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Businesses have put their coworkers first throughout the pandemic - an approach that will be paramount for the future of work

7 September, 2020 / by Grace Mee posted in Business Continuity

The past months have been unlike anything we’ve ever witnessed. All of us – both in our personal lives and at work – have had to adapt to a set of challenges no-one could’ve predicted at the start of the year.

Looking back from the perspective of September, those weeks at the end of March and early April marked an unprecedented mobilisation of people and resources. The vast majority of coworkers and teams at CDW UK rapidly moved to home-working while simultaneously making sure our customers had the end-to-end IT services and support to do the same. During that initial period, all coworkers had to navigate a rapidly changing environment, while our COVID-19 Incident Management Team actioned plans to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our coworkers and communities.

We’re now at a different stage, with organisations exploring the future of work and a path of pandemic recovery. I was fortunate to have the opportunity to discuss this topic in a recent webinar with Cisco’s Jenn Gormley and Rich Gore and we agreed that workplaces and the coworker experience is going to evolve considerably over the coming months and years. The pandemic has placed culture, wellbeing and flexibility in the spotlight and these elements will be key as businesses strive for future successes.

 

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The Benefits of Esports for Students

24 August, 2020 / by Carolyne Rushton posted in Education, Intel

The world of esports is growing fast. There are predictions that the sport might get a spot in the 2024 Olympics. This growth extends into educational institutions. With student interest growing educators see esports as a chance to motivate students academically and provide opportunities to attract talent. For today’s student's esports facilities are becoming much more influential in their academic choices.

As the British Esports Association notes, participating in esports can spark or strengthen students’ interest in emerging, technology-driven careers. There are numerous other esports-related occupational opportunities such as working as a referee, coach, product manager or event manager. Esports opens up prospects in marketing, sales, web development and design. Esports isn’t just gaming; it develops skills for STEM opportunities and career growth.

 

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Are You Ready for the Cloud?

24 August, 2020 / by Ross Pedder posted in Cloud, Cloud Services

Cloud has been a game-changer when it comes to how technology is consumed. More than nine out of 10 organisations today use cloud-based services in some way[1]. This is because cloud delivers agility, flexibility and scalability, improving value to internal and external customers in ways that are sometimes difficult to achieve with traditional on-premise IT.

But every organisation’s goals are different, as is their journey to the cloud. Here we look at why organisations choose cloud, identify some of the biggest business benefits, and suggest how CDW can help guide you on the best options for your individual requirements.

 

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The Rise of Edge Computing

14 August, 2020 / by Ashminder Ubhi posted in Data Centre Modernisation

Edge Computing is seen by many as the next revolution for processing data. Advancements in technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT) and 5G will fuel Edge Computing and make it a reality for almost every business. It brings processing power to everyday objects and incredibly detailed analytics that will enable organisations of every shape, size and sector to develop compelling new propositions that are more efficient and deliver a better experience for customers, patients and citizens.

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How Windows Virtual Desktop Supports the Trend Towards More Flexible Working

10 August, 2020 / by Jake Walsh posted in Microsoft, Digital Workspace

It is clear today that you no longer need to be sat at a desk in an office to your job. A seismic shift to remote working has demonstrated that employees can be as, if not more, productive while based at home – or anywhere else for that matter.

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We need to talk about 2020. And intelligence.

16 July, 2020 / by Oreste Majeli posted in Hewlett Packard Enterprise

What does business need now?

The business of predicting the future of business is loud this year, with insights into the future becoming increasingly urgent: Transform, now, hurry. But no one could have predicted 2020 and the impact it would have on the business world. If we sit still for a moment, and sift through the noise, what are some of the things that businesses with a passion for growth actually need? What are the pain points? And what are the solutions?

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Changing the business approach to network security

22 June, 2020 / by Richard Enderby posted in cyber security

By Richard Enderby, Cyber Security Practice Lead

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Going the Zero Trust route for cloud defences

22 June, 2020 / by Richard Enderby posted in cyber security

By Richard Enderby, Cyber Security Practice Lead

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Right First Time - How Adoption Services Can Result in the Seamless Introduction of New Technology Across an Organisation

19 June, 2020 / by Joshua Shields posted in Adoption

By Joshua Shields - Practice Lead, Technology Lifecycle - SAM, Adoption & Customer Success at CDW.

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Environmental Sustainability with HP

17 June, 2020 / by Hannah Powell posted in Corporate Social Responsibility, HP

As consumers today, we are more aware than ever of the choices we make daily, and their potential impact on the environment. It factors into our purchasing behaviour – from groceries and electronic goods to cars and travel.

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