Coursera to allow remote working till January 2022, offers $1,000 allowance for ‘office setup’

Online learning platform Coursera will allow its employees to opt for remote working till January 1, 2022. Additionally, employees will also receive $1,000 (Rs 73,500 approximately) or the local equivalent in the UK, India, Canada, Bulgaria, and the UAE to create a productive home environment.

Column: Remote work is here to stay. Here’s how to make it work

A virus, surprisingly biological, has forced the tech world to adopt remote work with gusto. Companies like Google that set the bar high for workplace ambiance with free laundry and gourmet food have allowed employees to work from home until mid next year. Within weeks of the pandemic, Infosys, Wipro, and several other Indian technology […]

Lack of cloud expertise, controls leave APAC firms vulnerable in remote work

Amongst global companies that brought in new technologies to adapt to a new remote workplace, 63% turned to enterprise collaboration tools such as Zoom, Cisco Systems’ Webex, and Microsoft Teams. Another 52.1% adopted privacy tools including VPNs and encryption, while 46.9% brought in endpoint cybersecurity tools including antivirus, patch management, and vulnerability assessments, according to […]

Coronavirus pandemic | Jobseekers turn to remote working roles

There are broadly four types of vaccine — one, a vaccine based on the whole virus (this could be either inactivated, or an attenuated [weakened] virus vaccine); two, a non-replicating viral vector vaccine that uses a benign virus as vector that carries the antigen of SARS-CoV; three, nucleic-acid vaccines that have genetic material like DNA […]

Scaling New Heights: Surge in Remote Work Fuels NVIDIA Cloud Service Provider Program

“As the world continues to adapt to working remote, we see unprecedented demand for high-performance managed desktop as a service across all industries,” said Robert Green, president and CTO of Dizzion. Jviation, an aviation engineering firm, relies on Dizzion to optimize its end-user experience, especially for high-end graphics, video collaboration and other media-intense workloads.

Return to work is too late to save city centres, says British Retail Consortium

Manpower said stronger demand for construction, finance and manufacturing workers meant its jobs outlook had improved from a 28-year-low of -12 to -8 over the past month, but added that the tough employment climate for retail and hospitality workers had not changed.

Office Ready? Jetson-Driven ‘Double Robot’ Supports Remote Working

Also, COVID-19 has spurred interest for contact-free work using the Double. Pharmaceutical companies have contacted Double Robotics asking how the robot might aid in international development efforts, according to Cann. The biggest use case amid the pandemic is for using the Double robots in place of international business travel, he said. Instead of flying in […]

Working parents face backlash

Speaking of working parents…with some schools going fully remote, some bringing kids back into the classroom and some offering a mixture of both, many parents are being forced to piece together a learning plan for their kids — and it’s proving to be very expensive.

Nicola Sturgeon urges Scottish people to ‘work from home’ – setting her on major collision course with Boris Johnson’s ‘back to the office’ message AGAIN

‘But I am also acutely aware that if we lose the battle to keep Covid under control then that’s not good for the economy because we end up going back and having to put parts of our economy back into lockdowns.’

Lord Alan Sugar slams ‘complacent’ Britons working from home who are ‘enjoying’ not being back in office as he urges workers to return to their desks ‘to get back to normality’

He said: ’The thing about getting back to work is this, when you’re in the workplace you don’t realise in the course of a day how many questions and answers that go on… You don’t realise the interaction that goes on. Think about the young people also.’