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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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Hosted telecoms solutions bring agility to UK businesses

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

Hosted Business Phone Systems provide the flexibility and scalability businesses require today. Nowadays business is done at lightning pace and it can be difficult to keep up with your competitors without a greater degree of flexibility throughout your organisation which allows you to respond quickly to changes in your market place, adopt new technology and take advantage of new employment…

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10 ways to secure your business phone systems

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

Business Phone Systems – Security Best Practice If your business phone system is not managed properly and system security is weak, it could be vulnerable to hacking. Historically, there is a high risk of PBX fraud as a result of hacking attempts on business phone systems during holiday periods. This is due to business premises being left empty for longer…

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Broadband Connection Vouchers

By Broadband

Broadband connection vouchers now available from Columbus UK You can now obtain a grant of up to £3,000 to upgrade your business to faster, better broadband through the Broadband Connection Vouchers scheme. Columbus is a registered supplier for the scheme and it is available in 50 cities across the UK. The scheme has been extended until March 2016. How does…

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Business Telephone Numbers – Ofcom changes July 2015

By Inbound Call Handling Services, Inbound Call Solutions, Non Geographic Calling Services

Business Telephone Numbers – Important Ofcom Changes If your organisation uses business telephone numbers such as non-geographic service number for customers to contact you beginning 08, 09 or 118 you need to be aware of changes to how these numbers operate and are charged. Ofcom are introducing a new system which will provide greater confidence to callers by enabling organisations…

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Windows Server 2003 reaches end of life

By IT Services, Windows Server 2003

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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