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Posted on Jan 16 2018 - 11:05am by Editorial Content
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In November, The Business Café started a crowdfunding campaign to launch a new coffee shop chain. Business Info spoke to Penny Power OBE about her new venture Author, speaker and entrepreneur, Penny Power founded Ecademy, the UK’s frst social network for business, in 1998. She wrote the Government’s Digital Business Britain manifesto in 2011, and in the same year founded the Digital Youth...

Posted on Jan 15 2018 - 11:15am by Editorial Content
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Huddle rooms have become an essential component of the modern office. Here, Michael Helmbrecht looks at the evolution of these collaborative spaces and explains how to get the most out of them Over the last five to 10 years, the traditional office has given way to a more transient work environment. The growing popularity of flexible working, coupled with a mobile, dispersed workforce, has reduced...

Posted on Jan 15 2018 - 8:15am by Editorial Content
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office*, the UK’s largest event for the office professional, is returning to Olympia, London on February 28-March 1 2018. Thousands of PAs, EAs, VAs and Office Managers will benefit from their visit to the complimentary two-day event. Last year, office* attracted 5,520 unique visitors, each of whom spent an average of 5hrs 32mins at the show. An established event in the PA industry’s calendar,...

Posted on Jan 14 2018 - 12:10pm by Editorial Content
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The ASUS Hangouts Meet hardware kit is a smart video-conferencing solution that provides HD, wide-view visuals and crystal-clear audio for secure meetings with up to 50 participants. The package includes: the compact ASUS Chromebox 2 computer powered by up to an Intel Core i7 processor; a 4K UHD camera with a 120 degree field of view and auto-zoom technology; a 10.1-inch touchscreen control panel for...

Posted on Jan 14 2018 - 11:05am by Editorial Content
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AI has the potential to revolutionise (perhaps even to terminate) the working lives of millions. But in the meantime, scientists and academics from Oxford University are using it to look for celebrity lookalikes in one of the world’s largest digital collections of art images. The inventors of Pholio, an intelligent photo album with built-in advanced image search capabilities, have demonstrated the...

Posted on Jan 13 2018 - 11:05am by Editorial Content
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Co-working specialist Spaces is bringing the latest in creative workspace design to Bath with a new 17,868 sq ft work hub. Located on the second and third floors of Northgate House close to Bath Abbey, the Roman Baths and Bath Spa Railway Station, the hub includes a large, open plan co-working area, 100 private offices and a variety of meeting rooms.. www.spacesworks.com ...

Posted on Jan 13 2018 - 9:30am by Editorial Content
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TCL Communication has unveiled BlackBerry Motion, the newest BlackBerry smartphone. The all-touch model features a 5.5in Full-HD Premium Anti-Scratch Display; IP67 water and dust resistance; the largest battery ever in a BlackBerry smartphone (4,000mAh); Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0; and a hardened aluminium frame with a soft-grip textured back for durability. www.blackberrymobile.com ...

Posted on Jan 12 2018 - 4:40pm by Editorial Content
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Adam Feakins, head of sales and operations at Videonations, discusses developments in video conferencing and explains why collaboration is now easier and more affordable than ever The global video conferencing market was valued at $4.98 billion in 2017 and is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 8.6% from 2017-2025*, driven by changing work styles and a paradigm shift to cloud-based solutions. As a specialist...

Posted on Jan 12 2018 - 11:05am by Editorial Content
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Dig in! TV presenter Julia Bradbury lent a hand at Premier Paper Group’s recent tree planting event in Heartwood Forest, where staff and customers planted 3,000 native cherry, hazel, oak and dog wood saplings. Hussein Ismail, marketing executive for the Premier Paper Group, said: “Our tree planting days provide a great platform for our customers and their clients to showcase their dedication to...

Posted on Jan 7 2018 - 11:05am by Editorial Content
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Following the receipt of more than 11,000 calls about stress last year, workplace advisory service Acas has issued new guidance on the subject, covering the signs of stress, its causes and how to deal with the problem. Acas senior guidance adviser John Palmer said: “The UK economy lost more than 11 million working days last year due to stress-related absence, so everybody benefits if managers know...