‘Complete and effortless’ connections key to remote working success

By on June 25, 2021 in Blog, Productivity, Remote working

Technology could hold the key to making the burgeoning remote working trend a success, but only if it’s user-friendly, one report has claimed.

With the pandemic forcing a re-think of how, where and when people work, focus is now shifting away from whether or not remote working is a possibility, to instead accept its arrival and focus instead on how to make it a success.

Full mobile connectivity coming to the London Underground

The London Underground network may no longer be a signal black hole, with plans in place to offer 4G connectivity by 2024, and 5G sometime in the future.

Transport for London has awarded BAI Communications a 20-year deal to provide connectivity across the entire Tube network, with the first stations going online next year – among them Oxford Circus, Bank and Euston.

Europe and the US partner up to solve chip shortage

By on June 11, 2021 in Blog, Miscellaneous, Topical

A partnership between Europe and the USA could signal the end of the chip shortage that has impacted manufacturing for over a year.

The coronavirus pandemic exposed weaknesses in the supply chain of chip manufacturing, resulting in a global shortage of consumer electronics (with games consoles being among the highest profile casualties) and a slowdown in the production of new cars.

Microsoft unveils ‘next generation’ Windows 11

By on June 4, 2021 in Blog, Microsoft, Product releases

Microsoft has officially launched its next operating system, calling it a “major milestone” in the company’s history.

Windows 11 will launch to developers as early as next week, with the wider roll out expected before the end of the year. It will be free for existing Windows 10 users, though a minimum of 64 gigabytes of storage and 4 gigabytes of RAM is required.

Returning to the office? You could be bringing back cyber threats

The return of office work could bring about a perfect storm of cyber security dangers, some experts have warned.

With many of Britain’s workers gearing up to head back to the office, businesses have been urged to make sure their defences are up to scratch, to combat the myriad threats that could be brought into the office on returning staff devices.

Home workers call for the ‘right to disconnect’

By on May 10, 2021 in Blog, Productivity, Remote working

UK businesses have been urged to follow Ireland’s lead, and give staff members the ‘right to disconnect’.

The marked increase in home working that has come about as a result of the coronavirus pandemic has improved the work-life balance for countless Brits. However, it’s not been so straightforward for all – with some reporting burnout from working longer hours at home than they would in the office.