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      • M-Files reveals most employees struggle when searching for information

        M-Files reveals most employees struggle when searching for information

        Monday 5th Nov 2018
        Recent research has uncovered that 49 per cent of employees look for technology that can help boost their productivity and performance in the workplace.  According to intelligent information management experts M-Files, ...Read More...
        What keeps IT leaders up at night?

        What keeps IT leaders up at night?

        Wednesday 31st Oct 2018
        From customer experience and engagement to data privacy and the pressure to constantly adopt new technology, IT leaders have a lot to worry about. The 2018 Insight Intelligent Technology Index reveals that 79 per cent of IT leaders believe the reason...Read More...
        Halloween retail creeps up to almost half a billion pounds

        Halloween retail creeps up to almost half a billion pounds

        Wednesday 31st Oct 2018
        This year Halloween will be a treat for retailers, with the event forecast to be worth £491m in 2018 (up 2.1% on last year) as consumers invest in the spooky occasion, according to data and analytics company, GlobalData. Halloween clothin...Read More...
        Transitioning to remote working

        Transitioning to remote working

        Monday 29th Oct 2018
        Almost three-quarters of British workers believe it’s important that their employers allow them to work remotely. Clearly, the demand for workplace flexibility is prevalent, but is the technology available to&...Read More...
        Office Design should be all about the people

        Office Design should be all about the people

        Friday 26th Oct 2018
        Many years ago, the fitting out or refurbishment of an office was quite a functional process, the focus was on the layout and the cost alone; the drive was about how many offices and meeting rooms were needed, how many desks could be fit in, with the...Read More...
        Connected tech could help recruit and retain talent for SMEs

        Connected tech could help recruit and retain talent for SMEs

        Thursday 18th Oct 2018
        Over half of small and medium-sized enterprises struggle to recruit talent and two in five have issues retaining employees, according to new research from Signify, formerly Philips Lighting. The findings show that employers are potentially missi...Read More...
        Ergonomic furniture to improve physical and mental wellbeing

        Ergonomic furniture to improve physical and mental wellbeing

        Tuesday 16th Oct 2018
        With Back Care Awareness Week fresh in the mind, businesses across the UK are continuing to be warned of the dangers of sitting uncomfortably in unsupportive chairs for prolonged periods.  A recent report by Digby Brown Solicitors revealed...Read More...
        Only 42% of UK workers now use a desktop computer

        Only 42% of UK workers now use a desktop computer

        Monday 15th Oct 2018
        The once commonplace desktop PC has been relegated to Britain’s dusty workplace store room, joining relics such as the fax machine and the landline phone. The survey of 1,013 British adults carried out by gadgets and technology e-tailer,&...Read More...
        68% businesses fail to wipe the memories of IT equipment before disposal

        68% businesses fail to wipe the memories of IT equipment before disposal

        Friday 12th Oct 2018
        Despite GDPR legislation having come into effect over four months ago, the majority of UK businesses are now risking penalties by failing to adhere to some of the rules. According to a survey of 1,002 UK workers in full or part-time employment,...Read More...
        Over 70% of consumers say environmental factors impact shopper choice

        Over 70% of consumers say environmental factors impact shopper choice

        Wednesday 10th Oct 2018
        The supermarkets’ new found environmental efforts regarding plastic waste are definitely chiming with the public according to new research from GlobalData. The company’s latest consumer survey (Sept 2018), revealed that 71.4 per cen...Read More...
        Amazon online retailer of choice for over 60% of business owners

        Amazon online retailer of choice for over 60% of business owners

        Tuesday 9th Oct 2018
        Almost two thirds of business owners would be more inclined to buy products for their company from a multinational retailer, such as Amazon, over an independent online store.  This was one of the key findings from a survey of 1,000 business dec...Read More...
        UK workers’ attention spans suffering due to tech multi-tasking

        UK workers’ attention spans suffering due to tech multi-tasking

        Wednesday 3rd Oct 2018
        The attention spans of time-poor UK workers are suffering as a result of multi-screening across their devices at work when they should be concentrating. According to a survey of 1,002 UK workers in full or part-time employment, carried out by P...Read More...
        Which colours are best for improving office productivity?

        Which colours are best for improving office productivity?

        Tuesday 2nd Oct 2018
        The psychology of colour is based on the mental and emotional effects that colour has on people. This belief has been researched extensively to discover what we feel when we are exposed to different colours on the spectrum.  From a business per...Read More...
        Why hasn’t IT embraced remote working?

        Why hasn’t IT embraced remote working?

        Monday 1st Oct 2018
        Tech City UK’s Tech Nation 2017 survey found that 50 per cent of the nation’s digital tech community believed the shortage of skilled talent was the biggest challenge facing the industry. Here, Jarek Grzeskowiak, deliv...Read More...
        55% office workers say new workplace technology would increase productivity

        55% office workers say new workplace technology would increase productivity

        Wednesday 26th Sep 2018
        New research from Econocom, a European digital services company, has revealed that over half (55%) of office workers believe access to the latest workplace technology would make them more productive. Additionally, 43 per cent said this would mak...Read More...
        Slow adoption of AI in financial services must be viewed in context

        Slow adoption of AI in financial services must be viewed in context

        Monday 24th Sep 2018
        Concerns about the speed-of-adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) amongst financial services firms should be seen in context, according to Tim Waterton, Director of UK Business at M-Files. He states that apprehensions relating to AI...Read More...
        Adopting cloud to enhance adaptability

        Adopting cloud to enhance adaptability

        Thursday 20th Sep 2018
        Ten years ago, it was common practice for businesses to pay for resources that they didn’t need and keep them in reserve for the rare occasions that they did. Here, James Bedford, Director of Infrastructure at ERP software p...Read More...
        How to retain retail staff long term

        How to retain retail staff long term

        Tuesday 18th Sep 2018
        For those old enough to remember the days before ecommerce, traditional bricks and mortar retail was a large, powerful and secure industry with an employee’s retail career often comfortably spanning 25 years or more. Nowaday...Read More...
        Brits take 1.4 weeks off work to move home

        Brits take 1.4 weeks off work to move home

        Tuesday 18th Sep 2018
        Moving home is as we know, one of the most stressful life experiences. In fact, research claims that it can be more stressful than a new job, a break-up or even divorce. Aside from the initial stress of doing viewing, there are the high costs in...Read More...
        Effective security requires collaboration between providers and IT departments

        Effective security requires collaboration between providers and IT departments

        Tuesday 18th Sep 2018
        In the UK alone, at least one organisation suffers a major data breach each day. In light of the recent slew of cybercriminal activity, organisations have become increasingly conscious of the various touchpoints throughout the business...Read More...
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