New skyscrapers in Blackfriars, meeting rooms doubling as glasshouses, and revolutionary coworking spaces – there’s been a lot to read this week! You can find them all on our Twitter page, but here’s our top 3:
From office to urban jungle by WorkDesign Magazine
Coming next to London’s skyline by The Financial Times
The coworking space breaking all the rules by Daily Planet
This week our regular readers have gained insider knowledge of a new cloud development, visited the AWS conference in Las Vegas and discovered why industrial space is not to be wasted. Good news for you, we’ve summarized them here! Enjoy:
Get to grips with Data-as-a-Service
The AWS reInvent 2016 marks the business IT revolution
3 reasons why Industrial Space could be the next best office space
If you walk down Oxford Street every day (like we do), then Christmas started about six weeks ago. However, this week actually marks the start of advent and with the tree going up in the office, we’re finally feeling festive! We’re also celebrating two very special Stakkers today, who have been part of the Viastak family for one whole year!
The IT legend that is JP: Jon-Paul Andrews (JP to his friends) joined us last year as Group Technical and Operations Director. After twenty years managing huge IT support teams, he had sought out the “sleeves-rolled-up” attitude of a younger company. He has successfully overseen the technical procedures and service departments ever since and kept the team constantly entertained with his witty banter, becoming one of Viastak’s most respected and popular senior officials.
“Just today we had a major client give our team brilliant feedback,” says JP. “It was a difficult problem to solve and has made this a tough week. But it’s that sort of recognition and praise that makes the job worthwhile. The key moments that stand out for me across the year are when we’ve added to the team. We’ve brought in top staff like John [Minnock, service desk manager] and Rebecka [commercial credit manager] recently. Watching our community grow with fantastic people has been really special.”
Service support guru Pete: Peter Arnett joined Viastak after a two-year stint in desktop support, following his communications career in the British Army. Pete’s experience holds him in good stead as a supremely knowledgeable analyst; currently part of our first-line service team, he works to resolve any technical issues that arise on the iFollowOffice desktop. He is also a capable on-site engineer for clients, and is currently working towards a number of Cisco-affiliated certifications.
Of course, not forgetting our week in pictures!
That’s all from us this week. Join us next Friday for Stakker Stories!