Olympic working conditions to drive British business


Last year's Olympic Games promised to deliver a legacy, and it seems the greatest long-term benefits could come in the form of revolutionised business IT practices.

A new study by Vanson Bourne on behalf of BT has revealed that 34 per cent of companies implemented a technologically-driven flexible working programme during the Games, in an attempt to deal with the perceived challenges posed by increased numbers of tourists causing congestion within the capital's transport system, Tech World reports.

Among the measures taken were the adoption of bring your own device (BYOD) policies to enable employees to work remotely, as well as the migration of data into the cloud so that workers could share and access documents across their companies' IT networks.

The public service sector appears to be making the most technological strides forward as a result of the Olympics, with 43 per cent of public service organisations involved in the survey revealing that they had introduced flexibility measures during the Games.