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Apple to try new hybrid workplace model for a year

The company wants employees back in the office three days a week, but will offer flexible support for remote work in company-wide pilot project.

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US gov’t plans for remote workers could spur private-sector push, too

The Biden administration appears poised to encourage remote work for 2 million US government workers as the COVID-19 pandemic eases and businesses look to fully re-open. The move could spur companies to follow suit.

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CIO Think Tank: Reinventing IT

As companies accelerate out of pandemic disruption, how can IT meet increasing demands — and reap unprecedented benefits? In a series of virtual roundtables, dozens of IT leaders offered key insights about the road ahead.

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At Virgin Atlantic, Facebook Workplace evolves into a key productivity tool

The airline saw a large increase in use as employees sought corporate updates during the pandemic; now the enterprise social network is helping the company rev up operations again.

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Tech wages: Women, minorities still paid less in 2020

A survey of tech firms in the US, UK, and Canada shows that the wage gaps with white men are decreasing for new hires, but many existing employees lost ground in several segments.

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With smart canvas, Google looks to better connect Workspace apps

Google this week unveiled a range of new ways to connect its productivity and collaboration apps, including the rollout of its smart canvas. But is it enough to keep up with innovative startups?

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How to create a digital workplace

Creating a digital work environment for employees, regardless of where they are physically, involves much more than handing out laptops, turning to cloud apps, and using a VPN. Here's what companies need to keep in mind as they plan...

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Rethinking business as usual: How to thrive as a manager In the ‘20s

At Dell Technologies World, some of the more interesting discussions involve topics far removed from company tech. This week, the big conversation was about management skills and styles, and how to be successful.

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Next-gen digital whiteboards: 7 shared canvas apps for visual collaboration

Online whiteboards were just the beginning. With hybrid workforces on the horizon, today’s visual collaboration tools are a key component to keep everyone on the same canvas when brainstorming, planning, and managing projects.

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Apple confirms the hybrid workplace is here to stay

"It would seem that work from home and the productivity of working from home will remain very critical," said Apple CEO Tim Cook.

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Microsoft patents biometric 'wellness insights' tool for workers

The just-published patent describes a feature that generates an employee “anxiety score” based on data such as blood pressure and heart rate, suggesting when workers need to take a break.

Can you require your employees to have a COVID-19 vaccine?

It depends on the job, but the answer is often yes.

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Rethinking mobile security in a post-COVID workplace

Remember all of the security corner-cutting forced on us in March 2020 as companies scrambled to deal with the pandemic? It's time now to go back and fix things.

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The Bose Videobar VB1, huddle spaces, and the post-pandemic workplace

Huddle rooms have become the new must-have for offices expecting employees to come back. Bose’s all-in-one USB conferencing device is an attractive huddle-room option for hybrid workplaces.

Will you be heading back to the office? Should you?

Many companies won't be re-opening their brick-and-mortar offices because working from home is the new way of business.

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VMware targets remote work security with Anywhere Workspace

Three tools from VMware’s portfolio — Workspace One, Carbon Black Cloud, and SASE — are now bundled, offering a suite of tools to simplify management of remote worker devices and applications.

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Starting a new job in a pandemic: Virtual onboarding to the rescue

Like most new pandemic-induced working practices, remote onboarding is here to stay. How can employers make the process, from device provisioning and training to helping new hires feel welcome, as seamless as possible?

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3 ways to build stronger remote teams

Building trust within remote and hybrid teams is key for businesses moving forward. These techniques can help.

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Defining the digital workspace of the future

There's a lot of talk these days about the hybrid workplace. But what comes next after that?

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Is it time to move to hosted Exchange? Considerations for IT

In the wake of serious attacks that exploited vulnerabilities in Microsoft Exchange Server, it may be time to move your mail to the cloud. Here’s what to consider and plan for.

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