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Convene is a finalist at the European IT & Software Excellence Awards 2018

By Lavaniya Das on Apr 17, 2018 4:47:13 PM

This week, members of the Convene UK team will attend the European IT and Software Excellence awards in London.

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St. Nicholas Hospice Care trusts Convene for  their board meetings

By Gabriel Llanto on Apr 4, 2018 7:55:32 AM

St. Nicholas Hospice Care is a local charity that provides help, advice, and support to people from West Suffolk and Thetford who are living with long-term and life-threatening illnesses.
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Convene at the AoC Governance Conference 2018

By Lavaniya Das on Mar 15, 2018 2:21:53 PM

On March 14th, Convene had the pleasure of attending the 2018 AoC Governance Summit in London.

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Don't let 'Severe Delays' delay your meetings

By Lavaniya Das on Jan 3, 2018 12:24:18 PM

 If you are in the UK and London in particular, 2018 started off well until you went on your first commute to work.

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Convene at the 15th Congreso de Formación para Assistants y Ayudantes de Dirección

By Lavaniya Das on Dec 7, 2017 4:22:21 PM

Last month, our Spanish speaking colleague (who also speaks two other languages), was in Madrid for the 15th Training Congress for Assistants and Management Assistants.

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3 business reasons to kick-start your sustainable goals in 2018

By Lavaniya Das on Dec 5, 2017 9:00:00 AM

If you don’t frame it in terms of business longevity, sustainability becomes an altruistic activity which is ‘good to have’. It then gets relegated to periods of time when someone is in a good mood.

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Convene at the Thomson Reuters Company Secretary Forum 2017

By Lavaniya Das on Nov 29, 2017 11:11:43 AM

On November 23rd, 2017 Convene attended the Thomson Reuter’s Company Secretary Forum.

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Azeus Convene gets a dedicated UK website

By Lavaniya Das on Nov 24, 2017 2:04:13 PM

Azeus Convene has been operating in the UK for a few years now. In this short time, we have  accumulated many clients in the United Kingdom and the EU and realised the need for a dedicated website to make the procurement process easier.

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Convene at HETT 2017

By Lavaniya Das on Oct 23, 2017 9:00:00 AM

The Annual Healthcare Efficiency through Technology (HETT) Conference provides a unique opportunity for leaders in healthcare to share ideas with leading companies in health informatics, clinical technology, apps, medical devices, data analytics and data security as the NHS enters the digital age.

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A Matter of Minutes: Part 2

By Lavaniya Das on Oct 20, 2017 9:15:00 AM

 

Jotting down the minutes of a meeting, drafting a longer account and getting them approved may seem like a boring administrative task. But in three years when this document is all that remains of the meeting that no-one can remember much of, it becomes a task of vital importance.

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Cochrane implements Convene

By Sangeeta Mukherjee on Oct 13, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Cochrane is a global independent network of researchers, professionals, patients, carers and people interested in health. They are a not-for-profit organisation with contributors from more than 120 countries working together to produce credible, accessible health information that is free from commercial sponsorship and other conflicts of interest.  They do this by producing reviews that summarize the best available evidence generated through research to inform decisions about health. 

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Dentsu Aegis implements Convene

By Sangeeta Mukherjee on Oct 6, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Dentsu Aegis Network is a company that helps clients build consumer relationships by communicating their products and brands effectively. Their distinctive and innovative range of products and services include marketing and communications strategies through digital creative execution, media planning and buying, mobile applications, SEO, content creation, brand tracking and marketing analytics.

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Why Big Lottery Fund chose Convene

By Lavaniya Das on Sep 22, 2017 8:00:00 AM

After the board and senior management team had a chance to adjust to life after paper meetings, I got in touch with Karnak Chhatralia, Governance Officer at Big Lottery Fund, to ask a few questions.

What made you realise that you needed a digital meeting platform?

It’s been on the cards before I joined, but in essence it was to meet the changing needs of the business as well as the aims of our environmental and digital policies.

What was it about Convene that made you go, “This is the right solution for us”?

We had trialled several other platforms and felt that Convene offered the most versatility and functions, was easy to use and is a cost effective solution to move away from paper meetings.

Do you have any advice to share to people looking to procure a digital meeting platform?

Test out as many as you have the time (as well as patience) for. Understand what functions are important to you before you undertake any demo’s or trials. If you’re looking for more than just a meeting portal, make sure you understand the limitations of the applications before undertaking the trials. This will save valuable time and frustrations.

 

About Big Lottery Fund

The Big Lottery Fund is responsible for distributing 40 per cent of all funds raised for good causes (about 11 pence of every pound spent on a Lottery ticket) by the National Lottery - around £670 million last year.

Since June 2004 they have awarded over £9 billion to projects supporting health, education, environment and charitable purposes, from early years intervention to commemorative travel funding for World War Two veterans.

Find out more here.

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A Matter of Minutes: Part 1

By Lavaniya Das on Sep 12, 2017 2:25:11 PM

Recent events have pushed organisations from all parts of the housing sector to look again at the reasons for decisions taken; from board minutes concerning governance and strategy to business minutes for financial and operational decisions.

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Minutes of the Meeting: Lesson from the ICSA Annual Conference

By Lavaniya Das on Jul 27, 2017 9:57:43 AM

At the ICSA Annual Conference this year, Peter Swabey talked about a study the ICSA conducted in 2016 about minute-taking. 100 governance professionals responded with opinions and insights into what constitutes good minute-taking and the governance around it.

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Convene Sponsors the Going Paperless Project of the Year Award 2017

By Lavaniya Das on Jul 24, 2017 1:42:17 PM

Earlier this month our London team attended the Paperless Awards. Aimed at the Public Sector in the UK, The Paperless Awards recognise and celebrate exceptional progress towards the goal of becoming a paperless environment.

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White Horse Housing Association implements Convene

By Sangeeta Mukherjee on Jul 19, 2017 12:00:00 PM

For over 30 years, the White Horse Housing Association (WHHA) has been building and managing homes in villages of the County of Wiltshire, the Borough of Swindon, and its surrounding areas. They focus on building homes that adhere to relevant environmental and space standards. WHHA is a charity registered with the Homes & Communities Agency and is a Community Benefit Society. They are also a member of the National Housing Federation.

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Crises don’t happen between 9-5

By Lavaniya Das on Jul 18, 2017 11:13:44 AM

There seems to be no shortfall of crises, tragedies and debacles these days.

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Convene at CIH Housing 2017

By Lavaniya Das on Jul 6, 2017 3:39:07 PM

Last week, Convene attended CIH's Housing 2017 Conference in Manchester.

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Skills That Every Remote Worker Needs [Infographic]

By Lavaniya Das on Jun 19, 2017 1:03:11 PM

Have you ever thought about remote working, flexible working or working from home?

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Convene at the NHF Housing Governance Conference 2017

By Lavaniya Das on Jun 16, 2017 12:57:16 PM

Convene attended the NHF Housing Governance Conference in London on June 15th, 2017. This event was tailored specifically for company secretaries and governance professionals in housing. Topics ranged from Mergers and IDAs to practical tips and techniques for better governance.

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Become part of the solution with Convene this World Environment Day

By Lavaniya Das on Jun 5, 2017 1:26:07 PM

A few weeks ago, our morning started with us complaining about the weather as we made our cups of coffee in our office kitchenette. We settled into our morning routine. Some on calls with clients, some demonstrating our product and me typing away at my keyboard.

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The Sustainable Path: How not to wander off.

By Lavaniya Das on May 28, 2017 8:19:08 PM

It’s very easy to simply buy something that will ‘change the way to do business’, ‘improve productivity’ or ‘make the office sustainable’. However, it is also very easy to fall back into old habits.

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ETAP implements Convene

By Angeles Aversa on May 16, 2017 4:00:00 PM

ETAP Lighting is a Belgian  company manufacturing lighting and located in Malle .

The company started with the production of ship's lighting in Antwerp in 1949 and in 1960 the company moved to Malle in the Flemish Campine region.

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Convene at the mobileGov World Summit

By Angeles Aversa on May 11, 2017 3:30:00 PM

Convene attended the MobileGov Wold Summit and Global mobileGov Awards in Brighton. This event promotes advances in the field where CIOs, CTOs, mGov employees, and other mobile ICT experts from around the world came together to share their expertise and discuss recent developments.

We celebrated a decade of progress on mobile public services and if you'd like to learn more about this topic, we recommend you to read our blog 'The adoption of the technology in the public sector' and our 'Mobile working' blog series.

Some of the topics covered at the show:

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Multi-factor Authentication and World Password Day 2017

By Lavaniya Das on May 4, 2017 10:57:32 AM

This year, World Password Day falls on May 4th. To many people, understanding online security can feel like dealing with issues in a galaxy far, far away.  So today we are going to quickly look into multi-factor authentication.

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The Light Side of Paperless Meetings [Infographic]

By Lavaniya Das on May 4, 2017 8:30:00 AM

Today Star Wars fans across the globe convene on social media to wish each other a good May 4th.

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Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council implements Convene

By Angeles Aversa on Apr 27, 2017 2:00:00 PM

Basingstoke and Dean is a local goverment district and borough in Hampshire, England. 

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Westward Housing Association Implements Convene

By Angeles Aversa on Apr 19, 2017 11:50:12 AM

Westward Housing Group is a major housing association in the south-west of England.

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Convene at the AUA Annual Conference

By Lavaniya Das on Apr 18, 2017 9:52:03 AM

The AUA is the professional association for higher education administrators and managers. As well as being a representative voice for higher education professionals within the sector, the AUA also offers support and guidance to its members.

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Convene at IHTF 2017

By Lavaniya Das on Apr 12, 2017 1:30:00 PM

The 2017 International Hotel Technology Forum was hosted in Disneyland Paris, with hundreds of hoteliers working in technology, marketing and sales gathered to offer a holistic programme of debate and insight.

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Have businesses become eco-friendly in the last decade?

By Lavaniya Das on Apr 12, 2017 1:20:00 PM

With Easter on the way, my social media stream is a flood of eco-friendly Easter egg colouring tips and indulgent chocolate recipes. Ten years ago, sustainability and eco-friendly practices were side notes or just for big businesses. Nowadays, social media is awash with content catered to my tree-hugging and chocolate loving habits. This realisation got me thinking: if holidays are becoming eco-friendly then surely businesses have become eco-friendlier in the past decade. Right?

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Park Square Capital Implements Convene

By Angeles Aversa on Apr 11, 2017 2:16:00 PM

Park Square Capital is one of Europe’s leading independent credit providers, investing in senior debt, subordinated debt and special situations.

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Comic Relief Implements Convene

By Lavaniya Das on Apr 6, 2017 2:00:00 PM

Comic Relief is a major charity based in the UK which strives to create a just world, free from poverty. Founded by comedy scriptwriter Richard Curtis and comedian Lenny Henry in response to famine in Ethiopia in 1985, their mission is to drive positive change through the power of entertainment.

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Millennials and the New Ways of Working in the Digital Age - Infographic

By Sangeeta Mukherjee on Mar 30, 2017 9:15:00 AM

Millennials are the technology savvy generation changing the way the rest of us live, work and play. They are also the biggest and probably the most influential workforce in the world. Thanks to millennials, we are witnessing different, newer, and exciting ways of working in the modern digitalised workplace today.

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Managing home working professionals - the role of  the employer

By Sangeeta Mukherjee on Mar 23, 2017 2:00:00 PM

In our last three blogs (read them here, here, and here), we have already elaborated how home working has established itself as beneficial not only for employees who are working from home but also for employers who have encouraged it. While this method unquestionably increases productivity of the professionals and reduces overall cost of office space for the employer, how can an employer manage their home-based employees? Let us explore some key management techniques.

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Client update: SYHA

By Sangeeta Mukherjee on Mar 22, 2017 2:00:00 PM

Established in 1972, South Yorkshire Housing Association (SYHA) works with a clear aim to provide homes for vulnerable people. The Association has around 4,000 homes across North, South and West Yorkshire, Derbyshire, and Nottinghamshire regions in England.

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Convene Goes Green

By Lavaniya Das on Mar 17, 2017 3:37:52 PM

St Patrick’s Day is a celebration of Irish culture and heritage around the world. Also known as the ‘Emerald Isle’, Ireland is home to many natural wonders and plenty of shamrocks.

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Convene at the British Legal Technology Forum

By Lavaniya Das on Mar 16, 2017 2:00:00 PM

This year Convene attended Europe’s largest legal IT event in London on 14th March 2017. This gave us an opportunity to showcase how our clients in the legal sector have benefited from our digital meeting solution.

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10 Tips and Tricks for Successful Homeworking

By Sangeeta Mukherjee on Mar 15, 2017 2:00:00 PM

In our last two blogs about homeworking (read here and here), we described how homeworking has become a popular trend among professionals and the advantages and disadvantages associated with this mode of working. In this blog, we will explore a list of ten tried and tested tips and tricks suggested by various experts for successful homeworking.

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Client Update: Bristol Airport implements Convene

By Sangeeta Mukherjee on Mar 14, 2017 11:30:04 AM

Built on the site of a former RAF airfield in 1957, Bristol Airport is a commercial airport located at Lulsgate Bottom in North Somerset serving the city of Bristol, England, and the surrounding area. It is the United Kingdom’s seventh largest airport handling over 7 million passengers per annum with approvals in place to handle 10 million passengers per year.

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Convene at the PS ICT Summit

By Lavaniya Das on Mar 9, 2017 5:30:00 PM

Yesterday, Convene attended the Public Sector ICT Summit in London.

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Client Update: Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust Renews Convene

By Sangeeta Mukherjee on Mar 7, 2017 2:00:00 PM

Sheffield Children's Trust is a NHS hospital trust mainly providing healthcare for children in Sheffield and the surrounding area of South Yorkshire. Although the trust itself was only formed in 1992, it runs the Sheffield Children's Hospital which has been providing care for the children and families of Sheffield and surrounding areas for over 125 years. It is one of only four specialist NHS Trusts in England providing care exclusively to children and young people, and has many other sites in the city.

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AoC Governance Summit, 2017

By Lavaniya Das on Mar 2, 2017 3:00:00 PM

The AoC Governance Summit 2017, took place on Wednesday 1 March. Convene was present for this key event in the academic calendar for governors and clerks.

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Client Update: Your Housing Group implements Convene

By Sangeeta Mukherjee on Feb 28, 2017 11:00:00 AM

With more than 33,000 homes across the North West, Yorkshire and the Midlands, Your Housing Group (YHG) is one of the UK’s largest housing providers. Their large and diverse portfolio ranges from general properties for social and affordable rent, through to retirement living developments and innovative private rental offers such as Hive. 

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Convene's Conference Calendar 2017: Part 1

By Sangeeta Mukherjee on Feb 27, 2017 11:00:00 AM

At Convene, we love meeting our current and future clients - our choc-a-bloc yearly calendar is testimony to that!

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Home Working – Exploring the Pros and Cons

By Sangeeta Mukherjee on Feb 23, 2017 11:30:00 AM

In our last blog on home working, we explained how employees are seeking better work-life balance in today’s digital era, thereby making the option of working from home more viable and acceptable by companies. In fact, companies are increasingly adopting policies to enable more flexibility at the workplace and accommodate changing workplace demands and priorities. For employees looking to have more flexibility in their work, home working is a perfect solution where they can work remotely from home but continue to be treated like a normal employee and enjoy all the benefits provided by the company. However, although home working looks and sounds like an excellent concept, it does come with potential pitfalls to be aware of.  

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Client Update: After Adoption implements Convene

By Sangeeta Mukherjee on Feb 21, 2017 11:30:00 AM

After Adoption is an independent adoption agency working throughout England and Wales to help all those affected by adoption. From placing children with adoptive parents to supporting birth families and reuniting families separated through adoption, they work with all groups of people affected by adoption. Over the past twenty years, they have pioneered work with birth mothers in prison, search and reunion services and work with adopted young people.

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Client Update: Bucks County Council implements Convene

By Sangeeta Mukherjee on Feb 15, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Established in 1889, Buckinghamshire County Council (Bucks County Council) is the upper-tier local authority for the non-metropolitan county of Buckinghamshire, England.

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Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Your Workplace in Six Fun Ways!

By Sangeeta Mukherjee on Feb 13, 2017 2:04:00 PM

Valentine’s Day is tomorrow and love is in the air! But, unfortunately this year, Valentine’s Day is on a weekday. So, unless you are a truly dedicated romantic taking  the day off,  you will most likely end up spending the day of love in office, like the rest of us. Sad but true!

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Millennials and Workplace Digitalisation

By Sangeeta Mukherjee on Feb 9, 2017 10:30:00 AM

 

In our last two blogs about Millennials, we introduced this digitally native generation, and explained how they are the force behind the modern digital workplace. We also talked about a digital workplace and the various benefits it offers. However, no discussion on Millennials and digital workplaces will be complete without understanding a couple of things – firstly why Millennials want digitalisation in their workplace; and secondly how a company can create a digital workplace to retain its millennial employees. In this blog, we will be talking about these two aspects.

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Client Update: Walsall Housing Group implements Convene

By Sangeeta Mukherjee on Feb 7, 2017 10:30:00 AM

Walsall Housing Group (WHG), a non-profit housing corporation founded in March 2003 offers more than 20,000 affordable and community-based good quality homes in the borough of Walsall West Midlands.

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Homeworking - a Popular Trend for Today's Workforce

By Sangeeta Mukherjee on Feb 2, 2017 2:00:00 PM

Thanks to the advent of high-speed internet, mobile devices, and digital meeting platforms, homeworking has become the latest fad in today’s corporate world. While many companies are yet to accept it as the preferred means of working, no one can deny that the popularity of homeworking is on the rise.

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Client Update: DVLA implements Convene

By Sangeeta Mukherjee on Jan 30, 2017 10:00:00 AM

The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) is a UK government organisation responsible for maintaining databases of drivers and vehicles in Great Britain and the United Kingdom respectively. The agency issues driving licenses, organises collection of vehicle excise duty (also known as road tax and road fund license) and sells personalised registrations.

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What Does the Year of Rooster Mean for Businesses?

By Lavaniya Das on Jan 25, 2017 2:44:42 PM

People around the world will gather to celebrate the Chinese New Year this weekend, which will mark the Year of the Rooster.

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Millennials: The force of change at the workplace

By Sangeeta Mukherjee on Jan 19, 2017 11:00:00 AM

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Azeus Convene Shortlisted for Housing Innovation Awards

By Lavaniya Das on Jan 18, 2017 3:30:00 PM

We are pleased to announce that Azeus Convene has been shortlisted for 'Most Innovative Housing App/ Online Tool' at the 2017 Housing Innovation Awards.

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Client Update: CAFCASS implements Convene

By Sangeeta Mukherjee on Jan 17, 2017 11:00:00 AM

The Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (Cafcass) is a non-departmental public body in England that was set up to promote the welfare of children and families involved in family court. Formed in April 2001 under the provisions of the Criminal Justice and Court Services Act 2000, Cafcass is accountable to Parliament through the Ministry of Justice and is independent of courts, social services, education, health authorities and all similar government bodies.

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Digital Workplace Resolutions for 2017

By Lavaniya Das on Jan 6, 2017 2:30:00 PM

We all have personal goals and resolutions for the new year, but how about a few resolutions to help us in the digital workplace?

 

  1. Have a secure password, and change it least twice a year.

There is a whole branch of study dedicated to passwords and that is Cryptography. You may think it’s just for top secret military code, but it's applicable to every one of us on a small scale as well.

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8 Ways to Stay Happy at Work After the Holidays

By Lavaniya Das on Dec 27, 2016 11:00:00 AM

After eating all that indulgent food, watching reruns of your favourite shows and catching up with loved ones, getting back to the office can be daunting.

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Client Update: National Union of Teachers implements Convene

By Sangeeta Mukherjee on Dec 23, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Established first in 1870 as the National Union of Elementary Teachers (NUET), the National Union of Teachers (NUT) is a trade union for school teachers in England, Wales, Channel Islands, and Isle of Man. The NUT recruits both qualified teachers as well as those in the process for acquiring teaching qualifications. Currently, the union has over 300,000 members, making it the largest teachers' union in Europe.

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Convene at CIH 2016

By Lavaniya Das on Dec 21, 2016 4:30:00 PM

In the last ‘looking back at conferences’ blog for 2016, I chose the first one that took place in a post-Brexit world.

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Client Update: Fidelity International implements Convene

By Sangeeta Mukherjee on Dec 15, 2016 4:13:05 PM

Established in 1969 as the international arm of Fidelity Investments, Fidelity International offers world class investment solutions and retirement advisory. They are a privately owned, independent company that offers investment expertise, technology, and service innovation to help their clients achieve their financial goals.

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Millennials – The digital generation

By Sangeeta Mukherjee on Dec 15, 2016 1:18:36 PM

Who are Millennials?

Are you 20-35 years old i.e. born between 1980 and 1994 (some stretch this to year 2000)? Well, if you are, then you might already know that you belong to a generation with a very distinct identity - you are a ‘millennial’. Various other names have been given to this generation – some are cool like Generation Y (because they follow the Generation X born between 1965-1979) and other unflattering ones like Echo Boomers, Gen Next, and of course Facebookers and MySpacers.

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Convene at Civil Service Live 2016

By Lavaniya Das on Dec 14, 2016 11:50:29 AM

In July 2016, Convene attended Civil Service Live in London.

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Client Update: Linklaters implements Convene

By Sangeeta Mukherjee on Dec 9, 2016 4:00:00 PM

Established in 1838, Linklaters is a multinational law firm headquartered in London, United Kingdom. Their work is divided into three broad divisions for management purposes - Corporate, Dispute Resolution and Finance and Projects. For the year ended 30 April 2016, Linklaters generated revenues of £1,310.1 million, making it the world’s fourth highest-grossing law firm.

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Convene at the TUC Annual Congress in Brighton

By Lavaniya Das on Dec 7, 2016 3:18:09 PM

On September 11th we launched our Instagram page with this image:

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Client Update: Blind Veterans implements Convene

By Sangeeta Mukherjee on Dec 2, 2016 3:30:00 PM

Founded in 1915 by Sir Arthur Pearson, Blind Veterans UK is the Blinded Soldiers' and Sailors' Care Committee providing free training, rehabilitation and lifelong support to the ex-Armed Forces and National Service personnel in the UK.

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Convene at Activ' Assistante, Paris

By Lavaniya Das on Nov 30, 2016 4:15:00 PM

This October, Convene was in Paris to attend Salon Activ’ Assitante.

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Jinchuan Group International Case Study

By Sangeeta Mukherjee on Nov 25, 2016 2:39:00 PM

Jinchuan Group International Resources Co. Ltd (Jinchuan International) has been a Convene client since June, 2015.

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Convene at HETT 2016

By Lavaniya Das on Nov 24, 2016 2:15:00 PM

In this post we continue to look back on our conference participation this quarter.

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3 Tiers of Governance for Sports Bodies

By Gemma Walford on Nov 23, 2016 10:15:00 AM


Sports England released a new code of Governance on the 31st of October 2016, which applies to any sports organisation that is applying for or in receipt of funding via Sport England or the National Lottery. 

The code is made up of 3 Tiers

Tier 1 organisations in receipt of  any grant(s) up to £250K

Tier 2 organisations in receipt of grant(s) £250K to £1m

Tier 3 organisations in receipt of grant(s) totalling £1m or more
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New Conversations feature

By Gemma Walford on Nov 21, 2016 12:45:00 PM

I said it a bit too loud on my commute into work and half the carriage look round at me to see what it was I was looking at and then to wonder why I was talking to my ipad. What they were seeing was my first encounter with the ‘Conversations feature’ in the latest version of Convene. It is one of a number of updates that we have made to the system but much as I love the application it is probably the only one that would get me to shout out loud on the train.

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America First Credit Union Case Study

By Sangeeta Mukherjee on Nov 18, 2016 4:10:00 PM

America First Credit Union has been a Convene client for a year. America First Credit Union (AFCU) provides personal financial services of superior quality to its members and owners. It is the 7th largest credit union in terms of membership and 12th largest in terms of asset size in the US.

Thayne Shaffer, Senior Vice President and Controller at America First Credit Union has explained their Convene journey. He has shared his experience on how Convene has helped their company to move from paper based to paperless meetings with better security and faster communication.
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Convene’s NHF Seminar: Your Health and Digital Meeting Solutions

By Lavaniya Das on Nov 16, 2016 2:00:00 PM

 

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Mobile Working - Strategies for Implementation

By Sangeeta Mukherjee on Nov 14, 2016 9:00:00 AM

After our previous two articles –  Exploring mobile working and its benefits and Mobile working – Barriers to adoption – it is time to understand how an organisation can strategise the implementation of mobile working.

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Boort District Health Services Case Study

By Sangeeta Mukherjee on Nov 11, 2016 4:10:00 PM

Boort District Health Services (BDH) has been using Convene since May 2015. BDH aims to deliver quality, flexible and responsive health and care services to the community.

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Convene Releases Language Update for iOS and Android App

By Sangeeta Mukherjee on Nov 10, 2016 3:14:56 PM

Azeus Convene, a leading digital meeting software provider, has announced the launch of its new iOS and Android update, adding German, Italian, Spanish and Japanese to its list of supported languages. The latest Android update also include French, which was already there in the earlier version of iOS app. Previously, the Convene App supported English, French, Arabic, Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese.

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Convene at the Public Sector Enterprise ICT Conference

By Lavaniya Das on Nov 9, 2016 3:30:00 PM

This Tuesday, half of the Convene office set up a temporary base at Victoria Park Plaza for PSEICT.

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The Adoption of Technology in the Public Sector

By Sangeeta Mukherjee on Nov 9, 2016 3:07:00 PM

When it comes to technology adoption and innovation, it might be intuitive to think that the private sector is a clear leader compared to public organisations and governments. In reality, most private organisations lack long-time vision and adequate risk appetite, claims economist Mariana Mazzucato in her book ‘The Entrepreneurial State’. According to Mariana, despite popular belief, the most innovative countries have their governments leading from the front as opposed to the private sector. She also observes that the private sector starts investing in innovation and advanced technology only after an “entrepreneurial state” has made the initial high-risk investments and paved the way for success.

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Mobile working – Barriers to adoption

By Sangeeta Mukherjee on Nov 7, 2016 11:25:00 AM


In our previous article, Exploring mobile working and its benefits, we detailed the concept of mobile working and how it clearly has become interesting and how the potential benefits are too many and too good to be ignored. However, has mobile working gained as much popularity as it should have? Have individuals and organisations started adopting mobile working to the extent we would have wished? Probably not – let us explore some reasons why.

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BYOD, Security and the Culture of Mobile Working

By Lavaniya Das on Nov 3, 2016 11:00:00 AM

On November 1st, my colleagues and I attended a symposium at the University of Salford about mobility and device management. While talking with other attendees, we naturally turned to the numerous election scandals in the US, mainly because UKIP haven’t been in the spotlight for a few days.

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Three steps to using Convene in an emergency.

By Ornella Fondop on Nov 2, 2016 11:09:21 PM


 

It is unusual to think that the first app you might go for in an emergency at your workplace is your digital meetings app but you may about to be surprised as to how useful Convene can be in such a situation.

Convene contains three useful functions that could be indispensible for your organization in distributing emergency procedures and contact numbers.

  1. You can run Convene on any device this also includes your Android or Apple phone
  2. Convene has a built in document Library in which you can create a folder and assign the group(s) of users who can view the folder
  3. Convene has a function called my documents that allows you to view non-meeting documents on your device

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Exploring mobile working and its benefits

By Sangeeta Mukherjee on Oct 31, 2016 2:23:00 PM


The tremendous developments of science and technology in recent times have caused paradigm shifts not only in the ways organisations operate, but also every aspect of the workplace and the workforce.

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