In a report published on The Huffington Post, the humble PC keyboard was found to be the second dirtiest office item, just behind the electronic ID badge. Swabbed to find colony-forming units (CFU) per square inch and then sent to a lab for testing, they had 20,598 times more bacteria than a toilet seat, and the most common bacteria identified was one found in pneumonia….yuck.

So, what can you do to protect your keyboard from all this dirt, grime, and bacterial deposit?

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According to Monster.co.uk, 40% of UK workers are taking the opportunity to work remotely at least once a week, and that 1 in 10 are working from home full-time. Many people now state that they'd turn a job down if working from home isn't offered, yet almost half of employees state that their workplace doesn't have an official policy.

Working from home has to be good for the environment, immediately reducing the pollution caused by vehicle emissions on that daily commute. With everyone conscious of their own carbon footprint, why do workplaces not offer this to more of their workforce?

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Whether in the office or at home, nowadays people have higher expectations of their work equipment than they had ten years ago. The keyboard, mouse, monitor, and PC have to be not only functional but also aesthetically pleasing. To meet these demands, CHERRY has made it its business to incorporate customer's demands into its portfolio and has developed the CHERRY STREAM KEYBOARD, a keyboard that is both durable and ergonomic while remaining stylish.

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Software tool to customize your keyboard and mouse

Auerbach, 20 November 2019 - CHERRY, the specialist for computer input devices, presents CHERRY KEYS. This free software tool for straightforward customization of keyboards and mice allows users to configure their input devices according to their individual demands. The software tool works with virtually every keyboard and mouse on the market, although it achieves best results with original CHERRY products.
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From inkpots with nibs, typewriters and rotary dial telephones to modern computer workstations, our office has developed rapidly over the last few centuries. While topics such as New Work, Work-Life-Balance and Work-Life-Blending are no longer a novelty today, the focus shifts to the atmosphere of every workplace. Only those feeling comfortable in their surroundings can keep a cool head even when work becomes stressful. In the modern office - alias oasis of well-being - we can focus on the essentials, unwind and regain our strength.

We can' predict what the future looks like. But technical developments show us what could be possible. In our "Workplace of the Future" series, we look at what our work might look like tomorrow.

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