View The dangers of using personal mobiles for work

The dangers of using personal mobiles for work

Today, more people are working remotely than ever before. As a result, many employees are working on their own personal devices. However, research shows that fewer than half of organisations have a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) security policy in place to safeguard work-related data that resides on personal mobiles. In this article, we look…

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View Technology in lockdown: Modern Networks newsletter

Technology in lockdown: Modern Networks newsletter

The world has changed a lot in the last three months. Many of us have had to adapt to working from home. Technology has been hugely beneficial in keeping us safe, productive and entertained in this time of lockdown. We’ve been able to shop online, use contactless payment, stream endless boxsets and home-school our children…

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View Are you prepared for the end of lockdown?

Are you prepared for the end of lockdown?

So the UK lockdown is still in force right now. But have you started planning yet, for when your staff can return to the workplace? Are you prepared for the end of lockdown? It’s going to happen at some point soon. And the more you plan and act now, the easier it will be. There…

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View Keep your data safe when staff use their own devices

Keep your data safe when staff use their own devices

In the rush to get your staff setup for working from home, did anyone stop to check how safe your company data would be? Because suddenly having your people access your data via lots of different devices, introduces lots of new variables. Especially if your team are using their own laptops, tablets or mobiles. This…

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View The differences between Zoom and Microsoft Teams

The differences between Zoom and Microsoft Teams

Today, working from home is the new normal. As a result, there has been a stampede for video conferencing software. Two of the most prominent and popular applications are Zoom and Microsoft Teams. However, they offer very different services and user experiences. In this article, we will look at how to decide which to use….

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View Video conference etiquette and checklist

Video conference etiquette and checklist

Even before the Coronavirus outbreak, video conferencing was becoming an extremely popular method of business communication. Of course, many more people are now working from home and using video conferencing for the first time. Like any other form of human communication, video conferencing has its own rules and etiquette. That’s why Modern Networks have produced…

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Service Desk Update

During this unprecedented period of demand, Modern Networks Service Desk call volumes have more than doubled. However, our dedicated team of service engineers have risen to the challenge admirably. Currently, the average call-waiting time is 1 minute and 20 seconds. Nevertheless, at peak times we have experienced call queuing times of up to 10 minutes….

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View How to work remotely, stay productive, stay secure

How to work remotely, stay productive, stay secure

The coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak is already having a dramatic impact on all our work and family lives. During these uncertain times, technology is helping keep the economic wheels turning. One of the immediate outcomes of the crisis has been many people working from home, slowing the spread of the virus. In this article, we will…

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View Get more from your team with remote working

Get more from your team with remote working

Did you know that more than 1.54 million people in the UK now work from home on a regular basis? Remote workers are more productive, take fewer breaks and less sick days than their office-bound colleagues. As well as increasing productivity, remote working helps reduce an organisation’s fixed overheads and increases agility. Today, when people…

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