Make Saving Money and Staying Connected this Summer a Breeze with Wardair Direct
It’s safe to say Summer 2022 is well and truly back with bang. We’re either jetting off on holiday or a lot of people are working remotely from Europe on “Hybrid Holidays”. If you’ll be keeping an eye on your business while poolside this summer, you’ll not be alone. One look at these stats and you can see why it’s more important than ever to stay connected when you’re abroad
• 27% of Brits surveyed plan to work remotely from Europe this year*
• 76% of those planning to work remotely in Europe will take ‘hybrid holidays’ – adding remote working days to their breaks*
• 37% of remote workers say working from Europe will make them more productive*
• 58% of those planning to work remotely in Europe are seeking a better work/life balance*.
Your Smart Guide to Working in Europe.
Pack your swimsuit, load up your flip flops, dust of the sunglasses and leave the business to us. This is our guide on how to make this summer abroad stress free, more secure and all the while, saving some money.
Pick the Tech that Works for You.
We’re sure you’ll have adapter plugs at the ready, but here’s some new tech that might change your sunshine setup.
- Urozetta Portable Wi-Fi Hotspot
The best mobile hotspot with no SIM needed. Open up their App on your phone, top up credit as you need and connect to their Cloud Wi-Fi (No hidden roaming charges).
- Ray-Ban Stories Sunglasses
Put simply, the Ray-Ban Stories are a pair of shades that include open air speakers that pumps your favourite music and phone calls into your ear (there’s also a microphone for phone calls, etc.), as well as a pair of 5-megapixel cameras discretely mounted on the front so you can stay immersed in the moment be it on a business site or stood watching your favourite band.
- Anker PowerCore III 10K Wireless Charger
Trying to save every drop of your smartphone’s battery when it’s cruising dangerously close to empty is the kind of mental trauma we could all do without while travelling. With a full-sized USB port, a USB-C port and a wireless charging pad, this thing can charge up to three devices simultaneously to ensure you have enough juice for whatever adventure lies ahead.
Digital Ready - Apps for Flexible Working.
Send cybercriminals packing. With the change in working habits brought on by the pandemic, cybercrime is more widespread than ever. So abroad or at home, it’s more important than ever to keep your devices secure. Get McAfee Multi Access with Wardair Direct and O2, and you’ll have access to support from the O2 Business Gurus.
- Microsoft Teams
For Video Conferencing & Collaboration. The free version comes with up to 60-minute meetings for up to 100 participants. While Teams can be used for Video Conferencing, it can also be used for Collaboration between you and your colleagues. Share files, co-author and edit contentsimultaneously and automatically save everyone’s changes, communicate in real- time. Get McAfee Multi Access with Wardair Direct and O2, and you’ll have access to support from the O2 Business Gurus.
Best to stay secure. A Virtual Private Network, or VPN. With more staff working from home than ever, the in-house IT team is no longer the all-encompassing safety net it once was, as remote workers look to access company data & files from their own home. Supporting up to five devices per user & an app that can be synced across several devices, Express VPN is always ranked among the top VPN picks out there, with high- speed servers in over 94 countries accounting for its reliability. As a plus, a VPN can allow you to watch English TV while abroad through your apps such as BBC iPlayer & SkyGo. Win, win.
Tariffs That Work For You, Not Against.
The right tariff is the all-important tool that makes everything come together, while hopefully saving you some money.
- Roam freely in Europe
The 5 most popular European destinations to work remotely are Spain, France, Italy, Portugal and Germany. All are covered by O2's Europe Zone, where you can still take advantage of EU roaming at no extra charge, up to 35GB**. Perfect if your Wi- Fi has a moment or you need to check just what you’re ordering from the menu. Get Free Roming access with Wardair Direct on any O2 tariff
Wherever you’re heading this summer, have the best time.
* This was a percentage of those intending to work remotely in Europe 2022 remote working survey: A survey of 2,000 UK adults who normally work in an office or at home was carried out online on behalf of Virgin Media O2 by OnePoll between the 4th – 10th February 2022.