The common myths of working from home debunked

Modern technology has slowly led to a rise in people working from home. However, many employers still focus heavily on office-based work, assuming that employees will not be as productive at home. Negative misconceptions like this are what make employers resist the trend, despite protestations from those that would prefer home working, which is growing in popularity; 74% of workers now say they would quit their job if offered more flexible options elsewhere.

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How to stay focused when working from home

As the COVID-19 outbreak became more widespread, millions of employees had to shift to working from home. Although some are now returning to the office, there are still a handful of individuals who are remaining at home to work, whether that be because they are at risk, their offices are staying closed or they simply don’t feel comfortable about returning to the office. Furthermore, with localised lockdowns and an increase in cases throughout Europe, there is always a chance that localised lockdowns will come into force at a moment’s notice.

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Microsoft 365 developments to get excited about

On 21st April 2020, in what they describe as a “natural evolution”, Microsoft completed the rebrand of the hugely popular Office 365 service. In a modest change, the suite drops the word ‘Office’ in favour of ‘Microsoft’ – becoming Microsoft 365.

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Zoom vs Microsoft Teams: What is best for your business?

Video conferencing and workplace collaboration platforms have hit new highs in recent months due to new working from home policies, social distancing and government lockdowns as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, it was reported that video conferencing apps saw a record 62M downloads during one week in March. While they are hitting new highs, the debate we are finding business owners and senior management having is no longer between Skype for Business and Cisco but rather Microsoft Teams and Zoom.

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How does Cloud CCTV Recording work?

In a previous blog, we discussed Cloud CCTV and how it works for businesses. We discussed how Cloud CCTV differs from “traditional” CCTV, how it works for the end user, and how you can take advantage of this service. In this blog, we will go slightly further, describing exactly how the recording function of Cloud CCTV works in a technical sense. This blog will help you to understand where your CCTV recordings go, what effect that has on your internet bandwidth, and what the differences are between our two packages: VideoIT Essentials and VideoIT Advanced.

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Microsoft Teams: Keeping you working through the coronavirus pandemic

Over the last few weeks, COVID-19 (or Coronavirus) has grown into a global pandemic, impacting millions across the world. As a result, organisations are being advised to adopt home working strategies to help prevent the spread of the disease. Although some businesses find remote working a challenge, how can you keep doing business remotely?

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6 reasons why you need Hosted Desktops in your organisation

With the current global advice surrounding COVID-19, workforces are being urged to work from home. Fortunately, there has never been a more secure, simple and mobile way to work than using a Hosted Desktop.

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Coronavirus: 5 tips to ensure your business is ready for home working.

Coronavirus (or COVID-19) is continuing to send ripple effects around the world and has now impacted people in more than 40 countries. After a recent rise in cases in the UK, organisations are beginning to plan for an Italy-style lockdown to help prevent the spread of the disease. Big brands are leading the way with this decision, with the likes of Twitter, Google and Sony already closing offices and urging staff to work from home.

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The pros and cons of BYOD in the workplace

BYOD is something more and more employees and employers are becoming familiar with. However, even if you don’t know what it means yet, the possibility that you already do it is high. In fact, according to Microsoft, two out of three employees utilise BYOD in the workplace. Interested in finding out how our Hosted Desktop can enhance the security in your organisation? Download our FREE White Paper >>

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5 ways to strengthen teamwork in the workplace

Teamwork and collaboration remain one of the most undervalued and underutilised workplace tactics. Employees prefer to work by themselves to get work done without any external interruptions. However, by doing this it can be difficult for a business to progress – 86% of employees and executives believe that lack of collaboration or ineffective communication are responsible for workplace failures.

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