24/09
2020
What’s stopping you from working from home?
Posted by Caroline Moore on 24/09 at 10:00 AM Cloud hosted telephone systems, Cloud services, Internet connectivity, Microsoft 365, Remote working,
What’s stopping you from working from home?

Another week...another Prime Minister briefing. On Tuesday, Boris Johnson advised people to work from home wherever possible...having encouraged them to go back to work a few months ago! This time though, we are looking at a six-month stretch. For businesses that invested in home...

15/09
2020
Protect your remote workers from phishing attacks
Posted by Colin Woods on 15/09 at 10:00 AM Cloud services, Security,
Protect your remote workers from phishing attacks

Cyber-attacks have increased since the rapid implementation of remote working earlier in the year with more staff being exposed as criminals use deceptive emails and websites to capture personal information for duplicitous purposes. Here are some tips on how to protect your...

11/09
2020
Remote working challenges and how to solve them
Posted by Mat Hillman on 11/09 at 10:00 AM Cloud hosted telephone systems, Gamma Horizon, Microsoft Teams, Cloud services, IT services,
Remote working challenges and how to solve them

Businesses were forced to embrace remote working during lockdown and some have adopted this strategy as a long-term model for a proportion of their staff, if not all.  However, adopting a remote working strategy is not without its challenges. As swcomms moves towards a hybrid...

08/09
2020
Is your business prepared for a potential second wave of coronavirus?
Posted by Ash Khagram on 08/09 at 10:00 AM Cloud hosted telephone systems, Gamma Horizon, Microsoft Teams, Cloud services, Internet connectivity, IT services, Microsoft 365, Mobiles, Security, Video conferencing,
Is your business prepared for a potential second wave of coronavirus?

With the Government announcing 2,988 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday - the highest figure since May 22– there are concerns of a second wave of coronavirus and the implications this may have on businesses. Daily confirmed cases began edging up again in July - after falling...

04/09
2020
Latest calling features in Microsoft Teams
Posted by Chris Wheeler on 04/09 at 10:00 AM Cloud hosted telephone systems, Microsoft Teams, Cloud services, Security,

With the needs of businesses rapidly evolving, Microsoft has introduced a new set of Microsoft Teams updates that provide even more calling features. These allow you to communicate more effectively with new chat functionality that allows you to hold, park and transfer calls with...

11/08
2020
Windows 10 is five years old and still evolving
Posted by Chris Wheeler on 11/08 at 10:00 AM Cloud services, IT services, Microsoft 365,
Windows 10 is five years old and still evolving

On 29 July, 2015, the Windows 10 operating system was made available to the world. It had the ability to work on both desktop and tablet devices along with radical changes that included the removal of the start button, the inclusion of the digital assistant, Cortana, and the Universal...

28/07
2020
Creating long-term home working solutions with the right business tools
Posted by Elaine Bellamy on 28/07 at 10:00 AM Cloud services, Internet connectivity, Microsoft 365, Wi-Fi,
Creating long-term home working solutions with the right business tools

Has your business decided to embrace long-term home working? Do your staff have home connectivity up to the job? Do you need more efficient means of staying in touch with colleagues? If any of these questions resonate with you, then you are not alone. Ever since the Prime Minister...

03/07
2020
How to use Cisco Umbrella to protect remote workers
Posted by Chris Wheeler on 03/07 at 10:00 AM Cloud services, Security,

With more staff working from home using different devices and more cloud tools, the threat to your business goes beyond the perimeter of your office. This could make your business more attractive for cyber criminals who are intent on penetrating your network and stealing your...

26/06
2020
Business guide to the ‘new normal’
Posted by Caroline Moore on 26/06 at 10:00 AM Cloud hosted telephone systems, Cloud services, Data centre, Telephone systems, Unified communications, Wi-Fi,
Business guide to the new new normal

The coronavirus pandemic forces businesses to close their offices to meet the Government’s social distancing rules. This saw more people than ever are working from home.In April 2020, statistics released by the UK's Office for National Statistics showed 49.2% of adults in...

19/06
2020
Video blog: Using a data centre to keep your distributed workforce connected
Posted by Colin Woods on 19/06 at 10:00 AM Cloud services, Data centre,

In this video I explain how COVID-19 has immeasurably changed our world with some offices lying largely empty with staff working from home. This has put pressure on our office-based servers that may no longer receive the care, attention and security they once had when the office...

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