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.

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

By | Disaster Recovery, Hosted Phone Systems, Hosted Telephony, Inbound Call Solutions, Mobile Services, Remote Working
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...
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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
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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Disaster Recovery advice for business telecoms during storms and flooding

By | Data Services, Disaster Recovery, Hosted Business Phone Systems, Inbound Call Handling Services, Inbound Call Solutions, IT Services, Voice Services

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…

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10 Benefits of Office 365

By | Cloud Services, IT Services, Office 365

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

By | Internet Security, IT Services, Security Solutions
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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Broadband Connections Voucher update

By | Broadband, Connectivity, Data Services, Flexible Working, IT Services, Remote Working

Digital Economy Minister Ed Vaizey urges businesses to apply for £3,000 broadband grants before it’s too late. Columbus is a registered supplier of the scheme and any customer requiring a better broadband service should talk to us as they may benefit from the government funding. More than 40,000 small and medium businesses (SMEs) across the UK have now benefitted from…

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Don’t let the weather get the better of your business in 2015

By | Disaster Recovery, Flexible Working, Hosted Business Phone Systems, Inbound Call Handling Services

Is Your Business Ready to cope with Extreme Weather Events? Whilst you could argue we haven’t had much of a summer this year, there is a chill in the air during the evenings which marks the beginning of Autumn in the UK. Whilst the traditional November storms are still a few months off it is worthwhile checking that your business…

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Has your business embraced flexible working?

By | Broadband, Flexible Working, Hosted Business Phone Systems, Inbound Call Solutions, IT Services, Mobile Services, Remote Working

The UK government’s flexible working laws have been in place since June 2014. Rights that were previously only reserved for carers and those looking after children have now been extended to the wider working population which means that your business is more than likely impacted. Whilst many businesses across the country have embraced flexible working and made the necessary HR…

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Windows Server 2003 reaches end of life

By | IT Services, Windows Server 2003 | No Comments

Windows Server 2003 support comes to an end Businesses globally are being compelled to migrate from Windows Server 2003 immediately in order to avoid server performance issues and more importantly security vulnerabilities and potential data breaches. The demise of the popular product could have serious repercussions for the millions of servers that still run on the platform across the globe….

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