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Disaster Recovery advice for businesses during storms and flooding

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 As the winter storm season begins this year, all businesses should be thoroughly prepared because none of us know with any meteorological precision what is…
3rd October 2019
Columbus UK

Columbus UK is 25! A look back at technology in 1994.

Columbus UK is 25! Communications and IT Provider celebrates 25th anniversary. It's hard to believe Columbus UK is 25! Time flies and technology moves on at such an incredible pace. For digital natives (those born after the 1980's and familiar with technology and the Internet from an early age), it's hard to imagine life without smartphones, smart TV's, iPads, Google,…
25th September 2019
Columbus UK is 25, the leading Business Communications and Technology Service Provider celebrates 25 years in business. Image of sparklers.Columbus UK

Columbus UK’s 25th anniversary promotion launched.

Columbus UK is offering 25% rental discount on all new services for a limited period. Columbus UK's 25th anniversary has arrived! In 1994 the World Wide Web was in its infancy with just a few thousand web sites compared to over 1.5 billion today. We relied on dial up broadband and any web page with an image would takes ages…
20th September 2019
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Columbus UK is 25! Columbus celebrates major anniversary milestone.

Columbus UK is 25! Communications and IT Provider celebrates 25th anniversary. The year 1994 was a momentous, memorable year for many reasons: Nelson Mandela became president of South Africa. Netscape Navigator became the market-leading web browser. The most popular audio file format, MP3 was invented. Amazon was founded. The UK average house price was £68,032. OJ Simpson fled police in…
28th August 2019
Horizon Collaborate UC Service from Columbus UK can help businesses of every size realise the benefits of flexible working for their employees and help them improve their work-life balance.Collaboration ToolsFlexible WorkingUC SolutionsUnified Communications

Horizon Collaborate UC Service – Top Tech Tool for Flexible Working

The Horizon Collaborate UC Service can help businesses of every size realise the benefits of flexible working for their employees. According to the ONS (Families and the labour market, England: 2018), the employment rate for mothers was 74.0% in April to June 2018, which has increased from 68.9% in 2013 and from 61.9% in 1996 (when comparable records began). In…
24th July 2019
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Horizon Collaborate UC – what is it and how does it work?

Horizon Collaborate UC Solution - what is it? According to data from the ONS (Office for National Statistics), the number of UK workers who have moved into remote working has increased by almost a quarter of a million over the past decade. Technology can help organisations keep pace with the shift to remote working and flexible working by giving employees…
22nd July 2019
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Polycom VVX 450 added to Horizon Hosted Telephony handset lineup

We are delighted to announce that we have extended our Horizon VoIP handset range by adding the Polycom VVX 450 and Polycom VVX 250 IP desk phones. Horizon Hardware Incentive available now The great news is that the cost of these new handsets is fully covered by Columbus on all qualifying Horizon hardware incentive orders. Where a customer commits to…
16th July 2019
CRM Integration with your phone system is easily achived with Horizon, the UK market-leading hosted telephony service from Columbus UK. Improve productivity in your office by calling 0333 240 7755.CRM IntegrationHosted Phone SystemsHosted Telephony

CRM Integration for Horizon Hosted Telephony expanded

CRM Integration update for Horizon CRM Integration capabilities of Horizon, the UK market-leading hosted phone system and UC solution from Columbus have been expanded. Compatible with over 70 of the top CRM packages including Salesforce and Microsoft Dynamics, Horizon Integrator CRM provides easy telephony integration with your preferred CRM program and helps improve user efficiency and productivity.  On top of…
24th June 2019
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Gigabit Voucher Scheme update from Columbus UK

Get the very best Business Internet, speed and functionality at lower cost with Gigabit Vouchers from Columbus UK Columbus UK are proud to have become registered suppliers of the UK government’s Gigabit Voucher Scheme, giving small businesses a boost by improving their broadband speed with financial help to install a gigabit-capable connection. Read on to find out more about the…
4th December 2018
Music on Hold from Columbus UK for all of your on hold requirements including announcements, auto attendant greetings, music on hold, call queue comfort messages an more.Business Phone SystemsMusic on HoldVoice Services

Music On Hold – 5 reasons why your business could benefit from professional MoH

Music on Hold can make the difference Could your business be missing a trick when it comes to welcoming customers who connect with you over the phone? Here are our top five reasons you should be installing a professional music on hold and audio greeting today. Your telephone system is a doorway to your business where first impressions really do…
22nd October 2018
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What SMEs can do to avoid a serious card data breach

BA suffers significant data breach The recent data breach that occurred at British Airways showed that even the biggest of companies with, what customers hope are the most stringent security policies in place, aren’t exempt from the challenges associated with protection of data. But what chance do small businesses have if their larger corporate counterparts are struggling in the battle…
19th September 2018
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PCI DSS compliant card payment solutions that work for SMEs

Card payment solutions that offer accredited Level 1 PCI DSS certification are not just for large businesses, SMEs can now get in on the act too. Micro businesses and SMEs have often been overlooked when it comes to providing card payment solutions that are affordable and effective and meet PCI DSS obligations. For many years there has been an invisible…
3rd August 2018
Hosted Phone Systems from Columbus UK include a variety of Disaster Recovery options as standard so if your workers are snowbound they can still work as if they were in the office.Disaster RecoveryHosted Phone SystemsHosted TelephonyInbound Call SolutionsMobile ServicesRemote Working

Hosted phone system helps luxury eyewear retailer beat the ‘Beast From The East’

S truck by the worst snowstorms in over a decade and unable to get to work for three days, learn how it was business as usual for Pretavoir staff using the Horizon hosted phone system and mobile apps from Columbus UK. The ‘Beast From The East’ Arrives in the UK Overnight on Wednesday, 28th February, unprecedented amounts of snow fell…
27th March 2018
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Is it time you tackled your PCI DSS compliance?

PCI DSS Compliance The UK Government’s Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2017* revealed that nearly half of all UK businesses had suffered a cyber breach in the previous 12 months with small businesses hit particularly hard by attacks. With more stringent data protection laws in the form of the EU’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into force in May…
27th February 2018
Hosted Phone System handsets from Columbus UK. Image of Polycom VVX IP handsets. One IP handset in focus in foreground. One IP handset blurred in background.Business Phone SystemsBusiness VoIPCloud VoiceHosted Business Phone SystemsHosted Telephony

Hosted Phone System Promotion

Hosted Phone System Promotion As working practices have altered dramatically over the last decade, more businesses need communications technology which affords them increased flexibility for employees that work on the move or from home for example. Columbus provides a hosted phone system called Horizon which is great for businesses as it is quick to deliver, easy to manage and very…
3rd October 2017
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