Posted on May 22 2017 - 4:40pm by Tayla Ansell
Comments Off on International Paper launches HP Office ‘Pink Ream’ in support of breast cancer research and awareness

International Paper, a global leader in fibre-based packaging, pulp, and paper, has announced that it is collaborating with the Komen European Network (partner of Susan G Komen organisation), to launch a specially created HP Office ‘Pink Ream’ in support of programmes to help save lives from breast cancer in Europe. The HP Office ‘Pink Ream’ product will be available exclusively through Office...

Posted on May 22 2017 - 8:05am by Editorial Content
Comments Off on The Month in Numbers

15 Self-employed workers in the UK spend an average of two hours per week separating their business and personal finances, the equivalent of 15 working days a year. Three quarters (75%) use the same bank account for personal and business income and one in five (19%) says poor financial management of processes like expenses has nearly put them out of business. (Source: Definitive Study of the Self-Employed,...

Posted on May 20 2017 - 8:05am by Editorial Content
Comments Off on The end of the filing cabinet?

Personal storage bucks the trend According to a 2016 study by AIIM, one in four businesses now runs a clear/paper-free environment, up from 19% in 2015. Nearly half (43%) say paper is decreasing in their organisation, either somewhat (35%) or rapidly (8%). With the paper-free movement seemingly still going strong, is there still a need for filing cabinets? Jonathan Hindle, group managing director,...

Posted on May 19 2017 - 8:05am by Editorial Content
Comments Off on Putting people first

Employee wellbeing lies at the heart of Cundall’s new office design The London office of Cundall, an international multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy, has become the first building in the UK and Europe to achieve WELL Building Standard (WELL) certification. WELL is the first rating system to focus exclusively on the wellbeing of a building’s occupants. Complementing standards that focus...

Posted on May 18 2017 - 11:00am by Tayla Ansell
Comments Off on Stationers’ Crown Woods Academy opens Digital Media Centre

Greenwich Mayor, Olu Babatola, and Amali de Alwis, Chief Executive of Code First Girls, formally opened the Stationers’ Digital Media Centre at Stationers’ Crown Woods Academy in Greenwich on Tuesday 9th May 2017. The Academy is one of the first schools in the country to specialise in digital media and will produce generations of school leavers with an understanding of, and an interest in,...

Posted on May 18 2017 - 8:05am by Editorial Content
Comments Off on BakkerElkhuizen S-Board 840 USB Compact Keyboard

The BakkerElkhuizen S-Board 840 USB Compact Keyboard is designed to offer greater comfort than a standard keyboard, writes Tayla Ansell. In particular, the removal of the numeric keypad found on standard keyboards enables a mouse to be placed closer to the user, reducing strain on shoulder and forearm. Even though my job involves a lot of typing, I’ve never given much thought to the keyboard I use....

Posted on May 17 2017 - 8:05am by Editorial Content
Comments Off on Is health tech the key to a healthier workforce?

Could workplace trends drive mass adoption of health tech? A new survey suggests they might. In the third annual AXA PPP Health Tech & You State of the Nation survey, 57% of British workers said they would be open to wearing a company provided fitness band or similar device during working hours to help monitor their health and wellbeing, as long as it was supplied free of charge. This figure rises...

Posted on May 16 2017 - 8:05am by Editorial Content
Comments Off on Seating gets smart

Can sensors that monitor a sitter’s posture and work patterns improve well-being in the workplace? Tayla Ansell looks at what’s available In its white paper, Enabling the Organic Workspace: Emerging Technologies that Focus on People, Not Just Space, furniture manufacturer Haworth argues that by gathering information on environmental conditions and monitoring the physical, emotional and cognitive...

Posted on May 15 2017 - 2:55pm by Tayla Ansell
Comments Off on The truth about VoIP over fibre broadband

Spitfire, the multi-award winning Internet telephony service provider and ISP, has released a whitepaper titled The Truth about VDSL and VoIP, which examines the issues surrounding the use of VDSL circuits for voice over IP services. The whitepaper concludes that VDSL (Very High Speed Digital Subscriber Line) technology is unsuitable for VoIP because it offers no QoS guarantees. To find out more,...

Posted on May 15 2017 - 11:33am by Tayla Ansell
Comments Off on Lack of guidance leaving SMEs vulnerable to ransomware

The unprecedented global ransomware attack on Friday that disrupted the NHS shows just how vulnerable many organisations still are to attack.  Worryingly, a massive 84% of small to mid-sized UK businesses have no official Ransomware policy in place to guide employees on what to do in the event of an attack, according to new research from Timico, an end-to-end, managed cloud service provider in partnership...