iPad, here you go: iPad’s Multi-Touch interface makes surfing the Web an entirely new experience, dramatically more interactive and intimate than on a computer. You can read and send e-mail on iPad’s large screen and almost full-size "soft" keyboard or import photos from a Mac, PC or digital camera, see them organized as albums, and enjoy and share them using iPad's elegant slideshows. iPad makes it easy to watch movies, TV shows and YouTube, all in HD, or flip through the pages of an ebook you downloaded from Apple's new iBookstore while listening to your music collection.

Normally, the iPad costs $499 for the entry-level model. Davinci Virtual is giving you a chance to get your hands on one for free. There's no catch. You don't have to be a virtual office customer to win the iPad, but current virtual office customers are eligible to enter. So click here to enter to win an iPad from Davinci Virtual. The drawing is June 1, 2010.

Read more...

Prepare for Hiring Growth with Virtual Offices

According to the U.S. Labor Department, first-time claims for jobless benefits declined more than expected last week. It's a clear sign that the economy is slowly recovering.

Unemployment claims officially fell to their lowest levels since September 2008, and economists said the U.S. is inching closer to producing job gains once again. What's more, the nation's gross domestic product, the broadest measure of output, rose 5.9 percent in the fourth quarter, the fastest in six years.

When job growth begins again, companies will be back to competing for the best and brightest talent. That's where virtual offices can be a competitive advantage. Virtual offices can help companies recruit employees in two ways.

First, virtual offices give employees telecommuting opportunities. Instead of demanding employees come into the office five days a week, virtual office technologies make it possible to route an employee's call to their home office or cell phone through a virtual receptionist—without missing a beat.

Second, virtual offices mean you can scout for talent beyond the borders of your city, your state, or even your country. With virtual office providers like Davinci Virtual spanning the globe, it's possible to stay connected to employees and present a uniform business presence no matter where in the world your employees live and work.

So while the U.S. continues to work its way toward a full economic recovery, begin thinking now how the concepts of flex work, telecommuting and the virtual office could give you a competitive advantage in the hiring process. You'll be glad you did.
Read more...

Will Virtual Offices Make their Debut at CTIA?

The CTIA show is underway in Las Vegas this week. But for all the new Android-powered mobile phones, netbooks and other electronics devices, there is yet a set of innovative technologies that won’t be featured at the show: virtual offices.

Virtual offices are based on cost-saving technologies that aim to help entrepreneurs, small and large businesses alike do business more efficiently. Whether you are starting up a new firm or expanding into new markets, virtual office technologies can help you do more with less.

Virtual offices are more than just a prestigious business address and an 800 number. Virtual office systems include live answering and call forwarding services, access to high-tech conference rooms and even the availability of video conferencing and Live Web Chat services.

Virtual offices are changing the face of the office scene as companies look for ways to cut costs, drive operational efficiencies, and even recruit talent in remote locations by allowing them to work from a home office in their current city rather transfer to your corporate headquarters. Virtual offices are also a professional option in today’s mobile world, where road warriors may not spend much time at headquarters, but still need mail pick up and call forwarding services.

So while the CTIA continues to showcase the latest technological bells and whistles, keep in mind that virtual offices may not seem sexy, but they are faithful to serve the communications needs of your growing company.
Read more...