13/07
2021
Connect the Classroom funding pilot offers improved Wi-Fi to schools
Posted by Daniel Fuller-Smith on 13/07 at 10:00 AM Education, Wi-Fi,
Connect the Classroom funding pilot offers improved Wi-Fi to schools

We have been informed that there is Department of Education funding available to improve the wireless infrastructure in schools. This Connect the Classroom pilot scheme will help schools fund new access points and switches to meet the extra strain being put on Wi-Fi solutions by the...

18/06
2021
Are you aware of the Wi-Fi vulnerability that could affect all your wireless devices?
Posted by Daniel Fuller-Smith on 18/06 at 10:00 AM IT services, Security, Wi-Fi,
Are you aware of the Wi-Fi vulnerability that could affect all your wireless devices?

Have you heard of a “fragattack”? Until a week ago, I hadn’t heard of them either, but it is fast becoming the biggest threat to your Wi-Fi and devices connected to your router.Some believe that this latest vulnerability has been in existence since 1997! Researchers found that...

11/06
2021
Schools need to arm themselves against hackers
Posted by Daniel Fuller-Smith on 11/06 at 10:00 AM Education, Security, Wi-Fi,
Schools need to arm themselves against hackers

As government, retail and newspaper websites were brought down for an hour due to an issue with their cloud hosting provider this week, it was reported that two schools were struggling with their own server issues. Skinners' Kent Academy and Skinners' Kent Primary School were forced...

04/05
2021
Why are independent schools upgrading their local area networks and Wi-Fi?
Posted by Yvonne Dennis on 04/05 at 10:00 AM Education, Internet connectivity, Wi-Fi,
Why are independent schools upgrading their local area networks and Wi-Fi?

We published numerous blogs on the pain points experienced by schools during the pandemic, but I wanted to draw attention to the particular challenges being faced by independent schools regarding their local area networks (LANs) and Wi-Fi. Most independent schools are located on...

27/04
2021
Communications and IT challenges faced by manufacturers
Posted by Joe Kavanagh on 27/04 at 10:00 AM Manufacturing, Telephone systems, Wi-Fi,
Manufacturing phone system and Wi-Fi needs

Most of the manufacturing industry has been able to work throughout the pandemic. They may have been forced to close at first but being businesses that could not operate wholly from home, most remained open after the initial lockdown. While this industry did not have had the...

22/12
2020
The UK is falling behind… full fibre is the answer!
Posted by Colin Woods on 22/12 at 10:00 AM Internet connectivity, Wi-Fi,
The UK is falling behind... full fibre is the answer!

The UK falls behind many other countries when it comes to internet speeds, which means our businesses are at a competitive disadvantage. Reliable, high-speed internet is key as businesses go into 2021 after a year that has been troubled by our exit from the European Union and...

09/10
2020
What IT and communications tools are schools budgeting for post lockdown?
Posted by Joe Kavanagh on 09/10 at 10:00 AM Education, Cloud hosted telephone systems, Microsoft Teams, Internet connectivity, Wi-Fi,
Classroom social distancing

The business development team at swcomms is in constant contact with schools and, indeed, we remained in contact throughout lockdown. At first, this was to see if schools needed technology that would help them roll out online teaching and learning or to ensure they remained accessible...

18/09
2020
Using technology to support the fluid nature of teaching through a pandemic
Posted by Caroline Moore on 18/09 at 10:00 AM Education, Cloud hosted telephone systems, Internet connectivity, Wi-Fi,
Using technology to support the fluid nature of teaching through a pandemic

Since schools re-opened in September, there have already been multiple reports of whole year groups being sent home after students tested positive for COVID-19. Just as businesses have had to adopt a hybrid working model with some staff working from the office and others working...

04/08
2020
Benefits of digitalisation in care homes
Posted by Ash Khagram on 04/08 at 10:00 AM Cloud hosted telephone systems, Internet connectivity, Unified communications, Wi-Fi,
Benefits of digitalisation in care homes

COVID-19 has seen businesses accelerate the digitisation of their IT infrastructure to ensure business continuity whether their staff are working from the office or at home. The same process is now being utilised for care homes as they have seen the value of digitisation for their...

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...

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