Microsoft Teams Collaboration Platform

Why Teams is Now The Go-To Collaboration Platform

By the end of 2019, Microsoft Teams had amassed an impressive 20 million active monthly users, and cloud communication programmes were steadily becoming more common within businesses day-to-day. Fast forward to today and Teams now has an astounding 270 million active users, that’s almost 14 times more users in less than 3 years. A key element of Teams' recent success will undoubtedly be owed to the recent pandemic that caused countless businesses to expand their online workforce, which in turn required them to adopt a well-rounded collaboration platform such as Microsoft Teams.

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Remote Work Meeting

Stories From the Pandemic... What Have we Learned?

As businesses across the country closed their doors in March 2020, it quickly became clear no Government, business, or individual was truly prepared for the disruption Covid would cause. Businesses and individuals found themselves facing a frightening and confusing time, having to pivot and adjust to the continually changing landscape Covid brought. Whilst Covid was the killer of many businesses, for some, this economic pause allowed for time to reflect on business goals, and many found ways to take advantage of these unique needs brought on by the pandemic.

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Worst Passwords 2021

The Worst Passwords of 2021... How Can You Stay Secure?

Another year, another annual password review. Those that follow our blog know, this is something we enjoy (and cringe) at doing each year. Every year we speak in detail about how unreliable passwords truly are, throughout we highlight the worst passwords, whilst reinforcing the fact that passwords remain an increasingly significant point of weakness for personal and business security. With a significant increase in remote workers and the topic of cyber security becoming more prevalent, has 2021 been the year everyone turned their poor password habit’s around? Unfortunately not, Nord VPN has put together the 200 most used passwords and it seems password hygiene is only getting worse.

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Working from home meeting

How to Collaborate Effectively with a Remote Workforce

A Study conducted by Owl Labs has found 84% of UK businesses are planning on having a hybrid/remote workforce, this confirms the remote wave brought on by the pandemic is here to stay and therefore the need to collaborate effectively remotely will be imperative to your business’ success.

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Security Considerations for 2022

As we enter 2022 a lot of businesses will be starting the year with a much greater online presence with many companies having made big investments in technology throughout 2020 and 2021. Whilst we may be inching closer towards the end of the pandemic, the changes it brought are here to stay, with remote work becoming common place the need for an online workplace and cloud storage has become a necessity, with many companies heavily investing into their IT infrastructure

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Support Woman

New Year, New Support

It has been almost two years since the first lockdown in early 2020, at the start of the pandemic remote work became mandatory to allow companies to continue running through lockdowns whilst keeping distance between colleagues, now that businesses have had time to adapt to this change it seems remote work is becoming common place with almost 84% of UK businesses planning on having a hybrid/remote workforce, according to a study done by tech firm Owl Labs.    

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How can your business benefit from Remote Desktop Services?

Did you know a staggering 79 percent of the individuals who were forced to change their place of work because of the pandemic have expressed that they want to work from home more often – and in some cases permanently – in the future?

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5 remote work lessons learnt from the pandemic

I think you’ll agree with us when we say:

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Five essential components of a long-term work from home policy

You want to be able to continue offering remote work in a post-pandemic world, but is it feasible?

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How can you make your remote 1:1s a success?

In this “new normal” of remote working to prevent the spread of COVID-19, many managers wonder how they can keep on top of the needs of their staff away from the office. The 1:1 meeting is a valuable tool for staff to outline their needs and concerns to their manager, and for managers to keep staff happy and motivated. Unfortunately, many managers find conducting 1:1 meetings away from the office challenging. How can you be sure you make the most of your precious 1:1 time?

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