Black Friday is very much part of the UK’s pre-Christmas calendar – so if you fancy grabbing yourself a bargain, here are some of the best offers around for that essential work from home tech…
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If you’re a telecommuter or freelancer, you’ll appreciate the freedom that not being tied down to one particular office affords you – the trouble is, if you don’t have the right kit, you won’t be able to do your job effectively.
There are certain items every telecommuter and freelancer should have as standard – here’s our assessment of what you’ll need.
It’s a question we frequently ask ourselves, particularity as our over-reliance on phones and tablets and espousing of an ‘always-on‘ culture mean that tech stress is becoming an increasingly common problem in people’s work life and home life – if you’re constantly checking your devices for emails or social media posts, or you lose it when your phone battery loses it, then you’re probably already a sufferer.
So what are the signs of tech stress, and what can you do to stop it?
Our homes are getting smarter – we control smart speakers all around the home with our voices, control our thermostats from anywhere with smart heating, and control the ambiance with smart lighting. There are even smart fridges that which are programmed to sense what kinds of products are stored inside it and keep a track of the stock through barcode or RFID scanning.
These gadgets all have one thing in common, they’re constantly online. And anything that’s always connected can be used in a cyber attack. And the older the connected tech, the easier it is to hack into.
So, is it time smart tech came with a ‘use by’ date?
If you’ve ever started up a new business you’ll know how difficult a balancing act it is to stick to a budget while making sure you have all the tools disposal to make sure you can do your job the best you can – the dizzying amount of business tech available means you could quite easily blow all your money on any number of hands-free add-ons and pentium-powered peripheries.
So, if you’re just starting out, or you’re looking to upgrade your systems, here are our seven top business tech tips…