• Tech winners and losers in lockdown

    The coronavirus pandemic has been bad news for business. But even as some technology companies have been squeezed tight, others have actually seen a boost.  Some were in the right place at the right time - while others have seen the real-world trade they rely on shut down completely. Twitter recently announced that all of their staff can work from home, forever.

    Zoom has emerged as a top, though insecure, choice for video conferencing. Once a relatively unknown business app, it's been used for everything from cabinet meetings to farm-animal cameos.

  • The New Normal - Deloitte Shut 4 UK Offices, Staff To Work From Home

    Deloitte, the global consulting and accounting firm, recently told its employees that it will close down 4 of its 50 British offices and retain all of the employees on permanent work-from-home contracts, a move aimed at managing real estate expenses amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Deloitte’s UK managing partner Stephen Griggs in an email said the pandemic has “fast tracked our future work program, leading us to review our real estate portfolio.” He also assured staff that this would not affect Deloitte’s presence in these regions. About 500 people work in these four offices. “Any proposed change is to our ‘bricks and mortar’, not our presence in these regions”, he added.


     

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