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Working remotely

Getting the most from team collaboration and working remotely

Posted on 07 Jun, 2012 by in Collaboration & productivity | Leave a comment

Two of the biggest trends in working life over the past decade have been the rise of team collaboration and the move towards working remotely, whether at home or on the move. The days of individuals or teams working in isolation are long gone and we’ve written previously on this blog about how we are now all… Read more

Scalable document management

Why you should be looking at scalable document management

Posted on 06 Jun, 2012 by in Collaboration & productivity | Leave a comment

‘Documents’ as a word sounds pretty dull, ‘document management’ perhaps even more so. But documents in fact provide the support system for modern business. They contain the ideas, creativity, logistics, admin and more that make an organization run, so how we manage those documents is hugely important. Especially when it comes to looking for a… Read more

working from home during the olympics

The run up to working from home during the Olympics

Posted on 13 Jan, 2012 by in Collaboration & productivity | Leave a comment

Many of the London-based public sector organisations I work with are about to embark on home-working dry-runs. Before the Olympic celebrations kick off in London in July, public sector staff are testing how they can ensure that it’s business as usual when it comes to getting their jobs done. At Huddle, we run our entire… Read more

Working in the cloud

The benefits to working in the cloud

Posted on 22 Sep, 2011 by in Collaboration & productivity, Huddle CEO viewpoint | Leave a comment

Believe it or not, the basic concept of cloud computing has been around since the 1960s, when Douglas Parkhill’s book The Challenge of the Computer Utility was first published. Parkhill wrote extensively about the internet and the provision of computing as a utility, and can almost serve as a blueprint for the cloud computing we… Read more

virtual businesses

Going Virtual: Can Any Organization Do it?

Posted on 14 Sep, 2011 by in Huddle news | Leave a comment

When you hear the phrase “virtual businesses,” it’s likely that the names of pioneers such as Amazon and eBay spring to mind. Hot on the heels of these two goliaths, you may also think of online retailers such as Dell, Zappos.com and ASOS. However, thanks to advances in high-speed connectivity and the rise of cloud… Read more

modern workforce

The Challenges of Being a Modern Employee

Posted on 07 Sep, 2011 by in Huddle news | Leave a comment

In today’s 24/7 digital economy, it’s hard to believe that just a decade ago many organizations were still trying to establish how – or even if – they could deploy email in their offices. Now, thanks to the mass adoption of high-speed communications and advances in hardware and software, the office can be wherever your… Read more

mobile workforce

Equipping the mobile workforce

Posted on 26 Jul, 2011 by in Collaboration & productivity, Huddle CEO viewpoint | Leave a comment

I read a great piece in Computer Business Review last month that looked at the growing mobile workforce in Europe. According to the survey mentioned in the article, 32 per cent of the typical workforce is a remote workforce. There are so many of us working from home or on the move that Riverbed Technology’s… Read more

management consulting solutions

Management consulting solutions: Using tech to bring teams and information together

Posted on 08 Feb, 2011 by in Huddle news | 1 comment

The management consultancy industry relies on two key things; its people and information. The other given in consultancy is that both of those things will be spread out around the country or the world at any one time. The danger, of course, is that as a business we don’t utilise our combined knowledge and capabilities… Read more

customer engagement

Connected in the cloud: Customer engagement from any location

Posted on 09 Dec, 2010 by in Huddle news | Leave a comment

As a member of Huddle’s customer engagement team, my role is to manage our public sector customers and help them get the most out of Huddle.  I spend around 80 per cent of my time out of the office meeting with our government customers across the UK. The technology I use enables me to constantly… Read more

cloud computing benefits

Cloud computing benefits: reaping the rewards

Posted on 08 Dec, 2010 by in Huddle CEO viewpoint, Huddle news | Leave a comment

A report by the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR), commissioned by data storage company EMC, predicts that cloud computing will bolster the top five European Union (EU) economies by £645 billion over the next five years. With government budget cuts dominating the headlines for the last few months, such positive predictions are certainly a… Read more

flexible working benefits

Flexible working: The cultural change

Posted on 27 Sep, 2010 by in Huddle news | Leave a comment

Last week, I spoke about how Generation Y and advances in technology were impacting flexible working practices. Today, I’m going to look at the impact of flexible working on business culture. Attitudes to flexible working can be split.  Fit around the new breed of workers and you risk alienating non-Generation Y employees. However, the good… Read more