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Back to work, planning a return to the office for IT teams

Posted by Cloud Business on 07-Sep-2020 14:43:54

As we discussed in a recent blog post on how to keep remote employees connected and collaborating successfully, not all organisations can or want to return to the office as lockdown measures are eased. But for those that do, there are things the IT team should consider to enable a successful transition.

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Microsoft Teams versus Zoom, and the winner is…

Posted by Cloud Business on 14-Jul-2020 10:48:41

Ever since the world went into lockdown, businesses, employees and students stuck at home have been relying on internet-based video calling platforms.

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Supercharge remote working & save money with a cloud telephony system

Posted by Cloud Business on 01-Jul-2020 16:03:45

Covid-19 and remote working has highlighted a key issue with traditional PBX telephone systems, they prevent rather than enable businesses agility. 

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Your modern workplace and the benefits of a cloud-based phone system

Posted by Cloud Business on 23-Jun-2020 12:46:51

The last few months has seen many businesses have to find creative ways to manage day-to-day activities like their telephony systems.

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Microsoft Teams mobile app and a post-Covid-19 world

Posted by Cloud Business on 11-Jun-2020 13:48:24

Even before Covid-19 many companies and organisations were moving towards a more mobile workforce with flexible and remote working. In just a few weeks, Covid-19 has accelerated that trend and we’re now in an era where flexible and remote working is no longer seen as a perk, it’s normal.

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Out of Office etiquette in a remote working world!

Posted by Cloud Business on 03-Jun-2020 18:41:32

In the pre-COVID-19 working world, one of the most self-explanatory and welcome acronyms you could come across was ‘OOO’. ‘Out of office’ – a simple message on your email account letting co-workers and acquaintances know that you’d be away from your desk for a period of time.

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Is the future modern workplace remote-first?

Posted by Cloud Business on 05-May-2020 17:01:03

Recent events have demonstrated the ability of technology to scale and adapt, and now a remote-first approach is gaining credibility amongst business leaders.

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Your virtual workplace: keeping morale and productivity high during lockdown

Posted by Cloud Business on 14-Apr-2020 14:24:36

As we enter week 4 of lockdown here in the UK, the task now for many companies who have rapidly deployed remote working is to keep morale and productivity levels high. It appears that we have another 3-4 weeks of lockdown before restrictions ease; and even then, it’s unclear when we can all return to business as usual.

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Now everyone’s remote working it’s time to address network security

Posted by Cloud Business on 07-Apr-2020 17:38:13

For many businesses the last few weeks have been spent firefighting as business continuity plans are rapidly enacted and remote working is deployed.

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Positive behaviours for successful remote working

Posted by Cloud Business on 25-Mar-2020 15:45:32

The Internet is awash with technical advice for remote working. From what collaboration tools to deploy such as Office 365, Teams, Zoom, Slack etc., to how to get better visibility on who’s accessing your network remotely and how to secure mobile devices.  

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Facilitating remote working with Microsoft Teams

Posted by David Bishop on 10-Mar-2020 11:55:15

We recently shared a blog post about planning for wide-spread remote working should the government shutdown schools or restrict movement to contain / delay the spread of coronavirus.

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Coronavirus, planning for wide-spread remote working

Posted by Cloud Business on 05-Mar-2020 15:40:27

As it’s looking more likely, but not definite, that coronavirus will become an epidemic here in the UK, many companies are assessing their collaboration technology and reviewing remote working options.

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Artificial Intelligence in the workplace, how we’re all working smarter

Posted by Cloud Business on 30-Jan-2020 18:18:43

Artificial intelligence (AI) is transforming workplaces around the world, helping employees work smarter and improving their performance. But in many cases you’re probably not even aware that the tools you use deploy AI technology.

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Network Managers are in the firing line

Posted by Cloud Business on 17-Jan-2020 12:52:39

Are you a Network Manager? Do you sometimes feel like you’re facing a firing squad of threats and demands coming from all directions, not least the threat that should a breech occur the responsibility lies with you?

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Generation Z will transform the workplace over the next decade, how will you support them?

Posted by James Butler on 23-Dec-2019 12:43:37

Over the next decade Generation Z, those born in the mid to late 90s, will be entering the workplace in large numbers and disrupting the way we work well into the future.

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Will 2020 be the year of the paperless office?

Posted by James Butler on 28-Nov-2019 12:56:02

Digital technology has long been hyped as the route to a paperless office.

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How to create a happy workplace and boost employee engagement

Posted by James Butler on 19-Nov-2019 13:17:11

Breakout areas with foosball tables, beer Fridays and yoga classes at lunchtime are just some of the many HR recommendations for creating a happy workplace.

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Microsoft Intune integration makes BYOD more secure

Posted by Cloud Business on 18-Nov-2019 16:54:30

Microsoft Intune, the mobile device management (MDM) solution, has been a key enabler of the BYOD revolution for many organisations.

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How a complete company directory can make Office 365 even better

Posted by Cloud Business on 08-Nov-2017 15:33:52

Office 365 has played an enormous role in digital workplace transformation. It’s given you a more efficient IT setup, cut down the time you spend on admin, let your employees work remotely and protected you from the latest cyber threats. But a complete company directory can make it even better.

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DocuSign is now part of our Digital Productivity Portfolio

Posted by Cloud Business on 30-May-2017 11:29:21

Cloud Business is pleased to announce the addition of DocuSign - the global market leader in e-signature solutions to our cloud services portfolio.

As digital workplace experts, we specialise in helping our clients harness digital productivity within their working environments. DocuSign's Digital Transaction Management and eSignature services are proven to play a pivotal role in increasing productivity within the Digital Workplace, especially in an Office 365 user environment.
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What is an 'intranet-in-a-box' ?

Posted by Jack Humphrey on 13-Mar-2017 10:54:24

You have heard of SharePoint and its capabilities as an enterprise tool to boost productivity and facilitate collaboration. An intranet-in-a-box is a set of templates and functionality that transforms the out-of-the box SharePoint experience. The new intranet-in-a-box revolution is set to bring corporate intranet technology within the grasp of SMBs. Many of these intranet solutions have sophisticated features such as a news publishing process, social media capabilities, Business Intelligence (BI) reporting functionality and come designed for enhanced mobile collaboration.

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Azure AD and Microsoft Intune. Using the cloud to modernise enterprise mobility

Posted by Ben Owens on 28-Nov-2016 10:59:36

In the modern workplace employees are increasingly dependent on mobile devices to complete daily work tasks, but with these demands come unique security challenges.

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Business collaboration using sharing links and Alerts on OneDrive for Business

Posted by David Bishop on 20-Apr-2015 13:35:00

Here are a couple of tips to get the most out of your business collaboration on OneDrive for Business.

Create anonymous download links

OneDrive for Business allows you to create anonymous links for access to individual files however this feature only allows users to view or edit the files in the browser.

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