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Use web filtering in schools to help tackle cyber bullying and trolling
Posted by Elaine Bellamy on 30/01 at 10:00 AM Education, Security, Web filtering,
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In 2017, ChildLine counselled 4,541 children about online bullying compared to 2,410 in 2011/12. This significant increase can be attributed to the number of internet-enabled devices available to children and teenagers offering them quick access to social media.  A...

How could Spectre and Meltdown affect your business?
Posted by Colin Woods on 26/01 at 10:00 AM IT services, Security,

The recent announcements regarding a design flaw in central processing units (CPU) within computers has sent businesses, PC manufactures and software publishers into a security spin. The two major vulnerabilities aren’t your normal software bugs which steal memory or data,...

Adding up the cost of an aging telephone system
Posted by Rudi Weiss on 23/01 at 10:00 AM Telephone systems,
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If you’re like many businesses, the only time you think about your telephone system is when it’s not working. But the ‘set it and forget it’ mindset can cost you in more ways than one. The way we work and how a business interacts with its customers has changed. This...

Primary schools: Pay attention to your aging telephone system
Posted by Andrew Beswick on 19/01 at 10:00 AM Education, Telephone systems,
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Like many primary schools, the only time you might think about your telephone system is when it’s not working. The ‘if it ain’t broke why fix it’ mindset can cost you in more ways than one. This blog helps you evaluate the merits of your current telephone system versus...

Supporting secondary schools and colleges to help balance the books
Posted by Joe Kavanagh on 16/01 at 10:00 AM Education, Internet connectivity, Telephone systems, Web filtering, Wi-Fi,
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We have worked with secondary schools, colleges and their business and IT managers for 35 years. I understand just how much the education landscape has changed and the financial challenges you face. Secondary schools and colleges are keen on the idea of digital...

Keeping sensitive information secure using Office 365
Posted by Chris Wheeler on 12/01 at 10:00 AM Office 365, Security,
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With new guidelines and rules being introduced to protect sensitive information when used for business purposes, many are wondering how much time and cost needs to be invested to achieve the most secure, robust and fine-free approach possible. Most security-driven...

Planning your migration to a cloud-hosted telephone system
Posted by James Hooker on 09/01 at 10:00 AM Cloud hosted telephone systems, Telephone systems, Unified communications,
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There’s a lot to think about with any operational change, especially one that involves core business systems. But migrating your communications to the cloud is not as risky or complicated as it may seem. With a bit of planning, making the switch can be relatively...

Communications technology for independent schools – why their needs differ
Posted by Simon Dunstan on 05/01 at 10:00 AM Education, Data networks, Internet connectivity, IT services, Telephone systems, Wi-Fi,
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We design and deploy plenty of communications solutions for schools but we find independent schools more challenging as their needs are more complicated. Like all educational establishments, independent schools are looking to digital transformation to try to find cost...

Beat the rising commuter fares with efficient remote working
Posted by Ash Khagram on 02/01 at 10:00 AM Cloud hosted telephone systems, IT services, Unified communications,
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With protests seen at 40 stations today, the dissatisfaction with rising rail fares is clear. On one side, commuters are angry that the price of tickets have risen by 3.4% with some season tickets now costing £100 more. On the other, the Department of Transport...

Recruitment agencies win the talent race with cloud-hosted telephone systems
Posted by Caroline Moore on 29/12 at 10:00 AM Cloud hosted telephone systems, Recruitment agencies,
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The telephone system is undoubtedly the lifeblood of any recruitment agency. Contact with candidates and clients is what drives business forward, therefore the chosen solution must be reliable and offer all the features agencies need to be as efficient and successful as...

Is your non-branded email address a threat to your business?
Posted by Laurie Coleman on 27/12 at 10:00 AM IT services, Office 365,
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Does your business still use an email address that ends in,,, or, etc.? If so, have you ever thought of the effect it may be having on your business? Have you considered whether these email addresses smack of...

Latest botnet exploits vulnerabilities on routers and devices
Posted by Ash Khagram on 22/12 at 10:00 AM Security, Wi-Fi,
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Hackers use any means necessary to cause havoc to businesses and users across the internet. The latest hack is called Satori which is silently scouring the internet and hijacking routers to use them to initiate DDoS attacks against specific websites.The Satori botnet,...

Plain English speaking about the cloud
Posted by Sarah Flowers on 19/12 at 10:00 AM Cloud hosted telephone systems, Cloud services, Telephone systems,
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The cloud has long been the buzz word of the IT and communications industry, which means businesses like yours will have been exposed to it too.For most businesses, dealing with new technology is just another item on a list that will be dealt with when you have time. You...

Microsoft Bookings offers businesses an easy-to-use appointment service
Posted by Chris Wheeler on 15/12 at 10:00 AM Office 365,
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I’ve been amazed with a new feature of Office 365 within the new business apps called Microsoft Bookings. It combines the power of social media, self-service and digital transformation all into a unique and powerful tool for making bookings and...

Phone fraudsters waiting to pounce this Christmas
Posted by Rick Howard on 11/12 at 10:00 AM Dial through fraud, Telephone systems,
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Don’t let your guard down this Christmas! It is a shame but I feel we are duty bound to warn you that the festive period is a prime time for phone fraudsters to strike.Just as we are all starting to wind down for Christmas, hackers are winding themselves up to prepare...

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