#ICYMI — 15th May 2020

Welcome back to the latest #ICYMI. It feels as though time is flying in, it’s hard to believe we’ve reached mid-May! Here are some of the stories we’ve been talking about this week.

Building the foundations: Not sure where to start with your cloud journey? Our client, Brightsolid, this week announced a new service to support customers looking to launch AWS public clouds. Cloud Foundations provides customers with a ready-to-go, cost-effective and fully managed solution for businesses which may not have the relevant in-house skills or knowledge to fully explore how the public cloud could be of benefit. We were excited to be able to support the team on the launch, and you can read more on the new service here.

Lunch and learn: The CiPR Scotland committee has set up a series of lunchtime training sessions taking place throughout May and June. Kicking off earlier this week with a session focused on Politics, Parliament and Government in a post COVID-19 era, future sessions will cover internal comms, how to pitch to the national and business media and building resilience. Guest speakers will include Magnus Llewellin from The Times, Ken Symon, of Scottish Business Insider and Matthew Pittam, Head of Internal Communications at ScottishPower. All webinars are free (for members and non-members alike), informative, last under an hour, and contribute 5 CPD points. To find out more about the sessions — which are already proving to be popular — you can sign up here.

And finally: If you’re like us, we are now fully embedded in working from home. However, knowing that we might be working from make-shift desks and kitchen tables for a while longer, were interested to see Twitter tell staff they could work from home permanently if they so wish following the success of moving its workforce to remote working. The announcement has been described as “an era-defining moment” by one digital innovation expert. With rumblings that flexible working will be enshrined in law, we expect to see a raft of other companies in the coming weeks come out with refreshed flexible working policies. Could this mark the end of the suit and tie? Only time will tell.

Check back next week for more #ICYMI. Until then…stay safe.