04 Jul 2020

3 tips to support remote working employees

Remote work is here to stay. Are you ready?

Over 60% of Irish employers are looking at ways to make remote working a permanent option for their employees.

What key criteria do you need to consider to ensure a productive and comfortable environment for your employees?

Health & Safety

Under Irish law employers maintain a duty of care to all employees and so must ensure that their home working environment complies with all the same Health & Safety Regulations as office-based employees.

What you can do:

  • Ensure your remote teams have the basics in place – not just the technology, but the right workspace and equipment to safely and effectively work remotely.

See our selection of home office and remote work products

Protecting your business’ vital information

Security should not be left to employees to implement on their devices. It should be controlled and managed by the employer. Issuing a company laptop to remote workers brings with it improved ability to manage security permissions. Acknowledging the obligations companies have is essential to safeguarding not only their data, but that of their customers. Failure to do so will not only result in a loss of reputation but also risks the large monetary penalties legislated by GDPR.

What you can do:

  • Formalise security – ensure you have the right systems and processes to protect your company’s vital information – either through remote IT infrastructure or the cloud.
  • Educate and engage employees on security processes and practices.

Read more about document management and workflow automation

Keeping the remote workforce productive, engaged and healthy

Although the power of technology can address many of the challenges related to remote working, one area it can’t support as effectively is ensuring that the remote workforce continues to be engaged and looks after its health. Remote workers will benefit from a better work-life balance, however they may also encounter problems such as isolation. Workers may also face a range of unique challenges when working from home, especially in today’s environment. They are juggling work with other external distractions such as childcare, chores and home dynamics. It is imperative that when adopting policies to ensure teams can work remotely, these policies ensure that a workforce’s well being is also prioritised.

What you can do:

  • Out of sight, but not out of mind – the well being of your workers should be of the highest priority.
  • Help them create an environment that ensures remote working not only benefits the company, but the employee.
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20 Mar 2020

Health will always come first. Our commitment to our clients and employees.

Digicom’s commitment to Health & Safety

The health and well-being of our employees and customers has always been a priority for Digicom. In these unprecedented times of global pandemic we are committed more than ever to actively care for our families, staff, customers and all we come in contact with.

Social distancing has been in place for a couple of weeks and we are grateful that the nature of our business allows most of our employees to work from home. Digicom is open and ready to assist other businesses in setting up digital systems that will help them remain in business while connecting with a remote workforce in these difficult economic times.

We fully comply with the HSE recommendations on how to protect ourselves and others. Here is what you can expect by choosing to work with us at this time:

We will limit face-to-face interaction to a minimum and always keep a space of 2 metres (6.5 feet) between us and other people.

Our staff wear gloves and use disinfectant wipes. We “clean as we go” and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces as we work.

We will do most of the work for you from home wherever possible.

Anyone feeling in any way unwell is to self-isolate at home.

If you would like to discuss any specific requirement or concern you may have about an installation please contact us, we’ll be happy to find an adequate solution with you.

To remind yourself of HSE recommendations click here

Keep well, keep safe.

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18 Mar 2020

Remote working in a rapidly changing world

The current outbreak will pass. Sadly it will have an economic impact and people will lose their lives, prematurely. In an ever conscious world of populated clusters and global warming, we will remain challenged with changing our social and work habits, in order to give back to mother nature, what is hers.

Our professional contribution can only be to reduce carbon emissions and protect the human race. The Victorian concept of going to a central location in order to work will have to reduce drastically. Undoubtedly meeting face to face is the best way of networking. But familiarity should breathe the use of collaborative technology over the lifetime of that business relationship, rather than the constant need to travel.

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31 Oct 2019

Digicom Build Largest Video Wall in Ireland

We are very proud of our team who designed built and are now supporting a 52 screen video wall at The Motorway Traffic Control Centre, which monitors and manages more than 65 million vehicle journeys a year at its new state of the art workspace near the Port Tunnel in Dublin.

There has been a phenomenal amount of works undertaken which is a credit to the Digicom team.

Read more and watch a short video on this amazing project

Are you also planning to install a video wall for your business?

Read more about Digital Signage or contact us for a quote today.

The 52 screen video wall at The Motorway Traffic Control Centre in Dublin
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25 Sep 2019

It’s a wrap! Digicom Collaborative Workplace event

The “When Culture meets Smart Working Environments” business lunch organised by Digicom took place on Wednesday 18 September.

We were glad to welcome a large number of decision makers in a variety of businesses.

Our thanks go to our lovely and truly insightful speaker, Theresa Daly from Wilfield Consulting, and to David Petherbridge from RKD and Paddy Conlon from CBRE, members of the panel.

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13 Jun 2019

Open offices cause hour of work loss per day: Poly study

A study commissioned by Poly has found that three quarters of office workers are regularly distracted at their personal workplace, with 36% of workers saying noise cases a loss of an hour of work every day.

The study from Future Workplace polled 5,000 office workers and highlighted the biggest distractions in the office space, citing the biggest distraction as loud talkers on the phone, spontaneous group meetings nearby and celebrations in the open office space.  

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06 Jun 2019

Culture Meets Smart Working Environments Business Lunch

Working environments are constantly evolving. To be ahead of the game businesses need to incorporate a variety of digital and technology solutions. Creating an engaged and motivated workplace is not just about technology. More than ever having a high performance company culture, shared values and a brand that resonates with employees and customers alike remain the pillars of success. How can an organisation build an effective company culture while implementing new collaboration tools and processes as part of its digital transformation journey?

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29 May 2019

Digicom Wins National Leadership Award at Second Annual LIFT Ireland Event at the Aviva Stadium

Digicom was recognised with an award for its commitment to leadership at an annual leadership event held at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin on Wednesday 22nd May. The award, from LIFT Ireland, a not-for-profit initiative aimed at increasing the level of positive leadership in Ireland, was accepted on behalf of Digicom by Greg Clarke, MD and Barry Mulligan, Sales Manager. Over the last 12 months, Digicom has introduced LIFT Ireland’s positive leadership training and made a commitment to fostering leadership values across its 40 employees. Greg Clarke spoke of their delight at winning the award and about how adopting LIFT’s leadership training practice has positively affected the organisation:

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19 Mar 2019

Meet Poly – Plantronics and Polycom Rebrand

Plantronics announced it would be acquiring Polycom for around $2 billion at the end of March 2018. Now a year on, Plantronics and Polycom have taken this opportunity to completely relaunch a seemingly new business, rather than taking one of the pre-existing brands forward.There is much more in the formation of Poly than just a new logo and branding. Poly will also have a raft of new focuses around different areas of innovation designed to drive the new company forward into its next stage of development.

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23 Jan 2019

What you need to know about Collaboration Displays

Collaboration Displays define a new category of devices and aim to disrupt and digitise work spaces in a unique way. They are thought to be used in small and large meeting rooms, Huddle rooms, classrooms and open layouts and offices. The big difference compared to other solutions are the integrated sensors, the Azure IoT integration and the one cable-connect approach with USB-C.

Collaboration Displays are equipped with far field microphones, cameras and speakers for video conferencing and a large high-resolution multi-touch ink-enabled display.

Find out why should you invest in a Collaboration Display.

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