UK’s snail-paced broadband is failing businesses, claims FSB report

UK’s snail-paced broadband is failing businesses, claims FSB report

The UK’s snail-paced broadband infrastructure isn’t up to the demands placed on it by 21st century businesses and there is not enough ambition to bring it up to speed with that of other nations, according to a new report from the Federation of Small Businesses.  The report found that while nearly all small business owners […]

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How Arthur C Clarke and other writers predicted tablet computing and the iPad

How Arthur C Clarke and other writers predicted tablet computing and the iPad

Arthur C Clarke was one of those scientists and science fiction writers who made a pretty decent fist of getting his technological predictions right. Not only did he foretell general trends such as flexible working and the future nature of work in cities, he also got a number of details right, too. His screenplay for […]

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It’s not just workers in the UK who toil in the unblinking gaze of BYOD

It’s not just workers in the UK who toil in the unblinking gaze of BYOD

As we reported earlier, the UK’s managers now routinely put in up to between one and two extra days of work a week thanks to the technological presenteeism associated with BYOD and other practices. But of course the phenomenon is not restricted to these shores. A survey from US business software firm BMC found that […]

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The UK’s most common form of flexible working? Half of managers work an extra day a week

The UK’s most common form of flexible working? Half of managers work an extra day a week

The UK’s most common yet one of the least talked about forms of flexible working has been laid bare in a new study from the Institute of Leadership and Management. It found that nearly half of managers work an extra day each week outside of their contracted hours, while an eighth put in an extra […]

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New Internet of Things consortium aims to set new global standards

New Internet of Things consortium aims to set new global standards

The familiar sight of companies scrabbling to define a standard global technology format on their own terms is evident with the announcement of yet another consortium intent on becoming the de facto  standard for the Internet of Things (IoT). The Open Interconnect Consortium (OIC) includes heavyweights such as Samsung, Intel, Dell and Broadcom and is […]

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A third of BYOD use is invisible to the organisation, claims new report

A third of BYOD use is invisible to the organisation, claims new report

In spite of the ongoing effort by companies to manage the use of employees’ own technology through Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies, around a third of all BYOD activity is invisible to the IT department, according to new research from Ovum and Samsung. The report also claims that while over half of employees now […]

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As UK extends flexible working rights, nearly half of people say they’re not equipped

As UK extends flexible working rights, nearly half of people say they’re not equipped

As the UK extends the right to request flexible working to millions of new workers, a new and unsurprising survey from Virgin Media Business claims that nearly half (44 percent) of the country’s businesses do not equip staff properly to do their jobs away from a main office. The survey of 1,274 people already working […]

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IT and HR failing to work together to tackle computer data risks

IT and HR failing to work together to tackle computer data risks

The inability of employees to follow computer access policies is the greatest threat to an organization’s data security, just slightly ahead of professional hackers. Yet, as a new report reveals, the majority of IT managers still believe it is ‘easy’ to protect their organisation’s security and defences against a data breach. The research, commissioned by Courion, found […]

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Five things we have learned about flexible working ahead of the new right to ask regs

Five things we have learned about flexible working ahead of the new right to ask regs

You can’t help but notice that surveys about flexible working have been pretty thick on the ground over the last few weeks and months. The reason is that – as well as the usual ongoing fascination with the subject – the UK Government is extending the right to request regulations at the end of this […]

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The new issue of Work&Place is now available to view online

The new issue of Work&Place is now available to view online

The new issue of Work&Place is now available to view online. Published by Occupiers Journal in partnership with Insight it offers a wide range of thought leadership, research, commentary and case studies from the world’s foremost commentators, academics and practitioners in the world of workplace design and management. Contributors this quarter include Professor Franklin Becker […]

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Public sector procurement skills at heart of updated UK Civil Service plan

Public sector procurement skills at heart of updated UK Civil Service plan

The UK Civil Service has outlined the latest developments in the way it procures goods and services as part of its updated Civil Service Plan for 2014/15. These include a fresh take on the way the Crown Commercial Services (CCS) function operates with private sector firms. This is seen as an essential part of the […]

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England’s technology firms now employ more people than California’s, claims new report

England’s technology firms now employ more people than California’s, claims new report

As we reported last week, London and the South East of England remain the UK’s hotspots for new business start-ups and now new research claims that the region now has more people working in the vital technology and information sector than the capital of world tech, California. The report from South Mountain Economics and Bloomberg […]

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