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Colebrook Bosson Saunders (CBS) were selected by Birketts to provide the technology support in the form of monitor arms and CPU supports for their new Ipswich facility; Providence House. Designed to accommodate 270 assigned and 30 unassigned workstations, the IT team at Birketts had a clear objective with Providence House: to increase the amount of desktop space available to each person. By utilising desktop power, better cable management, and lifting the technology off the worksurface with the use of monitor arms and CPU supports, this objective has been achieved. Now each employee in Providence House has the space to work freely.
For the new unassigned workstations, giving the user the ability to adjust the monitor to their own unique requirements improved the adoption of this flexible approach to working, whilst promoting a healthy ergonomic working environment. Birketts also embraced dual-screen working in their new facility by installing two separate monitor arms on each workstation. By giving each person the ability to easily switch between tasks has seen improvements in their efficiency and productivity.
Birketts chose to use CBS after test driving, and then judging several different providers against a set of criteria: ease of use, the level of adjustment, flexibility of the solution to meet the needs of the technology and the person using it, and the amount of space ‘freed’ up on the workstation. Based on the results of their market research Ollin and Jaw, were chosen as they ‘exceeded’ the criteria used to judge them.
Once installed the Birketts IT team found these CBS solutions very easy to adjust. Ollin with its weight gauge enabled quick and easy adjustment of each arm to the weight of each screen. To the use of an Allen key to adjust Jaw, making the fitting of the CPU into the support straightforward for the installer.
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