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7 inconvenient truths about the hybrid work trend

One silver lining from the pandemic may be the mainstreaming of remote and hybrid work. There are just a few problems.

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On the future of work, Apple is in retrograde

Apple denies the new world of remote work in favor of its own somewhat inflexible hybrid working policy.

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A Clubhouse for the office? Slack unveils ‘Huddles’ audio chat rooms

Slack hopes to replicate ad-hoc workplace chats for remote workers with a “lightweight, audio-first” communication tool, Slack Huddles, along with the addition of asynchronous video and voice messages.

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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.

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‘Chrome OS’ on any device: Deploying CloudReady in the enterprise

While devices running CloudReady OS aren’t true Chromebooks, they offer an attractive option for enterprise use. Here’s how to deploy and manage CloudReady devices at your organization.

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The future of work is hybrid and remote

And the most agile employers will be able to attract the best staff, Dice report says. Apple, take note.

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Cisco and remote-work lessons learned in education during the pandemic

Schools around the world, like most businesses, had to scramble to keep operations running smoothly during the pandemic. A recent Cisco event points to some universal lessons to keep in mind for the next time this happens.

Work 2021: Say goodbye to yesterday's work habits

If you expect everything to return to “normal” with work soon, you really need to get up to speed.

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Apple to try new hybrid workplace model for a year

The company wants employees back in the office three days a week, but will offer flexible support for remote work in company-wide pilot project.

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US gov’t plans for remote workers could spur private-sector push, too

The Biden administration appears poised to encourage remote work for 2 million US government workers as the COVID-19 pandemic eases and businesses look to fully re-open. The move could spur companies to follow suit.

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At Virgin Atlantic, Facebook Workplace evolves into a key productivity tool

The airline saw a large increase in use as employees sought corporate updates during the pandemic; now the enterprise social network is helping the company rev up operations again.

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With smart canvas, Google looks to better connect Workspace apps

Google this week unveiled a range of new ways to connect its productivity and collaboration apps, including the rollout of its smart canvas. But is it enough to keep up with innovative startups?

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How to create a digital workplace

Creating a digital work environment for employees, regardless of where they are physically, involves much more than handing out laptops, turning to cloud apps, and using a VPN. Here's what companies need to keep in mind as they plan...

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Next-gen digital whiteboards: 7 shared canvas apps for visual collaboration

Online whiteboards were just the beginning. With hybrid workforces on the horizon, today’s visual collaboration tools are a key component to keep everyone on the same canvas when brainstorming, planning, and managing projects.

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Apple confirms the hybrid workplace is here to stay

"It would seem that work from home and the productivity of working from home will remain very critical," said Apple CEO Tim Cook.

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Microsoft patents biometric 'wellness insights' tool for workers

The just-published patent describes a feature that generates an employee “anxiety score” based on data such as blood pressure and heart rate, suggesting when workers need to take a break.

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Rethinking mobile security in a post-COVID workplace

Remember all of the security corner-cutting forced on us in March 2020 as companies scrambled to deal with the pandemic? It's time now to go back and fix things.

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The Bose Videobar VB1, huddle spaces, and the post-pandemic workplace

Huddle rooms have become the new must-have for offices expecting employees to come back. Bose’s all-in-one USB conferencing device is an attractive huddle-room option for hybrid workplaces.

Will you be heading back to the office? Should you?

Many companies won't be re-opening their brick-and-mortar offices because working from home is the new way of business.

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VMware targets remote work security with Anywhere Workspace

Three tools from VMware’s portfolio — Workspace One, Carbon Black Cloud, and SASE — are now bundled, offering a suite of tools to simplify management of remote worker devices and applications.

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