Charlotte Trueman

Staff Writer

Charlotte Trueman is a staff writer at Computerworld. She joined IDG in 2016 after graduating with a degree in English and American Literature from the University of Kent. Trueman covers collaboration, focusing on videoconferencing, productivity software, AR/VR and issues around sustainability.

Podcast: Google makes its own chip for the Pixel 6, plus how to make hybrid work successful

Podcast: Google makes its own chip for the Pixel 6, plus how to make hybrid work successful

Google announced that its new system on a chip, called Tensor, will power the upcoming the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro phones. Google says Tensor will improve the Pixel's camera system and its speech recognition abilities, among other...

Cisco takes aim at meeting fatigue with Vidcast

Cisco takes aim at meeting fatigue with Vidcast

The company is looking to boost productivity and provide greater workday flexibility with the use of asynchronous video.

Don’t blame the track-and-trace app for the UK’s ‘pingdemic’

Don’t blame the track-and-trace app for the UK’s ‘pingdemic’

Earlier this month, more than 600,000 people in England were told to isolate in just one week by the nation's troubled track-and-trace app. Businesses complained. Government officials differed on what to do. And now interest in the...

Zoom eyes new video needs in a hybrid workplace world

Zoom eyes new video needs in a hybrid workplace world

Although videoconferencing remains a fixture in the business world, how is Zoom looking to move beyond the pandemic and support a changing workplace?

Zoom buys cloud contact center Five9 for $14.7B

Zoom buys cloud contact center Five9 for $14.7B

The popular videoconferencing firm may be looking to move beyond video with the purchase, which gives it a new way to expand services.

9 top UK cities for tech workers

9 top UK cities for tech workers

These are some of the best cities in the UK for tech workers, based on the number of jobs available, featured companies and startups, and salary data from Totaljobs.

Review: 6 top videoconferencing services put to the test

Review: 6 top videoconferencing services put to the test

We compared Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Cisco Webex, Google Meet, BlueJeans, and GoToMeeting in real-world tests to see which videoconferencing platforms perform best for business users. Here’s how they stack up.

Should UK workers have a legal right to hybrid work?

Should UK workers have a legal right to hybrid work?

With the easing of lockdown restrictions in the UK’s sights, questions are being raised about whether laws should be changed to reflect the new way employees want to work.

Asana adds features to reduce distractions, improve video chats

Asana adds features to reduce distractions, improve video chats

The work management platform focuses on fighting video fatigue with an asynchronous video tool that an analyst said could eventually see widespread adoption.

The best UK universities for computer science and IT degrees

The best UK universities for computer science and IT degrees

Interested in a tech career, and still struggling over which university to attend? Here are 10 of the best British universities offering computer science and IT related degrees.

Vaccine passports: The answer to re-opening the UK economy?

Vaccine passports: The answer to re-opening the UK economy?

The UK government has announced people will be able to prove their vaccine status via the NHS app, but the scheme raises questions about fairness, privacy, and implementation.

Could digital platforms help bolster UK workers' mental health?

Could digital platforms help bolster UK workers' mental health?

As numerous studies show the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the mental health of UK workers, Kooth CEO Tim Barker explains how companies can better support their employees.

How Asana helped CityFibre’s marketing team boost productivity

How Asana helped CityFibre’s marketing team boost productivity

Not happy with its patchwork of collaboration tools, CityFibre’s marketing team spearheaded the search for a work management platform and landed on Asana.

Atlassian launches Jira Work Management, opening its Jira platform to all business teams

Atlassian launches Jira Work Management, opening its Jira platform to all business teams

Workplace management platform Jira is no longer just for software developers; Jira Work Management now supports all enterprise business teams.

Google Meet gets a UI refresh to help ‘deepen the meeting experience’

Google Meet gets a UI refresh to help ‘deepen the meeting experience’

The latest Google Meet update aims to make video calls more immersive, inclusive, and productive.

How Kooth PLC uses Slack to improve the well-being of both employees and customers

How Kooth PLC uses Slack to improve the well-being of both employees and customers

Kooth CEO Tim Barker explains how an employee-led initiative helped the company step up its internal communication strategy.

Starting a new job in a pandemic: Virtual onboarding to the rescue

Starting a new job in a pandemic: Virtual onboarding to the rescue

Like most new pandemic-induced working practices, remote onboarding is here to stay. How can employers make the process, from device provisioning and training to helping new hires feel welcome, as seamless as possible?

UK government urged to give home workers the ‘right to disconnect’

UK government urged to give home workers the ‘right to disconnect’

As Ireland gives all employees a legal "right to disconnect," burnt-out remote workers in the UK are urging the government to follow suit.

The Microsoft-Nuance Deal: A new push for voice technology?

The Microsoft-Nuance Deal: A new push for voice technology?

Microsoft's decision to buy Nuance for $19.7 billion highlights how important voice-activated technology is already in healthcare and how ubiquitous it might become elsewhere.

Why re-skilling UK workers is important amid the pandemic

Why re-skilling UK workers is important amid the pandemic

In a year that has seen widespread economic disruption, this is a good time to retrain for a technology role.

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