It’s not all about BYOD; data security also remains a low-tech issue

It’s not all about BYOD; data security also remains a low-tech issue

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While firms worry about the loss of data through the practice of BYOD, employees continue to find low tech ways of breaching security according to a report from Iron Mountain. While under half (42 percent) of employees describe their organisation’s approach to hard copy as secure, one in ten describe it as chaotic. Nearly half […]

Majority of British ex-pats working overseas now work flexibly, claims report

Majority of British ex-pats working overseas now work flexibly, claims report

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The majority of British expatriates who work overseas embrace flexible working arrangements, according to a survey commissioned by NatWest International Personal Banking. More than two thirds of those surveyed have exported their preferred working practices as well as themselves as they seek a better lifestyle and work-life balance overseas. Flexible working is most common for […]

IT managers yet to accept the whole challenge presented to them by BYOD

IT managers yet to accept the whole challenge presented to them by BYOD

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How exactly does an employee’s convenience trump an organisation’s need for control? That’s the debate corporations are facing when it comes to managing the ‘Bring Your Own Device’ trend. BYOD allows employees to use their personal mobile products for business. In 2012, IBM decided a majority of their workforce could use their own phones and […]

Video: What Stephen Fry can teach us about Cloud computing for business

Video: What Stephen Fry can teach us about Cloud computing for business

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  Not one of our usual cutesy attempt to find the links between the thoughts of Aldous Huxley, Baloo or the Arctic Monkeys and some workplace issue or other but a completely straight exploration by technophile Stephen Fry of the enduringly nascent and misunderstood technology still indistinguishable from magic that is Cloud computing. The national […]

What the endless debate about HS2 can teach us about how we work

What the endless debate about HS2 can teach us about how we work

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One of the most fascinating aspects of the debate about whether the UK should spend £50 billion (or whatever you think it might be) on the new HS2 rail network, is the way in which it has formed a touchstone for a discussion about how we work. But people on both sides of this debate […]

Many UK facilities managers still failing to see the magic of BIM, claims report

Many UK facilities managers still failing to see the magic of BIM, claims report

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According to a new survey from the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, the UK’s facilities managers are simply not ‘getting’ what Building Information Modelling is all about and how it can be applied. The latest research into the acronym replete debate about the role of BIM found that more than a third of facilities management […]

Global urbanisation trends present UK cities with new opportunities

Global urbanisation trends present UK cities with new opportunities

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There is a great deal of talk about the growing urbanisation of the world right now, and its effects on societies, economies and individuals. The numbers of people involved are daunting, especially in the developing world.  As a  result, many countries are currently experiencing the sort of upheaval we in Britain experienced nearly 300 years […]

RICS is first professional body to introduce BIM standard

RICS is first professional body to introduce BIM standard

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The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has become the first global professional body to introduce the first recognisable building information modelling (BIM) standard. Employers and clients are struggling to find industry accepted criteria on which to base knowledge of practitioners’ BIM skills, while BIM competent professionals lack a single indicator that will demonstrate their […]

Employers should engage staff as active reputation builders in social media

Employers should engage staff as active reputation builders in social media

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Employers who discourage staff from spending time at work updating their status on Facebook or following twitter feeds would be better served in harnessing their social media habits to promote the organization according to an academic study. Joonas Rokka, Assistant Professor of Marketing at Neoma Business School, has published new research in the Journal of […]

Video: reimagining work to help people become happier and more productive

Video: reimagining work to help people become happier and more productive

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Most companies are engaged in an attempt to help employees become happier, more productive and – yes –fitter at work. Firms do this because they are nice people or in the commercial interest of the business, or both. The problem is they are not doing it with a fixed set of criteria. Not only do […]

New Smart City Forum to capitalise on $400 billion global sector

New Smart City Forum to capitalise on $400 billion global sector

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London, Dublin, Barcelona, Boston and Bristol have something in common – they’re smart cities that use intelligent technology to monitor their urban infrastructure. The data is used in a variety of ways; to save money, minimise waste, measure water usage and manage transport routes. Solutions range from utilising IBM’s ‘Big Data’ to analyse traffic congestion on Dublin’s […]

Third of Europe’s large firms have already lost data through BYOD

Third of Europe’s large firms have already lost data through BYOD

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Bring Your Own Device remains the Gordian Knot of workplace technology. While firms have tried to label and co-opt the unstoppable propensity of employees to use their own devices for work as a way of cutting the business’s technology costs, they are paying in other ways. As we reported last week many remain unaware of […]

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