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5 ways of dealing with a work-from-home business world

With so many workers reluctant to return to the office after a year of working from home, it’s high time companies figure out how to get the most from all those employees toiling away outside the office.

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Pandemic redux: No, your workers aren’t coming back to the office

Have you seen the latest coronavirus Delta variant numbers? That rise in cases means one thing for sure: Your employees aren’t returning to their cubicles anytime soon.

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Cisco and the future of collaboration: What’s to come?

You don't generally think about inclusion and empathy as hallmarks of collaboration platforms. But with a touch of AI, and some smart management, they could be.

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Zoom eyes new video needs in a hybrid workplace world

Although videoconferencing remains a fixture in the business world, how is Zoom looking to move beyond the pandemic and support a changing workplace?

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7 inconvenient truths about the hybrid work trend

One silver lining from the pandemic may be the mainstreaming of remote and hybrid work. There are just a few problems.

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On the future of work, Apple is in retrograde

Apple denies the new world of remote work in favor of its own somewhat inflexible hybrid working policy.

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A Clubhouse for the office? Slack unveils ‘Huddles’ audio chat rooms

Slack hopes to replicate ad-hoc workplace chats for remote workers with a “lightweight, audio-first” communication tool, Slack Huddles, along with the addition of asynchronous video and voice messages.

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Review: 6 top videoconferencing services put to the test

We compared Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Cisco Webex, Google Meet, BlueJeans, and GoToMeeting in real-world tests to see which videoconferencing platforms perform best for business users. Here’s how they stack up.

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‘Chrome OS’ on any device: Deploying CloudReady in the enterprise

While devices running CloudReady OS aren’t true Chromebooks, they offer an attractive option for enterprise use. Here’s how to deploy and manage CloudReady devices at your organization.

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The future of work is hybrid and remote

And the most agile employers will be able to attract the best staff, Dice report says. Apple, take note.

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Cisco and remote-work lessons learned in education during the pandemic

Schools around the world, like most businesses, had to scramble to keep operations running smoothly during the pandemic. A recent Cisco event points to some universal lessons to keep in mind for the next time this happens.

Work 2021: Say goodbye to yesterday's work habits

If you expect everything to return to “normal” with work soon, you really need to get up to speed.

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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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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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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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When is it time to upgrade? Device lifecycles and upgrade timelines

When the latest smartphone, tablet and/or laptop launches, the pull to upgrade can be enticing. For IT teams, keeping employee devices up-to-date means upgrading strategically and adhering to planned upgrade cycles. Upgrading too...

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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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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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