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Portsmouth University studies remote working

Portsmouth University is set to engage in a major study on the effectiveness of remote working in the UK.

The university is partnering on the project with Computer Assets, which specialises in the field of remote team working, providing consultancy and solutions to companies adopting remote working.

The Portsmouth University study will examine how remote networking can be implemented to create effective teams, and its results will be promoted widely throughout the business sector.

Computer assets commercial director Andy Harris said: “The UK is on the verge of a working revolution that could rival the Industrial Revolution.

“Remote working is the future, and all the technical requirements are now in place. All it takes is the skill and the will to use those elements to make remote working a part of everyone’s working life, with all the advantages that will bring.”

A recent Computer Weekly/BT study of large businesses found that wireless technology was now a key element in most companies’ productivity strategies.

BT, however, warned that companies must make sure that work/life balances are maintained to make sure employees do not become burnt out from easily being remotely connected to the business.


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