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Posted on May 4 2018 - 3:06pm by Tayla Ansell
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George Hand, sales manager for cleaning, hygiene and catering, Office Depot UK & Ireland. Now the spring season is fully upon us, many businesses will start thinking about the annual ‘spring cleaning’ ritual. Not only is this the perfect time of year to ensure dust and grime is removed from all areas of the workplace, it is also a great opportunity to reflect on health and safety in the workplace...

Posted on May 1 2018 - 11:00am by Tayla Ansell
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Darren Riva, Northern European Zumtobel Group Services Director Why upgrade your lighting? Certainly, the energy and cost-savings to be gained from today’s LED luminaires are compelling. But these figures do not tell the whole story. Poor quality lighting can have a negative impact on employee wellbeing and productivity. Our own internal body clocks are governed by circadian rhythms, and studies...

Posted on Sep 21 2017 - 2:32pm by Tayla Ansell
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With the popularity of personal assistants, such as Siri, Cortana and Google Assistant, and new startups leveraging AI and analytics to build personal companions, consumers are moving towards a new voice-controlled relationship with technology. It is all but a given that voice-activation systems will eventually make it into the enterprise environment, where they have the potential to simplify and automate...

Posted on Sep 17 2017 - 3:30pm by Editorial Content
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Theo Paphitis, well known TV Dragon, retail entrepreneur and owner of Boux Avenue, Robert Dyas, Ryman and London Graphic Centre, lists his six favourite items of stationery, tech and office equipment 1 My iPhone This is one of the three things I rely on for everything on a day-to-day basis. Running numerous businesses in various sectors – lingerie, homeware, stationery and experiences with Red Letter...

Posted on Sep 7 2017 - 9:51am by Tayla Ansell
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Chris Leonard-Morgan, founder of the London Stationery Show, National Stationery Week and World Stationery Day and a Liveryman of The Stationers’ Company, lists his six favourite items of stationery and office equipment 1 Parker 51 fountain pen I don’t use it all the time but do whenever possible for handwritten letters and cards, and for signing important documents, letters and contracts. My...

Posted on Aug 14 2017 - 11:15am by Tayla Ansell
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Samsung has entered the hosted IP telephony market with the launch of a new offering that combines the functionality of an on-premise Samsung Communication Manager IP phone system with the benefits of a hosted model, such as no upfront capital expenditure, no requirement for on-premises equipment, easy scalability and automatic maintenance and upgrades. On this basis alone, Samsung Hosted is an attractive...

Posted on Aug 9 2017 - 10:30am by Editorial Content
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Telia is using an intelligent office management system from FlowScape to facilitate its move from a fixed desk environment to a flexible, activity-based workplace In June 2016, Telia Company, a telecommunications provider in Sweden and Finland, moved its head office and 3,500 employees into a new building with half as much office space, downsizing from 85,000 square metres to just 42,000. The company...

Posted on Aug 2 2017 - 3:00pm by Tayla Ansell
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Darren Guccione argues that when it comes to online passwords, it’s best to keep things complicated Looking at the list of 2016’s most common passwords, we couldn’t stop shaking our heads. Nearly 17% of people are safeguarding their accounts with ‘123456’. What really perplexed us is that so many website operators are not enforcing password security best practices. Using external, public...

Posted on Aug 2 2017 - 11:40am by Tayla Ansell
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The data recovery experts at Kroll Ontrack are seeing an increase in do-it-yourself (DIY) data recovery attempts on media shipped to their labs. “DIY data recovery techniques and videos found on the Internet are encouraging individuals to attempt to recover their own data when a loss occurs”, said Robin England, senior research and development engineer at Kroll Ontrack. “We are seeing an influx...

Posted on Aug 2 2017 - 10:30am by Editorial Content
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Business Info talks to Nikki Roy, director of Body Mechanics Remedial, about whether employers should be doing more to look after employees’ wellbeing Employers have a duty of care towards their employees, but with 78% of injuries and illnesses linked directly to the workplace, according to the HSE, are they doing enough? Nikki Roy, director of Body Mechanics Remedial, believes not. She argues that...