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IT or Facilities: Who should take ownership of collaboration spaces?

IT or Facilities: Who should take ownership of collaboration spaces?

Let’s face it, traditionally IT and facilities management were in their own separate business silos. Reporting into different parts of the businesses, too often the communication between them was little to none.

These days, there’s a pressing need for collaboration between the two. But, have we moved along with the times? Do modern businesses adopt this free-flowing communication strategy? And if not, what’s stopping us? The first thing to think about, is why it’s beneficial to take a joined-up approach.

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Adapt and Adopt – The Enterprise Collaboration Mantra for the New Normal

Adapt and Adopt – The Enterprise Collaboration Mantra for the New Normal

A panellist at the recent Slack Frontiers Conference said that “Communication has long been an area of focus, but for many companies during the pandemic, it has been a game changer”.

Communication & collaboration tools have gone from being important, to being business-critical for many organisations navigating 2020. So we've taken look at the lessons learned from the 2008 financial crisis and how changing attitudes among staff are giving IT leaders new opportunities to tackle their conferencing and collaboration challenges.

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Five Things to Consider Before Investing in Videoconferencing for the New Normal

Five Things to Consider Before Investing in Videoconferencing for the New Normal

Whether planning for a full return to the office, supporting a hybrid or distributed workforce, considering what to do with legacy VC hardware in your meeting spaces or getting your planned platform migration back on track, these are the five things every service owner should consider.

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4 Top Tips for Managing Hybrid Remote Working

4 Top Tips for Managing Hybrid Remote Working

Managing a fully remote team requires new procedures for keeping staff connected, motivated and productive, alongside an effective collaboration platform.

With hybrid or shift working set to be a feature for many organisations over the next 6-12 months, we look at four top tips for business leaders managing hybrid remote working.

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Should Digital Transformation be a Priority in Uncertain Times?

Should Digital Transformation be a Priority in Uncertain Times?

It is difficult to see far into the future right now. How we work, connect with our teams, motivate our staff, and collaborate on projects has been changed over 2020, perhaps forever.

For some, digital transformation has dropped down the agenda as more immediate and mission critical challenges have risen to the forefront. But even with the latest round of government restrictions in place, other organisations are using the lessons learned from the 2008 financial crisis to streamline their operation and prepare themselves for whatever 2021 can throw at them.

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Is It Time For The Contactless Meeting Room?

Is It Time For The Contactless Meeting Room?

As organisations in the UK start to re-open offices, meeting spaces of all sizes are having to be re-appraised by IT and facilities managers. Social distancing rules and disinfectant cleaning requirements mean that many rooms require updating to facilitate meetings that keep employees safe and minimise contact with devices.
Has the time come for contactless meeting rooms? Is there technology available to achieve this?

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