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in Active Office News August 13, 2018

Workwear Through the Ages...

Historical research explains that work uniforms emerged as far back as the middle ages. Workers would wear symbols to indicate who they worked for; and their job role. For instance, royal messengers would wear badges with emblems representing the dignitaries which they served – a bit like the company logos of today. Likewise, merchants, the retailers of years gone by, would wear badges to indicate they were members of a wider trading society by means of guaranteeing a higher quality of goods to their customers.

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in Active Office News August 7, 2018

A Beginner's Guide to VoIP

So, what do we know about Voice over Internet Protocol, or VoIP for short? In basic terms, VoIP refers to making phone calls over the internet instead of through a traditional phone line. The system works by taking the signals and tones within your voice, then converting them into data which crosses seamlessly across your broadband connection. Dependant on your provider, this means you won’t have to pay for how long your calls are; or even who you’re calling - regardless of where they are in the world, because it’s all included in one seamless phone bundle. Sounds pretty smart, doesn’t it? Well, it is! AND it could save you money too - Bonus! Plus, the person you’re calling doesn’t necessarily need to be using VoIP, the system will convert signals for compatibility with regular telephones too.

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in IT & Document Solutions July 30, 2018

6 Quick Ways to Protect Your Business from Cyber-Crime

Cyber-crime is a threat which businesses of all sizes across the globe can be affected by. These attacks can cost a small business owner over £3,000 during a two-year period, and this does not include any damage to your brand which may have occurred as a result of a breach in your security. Studies show that even though businesses are becoming more educated when it comes to protection again cyber-attacks, they are still one of the biggest worries business owners face. So, we thought we would tell you 6 quick and easy ways to start protecting your business from the cyber baddies out there.

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in IT & Document Solutions July 23, 2018

5 Reasons Why Remote Working Could Benefit Your Business

It’s estimated that the number of people remote working within the UK has risen to almost 1.5 million. Changing attitudes and advancing technological network capabilities have facilitated this growth, with the upward streak set to continue over the next 3 years. Statistics now suggest that by 2020, 50% of the UK’s workforce will be working remotely. That’s right, 50%! So, we wanted to give you the lowdown on how remote working could benefit you and your workforce.

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in Active Office News July 17, 2018

Office Furniture Revolution

Why standing? Why now? The rise of the internet and continued changes in technology have totally transformed what we do in the office. Workforces have knowledge at their fingertips: whether this be through a mobile phone, laptop or tablet.

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in Office Supplies & Interiors July 2, 2018

Filing Faux Pas

Seemingly, the average worker wastes up to 50 minutes per day searching for misplaced files amongst many other items. This equates to over 4 HOURS in the average working week! The team here at Active Office know your time is precious. So, let us give you that four hours back every week to plan your next big business breakthrough instead! We provide a fantastic range of storage and filing solutions that could change the way your office works. Contact one of our expert furniture team today!

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in Active Office News June 28, 2018

We've Moved!

We’ve moved! After 40 years at our premises at Douglas Street, Kilmarnock, we’ve relocated to our new premises at 27 Munro Place, Bonnyton Industrial Estate, Kilmarnock, KA1 2NP.

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in Print & Digital Media May 28, 2018

Get your message out there

How do you choose the right people to promote your company? At Active Office, we have a dedicated marketing team to help you get the words and images right, and a separate team of print specialists to help you get it on the right material for your campaign.

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in Print & Digital Media May 14, 2018

Take Control of your Office Print

Active Office offers managed print solutions (MPS) on a range of office printers and copiers. We can help you to have visibility of your office printing, and gain control over it. MPS can help you to save time and money, and to boost productivity. Managed print also helps you improve environmental sustainability and document security.

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