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7 Best Collaboration Tools for Virtual Teams

By |2015-05-18T09:43:53-07:00September 16th, 2013|Smarter Working|

Whether you work from home or with a team that’s on the move or in different places, good collaboration tools should be a major part of your workflow. As members of virtual teams ourselves, we’ve used a number of different apps and services. Here are some of our favourites: 1

How businesses can safeguard the security of their data

By |2015-05-18T09:45:46-07:00May 27th, 2013|Smarter Working|

With employees increasingly working with a wide range of devices such as laptops, tablets and mobile phones, David Sturges, Chief Commercial Officer at hosted desktop company, WorkPlaceLive , looks at how businesses can safeguard their company data. News this month that staff at the BBC had £750,000 worth of gadgets lost or stolen since 2010 , including laptops, tablets and mobile phones, highlights a growing issue that many companies are facing – the security of their data. The cost of replacing these expensive gadgets is one thing, however, the risk of sensitive data could get into the wrong hands, as well as the cost of restoring lost data, is even more of a problem.

How to digitally sign documents (without having to print, scan or fax)

By |2015-05-18T09:45:49-07:00May 23rd, 2013|Smarter Working|

With a simple connection to ‘the Cloud’, we can find a place to work from our smartphones , hold a virtual meeting with our webcams, manage our teams from afar … But when it comes to signing contracts, the Cloud suddenly bursts – we’re asked to print off pages, sign dotted lines, and fax things back, like it’s 1989… If you recognize that scenario, forget the fax, follow these steps and return to sender – signed, sealed, delivered – and all from your laptop or mobile device. 1.

How to Have a Crazy Good Meeting from Anywhere: 5 Tech Tools You Need Today

By |2015-05-18T09:46:10-07:00April 23rd, 2013|Smarter Working|

If you’re anything like me, “meeting from anywhere” means dialing an phone number into a conference bridge, toggling awkwardly on your smartphone for the 10-digit passcode and hitting the mute button so the other attendees don’t hear the airport background noise. But for us telecommuters and road warriors , you can end the insanity and have a crazy good, crazy productive meeting from anywhere. Here are five tech tools you need today to make it happen: 1.

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