Four out of five (80%) of the global workforce is comprised of deskless or remote employees. These 2.7 billion individuals face added limitations compared with onsite staff, both in terms of communication and access to corporate systems. As a result, these workers suffers from even lower levels of employee engagement than those in the office. This is estimated to cost $11 billion each year due to employee turnover -- an expensive consequence of employee disengagement. According to Gallup, less than one-third (32%) of American workers report feeling involved and enthusiastic about their job, and 71% of deskless employees are not actively engaged in the business. These individuals may find themselves dealing with limited or no access to desktop or laptop computers, no company email address, limited access to email the company intranet, or to company notice boards. They also have limited communication/collaboration with peers in other locations, limited feedback or … [Read more...] about How to better engage the remote worker? There are apps for that
Special Feature Cloud: How to Do SaaS Right Software as a Service offers irresistible benefits for organizations of all sizes — from cost savings to scalability to mobile accessibility. We offer guidance on avoiding the pitfalls of the cloud and choosing your SaaS partners well. Read More Software-as-a-service (SaaS) company TechnologyOne has reported after-tax profit of AU$17.9 million for the half year ended 31 March, more than doubling the AU$8.2 million after-tax profit it made a year prior, attributing the gains to record SaaS fees. Revenue for the half-year also went up to AU$129.3 million, a slight jump from the AU$123.6 million recorded in the same period last year. This comprised of AU$37.5 million in SaaS fees, AU$61.8 million in licence fees, and AU$29 million in consulting fees. The company's annual contract value for its SaaS business is AU$85.8 million, which is a 45% increase. One of those contracts is a five-year deal, signed in July last year, to a … [Read more...] about TechnologyOne pins AU$17.9m net profit on record SaaS fees
Australian business technology services provider Data#3 has been handed two contracts for the supply of Microsoft software to the government of Western Australia.Under the terms of the two three-year deals, Data#3 will be the sole provider for Microsoft software to all of the state government's agencies.Specifically, the first contract that covers Microsoft licensing to the WA government will begin on 12 June, while the second arrangement continues Data#3's incumbency with the Department of Education."We have a long-standing history of working with the Australian government to effectively leverage technology for advantage," chief executive officer and managing director Laurence Baynham said on Tuesday. "The team at Data#3 look forward to leveraging our extensive skills in the area of Microsoft software and services to deliver real business outcomes to the Western Australian government." SEE ALSO: Microsoft Azure: A cheat sheet (TechRepublic) Data#3 was … [Read more...] about Data#3 scores WA-wide Microsoft licensing contracts
Why are businesses going open-source? Red Hat answers Red Hat's new survey of enterprise businesses reveals a world where almost everyone has joined the open-source bandwagon. Read more: https://zd.net/2viwrQb Rather than pay hefty fees to Microsoft once Windows 7 becomes unsupported, the South Korean government is looking to roll out more Linux systems. As reported by the Korea Herald, the nation's Interior Ministry last week announced plans for a potentially major Linux deployment as part of a plan to cut tech costs and reduce its reliance on a single operating system. It's not known what mix of Windows 7 and Windows 10 the Korean government currently uses, however the plan to adopt Linux more widely comes as organizations around the world prepare for the end of Windows 7 support on January 14, 2020. After that date, Microsoft will stop releasing security patches to the general public, while enterprise customers will need to pay extra for Extended Support Updates … [Read more...] about South Korea eyes Linux as Windows 7 end of support nears
Windows Update problems: What went wrong? Microsoft says Windows Update DNS outage is fixed and things should return to normal for all customers soon. The cumulative update Microsoft released on this month's Patch Tuesday for Windows 10 version 1809 has a weird glitch. Thankfully, it isn't as bad as a BSOD but it is a little confusing for those who experience it. Windows 10 Windows 10 updates: How to install, reinstall, upgrade, and activate Windows 10 PC with under 32GB storage? No 1903 update for you, says Microsoft Microsoft ditches its 'ancient, obsolete' expiring password policy Windows 10 Paint saved: It'll still be part of 1903, says Microsoft Windows 10 May 2019 Update won't badger users (CNET) How to optimize Windows 10 power settings for higher performance (TechRepublic) The snag with this month's cumulative update, KB4494441, is that some users are finding it's installing twice.The update included the Patch Tuesday security update, including a fix for a … [Read more...] about Windows 10 1809 May 14 update: So good, it’s installing twice?