Online collaboration tools can end up hindering productivity

Although communication and collaboration platforms are designed to improve productivity, they can sometimes have the opposite effect. A new report from enterprise search platform Sinequa asserts that having too many platforms to work on causes staff to forget who shared what with them – and where that data is stored. As a result, they spend too much time searching for …

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Many workers ignore security risks to maximize productivity

A large proportion of employees often take shortcuts to optimize productivity at work, despite understanding the security risks, new data suggests. According to security company ThycoticCentrify, which polled 8,000 workers worldwide, almost four in five (79%) have engaged in one or more “risky activity” in the past twelve months. In a third of cases (35%), this involved saving passwords to …

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The productivity problem: Does the answer lie in absence?

Recent data revealed that UK businesses have seen a staggering 113 percent increase in stress-related leave since the pandemic began: exhaustion and burnout are pervasive amongst the population and the effects are being felt by businesses of all shapes and sizes. A recent example includes how US-based Bumble closed its offices around the world to give its entire workforce its …

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Eight essential tech upgrades enterprises must consider for improved productivity

Technological advancements keep changing the face of today’s fast-changing business environment. Nothing can stop this. Take the Covid-19 pandemic, for instance; if nothing else, it ended up boosting the use of technology to keep businesses going.  As per Harris Poll, companies today lose upward of $300 billion a year paying down “technical debt,” as developers pour time into maintaining legacy …

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Business and productivity app downloads soared last year

The pandemic has driven a siginficant increase in business application downloads, especially among communication-based services, a report from mobile data and analytics firm App Annie suggests. According to the report, the number of business and productivity apps downloaded in 2020 was 7.1 billion. That’s up by more than a third (35 percent) compared to the year before. As expected, the …

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Employees believe remote working productivity hinges on quality of technology

The tools and services IT leaders adopted hastily in the early days of the pandemic cannot sustain businesses in the long run, and it’s beginning to show. A new report from LogMeIn, a company specializing in secure remote working, asserts that IT leaders are worried these tools are not secure enough and can’t scale sufficiently to remain viable in the …

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Managing app overload to reclaim workforce productivity and organizational integrity

Before we start, close your eyes and take 10 seconds to count how many apps you use at your workplace every day. Chances are you’ll not finish counting even if I give you a minute. The internet revolution at the turn of the 21st century was seen as a promising light in dramatically increasing the productivity of businesses and labor, …

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Disconnect between staff and IT teams is hindering productivity

IT departments have not always seen eye-to-eye with the wider workforce, but since the Covid-19 pandemic began, physical separation has only made the problem worse. According to a new report from endpoint management firm 1E, the average IT department is clueless as to what the remote working experience for the average employee actually looks like. IT pros are overestimating employee …

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UK businesses plan to boost productivity in bid to survive the pandemic

In order to survive the pandemic, organizations need to deliver cost savings and greater profits. This is something they believe can be achieved through increased workforce productivity and the elimination of various legacy business practices. According to a new report from business technology solutions provider Brother UK, organizations are ready to invest in digital infrastructure to make that happen. Polling …

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