Wednesday, 14th April 2021
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A moment of reflection: A CIO’s perspective on the remote working transition

The coronavirus crisis has forced many companies to push ahead with digital transformation at high speed, causing many challenges for IT and security teams. Challenges include the need for extensive hardware purchases and new processes for home office work, but also connecting to the company’s own IT infrastructure and accessing files and apps that employees need. By Ian Pitt, CIO of LogMeIn.

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The new world order of working from home

At the end of April 2020, it was estimated by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) that 49% of the UK adult workforce were working from home full time. This equates to approximately 16 million people up from just 1.5 million a decade ago. Although it is hoped that many will return to offices during the next few months, a number of high profile organisations including Facebook, Barclays and French carmaker Groupe PSA have stated that they intend to make home working a permanent option for a la...

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How technology is helping shape the creative industry for a post-pandemic age

When COVID-19 struck, work and life for many in the creative industries was thrown into disarray. The recovery will be difficult. A report by the Creative Industries Federation projects the creative sector will be hit twice as hard as the wider economy in 2020. By Kristine Long, iX Retail Leader, IBM UK Global Business Services and Joseph Kearins, Strategy Manager for IBM Global Consumer Industries Centre of Competence.

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The dawn of a new way of working: the future is here

The traditional career model first articulated in the early 1900s by Robert Owen as “eight hours labour, eight hours recreation, and eight hours rest” is still around today. Over 100 years on, the workforce is much more diverse and the needs and demands of employees have evolved. But for far too many employees, instead of “Welcome to the future of work”, it feels like “Welcome to the portal – your password was denied.” By Robert Hoyle Brown, Vice President, Cognizant’s Center for the Future of...

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Can innovation help channel firms redefine the rules of engagement post COVID-19?

The current pandemic has driven the need for innovation more than ever before. Around 75% of organisations reported disruption in their supply chains due to COVID-19, and forecasts and predictions suggest that we will have to adapt to a ‘new normal’ rather than relying on things going back to the way they were. If the IT channel is to survive this crisis, it will have to innovate and adapt. By Richard Eglon, Marketing Director of Agilitas.

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Being prepared - make remote working work harder

It’s perhaps an understatement to say that remote working is top of mind for many of us right now. The Coronavirus pandemic has forced most businesses to send their staff home for the foreseeable future, hoping to delay the spread of the illness and keep those around them safe. By Darren Watkins, managing director for VIRTUS Data Centres.

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Huawei Agile Solution Improves Jumeirah Group

Huawei helps the Jumeirah Group build a robust and agile IT department to support the rapid business expansion of the group.

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