Philadelphia, PA, May 18, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- T. Andrews of Instant Answering Service has unveiled his companies plan to go green, conserve energy and save the environment. An independent study conducted by a local university on behalf of Instant Answering Service revealed that by employees working independently from their home while utilizing a central virtual office environment, they can help reduce power consumption and contribute to lowering the global dependence on fuel oil. Instant Answering Service is streamlining the way companies operate by enhancing their virtual office service to accommodate the next generation of how businesses do business. Based on future projections on the popularity of businesses utilizing a virtual office work environment, Instant Answering Service is specifically upgrading their virtual office service with a $250,000 equipment and service upgrade. This includes upgrades utilizing the latest teleconferencing hardware and software, licensing for customized virtual office software, and upgrading their dedicated bandwidth and lines at their call center location to a fiber optic service.
In an interview on the subject, T. Andrews said “We feel the going green attitude is not a fad, it’s a new way of life and looking at the future. The milieu surrounding this idea is one of hope for the future. Every company needs to do its part so future generations will have as beautiful of an environment as we have today. Instant Answering Service is no different. We are preparing for the future of the virtual office and will be ready when companies realize they don’t need to be in an office to succeed. Technological enhancements will truly change the way we do business and will intimately help save, not harm, the environment.”
Automobile exhaust is one of the most strenuous sources of atmospheric pollution. If employees can work from home and still have the luxury of accessing all of their mail, faxes, and messages electronically, we will all be able to help save the environment. Years ago, telecommuting was seen as a solution to the environmental crisis. Earth day preached about car pooling to work, saving energy, and conserving expensive fuel. As a result, telecommuting has become increasingly popular throughout the United States. This ideology was so popular that an act dubbed the “Clean Air Act of 1996” was enacted required companies with over 100 employees to encourage employee car pools, use of public transportation, four day work weeks, and telecommuting. Telecommuting was seen as a solution to traffic congestion and environmental corruption. They believe the advent of the virtual office service is the next evolution of the concept.
With the advent of the internet, email, faxing, teleconferencing, and other technical advances, more and more companies are allowing employees to work in their own homes, away from the office. The increasing amount of lap top computers and hand held communications devices has made working outside of the office a cost effective option. Businesses can save overhead by cutting down on employees while helping the environment by reducing power consumption and environmental pollution. Virtual office services provide a central meeting place for employees via teleconferencing and powerful CRM software provides a system for employers to check on the progress of employees tasks without being physically in the same location. And, a central receptionist with the ability to dispatch calls to the appropriate parties within the company means the business will still have a professional appearance, even though no one employee is working in the same location.
They see the virtual office service as the future of the going green mentality and are proud to be pioneers. Employees will save time, trouble, and expense of driving back and forth to work. Employers will relish in the extra time employees can work as cutting out commuting time will give the employee person an extra hour and a half each day to use for more productive uses. Finally, the environment will benefit as working at home reduces gasoline consumption, power consumption, and overall dependence on natural resources.