Mobile devices were the first major enabler into building flexible or remote workplaces. And… well, that makes sense given their name.
With the abundance of cloud-based apps now available to businesses, the modern workplace has redefined itself. Whether it’s your actual office, the local cafe or in your PJ’s in bed, the definition of a work environment is largely defined by access to two things; internet and quietness.
Like your mobile phone, you can now bring your work tools with you. Here at Cradle, we use exclusively cloud based apps, whether it’s HubSpot for customer management, Xero for accounting and invoicing, Slack for internal communications, Stripe for billing and of course Cradle for calling - the list goes on, and on… and on… we’re currently using around 20 different cloud-based apps to run our business. And the result is that I’m writing this article at Xero’s new community space - Rewired - while my team are in San Francisco and I’m without any barriers to doing my work. It’s magic.
What hasn’t developed well with a changing workplace is how a business phone line can be accessed when your team who serve that number leave the office. When your team leave the office, they largely default to using their mobile devices and their own personal mobile number.
This is the part where it seems we’re shamelessly promoting how Cradle works but here’s why we’re talking about it:
How we solve these issues is largely due to how Cradle is built. Cradle has apps that work on your favourite devices - windows or macOS laptops (or desktops) and your iOS or Android devices - which means we can leverage the hardware you already have to make sure that landline or toll free number calls can reach you and the team, wherever you are and on your choice of device.
So, it can be so much easier. If you’re interested in speaking about whether Cradle is right for you, let’s chat.