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Wi-Fi Security for Coworking Spaces

Wi-Fi Security for Coworking Spaces

In over 12 years of experience working with operators and running workspaces, we’ve found that most flexible workspace operators settle for a simple wireless setup and later regret it. There are many associated disadvantages with an open wireless network easily accessed with a common password that applies to everyone and is rarely changed. This simplistic…

How to drive usage of your meeting rooms

How to drive usage of your meeting rooms

By Justin Harley, Vice President of International Business development at essensys It’s fair to say that meeting rooms are on average empty for about 75% of the time. While hardly news for our sector, this still is shocking. Especially considering the ever growing focus on mobile working and collaborative spaces, both furthering the overall need…

Health and Wellbeing Plan Is Live

Our Wellbeing Masterplan is up and running!

By Allan Darvill, Health & Wellbeing Consultant at essensys It was during my time as a Personal Trainer in a gym near the essensys London office that I got to know the firm’s CEO Mark Furness (and his great sense of humour). When Mark approached me one day, asking me to become a full-time Health…

essensys Acquires HubCreate

essensys acquires Hubcreate

I am delighted to announce that we have completed the acquisition of Hubcreate, the market-leading workspace management software company formerly known as RJmetis. At essensys, we have a clear vision for JEFF to be the single digital platform that powers the flexible workspace industry. We continuously invest in JEFF to further extend its reach, capabilities…

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David Kinnaird announced as Managing Director, North America

David Kinnaird and Mark Furness in the essensys Manhattan office By Mark Furness, essensys CEO & Founder As 2016 gathers momentum, I am delighted to announce another key milestone for essensys. We have appointed David Kinnaird, former Operations Director at Avanta Serviced Office Group, as Managing Director of our North American operations. I am sure…

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The takeaway worker who set up a fast-growing IT firm

Originally published by the BBC Working behind the counter of a Thai takeaway in south London, Mark Furness had hit rock bottom. The Liverpudlian had previously successfully managed a technology business in the north of England, but he says that after its parent group had reneged on giving him a share of the company he…

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How to build a future-focused workplace

Originally published in IT Pro Portal By essensys CEO Mark Furness We are at the beginning of a very exciting time for connectivity. Not only are we more connected, but so too are our machines, environments and systems. Enhanced sensors and software are at the heart of a new wave of technology that has the…

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Smart working needs smart buildings – Unlocking IoT to shape the businesses of the future

Originally published in Cloud Computing Intelligence By essensys CEO Mark Furness The business devices and processes we use are starting to change the design and functionality of the buildings we work in, and are in turn, are starting to shape the businesses of the future. We are at the beginning of a very exciting time…

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