What is a virtual office?

A virtual office is a set of interconnected tools that centralize organizational, communication and collaboration data, accessible anytime through different devices (computer, smartphone, tablet, etc.) and interfaces (Web, IMAP, WebDAV, CalDAV, CardDAV, etc.). These tools include a calendar, an address book, email, documents storage and exchange, discussion forums, to-do list, etc.

A truly online application, the virtual office can always be accessed by the end user via the Cloud model. The application can be used through a simple Web browser, without any other specific software installed (plug-ins, etc.). Until today, most companies managed their own communication and collaboration system internally (messaging, workflow management, contacts, clients lists, etc.). This system was generally closed and physically linked to the company. Generally, there was no access to these systems from outside company premises.

Using Internet technologies, the virtual office proposes a radical approach -- shared infrastructures centralized data allow both inter-company data exchange and a secured access from remote anywhere, anytime. In doing so, this approach generates important cost reductions.

 

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