Why supporting BYOD mobility is a business advantage.

It’s been estimated that the BYOD “Bring Your Own Device” enterprise mobility market will be worth over $266 billion by 2019. There’s a reason for that…smart phones and tablets have saturated the market and increasingly we expect them to dovetail seamlessly with our workflow both inside and outside of the office setting. Slowly fading is the outdated notion…

Virtual goggles let you tour your new space before it’s even done!

Our Red Thread design group is experimenting with exciting new ways to engage people using interactive experiences such as virtual goggles that allow them to see a workspace in three dimensions while it’s still in conceptual stages! Remember View-Master, the toy that debuted over 75 years ago and delighted children by transporting them into imaginary worlds? That…

Finding the perfect privacy space at the office.

Recently, our Boston group moved to a new space – our Boston WorkLife Center. It was a pretty big transition, not only did we reduce our footprint by half but for 90% of us, we began the new year without an “owned” resident workstation. Was that hard? Yes. Did we adjust? Absolutely! The reality is that…

Red Thread helps Connecticut towns convert to LED streetlights.

Our technology team is out on the streets of Connecticut! Keep your eyes peeled for Red Thread in the towns of New London CT, West Hartford, Berlin, Rocky Hill and others as these towns make the smart transition to LED streetlights which can save them upwards of 70% on their electrical bills. In New London they are…

Red Thread Boston moves to 101 Seaport: The story of our journey.

As of January 2016, our Boston based employees found themselves in fantastic new workspace at 101 Seaport Boulevard – with gorgeous 6th floor views of the water. But of course as anyone who has relocated an office knows, it is a journey. Lots of hard work and big decisions to be made. Normally it’s our…

Boston fire code change allows furniture free of flame retardants.

Red Thread is pleased to announce that on March 23rd the Boston City Council passed an ordinance amendment (unanimously) to bring the Boston Fire Code into agreement with Massachusetts (and the majority of the country) paving the way for hospitals, schools, colleges, and other public buildings with sprinkler systems to use furniture free of toxic flame…

Red Thread’s Owen Milne talks about non-profits and the workplace.

Owen Milne, based in our Red Thread Burlington, Vermont office speaks with CommonGood Vermont about his experience working with non-profits as they transform their workplaces for the modern age. He sees a trend in non-profits taking a serious look at how their offices support their people. Much like in the corporate sector, they are looking to…

Red Thread Stamford CT has an interesting history.

For those of you who have seen the Red Thread Stamford, Connecticut Showroom, located at 700 Canal Street, it is generally agreed that it’s a gorgeous space. With soaring ceilings, exposed brick walls and warm wood textures — it’s evocative of an artist’s SoHo loft. Having large windows that stream in the sunlight and provide lovely…

Microsoft Surface Hub begins shipping to business customers!

As a key distributor in the Microsoft Surface Hub commercial sales channel, Red Thread is proud to announce that Microsoft has begun shipping the Surface Hub to business customers! After a few delays (after all this is a brand new product being manufactured in the US – read the story here), they are beginning to…

Ten considerations when choosing a sit-stand desk

It’s common knowledge that sitting is “the new smoking” with many of us averaging over 9 hours a day sitting at a desk. In fact, according to fastcodesign.com, “85% of workers experience discomfort on the job” especially in situations where there are few options available for postural change during the day. It’s no wonder then,…