Posted on Jun 12 2015 - 10:30am by John Peters
Comments Off on Five reasons why sit-stand is on the up

There is a wave of enthusiasm for sit-stand workstations in the workplace. Are the benefits real or is it all hype? Sit-stand workstations can end up costing quite a few pounds so you need to be sure you’re doing it for the right reasons – and that you will see a return on your investment. Here, Scandinavian Business Seating’s Stacey Turner gives five reasons why you should consider sit-stand...

Posted on Jun 11 2015 - 10:27am by John Peters
Comments Off on Steelcase researchers have identified the solution to ‘presence disparity’

Making distance disappear is a major challenge for businesses that operate across multiple locations. Despite advances in technology, meetings of dispersed teams can be problematic, as those who are working remotely won’t have the same experience as colleagues together in the same room. Steelcase calls this ‘presence disparity’ and warns that it can undermine the benefits of having a diverse,...

Posted on Jun 10 2015 - 10:20am by John Peters
Comments Off on KI finds the right formula

The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) has achieved a 20% increase in capacity at its offices in London and Cambridge without compromising the personal space of its 475 employees. In a three-phase refurbishment between 2012 and 2014, KI and Office Extra transformed RSC’s headquarters at Thomas Graham House, Cambridge and its London offices in Burlington House, Piccadilly. To improve space utilisation...

Posted on Jun 9 2015 - 10:16am by John Peters
Comments Off on Hand-sculpted mouse

Logitech has launched its most advanced wireless mouse to date. Hand-sculpted for comfort, control and speed, the MX Master Wireless Mouse (£79.99) has a speed-adaptive scroll wheel that lets you shift automatically from click-to-click to hyper-fast scrolling and a thumbwheel for side-to-side scrolling and page switching. Using Bluetooth Smart Technology or the Logitech Unifying receiver, you can...

Posted on Jun 8 2015 - 10:13am by John Peters
Comments Off on Get up, stand up

Wilkhahn’s StandUp brings a bit of fun to the office or home. Perfect for recreational and breakout zones, workshop spaces and lobbies and waiting areas, it is designed to encourage group dynamics and creativity. The self-righting stool is shaped like an ice cream cone and is available in red, orange, green, light blue and black ...

Posted on Jun 5 2015 - 10:10am by John Peters
Comments Off on Re-thinking Think

Steelcase has launched a sleeker version of its THINK chair. Reflecting the changing nature of the workplace, the new look Think is claimed to combine the comfort and adjustability of a task chair with the flexibility of a conference chair. Continuing Think’s tradition of sustainability – it was the first chair to receive Cradle-to-Cradle environmental certification when launched in 2004 – Steelcase...

Posted on Jun 4 2015 - 10:06am by John Peters
Comments Off on Could Lumie light boxes become standard issue for night workers?

Could Lumie light boxes become standard issue for night workers? That all depends on the results of an on-going European research project. Light therapy is well known as a means of alleviating seasonal affective disorder (SAD), aiding sleep and improving feelings of wellbeing, but could it also reduce the heightened risk of type 2 diabetes amongst night shift workers? This is the question Cambridge-based...

Posted on Jun 3 2015 - 1:35pm by John Peters
Comments Off on Business Info Magazine – Issue 121 – Free Download

The 175th anniversary of the Penny Black last month highlighted the potential of innovation to work to the common good. Through standardisation of format and pricing, the first adhesive postage stamp replaced the inconsistencies of the prevailing postal system with a clear, uniform and low-cost means of communication that led to a massive increase in activity and enterprise. About 150 years later,...

Posted on May 28 2015 - 8:07am by John Peters
Comments Off on Designed by Samsung specially for education

Unveiled at the BETT show, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Education addresses the unique needs of classrooms through a combination of durability, manageability and easy access to digital learning resources. The 10.1in tablet integrates with Google Play for Education – an ever-growing selection of teacher-approved content – and allows the purchase of apps and content via a school PO with no need for...

Posted on May 1 2015 - 8:31am by John Peters
Comments Off on HP shrinks desktop PCs

HP’s new Windows 8.1 Pavilion Mini Desktop and HP Stream Mini Desktop are stylish, energy-efficient alternatives to conventional desktop towers. Mike Nash, vice president of product management, Consumer Personal Systems, HP, said: “The desktop tower PC continues to be a focal point in the home for sharing, creating and entertaining. The HP Pavilion and HP Stream Mini Desktops deliver the benefits...