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Around the world, we spend a combined 7.5 billion hours online every day, which adds up to 856,164 years spent browsing – that’s long enough to travel from Earth to Mars and back again.

1,426 times!

So, how exactly are we spending so much time connected to the internet? And are we wasting too much time online?

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It hardly seems like any time at all since we were all enjoying the heat of the summer, and we were asking if you let your staff dress down in summer, and offering advice on how to help your smartphone survive the heat. But suddenly we’re well into October and it’s almost time for the clocks to go back – meaning Daylight Saving and British Summer Time are almost officially at an end. And even though the mornings are now marginally lighter, it won’t be long before we’re all going to and from work in the dark.

So if you struggle to drag yourself from under the duvet during the darker, colder months, here are some top tips to help you wake up in winter.

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‘There are more than 100 UK business operating out of Colombia, including giants like Virgin, BT, and Shell. The South American nation is ranked as the 34th easiest country to do business in by the World Bank, but ranks first in the Caribbean and Latin America.

The UK has the fifth largest export market in Latin America, and a new business can be set up there in as little as 11 days.

The trouble is, Bogota, the capital of Colombia, is over 5,000 miles away from the UK, which means commuting is out of the question if you’re doing business there. And so you’ll need a low-cost and value-for-money international conference call provider.

And a conference call can be set up in a few simple steps, here’s how…

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Automation is a divisive subject – while automated technology should help make our lives easier and more comfortable, there’s a very real threat it will lead to millions of jobs.

Earlier this year, a report from PwC, the UK-based multinational professional services network, estimated that up to 30% of jobs could be lost to automation over the next decade, while the Bank of England has put a figure of 15 million on the expected number of jobs that could be taken over by machines.

So, how safe is your job?

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A report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has found that global warming is a more pressing problem than previously thought – while nations across the planet are working to keep warming down to no more than 2°C, we all need to be working to a 1.5°C limit.

And the worst news is that we only have 12 years to make a serious dent in our global carbon emissions, else we seriously risk Earth warming up by 3°C, which would be catastrophic.

So, we all need to do our bit to help reduce carbon emissions, and remote working is a great place to start.

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