Now the 'working from home' genie is out of the jar, we need to understand how to exploit technology to deliver efficiency and effectiveness.

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Synopsis

Partly due to the pandemic, technology has come to the forefront as a means of working from home.

We are all utterly dependent on it.

Something as apparently simple as making a telephone call or joining an online meeting relies on a lot of things working across a number of different organisations.

This session is intended to give an overview of all the pieces that make up the technology infrastructure at home:

  • Incoming broadband
  • What’s in my “hub”?
  • WiFi and wired connections to the “hub”
  • What we might notice when it’s not working well and what we might be able to do about it
  • Telephony and remote working (VOIP magic)
  • Online meetings (Zoom, Teams, Skype, etc.)
  • Remote access to systems at work with VPNs
  • What’s happening at work to make all this possible?

About the speaker

Colin Butcher, FBCS, CITP, CEng

Colin is a consulting engineer who has led the design and implementation of mission-critical and disaster-tolerant systems in a wide range of industries. As a consulting engineer, Colin has been working from an office at home for the past 25 years or so. Much of his work involves the mentoring and development of project teams in addition to developing practical solutions to complex technical and business issues.

Colin has been involved with the world-wide DEC / Compaq / HP community for over 30 years and is a well-known speaker on systems engineering topics. He has a 1st class honours degree in mechanical engineering from Leeds University and spent several years as an engineer prior to changing careers in the mid 1980s.

Our events are for adults aged 16 years and over.

For overseas delegates who wish to attend the event, please note that BCS does not issue invitation letters.

This event is brought to you by: BCS Wiltshire branch

Webinar: Technology at Home – Understanding strengths and limitations
Date and time
18 May, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Location
Webinar
Price
Free