CAT S61 Smartphone features an integrated FLIR thermal imaging system which can be used for elevated screen temperature screening.Business MobileCOVID-19

Cat S61 Smartphone provides role in COVID-19 temperature screening

Cat S61 Smartphone with integrated FLIR thermal imaging system provides role in elevated skin temperature screening. The COVID-19 pandemic has led to extraordinary times. Governments across the globe are in the midst of monitoring  the impact of the gradual easing of lockdown restrictions. Whilst effective contact tracing will be key to help prevent the spread of further COVID-19 infections and…
admin
11th June 2020
Remote working solutions from Columbus UKCOVID-19Remote Working

Remote Working – how is it going for you?

Supporting our customers with Remote Working Technology and Communication Services As we near the end of the second week of lockdown and transition to remote working, we’d like to wish you, your families and your businesses all the very best and we hope that you are safe and well over the coming weeks and months. We realise it’s not an…
admin
3rd April 2020
Horizon Collaborate from Columbus UK provides a comprehensive suite of collaboration tools, all accessible from a single app and pane on your desktop, tablet or smartphone.Collaboration ToolsCOVID-19Remote WorkingUnified Communications

Remote working services from Columbus UK help bring teams together

Switch to remote working services quickly with Columbus UK This week has seen seismic and unsettling changes for everyone in the UK and what really matters now is how we calmly and collectively address the COVID-19 challenge. Most of us have never experienced anything like this before and you probably have to go back to the early 1940's to experience…
admin
20th March 2020
COVID-19 update from Columbus UK. Image of earth.Business ContinuityCOVID-19

COVID-19 Update from Columbus UK

COVID-19 Business Continuity Update from Columbus UK - 16th March, 2019. This is an update on our preparations this week and last week to deal with the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak. We have proactively and thoroughly stress tested our business continuity plan throughout last week. We have also engaged with partners to review their readiness and all of our key partners…
admin
15th March 2020
Full Fibre Broadband is available from Columbus UK now. Call us on 0333 2407755 to check availability.Full Fibre BroadbandUltrafast Broadband

Full Fibre Broadband services launched by Columbus UK following partnership with Entanet and CityFibre

Full Fibre Broadband services available to Columbus UK business customers now. Columbus UK announced this week that it has signed an agreement with Entanet, the wholesale division of CityFibre, to provide a range of ultrafast, full fibre broadband services aimed squarely at small to medium-sized businesses that may not have the budget for traditional high performance leased lines. Jason George…
admin
18th February 2020
Cyber SecurityIT Services

Get your business patched pronto

Users still vulnerable to latest Windows security issue - latest advice on Windows patch management It’s 2 weeks since the US National Security Agency (NSA) discovered a major flaw in Windows 10 that hackers could have used to create malicious software, but some users still haven’t patched their systems to resolve the issue.  Microsoft issued a fix for the CVE-2020-0601…
admin
30th January 2020
Image of weather map showing Atlantic storm hitting the UK.Disaster RecoveryHosted Business Phone SystemsInbound Call SolutionsVoice Services

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…
admin
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,…
admin
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…
admin
20th September 2019
Columbus UK

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…
admin
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…
admin
24th July 2019
Collaboration ToolsHosted Phone SystemsHosted TelephonyUC SolutionsUnified Communications

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…
admin
22nd July 2019
Image of Polycom VVX 450 IP desk phone supplied with the Horizon hosted phone system supplied by Columbus UK.Hosted Business Phone SystemsHosted PBXHosted Phone SystemsHosted Telephony

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…
admin
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…
admin
24th June 2019
ConnectivityData ServicesEthernet

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…
admin
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…
admin
22nd October 2018
Hosted Card Payment SolutionsPCI CompliancePCI DSSPCI DSS Level 1

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…
admin
19th September 2018
PCI Compliance Solutions from Columbus UKPCI CompliancePCI DSS

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…
admin
3rd August 2018