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Research reveals the impact of lockdown on business and IT

As the COVID-19 crisis took effect, businesses rushed to deploy technology that would help their teams work remotely and continue to be effective. The situation created widespread concern around a range of issues, from the ability of employers to deliver home working infrastructure, to productivity levels and the impact of lockdown on existing IT projects. By Chris Pont, CEO at IJYI.

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COVID-ushered digital transformation makes companies adaptable and resilient

COVID has triggered a massive digital shift, encouraging more businesses to migrate their operations online to the cloud, and well away from legacy systems. Not only does the move toward digitalization streamline organizational processes, but it makes companies more resilient, more robust, and, most importantly, more adaptable to unforeseen events such as the coronavirus. By Emma Maslen, an executive coach and adviser to start-ups.

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Digital Transformation: a fool’s errand without a structured data backbone

One of the key components to commercial success is being able to adapt rapidly to changing environments. 2020 presented a clear example, with COVID-19 forcing many organisations to pivot with little warning. By Matt Shearer, Director of Product Innovation, Data Language.

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Boosting connectivity will fuel the remote everything

At the height of lockdown measures in the UK, 69% of the 33 million British workers were working remotely according to a study commissioned by Ciena. With millions of people working from home, children studying remotely while they wait to see if they can go back to school in the coming weeks, and social lives still mostly focused indoors, home broadband has become more important than ever before. By Jamie Jefferies, GM and VP of EMEA at Ciena.

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How to pivot your business in the midst of a financial crisis

The UK recently entered into a recession and financial markets have now officially taken their worst hit in over a decade, with many businesses having indefinitely, and in some cases irreversibly, shut their doors. Others have had to completely rethink the way they do business. The world saw gin distilleries pivot to make hand sanitiser, supermarkets introduce drive-through options and gyms move their workouts online. In the early days of lockdown, Dyson – known for its vacuum cleaners – moved t...

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How cloud will drive the future hybrid workplace

Recently, Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield suggested that tech leaders need to make peace with permanent remote work. He predicted that Slack’s future workforce will remain 20-30% remote: the majority coming into the office 1-2 days per week for face time with their teams, home working the rest of the time. By Ed Butler, CEO & Founder, Amito.

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Huawei Agile Solution Improves Jumeirah Group

Huawei helps the Jumeirah Group build a robust and agile IT department to support the rapid business expansion of the group.

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