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WFH boom makes ‘employee experience’ a C-suite priority, says Microsoft Viva chief

Microsoft's new employee experience platform, Viva, is central to the company's bid to roll out software that helps organizations better manage and support a remote or hybrid workforce, says Chuck Friedman.

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Windows 10’s Remote Desktop options explained

Should you use Remote Desktop Connection, the Remote Desktop app, or MSRDC Windows Desktop to access Windows 10 PCs remotely? We detail the options and provide some troubleshooting tips in case things go wrong.

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WFH security lessons from the pandemic

The unplanned worldwide experiment in remote work has been a trial by fire for security pros. Here’s how IT teams have protected work-from-home employees, and what needs to be done moving forward.

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Google Workspace targets front-line workers with new tier

The company’s core Workspace software suite, once known as G Suite, will also get new time management and productivity tracking features for remote workers.

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The Poly Studio P15: Searching for a better home videoconferencing answer

With video chats such a vital part of the work-from-home world we're in, having the right hardware makes a big difference. Here's one system that, while pricey, does a good job.

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Remote work 2.0 — when WFH really means 'work from anywhere'

Many companies have embraced a work-from-home model, but most aren’t prepared for what comes next. Here’s what to expect and how to get ready.

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The future of work: Coming sooner than you think

What will your worklife be like years from now? Today's work-from-home world has given us a glimpse of the future, as these five articles from CIO, Computerworld, CSO, InfoWorld, and Network World illustrate.

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Is there a human consequence to WFH?

Apple has done great business during the pandemic, with enterprise use of Macs up 23% and record iPhone sales. But is there a human cost to working from home?

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How apps can help you build a healthier WFH office

Working from home? Here's a collection of tools to help you optimize your workspace to protect your health during the remote work day.

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The work-from-home employee’s bill of rights

In a WFH world, employees are entitled to these seven rights to do their work successfully.

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Pandemic rebound? PC shipments post biggest upswing in a decade

The pandemic-induced rush to work at home also helped drive up PC sales at the fastest rate in 10 years. But will that buying surge last?

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The future of work from CES: The headquarters at home

CES 2021 offered insights on what it's like to work from home and how far technology still has to go to make it the office we all need.

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How IT must adapt to the emerging hybrid workplace

User support, the relationship with HR, and front-office technologies will require a rethink as distributed digital work becomes the new reality.

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CES to showcase how to get the most from WFH

This year's Consumer Electronics Show will offer content focused on the new work-from-home normal, what works and where we're going.

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When it’s time to return to the office, tech is key to success

As COVID-19 vaccines begin to roll out but remain months away for most office workers, companies want to know how to safely reopen offices and what the post-pandemic workplace will look like.

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The dark secret of the ‘New Normal’

Even with the distractions of working from home (and the ongoing pandemic), productivity is up. But that improvement comes with a high cost.

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6 free IT help desk ticketing systems

These tools provide help desk ticketing, IT asset management and more.

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WFH ‘until June 2021,' says Apple CEO Tim Cook

The message couldn't be clearer -- but does this mean WWDC 2021 will again be an online show?

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3 pandemic-related trends for 2021

With an ongoing focus on remote work, companies will be looking to make work-from-home as easy and secure as sitting in the office. The tech industry has a role to play in what’s coming.

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10 open-source videoconferencing tools for business

As remote work becomes more permanent, companies may want to explore collaboration alternatives that cost less than mainstream options, offer heightened privacy and security, or just contribute to the open-source movement.

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