According to Gartner, around 80 per cent of the data within a business is considered to be unstructured. But what does this mean, and what is the data that enterprises are struggling to classify?
For many small businesses, print requirements can be considerable — a high volume of documents are often required on a fast turnaround, placing a great deal of pressure on a company’s printing devices. Tony Burnett, professional services director at Altodigital, one of the UK’s leading independent suppliers of digital print and document solutions, examines five costly mistakes that small businesses make when it comes to their print and document infrastructure.
Posted on 17th March 2014 in Office Space & Management.
If you are considering opening a branch office for your particular office or firm there are a host of issues which you need to look at. Firstly, you will require extra space for your increased workforce. Currently you choose from a number of different options when it comes to office branches. The best port of call is to go in and set up an appointment to go through all the details. If you want to be fully prepared then check out below some of the best questions to ask.
From April 2014, all employees in the UK will be given the right to request flexible working from their employer. For many businesses this is a concern, and rightly so. A large scale take-up of flexible working can change the dynamic of a workplace on multiple levels.
One economic puzzle of the 2010s has been a decline in the rate of productivity growth. In previous recessions, productivity per worker climbed, while employment rates fell. In the latest downturn, productivity actually fell in the UK, and by more than employment. British recessions ain’t what they used to be.
Understanding the true cost of commercial property can be complex. To ensure the success of an office move or re-location, business owners must source and consider information on costs from a multitude of sources, both external and from within their own organisations.
It can be far more cost and time efficient to keep your broadband, mobile and telecoms billing together — make sure your provider is offering telecoms bundles, along with capped rates and low recursive charges.
The skills shortage in the UK is a growing concern, with it now accounting for more than one in five of all vacancies (22%), up from one in six (16%) in 2009. It is also a pressing issue in the technology sector where specialists have been in short supply. A survey from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) revealed that IT and computing in 2013 became the most in-demand skill area within the UK, moving up from second place.
The DWP estimates that sickness among working age people costs Britain £100 billion per year. A new report conducted by the Centre for Economic and Business Research (CEBR) on behalf of Initial Washroom Hygiene, which surveyed 1000 office workers in the UK, identified that by investing and improving workplace hygiene, it is within employers’ power to reduce this figure by 13%, and in turn save £13.7 billion, equating to around £700 per employee.
Chris Kozup, Senior Director of EMEA marketing at Aruba Networks, explores why a new breed of employee is influencing the workplace of the future…
In many organisations meetings have a bad reputation. They are notorious for time wastage, inefficiency and non-participation. This was confirmed by research conducted by visualisation specialist Barco, that found 62 per cent of UK business leaders spent between half and three quarters of their working week in meetings. This statistic becomes of particular concern when only 18 per cent of respondents felt that these meetings were productive more than 75 per cent of the time.
Posted on 23rd December 2013 in Office Space & Management.
UK economic data is showing the economy is finally recovering with GDP increasing by 0.8% in 2013 Q3 after 0.4 and 0.7 in the respective previous quarters. This suggests for the first time in five years growth will go over 2%, enabling the Treasury to secure much needed tax revenues. Despite this, it is still much slower growth than we have historically enjoyed and we remain with a debt hangover with both the Banks and the Government. It therefore seems likely that we are into a period of slow growth. This is great news for signalling business sales, mergers and acquisition activity.