NEWS & BLOG

5 Tips for Optimal Wireless Access Point Placement

With employees now using mobile phones instead of desk phones at the office, WiFi networks have become a crucial component of business IT infrastructure. Staff that use their mobile for work via a Soft Client rely on the WiFi network. Without it, they wouldn't be able to make and receive calls.  

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5 Instances a Phone Call is Better Than An Email

Many people prefer to write an email instead of making a phone call. And for good reason. Emails are an incredibly efficient form of communication. There is no opportunity for a long, rambling chat, and you can check what you have written before pressing 'send'.  But an email is sometimes the worst medium for communication.  Tone and feeling can be misconstrued, questions can't be answered in real-time, and the opportunity to build a closer relationship is lost. Here are 5 times when it is better to make that call. 

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10 Great Ideas for Call Queue Wait Announcements

What is call queuing? Call queuing helps to provide better customer service by managing a high volume of inbound calls.  Incoming calls are automatically put in a queue and the caller is regularly told their place in the queue.  For organisations like GP practices, which receive a high volume of inbound calls first thing in the morning, a call queue can be the difference between a frustrating caller experience, and a pleasant one.  If your customers get a busy tone, or voicemail box when they call, the battle to provide excellent customer service is lost before it has begun.  But call queues offer more than just a way of avoiding frustrating customers . They are an opportunity.  Play a Call Queue Wait Announcement that is both interesting to the customer and meaningful to your business, and you have succeeded in knocking two birds out with one stone.

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What Is The Actual Speed of My Wi-Fi Network?

You may have very fast broadband, or perhaps even a fibre leased line, and yet you find that your Wi-Fi is frustratingly slow.  When you do a test, it confirms that it is much slower than your hard-wired connections.  But why?  Part of the reason you decided to pay more for additional bandwidth was so that you would have faster Wi-Fi, but alas - it seems to still run at a snail's pace!  This is because the speed of a Wi-Fi wireless network connection depends on several factors. And like most types of computer networks, Wi-Fi supports varying levels of performance, depending on the technology standard.

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How to Get Your Office Phone & Mobile To Connect Seamlessly

Your smartphone connects to your Amazon Echo, as well as your car. Headphones no longer need to be plugged into a phone to work, but rather simply Bluetooth enabled.  And now, your office phone and your mobile phone can work as one - seamlessly syncing contacts and transferring calls between one another with the push of a button.

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Your Quick Guide to Telecoms Industry Terms

At VTSL, we pride ourselves on speaking to you in plain English, without heavy technical jargon that often confuses even the most tech-savvy individuals. Whether you are a trained IT expert, or an office manager with little telecoms knowledge, we want you to know what you are getting and feel like we speak the same language you do.  

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Why The Best Technology Doesn't Need an Acronym

 

If you have ever had to speak to a telecoms company about a new phone system, or even an IT company about installing new internet connection, you will probably remember the sales rep using a lot of baffling acronyms that made the entire process more confusing than it needed to be.  PoP, VoIP, LAN, WAN, VPS, GEA, BPS, might have been a few you heard mentioned. The information technology and telecoms industries are rife with such abbreviations, that should in theory, make conversations quicker - but given most of us don't speak technology-acronym language, they serve to do much the opposite.  

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Why Sales & Customer Service Are 2 Sides of the Same Coin

Most businesses approach to sales is different to their approach to customer service.  Sales teams have targets.  They are on commission.  They have lots of meetings, and generally have varied schedules and busy diaries.  Customer service teams on the other hand are in the office 100% of the time, usually with the same schedule every day. 

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How Phone Call Analytics Can Transform Your Business

When most people hear the word 'data', or ‘analytics’, they imagine pages of numbers, long documents and graphs that do more to confuse than explain.

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Britain’s SME’s Are Behind on Flexible Working. Does it matter?

A report recently released by the Smarter Working Initiative says that Britain’s small business owners should be paying a more attention to the work-life balance issues faced by their employees, and offer more options for flexible working.  

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