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Building a mobile app? Ask yourself these 5 questions

building a mobile app

It’s a question we hear often from business owners: “Do we need a mobile app?” And for those aware of the recent explosion in mobile app usage, the tempting answer is ‘yes’. There are over 1 billion smartphone users in the world, and in just three years that number is expected to double. But is increased mobile usage a big …

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What Kind of People Work in Coworking Spaces?

the hub kings cross

As I sit in my local coworking space in London, I watch as the modern, card-operated door slides open to welcome members new and old into the beautiful Victorian building known now as The Hub Kings Cross. But what of the 6,000 or so independent workers in The Hub network with access to over 20 coworking spaces around the world …

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The Truth About Millennials in the Workforce: 5 Things to Do to Keep Them On Track

millenials in the workforce

Millennials are sometimes referred to as Generation Y or, like generations before them – from Baby Boomers to Generation X – the ‘me generation’ (or by Time Magazine last month, the “Me Me Me Generation”). Magazine editors, at least, view each new generation as more narcissistic than the last, so we won’t dwell too much on Millennial traits and values …

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A New Way to Work: 5 Reasons to Try a Coworking Space

Co-working spaces are sometimes referred to as “third places” – home being the first, workplaces the second. By providing open desks and private meeting rooms in a relaxed and flexible environment, co-working spaces occupy that middle ground between the home office and the traditional office. In his book The Great Good Place, Ray Oldenburg argues that third places are important …

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5 Ways to Beat Distractions When Working from Home

Cookie jar

As a freelancer, I’ve been working from home for over 8 years now. So, I’ve gotten pretty good at it. I still have the occasional slip up, but for the most part I get lots done. However, that wasn’t always the case… I have, in the past, fallen prey to the distractive powers of the TV set, the housework, the …

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5 places to work when you don’t want to work from home

remote worker

So, you’ve convinced your boss that you can be as productive, working from home. And that’s true – for the most part. But there are times, when the temptation of the TV set, the call of the cookie jar, the chiding of the house chores, becomes too much for even the most disciplined of homeworkers. That’s when I pack up …

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Laptops vs Tablets: Comparing Mobility on Each Device

The bell has rung on the first two rounds of our Laptops vs Tablets match, in which we help you decide which is the best device for you and the way you work. Mature contender the laptop won on apps, whereas newcomer the tablet won on design. It’s the third and final round – and we’re looking at mobility: which …

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Laptops vs Tablets: Comparing Apps on Each Device

iPhone Apps

If you’re in the market for a new mobile computer, choosing between a laptop and a tablet is becoming an increasingly difficult decision. Mobility, apps and design are all serious considerations when parting with your hard-earned cash. Or maybe it’s your company’s cash, and it has a BYOD policy, in which case security is also a serious consideration. And the …

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How to Avoid Burn Out as a Flexible Worker

‘Working 9 to 5’ may have been a mantra for Dolly Parton in the 1980s, but fast forward to 2012 and an increasing number of us are now flexible workers, with considerably more control over our schedules. By 2015, 1.3 billion people will be working on the move. But when we keep our computers in our pockets, our work in …

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The World is Getting Smaller: How Tech is Enabling Business Collaboration on a Global Scale

globe

Next time you’re on a busy train or stuck in a line of traffic, remember this sobering thought: by 2015, there’ll be 7 billion people on the planet – that’s one heck of a busy train! 1.5 billion of those people will be mobile workers, some of whom are already using technology that brings us closer together and allows us …

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The Coffee Shop Code of Conduct [Infographic]

coffee shop

The coffee shop life is a good life. You have fuel (coffee and food), you have companionship (your coworkers in the shop), you have a temporary and a warm place to get work done. All of that goodness can quickly be derailed, however, if your space is hijacked by someone committing one of the coffee shop deadly sins. Enter the …

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