Posted on Mar 23 2017 - 10:00am by Ann-Marie Peters
Comments Off on Local authorities leaving print behind as they move to the cloud

As local authorities move to the cloud, their print estates are being left behind with worrying consequences for productivity and efficiency warns managed services provider (MSP) Annodata. Results of a Freedom of Information (FoI) request issued to 79 local authorities throughout England show that while 58% of councils are using cloud-based solutions to some extent, only 6% have implemented any form of cloud-based printing. Rod Tonna-Barthet, chief executive officer at Annodata, said: “Cloud has a great deal to offer the UK’s public...

Posted on Mar 22 2017 - 10:00am by Ann-Marie Peters
Comments Off on Blake continues to expand and diversify

Postal packaging expert Blake is continuing to diversify its product offering with the launch of its frst polythene packaging products, a range of high quality polythene bags for financial and banking institutions. Designed to be resilient and secure, the quick pay deposit bags are constructed from reinforced polythene, include tamper evident seals and provide easy visibility of bag contents. As the...

Posted on Mar 21 2017 - 10:00am by Ann-Marie Peters
Comments Off on Emotions meet digital ink

Wacom has developed a system that embeds brainwave data into handwritten digital ink and presents a visual display of the user’s emotional state. The software analyses EEG data using Emotional Spectrum, an algorithm developed by the California-based biosensor technology company NeuroSky to measure the intensity and pleasure of emotional activity. This data is then combined with digital ink data...

Posted on Mar 20 2017 - 10:00am by Ann-Marie Peters
Comments Off on Crowd-pleasers we love

Our choice of the best new crowdfunded stationery and office products. Don’t sit still Designed to negate the effects of sitting for too long at work, Officiser is a footrest that encourages constant leg movement. The device consists of a small platform with two foot rests that slide backwards and forwards and rotate side to side. Officiser is due to start shipping to its backers in March. www.officiser.com Charge...

Posted on Mar 19 2017 - 10:00am by Ann-Marie Peters
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Derwent, the British fine art brand, has unveiled a new-look website and URL optimised for tablet devices, with an improved user friendly navigation menu and a new Derwent blog with weekly postings and inspiration from the art community. Among the new ‘professional range’ products featured on the site are the Derwent Precision mechanical pencil, featuring a full metal barrel and 0.5 and 0.7 graphite...

Posted on Mar 18 2017 - 10:00am by Ann-Marie Peters
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Blueair, the air purifier expert, has introduced a free digital service that shows outdoor air hazards in your locality. Using data from monitoring stations around the world, Air View provides a 360 degree street view of any address, showing air-borne particles and gases. The user can click on each pollutant to learn more about compounds, such as sulfur dioxide, pollen and ozone, and how they affect one’s health. www.airview.blueair.com ...

Posted on Mar 17 2017 - 10:00am by Ann-Marie Peters
Comments Off on Interrupting discussions improves decision-making

Teams make better decisions if they are interrupted with advice during a task, rather than simply advised before it, research from UCL School of Management reveals. In a study published in Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Professor Colin Fisher looked at the timing and impact of formal interventions in decision making groups and found that giving teams advice ahead of time to prevent...

Posted on Mar 16 2017 - 10:00am by Ann-Marie Peters
Comments Off on Perkbox expands operations with new Sheffield office

Customer engagement platform Perkbox has opened a new Sheffield office for 100 employees, following a successful year, in which it won a number of industry awards and became Seedrs’ biggest crowdfunding round thus far, raising £4.353 million. Saurav Chopra, CEO & co-founder of Perkbox, said: “The opening of a new office in a new city is a very exciting stage in our growth process and the...

Posted on Mar 15 2017 - 10:00am by Ann-Marie Peters
Comments Off on Be inspired by the next generation and turn your office green

Have you heard the phrase ‘it takes 21 days to break a habit’? Bad habits are harder to break than they are to make, but this is just what Avery is asking office workers to do for this year’s Green Office Week, taking place on May 8-13. Every year, Avery aims to do something a little different, such as last year’s Big Green Crowdsourced Guide or an earlier Green Pledges campaign. For 2017,...

Posted on Mar 14 2017 - 10:00am by Ann-Marie Peters
Comments Off on New fleet to drive Antalis forward

Antalis, Europe’s leading paper, packaging and visual communications merchant, has commissioned 81 new trucks as part of a £5m investment to modernise its 160-strong fleet. The new DAF Euro VI curtain-sided vehicles will be manufactured at the Leyland plant in Lancashire and will be contract-hired as part of a seven-year deal with commercial fleet services partner Fraikin. The vehicles, which will...