Hybrid Working
Sharp UK new products help offices adapt to the new normal
Sharp UK has launched a range of new technology solutions designed to support the safety of employees upon their return to the office. The new solutions include an updated Optimised Visitor Management system; the Communicate and Collaborate furniture range; and the Plasmacluster Air Purifier.
Are pods the future of office life?
If you’re back to office life, at least in part, you’ve probably noticed that things are a little different to the way it was pre-pandemic.
Research finds Brits will answer door to delivery during work call
According to new research, more than a third (34%) of people working from home in the UK have surreptitiously turned off their camera during a work video call and sneaked away to receive a home delivery. It rises to nearly half (42%) of people under 35.
Hybrid working preferred by two-thirds of Brits
Two-thirds (66%) of those who currently work at home say they prefer this to a full-time in-person office work model and a quarter (25%) will look for a new job if forced back into the office. RingCentral is urging leaders to ensure their teams have the tools and resources they need to maintain a flexible, hybrid approach to work.
Curating the water cooler moment
Pre-pandemic, we might’ve rolled our eyes at the notorious ‘water cooler conversation’ that formed part of everyday life in the office. Small talk and office gossip – while making a cup of tea in the kitchen, bumping into someone in the lift, or walking from one meeting to another – were part of the fabric of the working world. But, when the pandemic hit and plunged us into the world of remote working, they were one of the things people started to miss most.
Move to hybrid working taking high emotional toll on IT workers
With many companies adopting a fully remote or hybrid model, IT decision-makers report feeling anxious (58%) and uncertain (51%) about the task of providing and maintaining the technology solutions needed to support these new ways of working. The results come from a survey of 400 IT workers in the UK and Ireland, commissioned by IT services and solutions provider CDW and conducted by research agency Opinium.
75% UK businesses think remote workers pose greater threat to IT security
In a survey of UK cyber security, IT and business professionals commissioned by WatchGuard Technologies, 75 per cent of respondents believe that remote workers pose a greater IT security risk to their business than office workers. This heightened level of threat as most companies return to a mix of home and office working post-pandemic, contributes to the 83 per cent of respondents who feel that cyberattacks on their business will increase over the next 12 months.
Brother UK’s inkjet ranges meet host of home working needs
Brother UK has launched a new range of three compact A4 inkjet printers, designed to provide end-users with a solution for printing around the home.

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