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We'll be blogging every few days about various topics, so come back soon to see more!

  • ISDN

    The ISDN/PSTN switch off – are you ready?

    20 August 2021 By Matt Dykes – Chief Operating Officer at Abzorb

    From 2023 public sector organisations will be unable to buy ISDN and PSTN telephone systems, and in 2025, they will cease to exist.

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  • Printing solution

    Sustainable printing for the public sector

    17 August 2021 By The APS Group

    As part of your social value objectives, you may be considering how to ensure any print requirements are aligned to your environmental and sustainability goals.

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  • Remember Emma - Fellowes

    Remember Emma? Home working is having an impact

    12 May 2021 By Richard Monk - Commercial Business Manager at Fellowes

    Emma Work ‘Colleague of the Future’ was developed by Fellowes - the healthy workspace experts - to show how office workers could look in 20 years’ time if we continue to work with inadequately set-up workstations, poor posture and minimal movement.

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  • Virtual call

    Save Education: Mobile and Unified Communications

    20 April 2021 By Matt Dykes – Chief Operating Officer, Abzorb

    Although the children are now back at school there will still be thousands who are having to self-isolate if they have tested positive for COVID-19 or have been in contact with someone who has it, and will need to ‘home school’. So, daily disruption in UK schools will sadly be the reality for the foreseeable future and education will be delivered by a hybrid approach of digital learning and face to face in the classroom.

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  • business woman working from home

    Are you getting the benefits of working with SMEs?

    11 November 2020 By Robyn Lamport-Rann - Category Buyer for ICT at YPO

    As a nation we are dependent on technology more than ever, but have you thought about how small or medium sized businesses can help with sourcing this through procurement?

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  • man and woman in data centre

    XaaS: why everything is now a service

    05 November 2020 By The IT team at YPO

    As organisations look towards digitisation to improve their own business processes and their efficiency, services are becoming an increasingly popular way to cost-effectively use and implement IT.

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  • man working in home office

    Top tips for working from home from the ICT team

    06 May 2020 By the ICT Team at YPO

    Our ICT team have come together to provide a top tips video series to support you whilst adjusting to working from home. Whether it be making the most of the technology you're using or general guidance surrounding how best to adjust to your new working life.

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  • What is business travel

    What is business travel?

    27 November 2018 By Alex Detheridge - Click Travel

    When you hear the word travel, you instantly think of your annual holiday away from work and responsibilities, or the dreaded commute to and from the office. But what is business travel?

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  • Employee Assistance Programme blog

    Five things to note when procuring an EAP

    21 November 2018 By Jess Carey, Bid Writer - Health Assured

    Employee Assistance Programmes (EAPs) are a large and growing requirement within the workplace, with the CIPD reporting that, of those that completed the Health and Well-being at Work Survey, 63% of organisations use EAPs to identify and reduce stress in the workplace.

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  • AI and the rise of Virtual Worker

    07 November 2018 By Ashley Cartwright, Category Manager - ICT Innovation

    As we move into what is commonly dubbed as the “Fourth Industrial Revolution” businesses are evolving at increasing speed. Customers are expecting more and more from their service providers, making technological flexibility and work-place productivity paramount in staying on top of demand.

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