I love the fact that I can work from almost anywhere at any time.
You might ask – why would you want to do this? If you work in a customer satisfaction-driven service industry like I do, you want to be able to respond quickly to customer queries and resolve issues in a timely manner. You don’t want to be limited to working only in a particular location at specific times. You want to be able to take care of business anywhere and anytime.
I enjoy being able to sit in my kitchen on a Saturday morning with a freshly brewed coffee, finishing up some paperwork that I couldn’t get done Friday afternoon. I didn’t want to miss that family dinner because I had to stay at work to complete that proposal. Sure I’m working outside the traditional 9-5 but I’m working when I want to, where I want to - and that lowers my stress level and gives me better work/life balance.
I am able to start a document on my desktop at my office, continue to work on it on my laptop on the train, finish it on my tablet in my den and review it on my phone – all using native Windows applications and keeping the document in its original format.
The enabler behind all this is cloud computing and now especially: tablets, Microsoft Windows 8 and OneDrive. All my devices are connected and up to date – my apps, my data and my identity. You can accomplish this on many different platforms and devices but no-one has as seamless an experience as Microsoft. If you haven’t tried Windows 8 and OneDrive - do it now and be prepared to be pleasantly surprised!
Onward Computer Systems
5 Tips for Personalizing your Customer Relationships
Read John Krikke's blog post titled " 5 Tips for Personalizing your Customer Relationships" on Microsoft Canada's SMB website.
MPN Canada Vlog Entry 3: Interview with John Krikke
John Krikke discusses Mobility and the new 2 in 1 UltraBooks
Posted date: Aug. 17, 2013
John Krikke discusses UltraBooks - super portable notebooks
Posted date: Oct. 10, 2012
Who is Onward Computer Sytems?
Posted by OCS Staff on Jun 11, 2012
MPN Live: Seizing the SMB Cloud Opportunity through the Small Business Competency
Posted by OCS Staff on Apr 28, 2012
Jon Roskill, Kat Tillman and a panel of Microsoft partner guests have a roundtable discussion on the $94b opportunity in the SMB customer segment and how the Small Business competency will enable partners to have a cloud conversation with customers.
Jon Roskill, Corporate Vice President, Worldwide Partner Group (@Jon_Roskill)
Kat Tillman, Community Strategist, Worldwide Partner Group (@Katlen)
Leroy Collinwood, Cloud Link Solutions (@lcollinwood)
Harry Brelsford, SMB Nation (@HarryBrelsford)
John Krikke, Onward Computer Systems (@JohnKrikke)
Carl Mazzanti, eMazzanti Technologies (@eMazzanti)
Stephen Hall, District Computers (@dccomputerco)
In this edition of the MPN Canada Vlog you will here from John Krikke, Onward Computer Systems Ltd. Vice President, about how he became a PAL and more about your Small Business Specialist Community.