Why secure file sharing and flexible working go hand in hand

Posted by John Glover on 15-May-2015 10:00:00

Since the end of June 2014, all people employed by a UK company for at least 26 weeks have had the right to request flexible working arrangements. The legislation was hailed as a major breakthrough for both workers and employers when it was introduced, so why does new research suggest flexible working is still yet to take off?

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Topics: workplace innovation, business file sharing, security in the cloud

Are the government’s Digital by Default plans on target?

Posted by John Glover on 24-Nov-2014 10:49:00

If you’re going to make a rod for your own back, it’s a good idea to create it from the most flexible material possible.

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Topics: workplace innovation, central government, digital by default

Joined-up healthcare at EHI Live 2014 - can online collaboration help?

Posted by John Glover on 03-Nov-2014 10:38:00

EHI Live 2014 is due to hit the Birmingham NEC tomorrow, with thousands of healthcare professionals flocking to learn more about the latest ehealth innovations taking place around the UK. Interoperability, information sharing and online collaboration are set to be the main talking points of the event, as the NHS strives to provide joined-up healthcare.

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Topics: workplace innovation, collaboration tools, events

Agile working strategies in central government

Posted by John Glover on 13-Oct-2014 10:24:00

Agile. The buzzword of the moment. But do you really know what it means? And if you do, is your definition the same as everyone else’s?

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Topics: workplace innovation, collaboration tools, central government

Will using a collaboration tool save your department money?

Posted by John Glover on 10-Oct-2014 10:21:00

These days, holding the purse strings for even the smallest public sector budget means you’re performing a delicate balancing act. With senior managers or politicians breathing down your neck to demand major cost savings, you’re also under pressure to deliver more for less.

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Topics: workplace innovation, improving productivity, do more with less

Pros and cons of cloud collaboration

Posted by John Glover on 06-Oct-2014 10:16:00

Cloud collaboration is fast becoming a permanent feature of the modern workplace. Companies and organisations are attracted by cost-effective technology that allows employees to work together anywhere, at any time and using any internet enabled device.

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Topics: workplace innovation, collaboration tools, project management

Examples of successful collaboration in central government

Posted by John Glover on 29-Sep-2014 10:08:00

Across the public sector, collaboration is changing the way people work. Departments and agencies are achieving more, for less money, by bringing teams together and joining up with external partners to work towards common objectives.

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Topics: workplace innovation, collaboration tools, central government

Post procurement delivery case study: Firelink

Posted by John Glover on 24-Sep-2014 10:03:00


...Easing the post procurement process with a cloud-based Management Information System

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Topics: workplace innovation, procurement, case study

Too busy to improve? Securing user adoption for online collaboration

Posted by John Glover on 22-Sep-2014 09:59:00

Let's start with the good news: user adoption of online collaboration tools is increasing. Last year, research published by IT services provider Avanade revealed a growing interest in social collaboration technologies among businesses.

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Topics: workplace innovation, collaboration tools, improving productivity

Getting in Kahootz with pre-market engagement

Posted by John Glover on 10-Sep-2014 09:45:00

In our recent post, we saw that the public sector faced a variety of challenges that can stand in the way of effective pre-market engagement during the procurement process.

The key to robust pre-market engagement is to involve partners, staff and potential suppliers as early as possible. This allows you to better shape your outline requirements, refine your business case and budget and select the most appropriate procurement route.

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Topics: workplace innovation, collaboration tools, procurement