MiFIDII, FSA and PCI DSS compliant call recording solutions from Columbus UK.

What are the business benefits of call recording?

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What are the business benefits of call recording? With new legislation in the form of MiFID II coming into force for financial services organisations next year plus other ongoing UK and EU compliance requirements (PCI DSS and FSA), there are lots of regulatory reasons for introducing call recording to your business. But it’s not just about compliance; there are plenty…

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Mobile data set to skyrocket by 700% in 2021 - Columbus UK.

Mobile Data set to skyrocket by 700% in as little as 4 years

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Mobile Data set to skyrocket by 700% in as little as 4 years According to the Cisco Mobile Visual Networking Index Forecast, mobile data consumption is set to increase seven-fold by 2021. What is driving this huge, forecasted increase? There are many reasons we can consider including: The global proliferation of smartphone ownership. Smartphones will account for more than half…

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Business Mobile Plans and Business Mobile Phones from Columbus UK

The top 3 things to look for in a business mobile provider

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The top 3 things to look for in a business mobile provider From business mobile devices, USB modems, data and or voice SIMs to wireless hotspots, mobile technology is now an integral part of any modern business communications plan. It helps organisations manage calls effectively wherever their employees are based and mobile applications keep workflows moving, save users time and…

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Three Big Reasons to Move Your Business to SIP Trunks.

Three big reasons to move your business to SIP Trunks today

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Three big reasons to move your business to SIP Trunks today The movement from traditional phone lines over to SIP Trunks and hosted telephony services is something that businesses can’t ignore. With major suppliers announcing that they will be switching off their ISDN network, the stalwart across offices in the UK for decades, by 2025, now is the time to...
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Image of office worker accessing his mobile device in office. Business Mobile Plans and Business Mobile Solutions from Columbus UK. Call 0333 240 7755 for further information.

Business Mobile Plans – Double Data promotion launched

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New Double Data Promotion Launched For Columbus Business Mobile Plans Business Mobile Data usage in the UK is skyrocketing and this has been driven by companies adopting mobile-centric technology such as next generation, unified communications solutions and embracing the move to the cloud for server-based applications and services that would have previously been managed in-house. As a result Business Mobile...
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Image of the business case for SIP eGuide cover page from Columbus UK. Columbus explores the business case for ISDN replacement services such as SIP Trunks and Hosted Telephony Solutions from Columbus UK.

SIP and the benefits of moving from older ISDN Business Line services

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If you have not already moved to SIP, you should consider it now. Over the past few decades, cultural and technological trends have dramatically transformed the workplace. Today, flexible working is a way of life. Employees now have greater control over their work-life balance than ever before, and employers understand that productivity is not confined to a desk. As such,...
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Consider a Converged Business Communications Solution

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Save time and money with a single provider for your business communications services. It maybe time consider a Converged approach.  If your business uses multiple providers for its communication services, then you will be familiar with the pain of making a change to your services all too well. If you are moving to a new office, coordinating multiple providers can...
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How To Balance Your IT And Telephony Priorities

By | Business VoIP, Cloud Services, Cloud Voice, Hosted Business Phone Systems, Hosted Telephony, IT Services, Mobile Services, Voice Services | No Comments
The Only Constant is Change Today’s IT decision makers are facing a rapidly changing digital landscape. The priorities of IT departments within businesses are evolving, driven by three distinct pressures: The move from the ground to the cloud We’re not using 56k dial up anymore. The ubiquity of high bandwidth data connections has made cloud technology readily available to businesses...
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Phone systems for your mobile workforce

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Discover the limitations of traditional phone systems and learn why you should introduce a feature-rich, flexible alternative. There is no doubt that UK working practices have changed significantly over the last decade and the introduction of government legislation (The Flexible Working Regulations 2014) which gives employees the right to request flexible working has helped to accelerate a shift to remote...
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Image of Cisco IP handset. Hosted Telephony, SIP Trunks, Business Phone Systems and Phone Numbers from Columbus UK.

How does your Hosted Telephony Provider match up?

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Eight ways to tell if you're not getting the service you deserve from your hosted telephony service provider. Columbus has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the telecoms, data and IT sectors and more specifically in delivering and supporting innovative communications and IT solutions. This allows organisations to concentrate on core competencies, knowing that critical systems and services are...
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Disaster Recovery advice for business telecoms during storms and flooding

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Does your business have an up-to-date Disaster Recovery Plan? With the latest business communications and technology solutions and a mobile-enabled workforce, businesses need not suffer during the annual UK winter storms. UK storms impact Last year we reported on the ‘weather bomb’ phenomenon that caught the UK media’s attention during the winter of 2014 when a series of severe winter…

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SME guide to improving business performance through connected communications

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An SME's Guide to Improving Business Performance Through Connected Communications Columbus UK provides businesses with a range of communications solutions that work hand-in-hand, covering voice, data and mobile services. By supplying a comprehensive range of connected voice, data and mobile services this gives customers the ability to simplify and consolidate their business communications services, lower operating costs,  increase productivity and...
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What is Horizon and how will it benefit your business?

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Move your Business Phone System to the Cloud securely and reliably and with Horizon. Horizon is the hosted business phone system from Columbus UK and it helps businesses move their telephony to the cloud securely, reliably and with ease. Businesses do not have to rely on ageing phone systems that are situated in an office or place of business. Instead...
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MultiNet from Columbus Business Mobile - an innovative, new 4G business mobile service from Columbus UK. Always get the best possible signal, whatever the mobile network with UK roaming capability.

Columbus UK launch new business mobile service

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Columbus UK launches new Business Mobile service for UK customers Columbus UK has launched a new business mobile service in conjunction with one of its key UK network partners Gamma. The service is underpinned using the core mobile network infrastructure Gamma acquired in 2014 and which it has been developing ever since. The core mobile network infrastructure contains all the…

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MultiNet 4G Business Mobile Service from Columbus UK

MultiNet Business Mobile Service Launched

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MultiNet – innovative new solution for business mobile customers As part of its brand new business mobile proposition being launched in July, Columbus will launch MultiNet, a unique service which is not available from the big four mobile carriers in the UK. Using MultiNet, if there is no coverage on the primary network, MultiNet will flip automatically onto the next…

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Big fines for operators using withheld phone numbers

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Big fines for UK rogue operators that use withheld phone numbers The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has announced that from the 16th May, 2016, direct marketing companies that withhold their telephone numbers could be fined over £2 million. All direct marketing companies registered in the UK will need to display their phone numbers when making unsolicited phone…

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Ethernet - high performance Business Internet Services from Columbus UK.

Lower Ethernet pricing through nationwide programme

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Lower Ethernet pricing for Columbus customers It is very difficult to ignore the important of high performance business Internet services such as Ethernet in today’s UK market and the role it plays supporting businesses nationwide. The digital economy shows no sign of slowing down and reliable and fast data connectivity underpins its ongoing development. As a nation we are moving…

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Ofcom launch new mobile & broadband checker

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Ofcom launch new mobile coverage and fixed broadband checker Ofcom has launched a brand new interactive tool that allows businesses and individuals to check the performance of broadband services in their area. The checker is simple to use and by inputting a postcode into the Ofcom Mobile and Broadband Checker, users can easily determine the availability of standard and superfast...
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10 Benefits of Office 365

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10 Benefits of Office 365 Office 365 has been around since June 2011 and provides a simple and cost-effective means to obtain the very latest office apps for a low monthly fee.  Office 365 is great for start-ups, sole traders and small businesses as well as much larger organisations due to its inherent ease of use and the flexibility to…

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IT, cloud and security solutions from Columbus UK including ESET, Barracuda and Office 365.

ESET enters Gartner Magic Quadrant as Visionary

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ESET recognised as Visionary in latest Gartner Magic Quadrant report In its latest global overview published on 1st February, 2016, ESET has been placed for the first time in the “Visionaries” Quadrant of Gartner’s 2016 Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms. The report positions ESET as highest in ability to execute amongst the Visionaries quadrant. Columbus UK provides ESET Antivirus...
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