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Logitech
How technology can level the playing field in the hybrid era
As businesses across the globe continue to grapple with the aftershocks of the COVID-19 crisis, it’s become crystal clear that the hybrid work model is here to stay.
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Employee Retention
Company values increasingly important in post-pandemic world
New research released today reveals that company values are the new currency when it comes to employee retention in a post-covid economy.
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Cloud
Microsoft identifies top workplace trends in latest report
When it comes to work, Kiwis place an especially high value on relationships and results over hours worked, Microsoft's Work Trend Index Report finds.
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Remote Working
Logitech focuses on work meetings with AI powered RightSight 2
The Logitech RightSight 2 uses audio and video AI to detect people's placement in the room and the location of their voices.
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Microsoft
Meta deepens integration between Facebook Workplace and Microsoft Teams
There will be two new integrations that will help businesses who use both Workplace and Microsoft Teams to communicate more easily with their employees.
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Workplace
Poly defines six 'personas' that sum up the Australian workforce
According to Poly, 92% of employees in a typical enterprise can be categorised into the six baseline personas.
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Productivity
Are productivity tools helping or hindering employees?
Technology implemented to keep employees engaged and productive is frustrating and slowing them down, new research from Citrix reveals.
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Remote Working
Hybrid workplaces key to success in 2021, study shows
The report found that Australian businesses are concerned about productivity and burn-out for those working remotely, but plan on using technology to improve collaboration among teams.
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Collaboration
Citrix closes $2.25b deal to acquire Wrike, empowers modern work models
Through the acquisition, Citrix plans to continue to develop a comprehensive cloud-based work platform that empowers all employees and teams.
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Workplace
The intelligent workspace for Australian businesses returning to work
With the right workspace management tools, businesses can easily access information about who is in an office, how long they have been there, and how long they can stay.
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Cloud
Workplace from Facebook study reveals disconnect between frontline and HQ leaders due to COVID-19
Frontline leaders are being blocked from strategic decision making compared to their HQ counterparts, despite pandemic pressures.
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Workplace
Employee wellbeing key part of future workplace strategies, study finds
“How businesses combat the challenges posed by COVID-19 and re-shape their workplace strategy, will lay the foundation for an entire generation's future of working."
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Remote Working
Facebook adds new video conferencing apps to Workplace
Facebook has announced a series of updates for organisations using Workplace and Portal to collaborate with colleagues. 
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Workplace
Citrix partners with HPE to aid employees returning to offices
“Citrix is one of the partners that HPE is working very closely with to enhance existing solutions with components that are tailor made for COVID-19 response.”
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Remote Working
Facebook unveils product and business updates as it outlines Future of Work vision
Facebook has announced a series of product and business updates as it looks to outline its vision for the future of work and how it sees Facebook’s technology helping companies work flexibly. 
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Remote Working
Facebook's Workplace unveils new features to help business navigate COVID-19
"With many countries currently experiencing at least some form of lockdown, businesses are waist-deep in uncharted waters."
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Workplace
SAS named as one of Asia’s Best Workplaces for 2020
The award recognises SAS’ corporate culture through means such as creativity, inclusivity, innovation, and work/life balance, and the impact on employees.
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Design
LiveTiles and Canva announce strategic partnership with global growth on the horizon
The partnership supports the growth plans of both companies and creates new opportunities to drive further revenue and user growth, leveraging the company’s combined active users.
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Facebook
Australian workers feel voiceless, research finds
Deskless employees told us that they struggle to feel connected to head office and company leaders, that there are barriers to communicating internally."
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Physical Security
You’re invited: See how IoT can perfect the use of your workspaces
This platform uses Internet of Things (IoT) technology that can pinpoint the precise location of your workforce in and around your facility.
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Workplace
Hong Kong shines at workplace culture awards
Employers that are more transparent, supportive of staff growth and lead by example are more likely to be rated as a good place to work by staff.
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Workplace
CASE STUDY: HID's evolution of credential issuance for enterprise
HID FARGO Connect enables centralised management and maintenance for both printers and database.
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IT Automation
2018: When AI will humanise the workplace - HR Trends for Australasia
Oracle talks about the major AI-driven trends that we'll see this year in HR.
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Cloud
IBM names New Zealand's best workplaces
The 2017 IBM Best Workplaces Overall winner will be announced 28 February 2018 at the Awards & Winner’s ceremony in Auckland.