Noise cancelling and hand-raising features planned months ago take on importance as employees forced from offices.
Microsoft Corp. has announced new features for its Corporate Chat Teams, scheduled for the third anniversary of the company, and coming in the midst of a wave of interest in digital messaging tools at the workplace sparked by the Covid-19 outbreak.
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Several of the tools could be especially useful for workers in the temporary work from home. Real-time noise suppression will block background typing and family members sharing the same room in the orders of virus isolation. Another function allows users to digitally […] Read more
Many companies are asking their staff to work from home. But if you’re a small business with limited technological know-how, where are you going to start? So what are you supposed to avoid? Adrian Weckler lists ten must-have devices.
One of the immediate issues companies face with the coronavirus is getting staff to work from home for a period of days or weeks. For small firms, this might be confusing. Can a normal person set it up? Is new software needed? Are there any free, or low-cost, services that will do the job? What about IT support?
1. E-meetings, video and conference […] Read more
As the number of the confirmed positive cases and death cases of the pandemic COVID-19 continue rises even under Movement Control Order in Malaysia, the Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin announced the extension of MCO for another two weeks until April 14. The extended MCO will certainly impact incomes and cash flows. How could the companies in Malaysia keeps their employees at safe during the virus attack and sustain their business at the same time?
Most of the companies comply the MCO and urged employees to work from home with company-owned or dedicated mobile devices. Ideally, companies may want to […] Read more
COVID-19 as global pandemic that’s sending shock waves around the entire world. It’s like nothing we’ve ever seen before and as small business, it’s something you’ve probably never had to plan for. If you feel overwhelmed, we have put together this free COVID-19 employer response pack that can help you navigate through this time. So, with office closures going on all over Australia and a shift to remote work, how do you ensure that your employees stay productive when they work from home?
If you’re one of the lucky small businesses that has the option to allow your employees to work from home during this circumstance. It’s […] Read more
As many of us are advised to work from home as the coronavirus pandemic.
In grips the globe, we are all finding ourselves having to adjust to the remote working life which may often involve online video conference calls with other key team members to ensure our work continues as efficiently as possible.
Of course, for many of us home working seemed like a great idea when we were stuck, cooped up in the office but when it boils down to it things can become well, a little distracting.
Procrastinators in particular may find it somewhat difficult to focus especially if they find […] Read more
If you’re not used to working from home, though, you might feel lonely, distracted, unproductive, or just weird. It’s one thing to work from home occasionally, and quite another to be exiled from the office because of who knows how long.
There are some tips shared by Carmicheal about work from home.
In 2018, she left a job where she was a Monday-to-Thursday office worker, with deep work Fridays at home, and moved to a new job where she would work almost all the time from home. Besides, she thought it would be heavenly to have five days a week of binge-editing […] Read more
COVID-19, referred to the Novel Coronavirus, is globally affected over 100,000 people direcly and millions indirectly. For years we’ve heard in Information Security that “the perimeter is dead,” but now is the time that we test it as some companies look at completely closing physical access to buildings at scale during the Movement Control Order. The IT perimeter definitely exists; we can point to firewalls and DMZs and a loose correlation in most companies between some types of digital assets and the physical boundaries of the company. But the believe that the perimeter can stop serious, advanced attacks has long […] Read more