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Has COVID Extended Skype's Usefulness?

Has COVID Extended Skype's Usefulness?

In 2014, Skype was so big it was added to the Oxford English Dictionary as a verb, an indication of how popular the service had become.

Early this year, Skype for Business users where all migrating to Teams and in March, Microsoft announced Teams is coming for consumers and many assumed this signalled the end for Skype. But has COVID extended its usefulness?

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Say Goodbye to Open Plan Office Space Pt. 2

Say Goodbye to Open Plan Office Space Pt. 2

Last year, we published an article predicting the eventual demise of open plan office.

One year on we revisit the topic to explore how COVID has changed the playing field.

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Are the Huddle Room’s days numbered?

Are the Huddle Room’s days numbered?

Huddle rooms are a cost-effective solution for offices to provide smaller, more numerous spaces for their staff to meet and collaborate.

As we plan the return to the office around social distancing, are the days of the huddle space numbered? What are the alternatives and what is the impact the organisation’s UC strategy?

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Returning to the office post-lock down, with MS Teams & CVI

Returning to the office post-lock down, with MS Teams & CVI

We should be thinking about returning to the office because there are a lot of question marks over how that will play out and what the new working norm will be.

When the time comes, it will be crucial for business to adapt quickly and smoothly to returning to the office and strategies ready to tackle some of the challenges of working in the post-COVID19 world.

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Collaboration - Desktop to room and back again

Collaboration - Desktop to room and back again

The days of the humble desktop seemed numbered, despite it’s advantages in power and reliability as laptops, tablets and mobile phones become the new defacto tools of your average professional and office collaboration moved from the desktop to the room.

But then along came COVID.

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The Great Remote Working Experiment – Is WFH here to stay?

The Great Remote Working Experiment – Is WFH here to stay?

Many things about the current situation are uncertain, but it seems likely that the world won’t quite be the same again. This has been the great home working experiment, but what have we learnt and how might it change working norms once the world returns to normal?

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