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So, how many of you enjoyed the relative pleasures of working from home today – it being National Work from Home Day and all?

If you did then you were in good company as figures released today by the Trade Union Congress (TUC) reveal more than 4million people now regularly work from home – a year-on-year rise of 62,000.

But some parts of the UK do more home-working than others…

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If you work from home there’s a good chance you use some sort of cloud-based software to store, share and edit files and documents. And following Microsoft’s re-branding of SkyDrive as OneDrive, it’s clear the big-hitters are taking the cloud very seriously.

So how do the different providers measure up against each other?  Let’s take a look at some of the main players in the market – Apple iCloud, Amazon CloudDrive, Dropbox, Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive.

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How are the New Year’s resolutions going now that we’re ten days into 2014? Studies have shown that January 10th is the day when most of us ditch the resolutions and slip back into bad habits – so if you’re willpower is feeling particularly low tomorrow, you’ll know why.

If you vowed to do more exercise this year though, there could be more than one reason to keep on keeping on with the fitness regime, as not only could it be the key to long term health, it could also help to keep your work/life balance in check.

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A futureologist at BT (yes, such a position actually exists, crystal ball skills a bonus) believes the office-based nine-to-five will soon become a thing of the past as we have now reached the point whereby those in “knowledge-based” professions can effectively do their jobs with little more than a computer, phone and internet connection.

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If you needed any convincing about just how popular working from home was becoming, then consider that a construction company in Kent is building houses with integral office space as part of the original floor plan.

The three-storey properties at Scholar’s Place in Ashford will all have a ground floor made up of offices suitable for a wide range of business uses – so you’ll be able to hold everything from a conference call to a full blown meeting from the comfort of your own home!

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