Beyond ‘Business as Usual’: How Remote Working is Coming of Age in the Midst of COVID-19

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Four months into 2020, and there's no doubt that home working is here to stay. Even before our current pandemic, we saw the number of people working from home more than double between 2008 and 2018[1]. Nonetheless, in the COVID-19 era, everyone has been thrust into what has often been called the "modern workplace". In spite of our early successes, this is still very much a work in progress, as both organisations and employees establish whole new approaches to the way we work, and new tools and processes arising in response to the challenges we face. But thinking exclusively in terms of the workplace is arguably ignoring the bigger picture. We're not just seeing a shift in how we work, but a large-scale transformation of how we connect and interact with each other.
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Adversity into opportunity: transforming the legal sector’s view of IT

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It's impossible to overstate the impact COVID-19 has had on businesses throughout the UK, forcing organisations to rethink their approaches to work, and – in many cases – redesign their infrastructures to accommodate the Government's new requirements for remote working. The legal sector is no different, but has been hit especially hard, due to the preponderance of cumbersome legacy systems that need to be migrated and updated, and a generally slow rate of digital transformation across the entire industry.
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Stay Alert! Developing a secure home office

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Organisations around the world are moving closer and closer to establishing a new standard of best practice for remote working, with new tools and pro...
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Your launchpad - choosing the right tools for remote working

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​In recent weeks, companies across the UK have found themselves transitioning to a remote workforce with little to no choice, despite the approach pre...
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Coronavirus Lockdown: A virtual NHS

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The government recently sent letters to more than 65,000 retired doctors and nurses in England and Wales asking them to return to work to help the NHS cope with the coronavirus outbreak. Since then, 7,563 clinical staff have applied to come back to work, including 5,633 nurses and midwives, and 1,930 doctors to help support the hero frontline NHS workers caring for Covid-19 patients.
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Playing your part - staying secure while remote working

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Now more than ever, digital security is a team effort, with staff at all levels of an organisation having an active part to play in keeping critical b...
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5 Things Airports and Airlines Ought to Consider in a Post-Coronavirus World

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The global Aviation industry has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. Around the world airport terminals are deserted due to travel bans and enforced lockdowns, fleets of planes are parked in their hundreds in hangars and employees have been laid off or furloughed.

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Customer communication: Exponential-e’s latest update for the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation: 15/04/2020

Customer communication: Exponential-e’s latest update for the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation: 15/04/2020

It's been a few weeks since our last update, so we would like to share with you the latest on the current COVID-19 situation and how this may impact our customers.

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Rising cyber security threats in manufacturing

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Cyber professionals say that companies involved in the manufacturing industry are more exposed to cyber-attacks. This was revealed by a number of studies produced by the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI). According to MAPI; 40% of manufacturing firms experienced a cyber-attack within the last year. Of those attacked, 38% of them suffered over $1 million in damages. 

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How the landscape for remote working will never be the same again

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Over the last week, school leaders have risen to the challenges of the current crisis.It is a reminder of the responsiveness and resilience of our education system, and for those that are living on another planet (or wish they were at the moment!), the government is closing schools as of today to the vast majority of students. Children of key (critical) workers are still able to attend to ensure medical and transport staff can remain at work, but what does this mean for the other students?
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Customer communication: Exponential-e’s latest update for the Coronavirus (CovID:19) situation: 24/03/2020

Customer communication: Exponential-e’s latest update for the Coronavirus (CovID:19) situation: 24/03/2020

​ As the situation across the UK continues to develop following the additional "stay at home" measures announced yesterday, we would like to share with you the latest updates and how these may impact you.

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10 top tips for working from home

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Working from home can at times be compared to Marmite - you either love it or hate it. You have people that regularly work from home and find themselv...
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How resiliency is key in the current climate, including our Education system.

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Over the last week, school leaders have risen to the challenges of the current crisis.It is a reminder of the responsiveness and resilience of our education system, and for those that are living on another planet (or wish they were at the moment!), the government is closing schools as of today to the vast majority of students. Children of key (critical) workers are still able to attend to ensure medical and transport staff can remain at work, but what does this mean for the other students?
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Customer communication: Exponential-e’s latest update for the Coronavirus (CovID:19) situation: 20/03/2020

Customer communication: Exponential-e’s latest update for the Coronavirus (CovID:19) situation: 20/03/2020

Following on from our update on Tuesday, we wanted to share with you the latest updates and how these may impact you.

We can confirm that Exponential-e's main support functions continue to operate business as usual; our teams are ready to support you with any advice, guidance, support or changes you may require in this current situation.

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Coronavirus Lockdown: The Digital Workspace in action

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With the current global situation, the past week has shown the importance of being able to create the Digital Workspace to provide flexible working solutions for your workforce. 

I decided to write a blog around how Microsoft's Teams, a Unified Communication as a Service (UCaaS) solution, has enabled my productivity to not slip despite the whole of my team now having to work from home thanks to Coronavirus.

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Customer communication: Exponential-e’s planning for the Coronavirus (CovID:19) situation

Customer communication: Exponential-e’s planning for the Coronavirus (CovID:19) situation

In light of the unprecedented situation we find ourselves in, we wanted to provide our customers with an update on Exponential-e's current position and how we are using our well-established business continuity management systems to protect our staff whilst continuing to run our operations. Our ongoing priority is to minimise any risk to our customer's services whilst we all navigate these challenging times together.

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Why successful Unified Communications must be addressed from both a technological and cultural perspective

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Twitter, WhatsApp and other means of consumer service technology are becoming part and parcel of communicating at work alongside Unified Communications (UC) technologies. As a result, the boundaries between our work and personal lives are becoming increasingly blurred.

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Natilik moves Barratt Developments plc to the Cloud with SD-WAN technology

Natilik moves Barratt Developments plc to the Cloud with SD-WAN technology

Natilik is delighted to announce it is extending its relationship with Barratt Developments with a five-year Wide Area Network contract, built on Cisco's industry leading Software Defined Wide Area Network technology.

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Exponential-e acquires specialist critical infrastructure and IT solutions supplier Vysiion

Exponential-e acquires specialist critical infrastructure and IT solutions supplier Vysiion

​ The acquisition will combine Exponential-e's innovative connectivity, cloud and security portfolio with Vysiion's significant sector expertise and relationships

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Cyber crime: ransomware attacks

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 Ransomware is malware that encrypts an individual's files so that they no longer have access to them, and subsequently demand payment for the fi...
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