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Davinci Virtual Office Solutions Rolls Out Live Answering User Interface

SALT LAKE CITY—Here at Davinci Virtual Office Solutions, we’re always looking for new ways to help you make the most of virtual office technologies. With that in mind, we’re proud to introduce our new customer messaging and management interface.

This is a really cool improvement for our Live Answering clients that will make it easier for you to tap into your virtual office technologies no matter where you are.

Here’s how the new client communications portal works: You can access and manage your Live Answering messaging tools, including call routing, unified messaging with digital voicemail, voicemail to email, email, online fax, fax to email, conferencing platform, notifications and more. The portal is fully integrated into our secure account management site.

"The release of Davinci's new customer communications portal completes the 2012 web development schedule for Davinci Virtual Office Solutions," says Bill Grodnik, CEO of Davinci Virtual. "Our customer base is mainly comprised of mobile professionals and entrepreneurs on the go. It is critical that we put all messaging and control options at their fingertips wherever they may be ... we will continue to develop applications for the new work environment.”

Davinci Virtual provides virtual office technologies to the masses—more than 10,000 companies and entrepreneurs in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Central America, Asia and Australia to be exact. We offer more than 900 virtual office locations including virtual offices in NYC, virtual offices in Los Angeles, virtual offices in Miami, virtual offices San Francisco and any other metropolitan area throughout the world.

Can you see why we’re the leading provider of turnkey virtual communications and virtual office solutions? We are the one stop virtual office technologies shop, offering local or toll-free telephone and fax numbers, digital voicemail, electronic fax, email, online command center, unified messaging, conferencing, voicemail to email, fax to email, professional live receptionist services, virtual assistants, live call answering, screening and forwarding, find me, follow me, surveys, live web chat, outbound calling, customer service, appointment scheduling, order taking, and much more.

Virtual Offices Help PR Firm Attract, Retain Top Talent

TORONTO—I was just reading an article in the Financial Post about telecommuting from a virtual office. Denise Deveau penned the article entitled, “Telework: A productivity alternative that this close to home.”

Deveau chronicles Mary Keating, who says the deal clincher for taking an executive role at Hill + Knowlton Strategies a decade ago was a telecommuting option.

“Ten years ago, allowing employees the flexibility to work remotely was more the exception than the rule. The image of the teleworker was bleak: Managers envisioned a person watching TV at home, or juggling children and household chores while catching a phone call in between,” Deveau reports.
“But attitudes have changed rather dramatically in recent years, says Kate Lister, president of telework consulting company Global Workplace Analytics in Carlsbad, Calif.

“The recession has created a turnaround in thinking. Before, nobody talked about telework in terms of productivity. It was all about hiring and retaining the best talent, reducing turnover and improving work-life balance. Secondary was sustainability and real estate.”

Virtual offices have come a long way over the past decade. Indeed, virtual offices are proven to drive productivity, help attract and retain the best and brightest talent, reduce turnover and improve work-life balance—and, of course, drive sustainability and lower real estate costs.

Virtual offices helped Hill + Knowlton attract Keating, and I’m sure many others. What about your company? Are you missing out on opportunities to drive productivity and retain top workers because you haven’t yet adopted telecommuting and virtual offices? If so, it’s never too late to start.

Virtual Office Use Sparking Billion-Dollar GDP Growth in Australia

SYDNEY—Who would have thought that virtual office use could contribute so much to a nation's economy? But that’s the case in Australia.

Indeed, Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard considers telecommuting from virtual offices to be the key to Australia's gross domestic product growth. Specifically, she predicts over $3.2 billion in growth and anticipates more than 25,000 new jobs in coming years.

Gillard says the Australian public service sector is “harnessing the benefits of new technology and work patterns will be important for Australia if we are to embrace the opportunities of the Asian century."

American small businesses can also prosper through allowing employees to telecommute from a virtual office. In the recent blog post entitled, "ABCs of Telecommuting," The Business Finance Store discusses the benefits of opening a business up to telecommuting and virtual office space.

“One of the interesting things about telecommuting is the fact that people who enjoy learning about technology are very attracted to telecommuting. Since some of them assume they’ll be using their current or past technology at work, they are more likely to join your company and may not need extensive training or new equipment,” the post says.

“Smart employees who have experience telecommuting or who go out of their way to stay current with new computers or software are very productive. Many companies are hiring them over other potential job candidates and letting them work remotely. This means no relocation costs and fewer office equipment expenses. The savings per person are limitless with the right staff. Just re-evaluate which positions can be done remotely and you’ll start saving instantly.”

Indeed, American companies are already starting to adopt telecommuting from a virtual office. Virtual office use is on the rise in the United States, in Sydney and in many other areas of the world because it drives employee productivity to new heights—and, as it turns out, can impact a nation’s economy.

Yee Wo Street Virtual Offices in Hong Kong Put You in Middle of Action

HONG KONG—When you office on Yee Wo Street, you have immediate prestige. Yee Wo Street in Hong Kong is a street in East Point and Causeway Bay at Hennessey Road—and it’s one of the busiest areas of Hong Kong.

There’s some history behind Yee Wo  Street. Yeewo was the Cantonese name of a Qing Dynasty hong established way back in 1783. The road was named "Kasuga-dori" when Japan occupied Hong Kong but was reverted to its original name after the Japanese army surrendered and left. This area might remind you of the hustle and bustle of New York City.

You can rent Hong Kong virtual office space from Davinci Virtual at Yee Wo Street Office. Located at 68 Yee Wo Street in Hong Kong, Davinci offers virtual offices there for prices starting at just $75 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 Kong virtual 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.

Happy Thanksgiving From My Virtual (Mobile) Office

ORLANDO—I’m not working in my virtual office today, but I am still tapping into virtual office technologies to keep abreast of breaking news. After all, it’s what I do.

Virtual office workers tend to stay more plugged in—and therefore more productive—than traditional office workers. Well, that’s partially my opinion based on my personal experience and partially my view after reading so many studies about how modern workers keep checking email even during vacation.

I am a cross between a mobile worker and a virtual office worker, I suppose. In any case, virtual office technologies are what keep me up and running whether I am sitting in front of my large-screen Mac or working remotely on my iPad.

I wonder how many virtual office workers are like me, constantly checking social media, Facebook and even using web conferencing to stay in touch with far-away family over the Thanksgiving holiday? Give me a shout if you are tapping into virtual office technologies this Thanksgiving—even if you aren’t actually working.

My guess is virtual office technologies are blurring the lines between working and playing. In any case, I’ll be back to my virtual office tomorrow to offer more virtual office perspectives you can trust.