Most employees believe hybrid working is helping productivity

Many employees believe hybrid working is good for productivity and overall mental state, and would love to see the practice kept on after the pandemic, according to a new report from Slack, which found that the majority (57%) of adults think employers should continue to offer hybrid working.

Some workers are quite passionate about hybrid working, with almost a quarter (22%) saying they would think about changing jobs if it was no longer an option. 

Faster DDR5 RAM should be in majority of PCs and phones by 2023

DDR5 will overtake current DDR4 RAM and be present in the majority of devices by 2023, going by a new report from a French analyst firm.

As Tom’s Hardware spotted, Yole Developpement observes that widespread DDR5 adoption will kick off in servers and the business world next year, when this new type of faster RAM will increase its share of the memory market to 25%.

Ubuntu Pro goes live on Google Cloud

Canonical, the company behind the popular Ubuntu distro, has launched its Ubuntu Pro platform on Google Cloud.

Ubuntu is no stranger to Google’s cloud computing platform, having been available to users since 2014. However Ubuntu Pro is the self-styled premium version of the environment that comes with a feature set that’ll appeal to developers and administrators at enterprises.

Newegg Shuffle has become the best store to buy the RTX 3080 and RTX 3070 – if you’re lucky

Update: The Newegg Shuffle has ended, netting a few lucky people the RTX 3080 and RTX 3070 graphics cards among other Nvidia GPUs. The retail outlet does this daily, so we’ll send out an alert when it happens again later today, June 15. 

Our 24/7 GPU restock Twitter tracker Matt Swider sends alerts when graphics cards are back in stock and you can get those GPU alerts – if you follow his Twitter account and turn on notifications. Matt tracks all US stores, and including the Newegg Shuffle, which is randomized and bundles graphics cards with motherboards, monitors, etc. Meanwhile, Amazon and Best Buy GPU stock, while sold at MSRP, lasts less than a minute.

Trust and credibility: Matt Swider has helped 40,000 people get next-gen consoles through his Xbox and PS5 restock alerts, and he’s now tracking GPU stock in the US. Here’s an example of a GPU restock Twitter alert.

GPU restock

(Image credit: Twitter / Matt Swider)

Recent GPU restock Twitter tracker news

Addressing business mobility in a post-pandemic world

The pandemic continues to evolve and influence how we do business. Although, with the vaccine roll-out looking optimistic, there is hope that life will soon start returning to normal – with offices opening their doors and employees back at their desks.

About the author

Nick Offin is Head of Sales, Marketing & Operations at Dynabook Northern Europe.

When the mass return to the workplace commences, and a newly flexible workforce emerges, addressing the new business mobility puzzle will become ever more important. However, said puzzle is increasingly complex. In the wake of the pandemic, organisations will need to navigate changing employee expectations when it comes to ways of working, new technology requirements and the challenges that come with adopting these.

Managing new employee expectations

Save the date: the 2021 Australian PC Awards air June 23, 24 and 25!

PC fans, make a note in your calendars: it’s coming! 

This year, the Australian PC Awards ceremony is going digital, with the first-ever streaming edition of Future Australia’s long-running PC awards show!