Post Covid 19 – Moving To Greener Pastures Reducing Your Businesses Carbon Footprint

12th June 2020

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We’ve All Been Made Aware What Lockdowns Have Done For The Planet.

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Carbon dioxide emissions have fallen dramatically since lockdowns were imposed around the world due to the coronavirus crisis, research has shown.

Daily emissions of greenhouse emissions plunged 17% by early April compared with 2019 levels, according to the first definitive study of global carbon output this year.

The findings show the world has experienced the sharpest drop in carbon output since records began, with large sections of the global economy brought to a near standstill. When the lockdown was at its most stringent, in some country’s emissions fell by just over a quarter on average, while In the UK the decline was about 31%.

Now that were are emerging from the other side of lockdowns a rise in levels is inevitable however, businesses have an opportunity to play a major part in slowing this increase by adopting the latest tech. Allowing employees to continue working remotely, in turn decreasing their own carbon footprint allows businesses not only do more for the planet but continue their own efficiencies and productivity.

Utilising tech like hosted desktop and hosted phone systems allows for greater flexibility for many companies reducing not only emissions via employee travel but reduces costs and emissions from commercial buildings. Not only does remote working reduce carbon footprints it has an impact on the drain of natural resources via the reduction in oil etc used for vehicles and public transport.

Elite Group has numerous options when it comes to supporting remote working environments like ‘Teams Talk’ and Microsoft 365 combined with Hosted Virtual Desktop. Investing in the right technology and innovations can help your business grow, increasing performance and profitability creating a bright greener future for everyone.


Start With Hosted Desktop

Elite’s Virtual Hosted Desktop looks and feels like a regular system but runs from our secure data centres providing an instant and secure solution for Remote Working. Our research shows that businesses who deploy the Elite Virtual Hosted Desktop increase staff productivity by at least 10%.

With Elite’s Virtual Hosted Desktop your office really can be operated from anywhere, anytime! Developed with security, performance and reliability at the forefront, Elite Group’s Virtual Hosted Desktop is the perfect remote working business solution.

Operating in a secure Windows 10 multi-session environment, the Elite Virtual Hosted Desktop enables staff access from anywhere, with just a few simple clicks. It looks and feels like a regular desktop or laptop but runs from our secure data centres providing you with an instant solution for Remote Working. The Elite Virtual Hosted Desktop hosts all your business applications (such as Sage Accounts, Payroll, CRM, ERP systems, HR systems etc.) and includes Microsoft 365 and email as standard.

Data security is our primary focus. The Elite Virtual Hosted Desktop is secure, with built-in protection against viruses, ransomware and malware attacks. Our systems are penetration tested by independent 3rd party experts to ensure they are not vulnerable to external hackers. Working with Elite means you benefit from access to our dedicated technical consultants and fully certified engineers, providing your business with the same levels of support you would expect from your own in-house IT team. Our team take the pain away from system patching and software updates, by managing these outside of normal business hours or times that suit your business.

Maximise the productivity of your staff by enabling full access to your IT systems from anywhere, on any device. Our research shows that businesses who deploy the Elite Virtual Hosted Desktop increase staff productivity by at least 10%. This is because they have access to their full suite of applications and data wherever they are. The Elite Virtual Hosted Desktop also provides your business and staff with the flexibility to work the hours that suit them most.

Increase your profitability through a combination of increased staff productivity and our unique system optimisation solution, which works by providing a full breakdown of your system usage, detailing your exact infrastructure requirements. This enables us to optimise your cloud system usage, so you don’t pay for infrastructure you don’t use or need. We are also able to suspend services during times you don’t use them, delivering a true pay-as-you-go solution.


Now Add Microsoft Teams For Collaboration And Teams Talk For Calls



Chat from anywhere

Share your opinion and your personality. Send gifs, stickers, and emojis in a group chat or in one-to-one messages.

Meet from anywhere

Instantly go from group chat to video conference with the touch of a button. Teams of 10 or 10,000 can meet in one place, no matter how many places they’re in.

Call from anywhere

Never yell “who just joined?!” ever again. Use Teams calling, Phone System, Calling Plan, or Direct Routing to take the stress out of conference calls.

Collaborate from anywhere

Never do that frantic, searching-for-files thing ever again. In Teams, you can access, share, and edit Word docs, PowerPoint, and Excel files in real time.

‘Researchers like Dr Fiona Kerr have found that eye contact and physical connection with another human increases dopamine and decreases the stress hormone cortisol. Her research shows that you can even physically calm someone down simply by looking them in the eye. So as the world works remotely, it is no surprise people are turning on video in Teams meetings two times more than before many of us began working from home full-time. We’ve also seen total video calls in Teams grow by over 1,000 per cent in the month of March.’


Host online meetings 1:1, teams, and live events up to 10,000 people—with consistent experiences across platforms. Messaging across all your devices for continuity and ease of use plus, integrate the apps you’re using! Bring the apps and services you love into Teams to create a hub for teamwork.



Teams Talk utilises carrier-grade infrastructure to deliver an always-on service allowing you to dial any external number and receive calls directly into your Microsoft Teams environment. Teams Talk is a flexible, accessible and cost-effective alternative to other calling plans allowing you to make calls anywhere to anyone.

Teams Talk unlocks the full potential of Microsoft Teams by enabling feature-rich voice services in a simple price per user model. Teams Talk enables many features associated with traditional voice platforms into Microsoft Teams giving businesses one tool for all internal and external collaboration and communication needs.

Elite Call Manager offers powerful business continuity as standard, giving you the ability to manage your entire number estate and all aspects of your inbound calls. It enables you to consolidate all your numbers onto a single platform, meaning that you’ll never miss a call.

Each Teams Talk license comes bundled with up to 2000 inclusive UK Local & National minutes + 2000 mobile minutes, helping you to improve your business profitability. Allowing you to forecast communication budgets more effectively and target spends more efficiently.

Teams Talk with Elite Group offers even better than the standard amount of calls through Microsoft calling plans enabling UK businesses even better value on a system that will enhance workflows and collaboration.

Hunt groups, IVRs and call queuing are just some of the basic features of the Teams Talk service. Advanced call routing through the native SIP Trunk Call Manager application offers enterprise grade call routing and even more business continuity options.

Communicate with your internal staff and external customers through one application allowing for complete business continuity and client satisfaction.

Teams Talk allows remote working by delivering external voice services and advanced features through your Microsoft Teams client from any location across any device transforming Teams into a full collaborative solution, so you never miss a call. This kind of collaboration and communication enables a business as usual approach no matter where you are, be it home, office or in the field.

With improved efficiency utilising one platform, Microsoft Teams in conjunction with Teams Talk combines to create the perfect Collaboration & Communication platform.


Never has there been a better time to create a more productive efficient and greener business! Elite Group has experts ready to support your business, all it takes is one phone call!