Winter Remote Working

What happens to your business if you or your employees get snowed in or stranded in flood water?

Not only has your boss said it’s all right for you to stay at home, the police have actually told you to do so. Can you do anything? YES! Here are some of the possible solutions that can help you, your business and your employees.

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IP Office

With an IP Office handset, we can program your work landline to divert all calls to your IP office phone at home, so you never miss a call in or out of the office. You will also be connected to the company telephone system thus still being able to speak to colleagues and pick up transferred calls.

Mobile Workforce Solution

With Mobile Workforce your mobile device has access to everything on your work PC and telephone system. Synchronising your Office Calendar, Outlook and Task List you’re always connected with the office, without being in the office.

Mobile Email

Get more out of your business mobile internet experience and keep up with your emails where ever you are. If you’ve got the web on your phone, you’ve got email too. You can access all your business email sites through the mobile internet with an appropriate data package. It’s as easy as logging on using your PC or MAC

Mobile Internet Dongles

A strong internet connection will make working from home a breeze and with possible speeds of 7.2Mb you can keep working through all weathers. Our MiFi Dongles keep you connected at home and on the move.


Here at Lister Communications, we can not only supply you with a tablet to stay connected with but we will also set it up with a mobile data sim (for unlimited ease of use) and synchronise it with your business. Fast, easy to use and a great way to keep working from any location.

Microsoft Office 365

There are many IT solutions to keep you connected to your PC at work, with Microsoft Office 365. Almost any device can keep you connected so you’re always productive on the go. Keeping documents online means you can create and edit from home with ease.

Pocket Landline

When a call comes in and you’re not there does the business voicemail pick it up? Or would you like it to continue ringing until your mobile and your colleagues mobiles are also ringing. With the Pocket Landline solution you can have up to 7 mobiles attached to the business landline number so you never miss that all important call again.

Vehicle Tracking

Snow, ice and freezing conditions provide nightmares for most fleet managers around the country. Using vehicle tracking systems to assist with this headache is simple and easy to make happen.
Bad weather can cause untold problems with accessing all parts of your planned journey. You can use the software to assist you with mapping and relaying an alternative route. Re-routed journeys can also mean extra fuel and if unexpected delays are encountered it is likely additional fuel will also be needed. Monitoring fuel usage with the assistance of a vehicle tracker is far easier and finding a local authorised fuel supplier can also be made simpler by utilising the mapping system for real time location information.

As you can see there are multitude of technology that can assist you and your workforce to remain productive during the extremes of the winter period. Forward planning will make sure your business is on track whatever the weather!

If you would like to discover how to implement these solutions as part of your business disaster planning, Talk to us today 0800 652 4133.