Increasing numbers of Australians are deciding to work from home. Working from home can help to improve your work-life balance and can help you to avoid the stress of your daily commute to work. The increase in the number of people working from home is largely thanks to advances in technology which mean that people no longer have to be in the same office in order to get a job done. However, this reliance on technology means that setting up your home office is slightly more complex than it used to be. Below is a guide to everything you need to know.
Second telephone line
When designing your home office, it is a good idea to purchase a business landline number. Doing so will mean that you can avoid handing out your home phone number to business partners and will also help to avoid a situation where another family member answers an important call. You will need to contact a telephone company who will be able to send out a contractor to complete this work for you. The contractor will run a new wire from the nearest telephone exchange into your house and will then assign a new phone number to this connection. The engineer will also install a phone socket on the wall in your new home office so you can attach a handset. You may also want to request that the telephone engineer sets up a call-forwarding system which will send any calls made to your business line onto your mobile if you are out of the office.
You may also want to consider installing new data cables so you can have access uninterrupted to the internet. If you attempt to use your family data cable, it is possible that an important video conference call may be interrupted or slowed down by your child playing online video games which take up a lot of bandwidth. A telephone engineer will be able to install a second data cable for you so you can be certain you have reliable access to the internet. Also, by separating out your data provider from your home internet provider, will make billing your company for expenses much easier. If you need assistance when setting up your video phone or webcam, the telephone contractor will be able to lend a hand.
For more advice and information, you should contact a telephone engineer, like one from One Step Ahead Communications, today.
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