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Hosted Business Phone Systems

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Disaster Recovery advice for businesses during storms and flooding

By Disaster Recovery, Hosted Business Phone Systems, Inbound Call Solutions, 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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Polycom VVX 450 added to Horizon Hosted Telephony handset lineup

By Hosted Business Phone Systems, Hosted PBX, Hosted Phone Systems, Hosted Telephony
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...
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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.

Hosted Phone System Promotion

By Business Phone Systems, Business VoIP, Cloud Voice, Hosted Business Phone Systems, Hosted Telephony

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…

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

What are the business benefits of call recording?

By Business Phone Systems, Business VoIP, Call Recording, Hosted Business Phone Systems, Inbound Call Handling Services, Inbound Call Solutions

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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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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Phone systems for your mobile workforce

By Business Phone Systems, Business VoIP, Call Recording, Cloud Voice, Hosted Business Phone Systems, Mobile Services, Voice Services
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?

By Business Phone Systems, Business VoIP, Cloud Voice, Hosted Business Phone Systems, Hosted Telephony
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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Image of Polycom VVx 600 Ip handset with camera attachment from Columbus UK.

SME guide to improving business performance through connected communications

By Business Phone Systems, Business VoIP, Cloud Voice, Hosted Business Phone Systems, Voice Services
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?

By Business Phone Systems, Business VoIP, Cloud Voice, Hosted Business Phone Systems, Voice Services
Move your Business Phone System to the Cloud securely and reliably 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 Columbus...
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The Benefits of Converged Broadband

By Broadband, Business Phone Systems, Connectivity, Converged Broadband, Data Services, Hosted Business Phone Systems, SIP Trunking, Voice Services
The Benefits of Converged Broadband Whilst early adoptors have already made the move to Converged Broadband, hundreds of thousands of businesses across the UK still rely on legacy telephone line services such as analogue, ISDN2 and ISDN30 lines as well as a separate broadband connection for Internet applications. These businesses have to maintain separate systems for their voice and Internet...
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