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    Taking offline events into the virtual realm

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    By Svetlana Bezrodnaya, JTB Europe The coronavirus outbreak has undoubtedly transformed the events industry, with planning for face-to-face events, conference and meetings completely turned on its head during this period.  We are fully aware of the benefits and value that events and conferences have on businesses, whether it be in drawing in new customers, motivating […]

    PA LIFE LOCKDOWN SURVEY #1: We’re working – despite the challenges!

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    Almost 90% of PA Life readers have avoided furlough – showing that PAs, EAs and other administrative assistants remain the glue that’s holding together businesses during this time. A survey of PA Life readers has revealed that 89% are still working – although some have been asked to work reduced hours and some have been […]

    Brits upskilling at tech during lockdown

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    ‘Technophobe’ Brits have learnt new tech skills during lockdown – including how to video call, send a group text and even use their computer to make a phone call. Research polling 2,000 adults found a quarter previously avoided messaging into group chats, while 23 per cent wouldn’t use video conferencing for work. More than a […]

    Tech is helping businesses and staff find success and productivity

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    UK businesses are finding success in home working thanks to technology-enabled solutions, according to a new study commissioned by Technology Connected. The organisation, which represents the Welsh technology industry, commissioned an omnibus survey among decision makers in a variety of businesses across the UK, who were able to support large scale remote working, to see […]

    PA Life Lockdown Stories: Marie Heinsen, Sagittarius

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    Our new series takes a look at how PA Life readers are coping with working during the lockdown. First up, we talk to Marie Heinsen, Executive Assistant to the co-founders and head of Sagittarius Agency Services… How long have you been working from home?My daughter finished school on Friday March 20th – that was my […]

    Why service remains key in business travel

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    While technology can help with customer service, there’s no substitute for personalisation, says Arbitrip’s founder and CEO Benny Yonovich… Recently I was talking with my friend, a fellow entrepreneur, about the service industry adage ‘they may not remember what you did or what you said, but they will remember how you made them feel’. The […]

    Top Tips: How to remain connected when you’re socially isolated

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    By Dr Elaine Garcia, Senior Programme Leader at London School of Business and Finance (LSBF) We are currently living through unprecedented times in which we are all required to stay in our homes and socially isolate from our friends, family and communities by keeping our distance. Whilst this has been difficult and challenging for us […]

    Coronavirus: Two thirds think working from home is here to stay

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    65 per cent of UK office workers currently working from home due to the virus outbreak believe logging on remotely from home will become more common once the Coronavirus crisis abates. Citrix and OnePoll carried out a survey of 1,000 UK office workers between 23rd – 26th March 2020, with the research also taking place in Germany, […]

    Coronavirus: Third of businesses lack tech to manage long-term remote working

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    33 per cent of UK businesses say they lack the technology infrastructure to manage long-term remote working during the Covid-19 crisis.  The poll, commissioned by Leonne International, was conducted by independent survey company Censuswide, which questioned 200 senior business decision-makers from large and medium sized companies on the business impact of the Covid-19 crisis. The polling […]

    How smart tech will shape events in 2020

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    By Toby Heelis, CEO of Eventopedia We live in an era of digital transformation, with advancements in technology leaving no industry untouched. In events, we have seen plenty of tech developments in recent years, shaping the sector for the better. With benefits ranging from improved efficiency, accuracy, and a reduction of risk, to improvements in the […]