Working From Home

Fined For ‘Time Theft’

Following a recent case where a remote worker was fined for ‘time theft’, we look at what it is, the legal and ethical aspects, and how it relates to employee monitoring software.

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How Many People Are Homeworking Now?

With an ONS survey showing that from October to December 2019 and January to March 2022, homeworking in the UK more than doubled from 4.7 million to 9.9 million people, we take a closer look at the figures and what’s behind them. COVID 19 Pandemic Triggered Huge Rise In Homeworking […]

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Hot Weather & Hardware

In this tech-insight, we look how extreme heat can affect IT hardware and what measures you can take to keep the equipment cool and prevent damage.  High Temperatures  Hot weather UK-style is not normally a problem. With an average temperature here of about 14 °C, temperatures over 30 °C are a fairly rare […]

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Avoid Eyestrain

In this article, we look at what eyestrain is, what causes it, and the many measures you can take to prevent it.  What Is Eyestrain? Eyestrain is eye fatigue, caused by intensely focusing the eyes during a task, such as staring at a computer screen (or phone screen) for extended […]

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Switch Off ‘Vampire’ Devices And Save An Average of £147 Per Year

New research by British Gas (Centrica) has revealed that UK households could save an average of £147 per year on their electricity bills by switching off their ‘vampire electronics’.  What Are Vampire Devices?  So-called ‘vampire devices’ are those household electronic devices, plugged into the mains, that continue to drain power […]

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Our top tips on safely working from home

1. Log onto your office computer and only use your home computer as the host for the virtual session. 2. Use a Virtual Private Network connection where possible to your office machine or office server. 3. If you are using cloud-based systems such as Office 365, online banking, CRM etc, […]

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