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ABOUT Gemma Church
Gemma Church

Gemma is "the freelance writer who gets tech" and AllWork's Associate Editor for Technology and Innovation. A UK-based specialist journalist, blogger and copywriter in the science and technology sectors, Gemma's USP is that she's worked in the science and tech fields she specialises in, so has a unique level of experience that most other writers cannot offer. These insights form the basis of her articles where she investigates the latest technical innovations and their impact on the coworking world. Get in touch with Gemma at [email protected], on Twitter or LinkedIn.

How To Accept Bitcoin At Your Workspace (And Whether It’s A Terrible Idea Or Not)

Workspaces could easily accept Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency payments using third-party providers, but is it worth it? Tech writer Gemma Church speaks to crypto experts to explore the pros and cons.

January 25, 2021

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4 Major Predictions For PropTech In 2021

As we move into 2021, increasingly the digital and physical worlds will collide to augment workplaces. This offers exciting new opportunities for the workplace experience, but data privacy is a disaster waiting to happen. Allwork.Space’s tech writer Gemma Church sums up her 4 biggest predictions, and warnings, for proptech.

December 31, 2020

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2020: (What A) Year in Tech

Technology was, arguably, the only winner from the mess that was 2020. Allwork.Space’s tech writer, Gemma Church, sums up the 5 biggest tech takeaways from coworking and flexible space in 2020.

December 28, 2020

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Future Of Work: Is ‘Snooping Software’ Our Next Normal?

Trust is the foundation on which the hybrid work experience will be built. But surveillance tech for remote employees, such as Microsoft’s new Productivity Score, could create a culture of mistrust. Tech writer Gemma Church explores whether ‘snooping’ software is a disaster in the making.

December 18, 2020

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How To Throw A Half-Decent Christmas Party On Zoom

If you can’t get together this Christmas, you can still get online. There are a number of activities you can do to get in the festive spirit. Here are 8 of them, ranging from cocktail making to charity donations.

December 14, 2020

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Sensing The Future: A Q&A With Dan Ryan, CEO Of VergeSense

VergeSense has seen an ‘exponential rise’ in demand for its workplace sensors, which can detect occupancy based on where you put your coat or laptop. We spoke to co-founder Dan Ryan about VergeSense’s AI-powered sensors, the ROI for workspace companies, and how these tiny sensors fit into the future world of work.

December 8, 2020

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Future Of Work: How Flexible Space Can Help The Global Skills Emergency

One-third of the world’s workforce must reskill by 2030, according to the WEF’s Future of Jobs Report 2020. Flexible spaces are the perfect environment for social learning, as they enable a ‘learning by osmosis’ phenomenon.

December 4, 2020

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Occupancy Sensors: The Answer To Your Space’s Prayers?

Occupancy sensors analyse how your coworking space is utilised and – in our current pandemic climate – allows workspaces to optimize both their cleaning rotas and occupancy levels. Allwork.Space’s tech and science writer, Gemma Church, explains how it works.

November 23, 2020

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WeWork Hack: How To Protect Your Coworking Members From Cyber Crime

Cyber crime has skyrocketed during the pandemic and remote workers are at risk from a range of attacks. WeWork user accounts were reportedly hacked on its open Wi-Fi network, which provides a stark warning to other workspaces about the importance of strict security measures.

November 12, 2020

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Post-COVID, What Tech Actually Matters For Workspaces?

With the abundance of tech solutions available, flexible workspaces need to provide more than hand sanitisers to attract workers. But what should they offer? Tech writer Gemma Church spoke with workspace operators and suppliers to find out what solutions work for their members and workspaces.

September 22, 2020

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Post-Covid Surveillance: Who’s Afraid Of The Big Bad Tech?

Covid-19 has increased adoption of workspace monitoring technologies, but member privacy must be balanced with these safety measures. Here are 5 key ways to mitigate member privacy concerns.

September 7, 2020

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“Now Is The Time To Change”: A Q&A With Smart Spaces CEO, Dan Drogman

In this Q&A with Allwork.Space, Smart Spaces CEO Dan Drogman discusses Covid-19 as “the biggest social experiment in living memory” and why now is the time to change our approach to technology.

July 30, 2020

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Future Of Work: What UFOs Can Teach Us About Remote Work

What could UFOs and alien cultures teach us about remote work to help the human race survive and thrive in our post pandemic work?

July 10, 2020

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Post COVID-19: The Value Of 5G For Your Building

5G enables a range of super-smart technologies, which can provide workspaces with a competitive advantage. But it also poses a threat to operators, if it’s not used properly. Here’s how to harness the power of 5G for your space.

June 30, 2020

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Forget Paperless, Are You Ready For The Touchless Office?

So-called “contactless pathways” means employees don’t need to touch a surface as they walk around a space. Touchless tech can limit the spread of germs and give members confidence in shared workspaces, but cost is a limiting factor, as is the user experience.

June 11, 2020

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