NEWS & BLOG

5 Reasons You Should Use Industry Specific Tech

As technology becomes increasingly tailored for individual industries, many companies are evaluating whether or not to make the leap to something sector-specific. When evaluating business software, there are three types most companies consider:

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Reminder! BT is Turning off the Traditional Business Phone Network

A reminder to all businesses with a traditional phone system: by 2025 BT will be switching off their PSTN and ISDN networks, migrating them to a single IP core network. The ‘phone line’ as we know it, will be dead. But what does this actually mean for your organisation? 

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Quick Guide to Understanding UK Telephone Numbers

  • Tom Goldsworthy
  • 10-Apr-2017 13:29:00
  • Telecoms

Do you know what telephone number range will be shut down this June? Are you confident of which phone numbers carry a charge, and which are free? Do you know your partner’s mobile number from memory?

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The Finer Connections: Understanding IP Addresses, Domains, Clients, Servers, & ports

  • Tom Goldsworthy
  • 15-Mar-2017 12:06:00
  • Telecoms

Most people are familiar with the terms IP address, server and domain, but do you know what they actually mean... or 'do'? In the last of our blog series about how the internet works, we take a look at IP addresses, domains, clients, servers and ports.  And no, we don't mean the port you drink. 

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The Internet as a Network: Understanding ISP, LAN, POP, NAP & more

  • Tom Goldsworthy
  • 06-Mar-2017 10:25:00
  • Telecoms

In our second blog in our series explaining how the Internet works, we look at the Internet as a network—the different components that make up that network, and how they speak to each other. After all, every computer that is connected to the Internet is part of a network. Click on each bolded term to learn what it means.

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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Dark Fibre

How the internet sends information, data and messages simultaneously to billions of people across the globe is mind boggling to most. And few understand how it actually works—what is underground, over ground, in the seabed; what PoPs are, IXPs, dark fibre, etc.

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Amazon Echo & Google Home To Get VoIP Calling Capabilities

In what is seen as another blow for the traditional phone line, both Amazon and Google are reportedly investigating adding the ability to send and receive phone calls over their respective smart speakers. The capability would use voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) technology similar to services like Skype and VTSL’s business phone system.

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6 Reasons to Move Your Telephony into the Cloud

Everything from graphic design software to accounting systems are now cloud based, and accessible by employees anywhere.  The benefits are clear, from greater collaboration to data backup and security. As such, over 90% of business rely on cloud services. But many people don’t know that office phone systems can also be cloud-based, and that there many advantages to moving your business telephony to the cloud.  Here are the top 6 ways in which your company will benefit by sending your office phone system into the stratosphere.

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Bigger Telecoms Companies Are Not a Safe Bet – Avaya’s Looming Bankruptcy

  • Kate Davies
  • 28-Nov-2016 14:59:41
  • Telecoms

You are probably familiar with telecommunications company Avaya. After all, if you call BT for a business phone system, they will most likely sell you an Avaya one.  But in recent news, it has come to light that Avaya is close to filing for bankruptcy and finalising a deal to sell its call-centre software unit in an effort to reduce its heavy debt load after years of losses.

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Want the best mobile coverage?  Get a foreign SIM or VTSL

You may have read in the news last month, that to get the best mobile coverage in the UK, people are putting foreign SIM cards into their smart phones.  Why?  Because a foreign SIM card will search for any available network mast, not just those from a particular UK carrier. 

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