Kent NHS

CIOs Curve Communications for Flexible Working

Kent Community Health NHS Trust, Greater Manchester Police and Barclays Bank show how to bend it like Beckham.

The government says UK businesses must be more flexible. In July 2014, every employee got the right to apply for flexible working. It enables them to work from home, adopt non-traditional working hours, and get a more positive work life balance. And employers must comply unless costs are out of line or tasks aren’t suited to working away from the office.

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Sanjay Maraj

Magical mobile moments – only 11 weeks to get ready

By Sanjay Maraj, Global Practice Head of Mobility, BT Advise

The other day, my seven year old daughter asked me how many weeks to Christmas… After a frown and a deep intake of breath (and checking my mobile) I informed her that it’s 11 weeks. She was delighted and started to plan her list for Santa…

Christmas seems to come around quicker each year, and every time it does there’s a new phenomenon and stat to go with it. Last year’s ’stat’ was that we saw the ‘year of the mobile’ with twice as much time spent on mobile devices in December 2013 compared to December 2012. In this blog I want to explore one of the more significant mobile trends we expect to see this year. [Read more...]

AOC PERFORMING ANYWHERE

Connecting for a smooth and seamless performance at lower cost

By: Jonathan Brasnett, Head of Global Mobility

Mobile working is already second nature. Smart organisations know that employees, who can work anywhere, get more done. This demand for mobile working saw global mobile data traffic grew in 2013 by 81 per cent* with predictions of a 750 per cent increase** over the next three years.

 
Seamless, secure connectivity is vital to keeping people productive and prepared, but mobile costs are escalating along with the vast amounts of data being consumed. The question is: how do you enable your employees to connect easily anywhere and do so while keeping mobile spending under control? Well, that’s where we come in. [Read more...]

Jayne Smith

The TEMpting solution for sky-high mobile usage bills

By: Jayne Smith, Mobility Portfolio Manager

In part one of this series, we took a look at some of the reasons why mobile data use is increasing (both for individuals and businesses) as well as some of the reasons behind its expense. Namely, it’s hard to measure and data tariffs are notoriously complicated. In part two, we’re going to dive into Telecom Expense Management (TEM) — the solution for businesses looking to keep tabs on their mobile data usage.

Before implementing any kind of solution, it’s best to try and get an idea of the areas in which you are facing high costs. Of course, this is much easier said than done. Building a single picture of corporate spending is a huge administrative and analytical job. And it’s possible that you don’t even have an accurate figure of the number of devices you’ve got to monitor. One of our multinational customers told us they had 7,000 devices in use -, but on further inspection by the BT team, we found 11,000, 44% more than they thought. Of course, this alone can lead to higher bills than you’d expect. [Read more...]

Craig Chadburn BT GS Social Media Lead

In August company

Through the years, we’ve been at the forefront of technology — bringing people together no matter where they are, and this past month has been no different. We’ve gathered together five of our most popular August reads for you to enjoy, all in one place. Discover how we’re bringing a century of experience to the table to drive innovation and transform business for an exciting future…

In the trenches and on the Home Front: The story of British communication technology in world war one

Our archives are recognised by UNESCO and Arts Council England for their unique significance to the UK’s cultural heritage. To mark the hundredth anniversary of the start of World War One, we dived into our astonishing history of innovation. Read all about the quirks, challenges and triumphs of Britain’s communication technology during the war. [Read more...]