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Home office tips from a veteran freelancer

If working from home has become a lifestyle, these guidelines born from long experience can help ensure WFH employees have everything covered.

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Why return to the office if you’re just Zooming all day anyway?

Companies currently renting office space are just throwing money away if all of their employees are still doing the same thing at home that they were doing at work.

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The case of the insecure printer

Forget about pricey ink cartridge refills. The latest issue with printers is that now they won't work unless they're networked up with their manufacturer. This is not exactly a good idea for companies (or remote workers) who care...

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Microsoft Teams gets Phone features, Operator Connect service

Microsoft Teams Phone now lets you easily transfer a call from desk to mobile, a move designed to make staying connected easier in a hybrid workplace.

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Dropbox’s 'Capture' feature embraces async video

Asynchronous video and audio communications offer another way to connect hybrid remote workers and are rapidly gaining traction among collaboration and productivity software vendors.

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Jamf survey: Employees will quit for platform choice

Almost 90% of employees would take a pay cut to use the platform they prefer, while 62% of them will choose Apple when they can, Jamf-sponsored survey claims.

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The problem with the Poly Studio E70 and X70

The Poly Studio E70 and X70 are perfectly fine as conference room video setups, but a lack of interoperability limits their appeal. It’s a major issue for the industry.

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The rise of tablets: Why we don't need laptops or phones anymore

We may want them, but we don’t actually need them. Here’s why tablets can replace everything now.

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Zoom talks up a video-centric workplace

At this week's Zoomtopia event, the company rolled out plans for video call centers, better transcription and translation features, integrated whiteboards, and hot-desking options for the hybrid workplace.

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8 surprising ways remote work helps business

The sudden pandemic-driven rush to remote work in 2020 was an unprecedented experiment. Here’s what we’ve learned so far.

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IDC: Collaboration software spending looks strong, even as offices move to reopen

Research firm IDC expects spending on collaboration software to continue to boom following the pandemic, with businesses investing to connect staff, and even clients, more effectively.

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Apple HR needs listen to its own peeps

Every enterprise faces more dissent than ever before, including Apple. Resisting change isn’t a good option.

What’s going on with the ‘Great Resignation’?

You’d better work on hanging on to your workers, or you may end up shutting your business doors.

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Could Windows 365 and Starlink (or 5G) underpin the future of work?

When it comes to setting up work-from-home employees, the easiest answer might be cloud-based operating systems and WANs like 5G or Starlink.

Pay people for what they’re worth, not for where they live

Google appears to be getting ready to cut wages for some employees working from home. This is stupid.

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Old-fashioned business travel is dead (but don't blame the pandemic)

The norms and habits around traveling for work have changed dramatically in recent years. Here's what's different now — and why.

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Real IT leadership: Selling the transformative dream

It's one thing to cook up a great new initiative, but making it happen requires powers of persuasion, solid partnerships, and access to genuine technical insight.

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How to make the hybrid workplace a success

How can IT leaders implement hybrid and remote policies that benefit both employees and employers long term? Here’s expert advice to help organizations get it right from day one.

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For better video collaboration, time to embrace the Metaverse?

Tired of Zoom calls and video chats with people in boxes on screen? The next step in video collaboration, if it can be done, would replace that with virtual rooms, avatars and the ability to chat with co-workers and colleagues in the...

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