Posts By: mstephens

Hey, Brits! Happy National Work from Home Day!

Could 2012 be the year that flexible working becomes standard in the UK?  With today marking the seventh UK National Work from Home Day, I thought it would be a good chance look at the perfect storm of business pressures and technological opportunities that has led to the widespread adoption of such a useful practice. Pressures… Continue ReadingFeatures, LifeSize, Miscellaneous, Mobility, People, Products, Technology, Travel, Trends

Michael Stephens, UK General Manager, LifeSize

Operation Step Change: A Common-Sense Solution for a Big Problem in London

by Michael Stephens, Country Manager – UK, LifeSize In just a few short months, London will be hosting the 2012 Olympics. With it will come a host of world-renowned athletes, tons of press and flocks of tourists, which unfortunately will make life for current UK citizens a bit more complicated. This week, thousands of public… Continue ReadingFeatures, LifeSize, Miscellaneous, People, Products, Technology, Travel, Trends

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2011 Autumn Budget Statement: What it means for UK SMEs

by Michael Stephens, UK/IRE Country Manager, LifeSize George Osborne, Chancellor of the Exchequer for the UK Government, yesterday gave the Autumn Budget Statement to the House of Commons where he outlined his latest spending plans for the next fiscal year and beyond. At LifeSize, we welcome the fact that the Chancellor has finally recognised the enormous benefit SMEs provide to… Continue ReadingFeatures, Industry, Miscellaneous, Products, Technology, Travel, Trends, Unified Communications

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Despite Poor Weather, Productivity Stays Intact with HD Video Collaboration

by Michael Stephens, UK/IRE Country Manager, LifeSize This weekend London’s Heathrow Airport was enveloped in thick fog which led to significant delays for thousands of travellers. The fog has affected passenger flights again on Monday, with a number of services in and out of UK airports having to be cancelled. Forty arriving flights and 24 departing… Continue ReadingFeatures, LifeSize, Miscellaneous, People, Products, Technology, Travel, Trends

Fog is a huge problem for UK business travellers. (Photo Courtesy of Wikipedia)

UK Government Proposes Fuel Increase; Time is Right to Adopt Video Conferencing

by Michael Stephens, UK/IRE Country Manager, LifeSize The proposed increase in fuel duty will have huge implications for businesses of all sizes, who are already feeling the impact of rising travel costs. This price increase is likely to put employees off traveling to work, and will also affect the transportation of goods. January’s proposed 3p rise… Continue ReadingFeatures, LifeSize, Miscellaneous, People, Products, Technology, Travel, Trends