How to Improve Your Tech Skills for Your Home Business

Technology has become such an intrinsic part of every business sector that now, to work efficiently and keep up with competitors, even simple home businesses require at least a basic understanding of tech. If we take the example of a home cake making business, on the face of it you …

Offices still failing to support collaborative work

Team-based collaborative work is increasing as people in the UK now spend 55 percent of their time working with others, according to new Steelcase research. This global trend toward collaboration is critical for organisations which need to quickly generate new ideas and solve complex problems; yet, the new study suggests …

Two new studies set out business case for contemporary office design

A brace of new reports sets out to identify the challenges organisations set themselves by inhabiting dated offices and how modern office design principles could address them. According to the Meeting Expectations report, released by K2 Space, workplace productivity is being impeded as a direct result of dated office design. …

How to Automatically Optimize Responsive Images in Gatsby

Image optimization — at least in my experience — has always been a major pain when building speedy websites. Balancing image quality and bandwidth efficiency is a tough act without the right tools. Photo editing tools such as Photoshop are great for retouching, cropping and resizing bitmap images. Unfortunately, they …

Bitcoin sinks below $4,000 as the crypto market takes another hefty beating

As we hang out with family and friends this holiday season, it’s interesting to look back on the Bitcoin mania that we endured one Thanksgiving ago. Aunts and uncles asking about internet money as you passed the mashed potatoes while trying to explain the concept of decentralization in a way …

13 hacks to get the most out of your Office 365 subscription

Office 365 is growing in popularity, thanks to the diverse suite of products it offers to commercial users. According to Microsoft, there are more than 120 million active business users on a subscription plan, and even more customers who use at least one Office product. Ready to get an Office 365 …

Blood money

Some years ago an investor I met at a TechCrunch event invited me out for a coffee. This happens a lot; as a weekly columnist here I am deemed an official Media Influencer, and people in turn want to influence me, until they realize I’m just going to ignore them …

Productivity decline linked to poor employee financial wellness

Almost all (98 percent) employers believe that their employees’ financial wellness has a direct impact on productivity and their business performance – especially concerning employee productivity (67 percent) and engagement (62 percent). This is according to the Future of Pay research study (registration) by technology firm ADP, which surveyed 4,000 …

Learn web design in 2019: Everything you need to know

Starting a new career in web design is an exciting (and, let’s be honest, highly lucrative) prospect, but the prospect of actually starting to learn web design in 2019 can be intimidating. The amount of information and options for learning web design are overwhelming. It’s difficult to know whose knowledge …