Posted on Jul 20 2015 - 8:00am by John Peters
Comments Off on Crowdsourced Green Guide goes live

This year’s Green Office Week, which took place in May, saw the launch of the UK’s fist crowdsourced guide to green working, Avery’s Big Green Crowdsourced Guide. The free online resource features tips and ideas collected from offices around the UK, expert advice, case studies and suggestions for eco office products. Avery marketing director Fiona Mills said: “Our guide is a collection of...

Posted on Jul 17 2015 - 4:30pm by John Peters
Comments Off on Lack of awareness limits 4G take-up

Businesses missing out as new analysis highlights speed and reliability as key 4G benefits. Businesses are in danger of missing out on the digital revolution and falling behind tech-savvy competitors, warns Vodafone. Its survey of 1,200 senior decision-makers in the public and private sectors shows that nearly two-thirds (64%) of UK organisations still don’t have 4G and that 41% expect never to...

Posted on Jul 17 2015 - 1:30pm by John Peters
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Dutch start-up Refi is inviting businesses to minimise the environmental impact of 3D printing by using recycled filament made from plastic bottles (translucent) or used car dashboards and door panels (black). Refilament string contains no toxic dyes and comes wrapped around a 100% recycled cardboard spool. Refil co-founder Casper van der Meer said: “Using our refilament instead of ordinary filament...

Posted on Jul 17 2015 - 8:00am by John Peters
Comments Off on Time for SMEs to embrace the cloud, says Kronos

Leading workforce management company Kronos is encouraging SMBs to embrace cloud technology to improve productivity, following a report which found that 64% of workers believe cloud applications play an important role in supporting their day-to-day work. The CloudReady Report reveals that workers today expect technology that supports their preferred way of working, with 86% seeing reliable software...

Posted on Jul 16 2015 - 4:30pm by John Peters
Comments Off on MeetingZone helps transform patient care in Somerset

Yeovil District Hospital is using MeetingZone UC technology to improve collaboration between GPs, hospitals and community care. One of a select group of NHS Foundation Trusts to be granted Vanguard status by the Government, the hospital is pioneering new ways of using collaboration technology to improve staff communication and deliver remote patient care. A priority is to join up patient care for...

Posted on Jul 16 2015 - 1:30pm by John Peters
Comments Off on Is 3D printing bad for your health?

Clean Strands has started a Kickstarter campaign to raise funding for emissions testing and certification of plastic filament used in 3D printing. The LA-based company argues that although PLA and ABS plastic emits fumes when heated in a 3D printer, very little research has been done into the effect on indoor air quality. Clean Strands plans to work with the Built Environment Research Group (BERG)...

Posted on Jul 16 2015 - 8:00am by John Peters
Comments Off on London TechHub

Tapping into growing investment in the UK tech sector, TechHub has opened a third London facility at 20 Ropemaker Street close to the City. TechHub already has London premises at TechHub Shoreditch and TechHub@ Campus, as well as workplaces in Bangalore, Bucharest, Boston, Madrid, Riga and Swansea. Home to 400 TechHub members, TechHub London provides a smart environment where members can meet clients...

Posted on Jul 15 2015 - 4:30pm by John Peters
Comments Off on Samsung and NEC target hospitality sector

As part of a technology upgrade, Ambassadors Bloomsbury recently installed new Samsung Hospitality TVs and a Samsung Electronics unified voice & data platform. Specially designed for the hospitality industry, the voice and data system replaces the hotel’s ageing PABX telephone system, separate DECT radio infrastructure and Wi-Fi network with a single fully integrated solution. Instead of separate...

Posted on Jul 15 2015 - 1:30pm by John Peters
Comments Off on A fix in time

The benefits of remote diagnostics on modern print devices are highlighted in new service statistics from managed print service provider Balreed. In the first five months of this year its Remote Managed Service technicians fixed up to 30% of client faults remotely within an hour of their discovery. In other instances, they identified problems before they occurred and delivered replacement parts to...

Posted on Jul 15 2015 - 8:00am by John Peters
Comments Off on User adaptable lighting meets needs of older workers

One of the challenges presented by a multi-generational workforce is the need to create a working environment suitable for all age-groups. One solution is to install systems that can be adapted by the user, like the e-Sense Tune adjustable lighting system from Fagerhult. Product Manager Daniel Unoson said: “It is an innovative, decentralised plug & play system which is exceptionally user friendly....