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Do You Get Dressed Up to Work in a Virtual Office?

TORONTO—I work from a virtual office—and I wear comfortable clothing when I do. No, I don’t work in my pajamas but I do not get all gussied up in the same way I would if I worked in a traditional office space, either.

How about you? Well, if you are like me and most other virtual office workers you don’t break out a skirt and blouse (or suit and tie) to go to work. Bu some do. Indeed, a TeamViewer survey reveals that 1 percent of Americans admit that they wear a suit and tie or professional attire when telecommuting.

I suppose if you have to do Skype or WebEx conference calls it makes sense to get dressed up to go to work in your virtual office because, well, the world will see you in all your glory. But if you don’t have an important web conference, why would you get all dressed up to work in a virtual office?

I suppose, at some level, it’s about feeling the part. But most Americans who work from virtual offices don’t go to all the trouble. According to the survey, Americans dress like this while working from their virtual office:

66.8% wear a T-shirt and jeans
26/68% wear pajamas
33.4% wear sweatpants
11.26% wear business casual attire

So what about you? What do you wear when you work from a virtual office? As for me, I am wearing cargo pants and a gap T-shirt.
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Hong Kong Virtual Offices Finding Niche Users

HONG KONG—Hong Kong virtual offices are all the rage—and there are plenty of prestigious virtual office locations to choose from. Indeed, at various price ranges there is something for every virtual office user.

One recommended location on the luxury side is at Minmetals Tower Executive Centre. This virtual office space is located in China Minmetals Tower, which was built in 1991. This 17-story office tower has a glass exterior that demands attention. It’s an impressive location indeed to hold meetings and an impressive street address to include on your business cards.

China Minmetals Tower is located in Tsim Sha Tsui, a transport hub that’s close to East Tsim Sha Tsui station. There is also underground access to the MTR, fast connections to the Kowloon Airport Express station, and access to the East Rail system. The Hong Kong tower is also close to the Central Cross Harbour tunnel.

You can rent Hong Kong virtual office space from Davinci Virtual at Minmetals Tower Executive Centre. Located at 79 Chatham Road South in Hong Kong, Davinci offers virtual offices there for prices starting at just $210 a month.

This Hong Kong virtual office package includes a prime business address, mail and package receipt, access to a business support center, and a lobby greeter to welcome any guests who come to pick up or drop off packages and more.

This virtual office space in Hong Kong also makes available conference room rental for $25 to $45 an hour and day time office space for $10 to $35 an hour. You can use your Hong Kongvirtual office address for business cards, licensing, websites and other public materials. With Davinci Virtual, you also get access to a network of more than 3,000 meeting rooms worldwide.
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Davinci Targets Mobile Workers With New Virtual Office Website

SALT LAKE CITY, UT—When mobile workers talk, we listen! And mobile workers are talking—on smartphones. But mobile workers are doing much more than talking on their smartphones, they are searching for products and services that make their lives easier.

That’s why Davinci Virtual Office Solutions has rolled out its first website exclusively designed for smartphone-toting mobile workers. The new site has been built from the ground up to give iPhone and Android smart phone visitors an easy to navigate and properly formatted website experience.

"The release of Davinci's new website designed exclusively for mobile smart phone users shows our commitment to provide visitors with the best website experience possible,” says Bill Grodnik, CEO of Davinci Virtual. “We have seen a very strong increase in web searches performed from mobile devices so it was only logical to build a site that is designed for it.”

With the mobile worker population set to reach 1.3 billion by 2015, according to IDC, Davinci Virtual Office Solutions is priming the pump. We understand that virtual office technologies are part and parcel of the productive mobile worker’s mandate. By offering a mobile-friendly website, mobile workers and other entrepreneurs on the run can find what they need in a few clicks and with a clean presentation.

Davinci Virtual provides virtual office solutions to over 10,000 companies and entrepreneurs in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Central America, Asia and Australia. The company also offers virtual live receptionist services, hosted business phone solutions, virtual assistant support, live web chat and over 900 virtual office locations including virtual offices in London, NYC, Los Angeles, virtual offices in San Francisco and any other metropolitan area throughout the world. Over 25,000 clients have chosen Davinci for their Live Receptionist Services, Prime Business Addresses and Flexible Meeting Spaces needs.

"Our customer base is mainly comprised of mobile professionals and entrepreneurs on the go,” Grodnik adds. “We always need to look at how we best interact with them.”
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Virtual Office Technologies Empowering Mobile Workers

LOS ANGELES—Do you use virtual office technologies as part of your daily work? If you work from a virtual office like me, chances are your answer is yes.

According to a TeamViewer survey, telecommuting Americans have expectations from virtual office solutions. Here are a few of those expectations:

45% want remote control of their computer desktops at work
43.48% want mobile access to files both at work and at home
40.32% want the ability to participate in office meetings as if they were in the same room
39.92% want the ability to print remotely
37.55% want the ability to work on a document through screen-sharing
37.15% want face-to-face video communication with colleagues and clients

What about you? What do you expect from your virtual office technology? What virtual office technologies do you currently use?

I have an app on my phone that lets me remote control my computer desktop no matter where I am. And through virtual office technologies like Dropbox I can get mobile access to my files from anywhere. With Skype or WebEx I can participate in office meetings as if I was in the same room.

Virtual office technologies are out there to make your life easier when working from a virtual office or some other remote location. Virtual office technologies are typically low-cost, especially in the age of cloud computing. So what are you waiting for? If you haven’t tapped into the power of virtual office technologies, now is the time to get started.
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Virtual Office Users Make Laundry List of Benefits

TORONTO—What would you say if I told you that half of telecommuters feel they are more productive working from home? What’s more, 23 percent are sure they are more productive. So says a TeamViewer survey.

This is no surprise to me. I work in a virtual office—and I work with a lot of virtual office users—and we all have the same story. Not only do we think we are more productive working from a virtual office—we know we are.

The survey also reveals that 45 percent of Americans believe the average telecommuter saves 21 to 50 miles per day in travel time. On top of that, 80 percent of Americans say saving money on gas and having no daily commute are among the biggest benefits of working from home. Indeed, there are many benefits to working from a virtual office. Here are a few more virtual office users cited in the survey:

53.56% cite improved work/life balance
51.98% cite lower stress and better health
50.4% cite the ability to complete household chores (e.g., laundry) while working
37.5% cite no involvement in office gossip
25.49% cite ability to be near children during the daytime

I can attest to all of these benefits of working in a virtual office. And there are many more. Some of the benefits come from the ability to tap into virtual office technologies. In tomorrow’s post, we’ll take a look at how virtual office technologies empower remote workers.
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