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        Our editorial board comprises a specialist group of leading industry figures who, in conjunction with the oen editorial team, identify the main drivers of the industry helping to produce regular, thought provoking opinion pieces on the latest issues, challenges and developments.

      • How to recognise the signs before you’re burned out

        How to recognise the signs before you’re burned out

        Monday 15th Apr 2019
        According to HSE, around 15.4 million working days we lost in 12 months due to work-related stress or anxiety last year, with 23 per cent of full-time employees admitting to feeling burned out at work all the time. Lucinda Pullinger, Global Head of ...Read More...
        4 in 6 UK employees work around 6.3 unpaid hours a week

        4 in 6 UK employees work around 6.3 unpaid hours a week

        Friday 12th Apr 2019
        66 per cent of UK employees work an average of 6.3 hours per week without pay, with around 22 per cent admitting to working more than 10 unpaid hours over five days according to a new report by ADP.   The proliferation of digital devices m...Read More...
        Bespoke furniture vital for coworking success

        Bespoke furniture vital for coworking success

        Thursday 4th Apr 2019
        As the working world evolves and more professionals move away from the rigours of 9-5 work in drab and dull offices, there is now increasing demand for communal working spaces. Coworking offers an office environment for small businesses and self-empl...Read More...
        30% organisations using Office 365 report ‘Poor’ governance readiness

        30% organisations using Office 365 report ‘Poor’ governance readiness

        Tuesday 2nd Apr 2019
        Nearly one-third (30%) of Microsoft Office 365 users indicate that the overall state of governance readiness within their organisations is ‘poor’. That’s according to a survey conducted by Spanning Cloud Apps LLC and ...Read More...
        Productivity takes a hit with daylight savings

        Productivity takes a hit with daylight savings

        Monday 1st Apr 2019
        Research compiled by software firm, OpenGenius points to lacklustre productivity this week after the clocks went forward at the weekend. This research emphasises how important it is that both employees and employers are doing the best they can to op...Read More...
        Almost half of financial services workers struggle to find documents or information

        Almost half of financial services workers struggle to find documents or information

        Wednesday 27th Mar 2019
        New research from M-Files has revealed that almost half of financial services professionals (47%) regularly experience challenges when searching systems for documents or information. For sub-sectors within financial services, such as wealth...Read More...
        Retail bosses losing points for productivity

        Retail bosses losing points for productivity

        Tuesday 26th Mar 2019
        Gamified rewards and bonuses not only introduce an element of fun in to the workplace, but also increase employee performance and, according to new research, 52 per cent of retail bosses are losing out on increased productivity by not making use of t...Read More...
        Mintel releases top global packaging trends for 2019 and beyond

        Mintel releases top global packaging trends for 2019 and beyond

        Tuesday 26th Mar 2019
        Market intelligence agency, Mintel, announced four trends impacting the global packaging industry in 2019 and beyond; Connected Packaging, Closing the Loop, Reinventing the Box, and Plastic-Free. Looking ahead, David Luttenberger, Global Packaging D...Read More...
        Why organisations should adopt biometric print security

        Why organisations should adopt biometric print security

        Monday 25th Mar 2019
        According to a global study by Quocirca, print is considered a top security issue (66%) for most organisations, second only to cloud-based services. However, with recent incidents such as the latest PewDiePaw hack, in which over 50,000 printers were ...Read More...
        44% of organisations exposed to security risks through unprotected removable devices

        44% of organisations exposed to security risks through unprotected removable devices

        Thursday 21st Mar 2019
        Businesses are failing to follow through on their own cybersecurity guidelines. New research conducted by ESET and Kingston Digital shows that almost 70 per cent of companies have best practice guidelines in place but neglect to t...Read More...
        72% of Brits say the kitchen is the most used social space in their office

        72% of Brits say the kitchen is the most used social space in their office

        Monday 18th Mar 2019
        The kitchen has been found to be the most used space in UK workplaces, according to new research. The survey of 1,109 UK adults conducted by household appliances e-tailler, AppliancesDirect.co.uk, revealed that seven in ten (72%) worke...Read More...
        Century Office begins shorter working day trial

        Century Office begins shorter working day trial

        Monday 11th Mar 2019
        Century Office has recently commenced an experiment into a shorter working day. In collaboration with the University of Essex, Century Office will be shortening the working day down to 6.5 hours. They expect that, although it remains to be proven, th...Read More...
        Why nine in ten Brits shop on Amazon

        Why nine in ten Brits shop on Amazon

        Thursday 7th Mar 2019
        Amazon is the retail phenomenon which started in a garage and now, nearly a quarter of a century later, new research from Mintel reveals that almost nine in ten (86%) Brits are Amazon users/shoppers.  Highlighting the ongoing popularity of the ...Read More...
        Financial services risk data security breaches with insecure instant messaging

        Financial services risk data security breaches with insecure instant messaging

        Wednesday 6th Mar 2019
        As more people in the financial sector work from home or remotely, the use of free instant messaging apps, such as WhatsApp, is rising to enable remote employees to communicate with their colleagues around the world. However, data from a recent surve...Read More...
        Over half of millennials want to use mobile for admin

        Over half of millennials want to use mobile for admin

        Monday 25th Feb 2019
        Workers haven't realised the advantages of mobile, with 91 per cent still preferring to use a desktop or laptop for administrative tasks, as revealed by research commissioned by ABBYY, provider of content IQ solutions.  The research, o...Read More...
        Fujitsu highlights growing demand for multi-cloud flexibility

        Fujitsu highlights growing demand for multi-cloud flexibility

        Wednesday 20th Feb 2019
        Fujitsu has published new research highlighting the growing demand for flexibility, proven orchestration skills and consolidated management for hybrid IT and multi-cloud estates, as organisations maintain a careful balance between the agility of clou...Read More...
        New Brother UK report reveals latest print and scan habits of businesses

        New Brother UK report reveals latest print and scan habits of businesses

        Wednesday 20th Feb 2019
        Brother UK has released a new report into the latest print and scan trends, revealing that despite aspiring to the idea of a paperless office, the majority of small businesses are struggling to reduce print volumes. Surveying more than 800 SME manag...Read More...
        AI and cloud services amongst the most desired technology by employees

        AI and cloud services amongst the most desired technology by employees

        Tuesday 12th Feb 2019
        Interested in modern work practices, training and qualification provider TheKnowledgeAcademy.com analysed the latest findings from business software and services firm ‘Advanced’, who surveyed over 1,000 UK employees in professional occupa...Read More...
        96% decision-makers think security when selecting a video conferencing system

        96% decision-makers think security when selecting a video conferencing system

        Tuesday 12th Feb 2019
        A majority (96%) of business decision-makers have stated that security is now the most important component to choosing a video, messaging, or calling solution. This is according to a new StarLeaf survey conducted by Vanson Bourne. 500 IT decision-ma...Read More...
        The most romantic office profession revealed for Valentine’s

        The most romantic office profession revealed for Valentine’s

        Friday 8th Feb 2019
        Over the last few years, Valentine’s Day (much like Halloween) has seen a huge resurgence as a major event in the yearly calendar. Interested in Valentine’s Day 2019, online marketplace OnBuy.com surveyed 2,264 Brits who are married or in...Read More...
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