15 Business Virtualization Tools That Will Simplify Your Operations

Business virtualization means that your company can become a virtual or partially virtual organization. Therefore certain operations in your business will operate without the presence of yourself or one of your employees. For example, you can attend a virtual meeting instead of an actual physical meeting as a part of your business virtualization process. Here I would like to share 15 different business virtualization tools that you can start using today.

Every day on the market comes to some new technologies that can find a place in your business. Business processes are becoming more and more complex, so you need to use as much as possible business virtualization. As you pass through the next stages of the life cycle of your business, the complexity of the work is more significant. It requires a different collaboration, outsourcing, virtual employees, and offices.

We can not stop the trends of business virtualization if we want to stay on the path to success. These are trends that facilitate the operation of the business and increase the effectiveness of your business processes.

Here, are 15 tools that can help your business to utilize global business virtualization processes and become a more virtual company.

Business Virtualization: Communication/Collaboration

Gmail – One of the best email services. There are more integrated tools to organize your emails and tool for text and video chatting. You can be connected with your messages wherever you are.

Skype is a tool that has changed the world. With voice, video calls and chat system, file transfer and conference call, Skype has become a tool that must be used by entrepreneurs. With additional tools, you can record video from the calls and save your video calls.

Google Groups is the application you can use in creative ways for business purposes. You can use the groups to work on different projects where more people will share ideas, comments, and suggestions. Also, you can use them to inform employees or group of customers for various business news.

Google Docs in a new edition gives particular attention to cooperation between a group of people. Now, more people can work on a document at the same time.

Business Virtualization Tools: Photo/Video/Audio

YouTube is a video sharing site that allows you to upload your videos and easily embed that videos on your website or blog. Your task is to make a video about your product or service or to show your expertise.

BlogTalkRadio is a social radio network that allows users to host their radio programs and connect quickly and directly with their audience. Through telephone and computer, you can create a free radio program. You can record the show and can use on your blog or website.

Burst – Burst offers free stock photos for personal, educational, and commercial use. Browse thousands of photos and check back frequently as new ones are added weekly. With Burst, you get stunning, professional photography for your business that is non-copyrighted and without attribution required.

Canva – Except the opportunity to use Canva to create beautiful designs and document, you can use it also to find millions of high-quality stock photos to create beautiful designs. You can use Canva’s drag-and-drop feature and different layouts to design, share and print business cards, logos, presentations and more.

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Business Virtualization Tools: Data Warehousing

Adrive – This is a web application that allows you to store files from your computer to their servers. If you have reduced the space on your hard drive, you can release up to 50 GB of space using Adrive. On the other hand, you get access to your data from anywhere if you have a computer and Internet connection.

Mozy – This application provides 2 GB space without having to pay anything. It allows up to 2 GB online space and remote backups of your data.

Dropbox is another place for safe storage of various documents. The free version is limited to 2 GB of space. Sync enables all your data can be accessible by your mobile phone or computer with Internet connection.

SugarSync is a tool for online backup, file sync and sharing service that enables you to stay connected with your documents, music, photos, and videos. The free option is Sync up to 5 GB of data across an unlimited number of devices.

Business Virtualization Tools: Productivity

Google Calendar is a Google tool that allows you to set up your meetings or activities. It can send you a reminder about your activities on your email, or SMS on your mobile phone.

SurveyMonkey is a web application that will allow you to design online surveys, to spread them and analyze data from them. The free option restricts you to 100 responses and ten questions per survey.

Evernote is a tool that can help you in increasing your productivity about your ideas or events that are important to you, and you want to remember something to use in the future.

While the initial versions of these tools are free, you must first create a strategy that will answer what you need and how to use it. So, quality strategy and the use of these tools can facilitate your business life.

Dragan Sutevski

Posted by Dragan Sutevski

Dragan Sutevski is a founder and CEO of Sutevski Consulting, creating business excellence through innovative thinking. Get more from Dragan on Twitter. Contact Dragan