The end of remote working for Yahoo! employees

Last week Marissa Mayer, the high profile CEO of Yahoo! issued an edict which effectively ended working from home for Yahoo! employees. They have all been ordered to report to duty in the office and turn up for work in the good old fashioned way.

This seems to fly in the face of what we have been told the future of working life would be. We were given a mythical vision of a time where we wouldn’t need to cram ourselves on the Bakerloo line every day as we wouldn’t need to go to an office. In the unlikely event of us having to leave our homes we would all be travelling on “Back to the future” style Hoverboards. Were we mis-sold this vision?
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Questions to ask when changing your IT Support provider

With over 15 years of experience of working in IT, the last decade of which has been selling Managed IT services and IT support, I have been in the unique position of coming across every flavour of IT support company, IT solution and customer requirement. On many an occasion I have witnessed prospective buyers of IT support literally bewildered by the choices, confused with terminology and with the introduction of cloud, this has just further compounded an already very “cloudy” situation.
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Mobile Device Management solutions

Following from my previous blog on BYOD, (bring your own device), I thought I’d take the time to write a little about Mobile Device Management Solutions and give you a short list of providers which could fit your BYOD needs.  Mobile Device Management Solutions, better known as MDM Solutions, come in many forms and cover a range of different areas such as security; device integrity; remote wipes; remote installs and setups; remote support etc.

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Bring your own device – is it good idea?

Bring your own device, better known in the world of IT as BYOD, is becoming hugely popular. With the advancement of mobile technology and cloud architecture, work trends are changing with employee’s now working longer hours away from a centralised office. Many employees are now using their personal devices for work purposes and many people have already set up email, synchronised data stores and other methods of retrieving work data remotely in order to keep on top of their growing work commitments and pressure. A vast majority of employers have welcomed this trend as it means greater productivity and lower investment costs in terms of purchasing technology etc. This has given birth to the idea coined as BYOD.

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