Charlotte Trueman

Staff Writer

Charlotte Trueman is a staff writer at Computerworld. She joined IDG in 2016 after graduating with a degree in English and American Literature from the University of Kent. Trueman covers collaboration, focusing on videoconferencing, productivity software, AR/VR and issues around sustainability.

9 top UK cities for tech workers

9 top UK cities for tech workers

These are some of the best cities in the UK for tech workers, based on the number of jobs available, featured companies and startups, and salary data from Totaljobs.

Review: 6 top videoconferencing services put to the test

Review: 6 top videoconferencing services put to the test

We compared Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Cisco Webex, Google Meet, BlueJeans, and GoToMeeting in real-world tests to see which videoconferencing platforms perform best for business users. Here’s how they stack up.

Should UK workers have a legal right to hybrid work?

Should UK workers have a legal right to hybrid work?

With the easing of lockdown restrictions in the UK’s sights, questions are being raised about whether laws should be changed to reflect the new way employees want to work.

Asana adds features to reduce distractions, improve video chats

Asana adds features to reduce distractions, improve video chats

The work management platform focuses on fighting video fatigue with an asynchronous video tool that an analyst said could eventually see widespread adoption.

The best UK universities for computer science and IT degrees

The best UK universities for computer science and IT degrees

Interested in a tech career, and still struggling over which university to attend? Here are 10 of the best British universities offering computer science and IT related degrees.

Vaccine passports: The answer to re-opening the UK economy?

Vaccine passports: The answer to re-opening the UK economy?

The UK government has announced people will be able to prove their vaccine status via the NHS app, but the scheme raises questions about fairness, privacy, and implementation.

Could digital platforms help bolster UK workers' mental health?

Could digital platforms help bolster UK workers' mental health?

As numerous studies show the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the mental health of UK workers, Kooth CEO Tim Barker explains how companies can better support their employees.

How Asana helped CityFibre’s marketing team boost productivity

How Asana helped CityFibre’s marketing team boost productivity

Not happy with its patchwork of collaboration tools, CityFibre’s marketing team spearheaded the search for a work management platform and landed on Asana.

Atlassian launches Jira Work Management, opening its Jira platform to all business teams

Atlassian launches Jira Work Management, opening its Jira platform to all business teams

Workplace management platform Jira is no longer just for software developers; Jira Work Management now supports all enterprise business teams.

Google Meet gets a UI refresh to help ‘deepen the meeting experience’

Google Meet gets a UI refresh to help ‘deepen the meeting experience’

The latest Google Meet update aims to make video calls more immersive, inclusive, and productive.

How Kooth PLC uses Slack to improve the well-being of both employees and customers

How Kooth PLC uses Slack to improve the well-being of both employees and customers

Kooth CEO Tim Barker explains how an employee-led initiative helped the company step up its internal communication strategy.

Starting a new job in a pandemic: Virtual onboarding to the rescue

Starting a new job in a pandemic: Virtual onboarding to the rescue

Like most new pandemic-induced working practices, remote onboarding is here to stay. How can employers make the process, from device provisioning and training to helping new hires feel welcome, as seamless as possible?

UK government urged to give home workers the ‘right to disconnect’

UK government urged to give home workers the ‘right to disconnect’

As Ireland gives all employees a legal "right to disconnect," burnt-out remote workers in the UK are urging the government to follow suit.

The Microsoft-Nuance Deal: A new push for voice technology?

The Microsoft-Nuance Deal: A new push for voice technology?

Microsoft's decision to buy Nuance for $19.7 billion highlights how important voice-activated technology is already in healthcare and how ubiquitous it might become elsewhere.

Why re-skilling UK workers is important amid the pandemic

Why re-skilling UK workers is important amid the pandemic

In a year that has seen widespread economic disruption, this is a good time to retrain for a technology role.

LogMeIn revamps GoToConnect to support shift to flexible work

LogMeIn revamps GoToConnect to support shift to flexible work

The Unified Communications provider has refreshed its technology offerings to better support hybrid and remote work.

Women in tech: What's the landscape look like in the UK?

Women in tech: What's the landscape look like in the UK?

As the world marks International Women’s Day, recent data shows that women still face challenges getting ahead in the UK tech sector.

How the 2021 Chancellor's Budget affects the UK tech industry

How the 2021 Chancellor's Budget affects the UK tech industry

Chancellor Rishi Sunak unveiled his budget today, with coronavirus still at top of the agenda. He also pledged to invest in clean tech and help SMBs take advantage of the digital revolution.

Cisco continues to overhaul Webex, now with real-time language transcription

Cisco continues to overhaul Webex, now with real-time language transcription

Cisco users will soon be able to have their in-meeting speech translated in real time into over 100 languages, a feature first teased at the company’s WebexOne event.

How Microsoft Teams kept pupils learning during the UK lockdown

How Microsoft Teams kept pupils learning during the UK lockdown

With most students spending the majority of the last 12 months outside the classroom at home, two educational institutions turned to Teams to allow them to continue teaching.

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