Euphoria Telecom has introduced tools for entrepreneurs to become digital nomads. They can now use technology to earn a living and conduct their life in a nomadic manner.
Digital nomad is a revolutionary term that has grown in popularity around the world and refers to location independent business people who use wireless digital technologies to perform their jobs.
Euphoria Telecom CEO, George Golding, says many professionals in South Africa have started to follow the group movement that is known as ‘digital nomads’, “Thanks to cheap and wireless Internet access, smartphones, and voice over Internet protocol (VoIP), being a digital nomad isn’t as impossible as it might sound.”
With these technological advances, digital nomads can work remotely wherever they live or travel and can easily keep in contact with clients and employers.
“This means the end of the rat race grind of cubicle and commute,” he says. “They wake up, open their computers, and have a good full day’s work from anywhere in the world while enjoying the benefits of first-world income and developing-world cost of living.”
Euphoria has realised that many companies, entrepreneurs and developers in South Africa are finding new ways of doing business. This includes the adoption of the exponentially rising trend of remote working. With this in mind, Euphoria offers a proprietary cloud-based business telephone system, together with PBX and VoIP products, that enable greater mobility for the workforce and remote working.
These services allow individuals to work location independent as all calls coming into the business’s geographic number can be directed to a digital receptionist or a hunt list.
When the PBX needs to connect to an employee, it contacts them directly on their mobile device by sending the call over the mobile network (GSM) instead of an Internet connection.
“Essentially, all employees’ direct extensions become their mobile numbers, and these calls are routed directly to their mobile phones. The digital nomad will then still be able to manage the call as if working from an office PBX,” he explains.
This includes functions like being part of a hunt list and access to the business IVR menu, and they can also perform attended or blind transfers to colleagues – mobile or office-based. The key advantage is that even once a call has been routed to the employee’s mobile number, they still remain in control of the call. This means the employee can still transfer the call.
“By using Euphoria’s PBX solutions, entrepreneurs can now become digital nomads and work with impeccable views from any of their favourite South African destinations,” he concludes.