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Latest Research Suggests Working From Home is Creating New Challenges

Latest Research Suggests Working From Home is Creating New Challenges

In a week that saw Boris Johnson urge people to go back work in the UK, Microsoft released it’s latest “The Future of Work” research.
There are some surprising findings that raise some questions for all businesses looking at how to integrate remote working into their longer-term 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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Migrating from Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams

Migrating from Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams

Migrating from Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams is surely a criterion for success currently sitting within many enterprise IT, collaboration and other departments that look after meetings. With both being a collaboration service from Microsoft, surely the migration should be a piece of cake, a switch off on Friday afternoon from Skype for Business and turn on of Teams first thing Monday morning?

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Microsoft vs Cisco – Productivity vs Collaboration – A Converging Battle

Microsoft vs Cisco – Productivity vs Collaboration – A Converging Battle

A simple question that many IT Directors, Managers and Collaboration Service Owners are being asked over and over right now. Are you a Microsoft house or a Cisco house?

In the current landscape of video conferencing and collaboration these two behemoths are going head to head, but from opposite sides of the playing field. Microsoft Teams vs Cisco Webex Teams, the battle for the rapidly increasing collaboration space.

Of course, there are other players on the field of play, namely Slack the inventor of this current style of collaboration service along with Google (G-Suite), Facebook (Workplace) and many others. T

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Reverting to phones over video conferencing… Really ?

Reverting to phones over video conferencing… Really ?

A recent article in Forbes came to our attention titled ‘Surprising Reasons To Switch From Video-Conference To The Phone.’ And, whilst this article was interesting to read, it was fairly clear that it had missed some fundamental points of why businesses use video conferencing, and why it is so important to choose your service wisely.

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The Drivers Behind the Workplace Technology Revolution

The Drivers Behind the Workplace Technology Revolution

In the last 18 months to 2 years there has been a rapid change taking place globally in businesses. This change is affecting multiple business functions and is being driven by the desire for employees to be able to communicate and collaborate from anywhere at any time, more easily and reliably.

Where just a few years ago, email, phones and video conferencing were adequate for businesses to conduct their day to day activities, mixed with office-based workers who would hold regular meetings in one of a handful of meeting rooms. Today, persistent chat, file sharing, live annotation, whiteboarding, apps, bots and AI are all seen to play an ever increasingly important role to being able to accomplish daily tasks. What’s more, it is expected that all of these things are found in just a single service or application.

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