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25 Mar 2021

Hybrid working: is it the right strategy for you?

Posted by Richard Holbrook

For Hybrid working Remote Working Opinion

As companies plan for the future post-coronavirus, some are considering a model that combines remote work and office time.

A year on from what was touted as ‘the world’s biggest remote working experiment’, we’ve all seen the business successes and challenges that came with the pandemic. Despite the initial scepticism, for many employees, productivity remained high and a better work-life balance was achieved. And businesses began to save costs on unused office space, highlighting the commercial benefits of longer-term remote working.

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11 Feb 2021

Secure remote working: how to future-proof your architecture practice

Posted by Mike Fry

For AEC Remote Working Security

Secure, flexible and cost-effective remote working is fundamental for Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) practices to thrive and survive.

AEC is a highly collaborative and tactile industry. Traditionally heavily reliant on office presence, many firms have recently been under increasing pressure to offer greater flexibility to facilitate a better work-life balance. And over time, this became not only a crucial way of retaining existing talent but also attracting the new. Then, with the arrival of Covid-19, flexible remote working rapidly evolved from a nice-to-have to a business necessity.

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29 Oct 2020

5 ways Azure Virtual Desktop could benefit your business.

Posted by Jesse Brett

For Microsoft Remote Working Business Continuity

Desktop as a Service is fast becoming a necessary enabler for a robust remote working strategy.

Virtual desktop infrastructures (VDIs) have been around for some time, but with the pandemic causing a spike in remote working, cloud-based VDIs are now in high demand. Over the first quarter of 2020, the use of Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD) tripled with businesses deploying virtual desktops to enable secure remote working. With many of us still splitting our time between home and the office, it’s worth considering whether AVD is right for your business long term. Here are some key benefits…

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01 Sep 2020

Unified Communications: The key to prospering post-pandemic

How the rapid rise in UC adoption is enhancing both user and customer experience.

Before the Covid-19 pandemic, Gartner reported that just 12% of organisations were ready for large-scale homeworking. So as lockdown arrived, the race to implement flexible working began, resulting in many IT teams adopting short-term solutions that didn’t necessarily meet long-term needs. 

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13 May 2020

Life beyond lockdown: 4 next steps to move your business forward

Posted by Richard Holbrook

For Remote Working Business Continuity Opinion

Continuity remains key as businesses prepare for the future of work.

Businesses have recently faced the biggest business continuity (BC) test ever seen, forcing us to change the way we work. Whilst many businesses implemented their existing BC plans, others found a 'quick fix' to homeworking and inevitably, some were forced to close their doors entirely.

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