Interview: Lynne Oldham, Chief People Officer, Zoom

As people slowly return to their offices after the Covid-19 pandemic, Chris Price talks to Lynne Oldham, Chief People Officer at Zoom about the future of the video conferencing software...   Do you think the shift to home working is permanent or will we see demand for services like Zoom fall with people returning to the office…

Millions still working from makeshift ‘home offices’ after 12 months

Millions of employees are still working from their original makeshift 'home office' set-ups – on the ironing board, behind the sofa and even on the bed. A study of 2,000 adults working from home found 61 per cent still consider the environment to be temporary despite having been there for almost 12 months. Three per…

Only 1 in 3 directors in top companies are female, claims study

A new study that analysed the board of directors in technology, entertainment and e-commerce companies has revealed only 1 in 3 board members (34%) worldwide are women, with Zoom the worst for gender diversity.  Small Business Prices analysed the board of directors for 15 major companies across the technology, entertainment and e-commerce sectors. What it…

Top 10 Video Call Bugbears – 1 in 4 suffer picture freezing

Work from home Brits have had to put up with nearly a quarter of their video calls freezing and 15 per cent cutting out altogether – just because of bad Wi-Fi, a study of our video call bugbears has found. Research carried out among 2,000 adults found they have taken part in an average of…

Connected Christmas: 8 in 10 video calling on Christmas Day

New research has found that new 2020 Christmas Day traditions will include 42% of people ordering a takeaway and eight in 10 adults contacting loved ones via phone or video call – with 12.41pm expected to be the most popular time for friends and families to ‘connect’.  The research from Samsung KX - the manufacturer's…

IT professionals not comfortable with Zoom, claims survey

Study shows IT professionals are scared of making mistakes, uncomfortable with seeing themselves on Zoom and hate making calls.  With a second lockdown looming, 31% of IT and information research professionals are working in fear, scared of making a mistake at work.  The nationwide poll, commissioned by contact lens company Feel Good Contacts revealed some of…

8 Top Tips for setting up Secure Zoom meeting

With the Coronavirus pandemic ruling out face to face meetings, Chris Price offers 8 Top Tips for setting up a Secure Zoom meeting online.... Just as Britain leaving the European Union spawned new words - most notably Brexit - so too is the Coronavirus pandemic changing our vocabulary. And inevitably with many of us now…

27 Useful Apps to Help Manage your Business

Jonathan Amponsah from The Tax Guys picks out the most useful apps to help you manage your business... Do you know what is gobbling up your time? Are your days filled by meetings? Are you on top of your business finances? How much time do you spend on activities such as making appointments and chasing…