Life beyond lockdown: Preparing for long-term remote working


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After several months of lifestyle changes, extended time at home and drastically modified working routines, many of us might be excused for forgetting what life was like before the global Covid-19 pandemic emerged.

But with lockdown measures now beginning to ease, businesses are faced with some big decisions around their return to work strategy as part of the ‘new normal’. Here are a few key considerations to keep top of mind if you're thinking of implementing remote working long-term.

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Smart meeting rooms stake their claim as part of the new normal


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It might have been a little while since you experienced the classic meeting room setting, a hub within your office where groups of people gather to share ideas, collaborate on projects and make decisions together.

Now, as businesses make their plans for a return to work, they are embracing new audio and visual technologies to revamp the meeting room experience to meet the needs of both office-based and remote workers.

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How our ERP helps us see the whole picture


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Recent global events have demanded a rapid response from business leaders, as well as the fast adoption of new routines, something which has proven to be more difficult for some organisations than others. Appropriate contingency plans play a major role in shortening response times in moments of crisis, and central to this is the implementation of the right tools to support your business.

We’ve always been big fans of NetSuite, the cloud-based ERP we use to run our own business, but it’s safe to say that our appreciation has only grown in recent times as a result of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

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Cloud telephony: exploring the value of a flexible phone system


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In recent weeks many businesses have adopted new practices to assist with home working, moving quickly to action an existing continuity plan to help their team work effectively from outside of the office. Although these cover a number parts of an IT estate, one often overlooked area is the business' telephony response, but a cloud-based solution can offer peace of mind and flexibility.

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Microsoft Teams: our top 4 features


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Your people are keen to collaborate. They want to communicate quickly, share their ideas in one place and work together in real time to complete projects. As a result, giving your people the tools they need to do this has become one of IT’s top priorities, especially with so many of us now working remotely. If you’re taking your first steps with a collaboration tool, then there’s no better place to start than Microsoft Teams.

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Five top tips for end user security


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The task of securing the modern network is a continuing challenge for IT teams, especially as users increasingly look to work remotely using a multitude of mobile devices. But much as empowering your users to work the way they like and from wherever they like delivers so much reward, this inevitably exposes a greater level of business risk. The harsh reality is that no matter how secure your network, user action (either intentional or unintentional) is often the most likely cause of security breach.

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A vision for the future: How AR/VR is changing the way businesses work


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Only a few years ago the concept of virtual reality may have sounded more like something out of a science fiction film than a valuable workplace tool, but recent innovations in augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) technology are creating new possibilities for businesses that are starting to make a significant impact.

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