That flippin’ credit crunch means you’re unlikely to have the cash flow to open up a new office at the moment, with computer and internet costs on top. So why not get people working in an existing set-up, complete with broadband internet and work colleagues? Seems especially good if you’re a freelancer…
According to Ciaron Dunne of Desk Space Genie, desk space rental is different to traditional office rental because the space is generally available on short, flexible contracts.
“We estimate that there are currently more than 200 desk schemes in operation serving thousands of freelancers and small businesses, which vary from singles desks to much larger schemes,” Dunne said.
“The growth in spare desk rental is driven by economic conditions, which are making companies take a serious look at cutting costs and at making the most from their existing space, and also by environmental concerns and a desire to reduce wastage.”
Dunne said Desk Space Genie is the first UK website for advertising spare desk space, or to locate a desk to use if you are a small business, freelancer or contractor.
Having written five computer security stories a day at one point in our journalism career, our paranoid brain can’t help wonder what risks a corporate network is at if a malicious temp is sat at one of your desks?
Well, having written those five computer security stories a day at one point in our journalism career, we reckon the answer is probably that your network is at no risk if you’ve got it set up correctly and the terminals are restricted to internet access only.