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 the cloud has helped businesses throughout a pandemic

For many years, the cloud has produced a shift in the way we work. We are less reliant on offices, less reliant on “the 9-5” and less reliant on face-to-face communication. Around the world, some, however, were still reluctant and comfortable with running their business in the traditional ‘onsite server-based computing’ model – a model that while convenient, is historically known as being inflexible, often with unpredictable costs.

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UK Gov announce £20 Million In New Grants To Boost Recovery Of Small Businesses

The Coronavirus pandemic has had a profound impact on all of us, particularly in our professional lives. It is deeply sad to see so many redundancies and even business closures. Fortunately, after an announcement on the 30th July from Simon Clarke MP, the Minister for Regional Growth and Local Government, thousands of businesses are set to benefit from 20 million of new government funding. This is part of the Government’s strategy to help business bounce back from the crippling effects of the pandemic.

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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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What will be needed for businesses to survive past the pandemic

It seems that the news is full of negativity at the moment. We are frequently told of the damage that the COVID-19 pandemic has caused and how lockdown has affected the economy. Many will be worried about the health of their business in the future and, whilst it is true that things are returning to normal, the example of Leicester proves we must be prepared for localised lockdowns across the country until the virus is tackled.

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How technology has helped us navigate a pandemic

The world has changed immeasurably in just a few months. The COVID-19 pandemic caught us all by surprise. No government, business, or individual was truly prepared for the disruption we have experienced throughout 2020.

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Top tips for returning to work after lockdown [+Free Guide]

It has been three months since the UK went into lockdown and now, increasingly, the country is reopening. Whilst many across the country were able to work at home throughout the lockdown, there are still thousands that will gradually return to work in the next couple of months. With that in mind, it’s prudent to consider how our working lives will now look, and how we can plan for this “new normal”.

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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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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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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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