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Co-Working Spaces – how do they stack up?

Co-Working Spaces – how do they stack up?

What is co-working and would it work for you?

More and more businesses are moving away from owning their own premises and into the subscription style model of co-working offices. This isn’t a surprise to us, because this model fits with leasing cars, and of course our own business of leasing computers, but does co-working stack up? What are the positives and negatives, who uses them and do they work for everyone? We thought we’d do some research and share our findings with you here.

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Who are Co-Working spaces aimed at?

An estimated 6% of the UK workforce are freelancers, that’s around 1.91 million people, and according to recent studies, this is set to escalate to approximately 50% by 2020. But it’s not just freelancers who are taking on co-working space, many larger organisations such as British Airways and KPMG are recognising the benefits of sharing working space with other businesses. Lloyd’s Bank allows 30% of its workforce to work flexibly to allow them a richer work/life balance, but this also reduces its overheads and the need for them to own large business premises. read more

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Schools only offer on refurbished Apple iPads

Schools only offer on refurbished Apple iPads

Choose Apple iPad mini 2 or Apple iPad 4th Gen @ £109 plus VAT

Whilst stocks last we are offering refurbished Apple iPads to schools users (not individuals or students). Both are 16GB RAM with Wifi but no cellular connectivity- but then we dont think you’ll need that.

These were originally supplied by HardSoft about 2-3 years ago and all are with a full 12 months swap out warranty. Note Accidental damage and loss cover is not included.

All devices can be enrolled into an MDM solution such as Cisco Meraki and VM Ware Airwatch.

There is a minimum order. We do have limited quantities so once they are gone they are gone. If you wish to place an order please email sales@hardsoft.co.uk with the Quantity required and the Schools address and contact details. We will ship within 2-3 days and send an invoice on for payment, read more

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Minecraft Education – Coming to School iPads!

Minecraft Education – Coming to School iPads!

Microsoft launches Minecraft Education Edition for the iPad this September. The Education Edition was previously available in schools only on Windows 10 devices as well as macOS, but this new iPad version begins rolling out to schools starting with the new term this September!

Lease iPads for your School from HardSoft

Photo credit: Mojang

Worldwide there are around 35 million teachers and students, across 115 countries who are licenced to use Minecraft: Education Edition. The Education Edition of this popular game comes with sample lesson plans such as “City Planning for Population Growth”, “Exploring Factors and Multiples” and “Effects of Deforestation”. Microsoft said “with Apple, we’re making it possible for schools using iPads to teach everything from math and chemistry to history and writing with Minecraft: Education Edition. Students can tap into the power of iPad and document their learning with the “Minecraft: Education Edition camera and portfolio.” read more

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What are our favourite Xerox Printers?

What are our favourite Xerox Printers?

Printing is something that generally falls ‘under the radar’ in most offices.  You just expect to press print on your computer screen and that the printed paper will arrive on your desk within a matter of seconds. But how do we know which is the best printer for your business?

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Simple Tablet style user interface

HardSoft offer a wide range of printers by various manufacturers on our typical Flexi-Lease.  The printers that HardSoft offer can range from day-to-day office printers and multifunction printers, all the way up to A1 and A0 large format printers. All are available on our 3-year Flexi-Lease with 3-year on-site warranty and telephone technical support. read more

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