Is Your Data More at Risk From External Cyberattacks or Internal Security Threats?

If we have learned anything from the recent Facebook data mining controversy, it’s just how far some companies will go to harvest this precious marketing resource. It may not be surprising then that data has been called the new oil. From recognizing customer trends to gleaning insights into greater operational efficiency, data is what companies in every industry are using to get a step up on the competition.

Driving Digital Transformation: Should You Prioritize Technology or Culture?

The reality is that the digital workplace is no longer something that companies should think about for the future. It’s well and truly here. And organizations who are already driving digital transformation have a clear advantage. Meanwhile, the window is shrinking for the rest to begin their digital transformation journey. Soon they will be too far behind their competitors. So, what’s stopping companies from driving digital transformation?
Collaboration Tools

The Evolution of Document Collaboration Tools

Document collaboration tools have played a vital role in our changing workplace. Previously, working together on a document was a case of passing around hard copies and performing edits by hand. Today, we have the tools that enable the simultaneous co-editing of documents in the cloud. This is key to digital transformation.

Your Digital Transformation Strategy: No Longer a Question of ‘If’, but ‘When’.

Digital transformation is when a company integrates digital technology into all areas of their business as a reaction to the growing digital climate. Culturally, however, it’s a steady evolution that requires companies to experiment with emerging technologies and processes.
millennial workplace

Building a Sustainable Millennial Workplace

 It’s predicted that millennials will make up 35% of the workforce by 2020 and up to 75% by 2030. If companies want to attract and retain the best talent for the future – as well as keep them happy and productive – should they be doing more to shape a millennial workplace that better reflects the expectations and requirements of millennial workers? What would this workplace lo

Our Favorite Places to Work Remotely in West Michigan

You’ve lost your motivation. You can’t come up with any good ideas. You are stuck staring at a blank screen with a blinking cursor. Sure, getting up for another stroll through the office could work, except it didn’t the previous nine times. The receptionist is starting to wonder if you are OK. You feel guilty because you work in a beautifully-designed office – people on the outside so want to work here. Cheer up, that’s why third places were invented.
Future Workplace Blog

How Can You Prepare For The Future Workplace?

It is increasingly difficult to predict what waits around the corner for businesses. As workers and consumers, we are constantly inundated with new tools and new ways of working; social media, artificial intelligence, automation plus many more, have ingrained themselves into our everyday lives.

Increasing Productivity in the Workplace: How the Cloud Turbo-Charges Leading Companies

Increasing productivity in the workplace should be the goal of any CEO or business leader. It can lead to increased sales, reduced waste and higher salaries for motivated staff. However, it’s not always easy. Productivity figures have been in decline in the US for years – a trend mirrored in many of the world’s advanced economies. To understand how your organization can go about increasing productivity in the workplace, it’s first important to understand why productivity rates are struggling in general.

What to Do When Letting an Employee Go

When you wrote down your goals for 2018, “experiencing what it’s like to let an employee go” probably didn’t fall in your top ten. In fact, it wasn’t on the list at all. Let’s be real: you didn’t go into business to fire. You want to hire, hire, hire. Unfortunately, letting employees go - because of their own choices or unfortunate company conditions - is often part of the gig. And from an IT perspective, certain steps must be taken, regardless of your emotions.

Officevibe: A Simple Tool for a Great Workplace

We’ve been using the employee engagement software for a few months now and the results are mind-blowing.