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Telecommuting

Telecommuting: Telecommuting or telework is a work arrangement in which employees enjoy flexibility in working location and hours. In other words, the daily commute to a central place of work is replaced by telecommunication links. Many work from home, while others, occasionally also referred to as nomad workers or web commuters utilize mobile telecommunications technology to work from coffee shops or other locations. (Source: Wikipedia)

The Great Video Conferencing Debate: Cost Vs Quality


Section: Research
Free and low cost video conferencing services have widely been adopted by businesses, but there are limitations to the quality and reliability of these ‘consumer’ grade services. Until recently, ‘business grade’ video conferencing was widely considered cost prohibitive.   Recently with new solutions coming onto the market, it is possible for SMBs to experience a higher standard of video conferencing without the quality ...   read more

Why Today’s Mobile Workers Are Working Longer Hours than Ever


Section: Articles
Today’s global mobile workers - armed with iPads, smartphones and laptops - are working longer hours, reports mobility services firm iPass in their latest workforce survey on mobile working. So why are these same workers seemingly more content than ever before? The survey indicates that the majority of mobile workers feel empowered by the flexibility of mobile working and cloud services, even if it means clocking in longer work hours. What else can we glean from the  survey? Let’s ta ...   read more

Mobile working has become a 'phenomenon'


Section: News
Home working has become a phenomenon as the benefits of having a virtual workforce are realised by businesses around the globe. According to new figures from WorkSimple, the majority of business leaders at Fortune 500 think that their mobile workforces will increase in size in the coming months and years. Placeholder0The survey also showed that telecommuting will come to the fore, with 61 per cent of firms offering this as a flexible benefit to their staff in the next th ...   read more

Video Anywhere, Anytime: How Mobile Technology is Bringing Video into the Mainstream


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Videoconferencing is set to become a centerpiece of mainstream business communications, and advances in mobile technology are playing a crucial role in the take-up of enterprise video solutions and services. Tablets, smartphones and other mobile technologies are driving up user expectations and becoming increasingly vital collaborative tools. Why mobile matters   read more

5 Steps to Ensure Maximum ROI on Your Video Conferencing Investment


Section: Research
Now that you’ve decided to make the investment, like many SMBs, you may find the decision to add video conferencing capabilities much easier than figuring out how to deploy it. The technical terminology, implementation requirements, planning – it can all be overwhelming and confusing. This paper presents a series of steps that makes the process simpler, even if you don’t have a large IT department to assist in getting the technology operational. The five steps are:  read more

5G Research Begins


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The 4G row has now been settled and last week we reported that we could see the new mobile broadband service rolling out to some cities at the end of this month, thanks to the existing spectrum owned by EE, who will begin offering the service before the Ofcom auction at the end of the year. Now, Surrey University has received a £35m investment from mobile operators, infrastructure providers and the UK Research Partnership Investment Fund to begin looking into 5G. Work to ...   read more

Cisco see Drop in Videoconferencing Revenue


Section: News
Whilst videoconferencing is set to be the next big thing as faster connections and more collaboration takes place, market leaders Cisco, who in Q2 last year held a 49.3% market share, have reported a loss in revenue, despite increasing interest from enterprises. This is due, it has been reported, to the "uncertain global economy and ...   read more

Cloud Services - Mobile & Remote Working


Section: Research
  Cloud Services, which are IT Solutions and Services delivered and consumed real time over the Internet, have now become an integral part of daily operations for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs).   The ‘workplace’ is no longer a fixed location - remote, mobile and flexible working is now co ...   read more

Cloud Services and BYOD are transforming Videoconferencing


Section: News
New technologies announced by Polycom and Cisco could push the videoconferencing market out of its current stagnation, reports suggest. The former made an announcement in October which Polycom’s CEO Andy Miller called the "most important day in Polycom history". Cisco also announced improvements to its collaboration suite ...   read more

Competition Increases in UK Broadband Market


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Telecom regulators Ofcom has announced today that the UK broadband market has reached a new milestone in the level of competition, with ‘unbundled’ lines using BT’s copper network reaching 9 million. Superfast broadband, which uses fibre optic cables to the cabinet is also beginning to see competition take hold, as the technology becomes more freely available around the country. This is expected to see a rapid increase over the course of the coming months, read more

Enterprise Video Growth of 25% Per Annum Driven by Collaborative Working


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According to recent research carried by research firm MarketsandMarkets, the enterprise video market will see an annual growth rate of 25.9% between 2013 and 2018. The report, Enterprise Video Market – Global Advancements, Market Forecasts and Analysis (2013-2018), provides analysis for the overall enterprise video technology market, breaking it down into sectors such as hardware, software, regions and more. Currently, the market ...   read more

Housing Technology 2013 Kicks Off with Sir Clive Woodward


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The 4th annual Housing Technology conference and executive forum began today with a keynote speech given by World Cup winner and Team GB's Director of Sport for the London Olympics, Sir Clive Woodward OBE. Sir Clive was expected to demonstrate how social housing providers can learn from the world of sport when it comes to building high performance, and how this can be applied to IT and business operations. read more

Microsoft Reveal Surface Pro Pricing


Section: News
Microsoft have revealed that they are to release their Windows Pro version of the Surface tablet in January at a price of £560 for the basic Intel-based version of the tablet. Unlike the Windows RT tablet, users will be able to use third-party software on the device such as Photoshop. The cheaper, ARM-based version of Surface only allows users to work with applications currently in the Windows Store, which is woefully empty of apps when compared to that of iOS and Android ...   read more

Ofcom Improve Customer Complaints Rules


Section: News
Telecoms regulator Ofcom has approved new measures to help consumers when they put in a complaint about a company when they are having problems with landline, mobile phone and broadband. Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) schemes act as a "middleman” in the event that no resolution to a complaint can be found. The two new organisations, "Ombudsman Services: Communications (OS) and the Communications and Internet Services Adjudication Service (CISAS), must follow a set of comm ...   read more

Ofcom Publish Proposals for White Space Devices


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Ofcom has announced that it has moved "a step closer” towards the launch of consumer ‘white space’ devices to allow the technology to be used in the UK. White space devices use gaps in the radio spectrum, aptly named ‘white space’ "which exist in between frequency bands that have been reserved for TV broadcasting”. This will allow devices to use the gaps to transmit and receive Wi-Fi signals for use as broadband access for rural communities and other technologies. Whit ...   read more

Ofcom: BT Receive Most Broadband Complaints


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Telecoms regulator Ofcom has published its latest set of quarterly results for telecoms and Pay TV today which show a huge improvement in complaints against TalkTalk. However, BT were the most complained about provider across the board, with higher than average grievances about its broadband service. Whilst customer complaints  read more

Orange take Top Spot for Broadband Complaints


Section: News
Ofcom’s latest telecoms and TV report on complaints data has revealed that Orange has been the most complained about provider between July and September 2012. Ofcom’s seventh quarterly report, publishes the latest data concerning the most and least complained about ...   read more

Polycom Unveils New RealPresence Platform


Section: News
Leading video collaboration solutions provider Polycom has announced a new RealPresence platform, RealPresence® Video DualManager™. The company also announced that it has updated its RealPresence® Resource Manager software to version 8.0. The latter is intended to allow large enterprises and service providers to support up to 50,000 video users to join from a variety of devices and group video systems. The updated platform is ideal for enterprises participating in BYOD s ...   read more

Remote workers account for 29% of global workforce


Section: News
According to a new worldwide study into employees’ views when it comes to the workplace, 29% of all workers in the Americas, EMEA and the Asia Pacific regions now work from home at least some of the week. The Kelly Global Workforce Index  (KGWI) found that most of the ...   read more

Remote Working Debate Rages On


Section: News
Following the decision of Yahoo’s CEO Marissa Mayer in February that remote workers should relocate to offices or leave, a debate has been raging about the issue and if she is right in saying that telecommuting cuts into worker’s productivity. A large part of the problem seems to be that, whilst there are plenty of academic studies on the subject, these offer conflicting opinions on the usefulness of working from home. Add to this that there are no official figures on how many w ...   read more

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