Call of the Wild

Call of the Wild

Biophilic design can create better working and learning environments It could be argued that, perhaps without deliberate intent, domestic interiors have a well-established history of biophilic design – simply because they reflect our natural preferences, as animals, to be connected to the biosphere that sustains us. Still in its relative infancy, biophilic design is gaining momentum in workplace and educational environments, following on from successful implementation in the healthcare, retail and hospitality and public spaces….

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New Tech Puts End to Problem of Finding a Free Desk in a Flexible Office

New Tech Puts End to Problem of Finding a Free Desk in a Flexible Office

Condeco Software’s new Desk Screen connects dumb desks through smart technology CIPD research suggests that flexible working will be the main way of working for 70 per cent of organisations by 2020.[1] Large scale implementation of flexible working policies will create a significant workspace management challenge for companies already under pressure to reduce their real estate expenditure. Jenny Noon, Facilities and Real Estate Director at Time Inc. UK, commented: “As Time Inc. UK reinvents itself…

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The DWP Turns to the G-cloud to Solve Big Data Issues

The DWP Turns to the G-cloud to Solve Big Data Issues

The Data and Analytics Directorate sits within the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), providing a range of services to customers across government: from analytical data sets to inform Spending Reviews and policy research, to fraud/error reporting within the benefits arena, to data matching for the verification and validation of claims eligibility, National Insurance numbers, electoral registration etc. The Directorate is a highly complex Big Data environment, housing over 200TB of data, handling over 200…

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