The UK has been in Covid-19 lockdown for over a week now, and millions of businesses have enforced remote working for their employees. Given the current climate, its realistic to assume that working from home will be the new ‘norm’ for a while. And, many companies still need their staff on top form despite the [...]
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As the coronavirus pandemic develops, working from home for non-key workers is no longer optional: it is compulsory. The transition to full-time home working was sudden, and for many workforces it is a new and unwelcome change. Remote working presents many logistical issues for those companies that haven’t already bred it into their culture and, [...]
In these uncertain times, companies are facing unprecedented challenges to ensuring business is running as usual. The requirement for isolation and, this week, a lockdown-style environment, is already putting immense pressure on businesses of all different kinds across the country, with day-to-day running potentially greatly affected. But businesses are in a far greater place today [...]
We are living in challenging times; many businesses have stopped dead in their tracks while the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds, and many are trying to meet increased demand with reduced resource. For IT businesses, the spotlight is solely on remote working solutions and security. Remote working became critical to saving lives almost overnight and, as such, [...]
Remote working is now more prominent than ever, and Microsoft Teams is the ultimate tool for keeping employees connected and engaged as they work from home. 2020 has already been quite a year for the collaboration platform, with heaps of new features introduced to improve the remote working experience. We’ve put together a list of [...]
The COVID-19 lockdown has forced a shift in habit for millions of businesses, accelerating them into a flexible working era that, prior to the pandemic, seemed quite a way off. In this new era of working from home, businesses of all types have been forced to embrace remote working practices and solutions; enter online meetings. [...]
Reducing the costs and complexity of data back-up and disaster recovery… without compromising security
Back-up and disaster recovery solutions can be neglected when a company builds and develops its business strategy, with time and money often focused on solutions to drive productivity and collaboration. And for some, back-up and disaster recovery (DR) are merely buzzwords, minefields of expensive software, complex definitions and difficult implementation. But due to the recent [...]
Gone are the days of being chained to a particular desk or office space; the world has been accelerated into an era of flexible and remote working thanks to COVID-19. For many, remote and flexible working will remain the new norm after COVID-19 and ‘on-the-move’ productivity solutions will be essential. And for those in certain [...]
Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, related cyber-attacks have come forth and multiplied. Almost every industry has been affected, but non-profit, manufacturing and retail have seen the most attacks. In a report provided exclusively to Forbes last week, major security firm Mimecast examined the first 100 days of the crisis, its effect on cybercrime and the [...]
With the COVID-19 lockdown beginning to ease, many businesses are starting to consider what a return to the office looks like. As an IT solutions provider, we were able to move fairly seamlessly to remote working and ‘business as usual’ could still be, for the most part, achieved. That said, across our business over 75% [...]