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Could remote working be the future of work?

Home Office

As all the normal rules for business and social interactions are shredded daily by the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, working remotely has become a lifeline for UK businesses.

Many organisations that have previously ignored remote working are making an overnight u-turn, or those that only allowed hybrid working when team workloads overflowed, now need a framework, some rules and fast ideas for keeping morale up.

But with enforced working from home likely to last for weeks and months, how will teams sustain their productivity? How can executives reorienting their businesses hope to ensure remote workers’ focus and mindfulness?

As an all-remote company with teams in 65 countries, we researched the working habits of 3,000 remote workers - before the coronavirus lockdowns - to help refine our own policies. We talked to some seasoned remote workers: one third of our survey has worked this way for 3-4 years; a quarter of them has 5-9 years’ remote work experience and one in ten has been doing it for between 10 and 15 years.

 

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Microsoft Predicts 7 Partner Opportunities for 2017
by The MPN Team on 24 January 2017

In a world where technology is constantly changing, where do you focus your time and energy to help customers maximize their revenue and growth? What do you prioritize as a business? In 2016, we commissioned a study by IDC to help guide partners in their prioritization. To build on this guidance, we asked key leaders from across the company to provide their perspective on the greatest opportunities they see for partners in 2017. We hope you find this information valuable in helping you realize your full potential as we kick off the year ahead!

Read More: https://blogs.partner.microsoft.com/mpn/microsoft-predicts-7-partner-opportunities-for-2017-2/?ln=en-us

 

 

New Office 365 subscriptions for consumers plunged 62% in 2016

Rolls neared 25M, but additions slowed significantly

Four years after the introduction of Office 365 for consumers, Microsoft last week said subscriptions to the productivity software had reached nearly 25 million.

Subscribers, however, were harder to find last year than in 2015, according to the numbers Microsoft reported: Additions to Office 365’s rolls were down 62% in 2016 compared to the year before.

During an earnings call with Wall Street analysts last week, CEO Satya Nadella touted revenue increases for the Office products aimed at consumers — which include Office 365 — and of the latter said that the company had, “continued to see an increase in … subscriber base.”

That it did.

In a filing with the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC), Microsoft pegged the number of consumer Office 365 subscriptions in the December quarter at 24.9 million, an increase of 900,000 from the September quarter and 4.3 million more than a year earlier.

Microsoft launched Office 365 for consumers in January 2013. The initial subscription — dubbed “Home Premium” — was a five-user deal that cost $100 annually or $10 monthly. Fifteen months later, Microsoft unveiled a one-user subscription called “Personal” for $70 a year or $7 a month. Since then, Microsoft shortened the original subscription’s name to just “Home;” prices have not changed.

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http://www.computerworld.com/article/3162708/enterprise-applications/new-office-365-subscriptions-for-consumers-plunged-62-in-2016.html