Why knowledgeable is one of our core values
We're a Consultancy dishing out expert advice and guidance on the strategy, design and implementation of workplace technologies, so we're in the knowledge game.
Consultancy should do what it says on the tin: provide new concepts, ideas and designs to give clients the performance, resilience and flexibility they need to drive their business aspirations.
We put a lot of legwork into being a leader in technology workplace visioning. To continually add value to our clients necessitates a constant reviewing of the latest market developments and the impact that these developments can have on technology design; from the fundamental infrastructure through to the client interface.
Through our network of industry and manufacturer contacts, we make sure that we’re plugged into the future radar of what is being developed in the labs, so that we get early sight of new concepts. We are also prolific visitors to trade events to keep abreast of new standards, techs and trends.
You can read a selection of our latest articles and opinions below.
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AV and UC – an uneasy alliance
Mike Halliday, AV and Multimedia Director at Cordless gives a candid account of what’s going on in the Audio Visual and Unified Communications arena and the impact that this is having on the workplace. Whilst interoperability for Video Conferencing is becoming a luxury, not a standard, the user experience is becoming defined by the Unified Communications platform selection – leaving customers at the mercy of vendor-led change. Mike spills the beans on the interoperability challenges of some of the latest tech on the market and what this means for our future workplace tech strategies…
Nigel Miller, MD of Cordless Group tells us why we should be wary of AI
Clash of the digital titans: tensions for space and smart
Tensions between today’s workplace and the emerging digital workplace were brought into sharp relief at WORKTECH’s latest Tech and Trends 2019 briefing.
Digital transformation will significantly affect two-thirds of all employees, according to a research study conducted by MIT’s Dr Kristine Dery. Aligning technology with business objectives has never been more important, but this can lead to tensions between traditional methods and adopting new practices. WORKTECH’s annual Tech and Trends event, held at Herman Miller’s showroom in Aldwych on 16 April 2019, looked at some of the most frequent clashes between today’s workplace and the emerging digital workplace.
Smart Buildings: A Few Questions Answered
With Smart being the order of the day on every workplace-related project discussion, Cordless has taken some time to get down the answers to 4 key questions to help drive your Smart Building strategy.
Fighting hackers with hackers
Fortifying smart buildings from attack. What secrets are our buildings telling on us? And how can companies protect themselves from hackers? Philip Ross suggests a self-attack strategy could help…
Smart Buildings Hacked
Six things we learnt about the future workplace. From new deals to dashboards, WORKTECH’s second specialist Smart Buildings conference looked at six drivers of change for the data-driven workplace of tomorrow.
AV security: staying safe in a complex world
Gabriel Buzas, AV Consultant at Cordless discusses the current state of play and with regards to the security of AV technology in the workplace and the issues to be considered…
Unified Comms: think small changes for big impact
The 2018 UC Expo, (the annual Unified Communications show), came at an interesting time for suppliers, customers and recommending consultants alike. With much talk about “UC” and agile working and a myriad of competing products, selecting a unique offering is increasingly difficult. Stopping by a number of stands, all suppliers appear to be offering the same thing and few customers have the time to be able to fully understand the depth of what is being offered.
Creating AV User UX environments
Some thoughts from Steve Jarvis, Commercial Director at Cordless on creating an optimal AV customer and end User Experience (UX) in the workplace…
Report on Jellybean Learning from Unwork and AUDE
Cordless is delighted to be able to promote a report on Jellybean Learning and The Future of The University Campus developed by our sister company Unwork in conjunction with the Association of University Directors of Estates (AUDE).
Is AV changing the workplace?
Senior Consultant at Cordless, Richard Sharkey, considers how workspace design is changing and how organisations can optimise their workspaces through AV to maximise productivity and profit.
How apps will challenge the workplace
Did you know there are over two million apps available to us today? These apps have infiltrated our lives from travel to shopping, banking, maps, and dating.
Making light work of open plan distractions
Having trouble getting ‘into flow’ in the office environment? A new traffic light system promising to cut down interruptions has reopened a familiar debate about the trials of working in open plan.
Trading stress for wellness: redesigning the trading floor
Forget the Wolf of Wall Street: trading floors can seriously damage traders’ health. New research from architects Gensler, supported by furniture company Erich Keller, explores ways to mitigate stress on the trading floor to improve wellbeing and decision-making.
Report on Smart Working from Unwork & Schneider
Cordless is pleased to be able to promote a new report on Smart Working, Smart Buildings and the Future of Work produced by our sister company Unwork and developed in partnership with Schneider Electric.
An article by Philip Ross, Founder and CEO UnGroup and Cordless Group
Workplace Technology: the Foundations of Success…
What are your ambitions for your future workplace? Creating the “perfect” client user and visitor experience? Getting the most from your existing space? Finding and relocating to new real estate? Realising a brand and culture to support collaboration, innovation and flexibility? Gaining competitive advantage from the use of technology, knowledge and data?
Enterprise Network and Data Centre trends
What were the significant events within the enterprise network infrastructure and data centre sectors in 2016, and what will be the key talking points during 2017?
Ride the Wave. How will you work tomorrow?
Watch a future day in the life video walk-through of JLL employee Amy – showing how technology helps drive her working day in 2030, with improved efficiency and well being.
Look out! Technology Change ahead...
Organisations are recognising the need to invest in tech to create the ultimate user and visitor experience. But why does new technology not always deliver benefit?
The advantages of fungible skills
In the second of three articles, Ian Kirby Cordless Resourcing Business Manager shares some thoughts on the relevance of fungible skills for hirers...
Hit the Ground Running
Cordless Resourcing Manager Ian Kirby asks what "Hit the Ground Running" really means when you're hiring.