The rise in video conferencing platforms such as Skype or Google Hangout or your own private PBX is another great leg up to having a virtual office. No need to be on site for your team meeting, and you can have a personable brainstorming session with a colleague you have never met in person.
Cloud based email hosting is something we take for granted, but being able to log on and communicate via email on any computer or device makes the need for expensive in house server space obsolete. Small monthly fees provide @yourdomain emails for your team, with all mail backed up to the cloud.
Want to have a telephone network for your virtual office? IP telephony or voice over internet protocol (VoIP) networks allow businesses to make and receive calls via an internet connection rather than through a traditional analogue telephone system. A call answering service can also help, never miss a call and look more professional with your own virtual PA or receptionist.