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Business printing solutions perfect for the home office

Jun 2, 2020 9:00:00 AM / by Banner posted in Working Smarter, Technology, Brother, Working from Home

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Brother are committed to helping customers and their businesses work as effectively as they can whilst working from home.

To help ensure this Brother have created a home printing solution containing four printers to help customers ensure they have the most reliable printers possible in their home offices. The printers the make up this solution range from a single function mono laser to an A3 all-in-one inkjet.

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Are you comfortable in your new working environment?

Apr 24, 2020 1:02:33 PM / by Victoria Whiteley, Digital Marketing Apprentice posted in Product, Working Smarter, Employee Wellbeing, Technology, Working from Home

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In 2019, only 30% of UK citizens were able to work from home*; but in a time when many of us must work from home, it can be harder to get into a new routine. 

When working from home it’s not always in the front of our mind to get up from our desks, to walk around, to stay hydrated or even to get food. We can lose track of time, forget to take regular breaks and become more focused and engrossed in our work and jobs without thinking. 

For some, there are also distractions in our home environment, everything from children to TV shows, our phones and social media channels can all have an impact on productivity, motivation and overall wellbeing. 

So how do you find a happy medium? 

Read our tips on how to ensure your working from home set up, is working for you. 

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Impact of tech on the classroom

Apr 20, 2020 10:30:00 AM / by Banner posted in Education, Working Smarter, Technology, Return to the Workplace

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Six ways that EdTech is transforming education

If you work in education, you’re likely to be aware of the huge potential of technology, or EdTech, for students and teachers.

EdTech is the mix of hardware, software and educational theories that can make learning easier and improve outcomes.

And a government EdTech strategy, backed by a £10 million investment, aims to bring more new and helpful tech innovation to schools.

The UK government launched the strategy in 2019. The plan is to encourage tech that reduces teacher workload, boosts student outcomes and levels the playing field for students with special needs.

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4 Ways a Brother Labelling Machine can help your business

Mar 19, 2020 1:00:00 PM / by Banner posted in Product, Working Smarter, Technology

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Organisation is they key to ensuring things run smoothly, especially in fast paced office environments.

Labelling is a great organisational tool, from helping identify files and folders, creating visitor badges, tracking assets and making light work of large mailouts. Replacing handwritten labels with printed ones adds a certain level professionalism as well as making things easier for everybody. A truly effective labelling solution can improve efficiency, productivity and security letting you get back to focussing on getting the job done.

With over 30 years’ experience, Brother take the lead when it comes to labelling solutions. Here are four ways a labelling solution from Brother can help your business.

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How to convert your work culture to introduce a remote working policy

Mar 19, 2020 9:30:00 AM / by Jabra posted in Product, Working Smarter, Collaboration, Technology, Working from Home

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An increasing number of businesses are currently working on their digital transformation strategies to make their company more efficient, productive, and scalable.

And yet this approach regularly contradicts and pushes the boundaries for how many organisations operate in reality.

Managers carefully select the best talent by going through a lengthy recruitment process. Once they’ve hired the right candidate, they put them in an office environment where they are statistically interrupted every 11 minutes by endless ‘quick questions’. According to a UC Irvine study, it will then take an employee around 25 minutes to get back to the place they were at before the distraction.

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Five work from home tips

Mar 18, 2020 4:26:26 PM / by Banner posted in Education, Working Smarter, Technology, Working from Home

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If you’re about to start working from home, you may be wondering how best to go about it.

Working flexibly at home can be a great way to get things done, but if you don’t set a few ground rules, for yourself and others, your efficiency can soon drop.

To build your perfect work at home environment you will need to:

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ITrap Framework Announcement

Mar 17, 2020 11:00:00 AM / by Banner posted in Education, Working Smarter, Technology

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SUPC members and universities can now order essential IT accessories from Banner

Banner are pleased to announce that we have been awarded a position on the SUPC IT Related Accessories and Parts (ITRAP) 2020 (ITS4041 SU) framework.

We’ve been selected because we are a market leader in IT products that provides value for money and is committed to responsible procurement.

Find out what this framework can offer you:

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How to organise your home office with Fellowes

Mar 13, 2020 1:00:00 PM / by Banner posted in Working Smarter, Employee Wellbeing, Technology, Working from Home

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Are you happy with your home office set up? Does your set-up have your health in mind?

Bad habits can be hard to break but if you do want to me the most productive you can be, you may need to make changes to the way you work.

By adding a few intuitive products and making some small tweaks, you’ll soon be more comfortable in your home office and as a result see yourself becoming more organised and productive.

Working with Fellowes, we have come up with some handy tips to help you achieve better home office organisation.

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Protect your data - inside and outside the office

Mar 5, 2020 10:00:00 AM / by Banner posted in Working Smarter, Technology, Working from Home, Return to the Workplace

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With GDPR and huge fines for breaches of data security, screen privacy is a hot topic for businesses right now.

3M™ Privacy Filters offer the perfect solution to counter visual hacking, with class‑leading protection from left or right.

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Why a huddle room could increase your productivity

Mar 4, 2020 9:00:00 AM / by Banner posted in Working Smarter, Technology

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Is your huddle room up to spec?

In open-plan offices, people are looking for easy ways to escape the noise and distractions and a space where they can collaborate with team members in private and host impromptu brainstorming sessions.  Many businesses are creating huddle rooms to help teams collaborate and increase productivity. But what is a huddle room, why should you have one and what do you need to kit it out.

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