A new age of business telephony: why should you make the switch?

For many people in business, the telephone remains the preferred choice of communication. It is true that when someone really has a problem they need to resolve, they pick up the phone. That makes your telephony systems a core part of your business. For something quite so important, it pays to ensure that it is as resilient as possible – constant phone issues can leave your customers with a bitter taste in their mouths and hurt your reputation.

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BYOD: What does your business need to be ready?

The massive trend towards Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and flexible working in the modern workplace brings a new set of challenges for IT departments. It used to be that they had complete control over what devices are on the network… now they have a much broader range of devices to deal with. As the onus is still on them to ensure data remains secure, businesses must look to new technologies and how they can be implemented in their operations.

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Could this mean the end of your IT headaches?

If you are one of the many businesses across the UK that is reliant on legacy applications for the day-to-day completion of tasks, you may be contemplating using a modern IT solution, such as Windows Virtual Desktop. If that is the case, have you considered how you will be able to deal with the common niggles of a complex IT environment?

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Are you prepared for a new generation reshaping the workforce?

The modern workforce is now made up of as many as five generations, all with their own diverse demands, needs and expectations. According to research, by 2028, Millenials and Gen Z will make up 58% of the workforce, an increase of 38% from 2019. In order to remain not only competitive, but relevant, businesses must make innovative efforts to navigate the changes they bring with them.

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5 Office 365 tools that will make you more productive in 2020

Microsoft released the popular Office 365 service in 2011. Back then, it was simply a subscription service to Microsoft Office, but the platform has now matured into an excellent, modern productivity suite. It is estimated that Office 365 users now make up over half of the 81% of total organisations who have made the shift to cloud services.

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Windows 10 for all your staff with WVD!

Since its release in 2009, Windows 7 has proved to be an incredibly popular operating system. Much like Windows XP, Windows 7 has been the default choice for consumers and businesses alike for many years. Users praised its simplicity, the range of software that worked for it, and its speed. Even today, a decade after its release and with three major releases of Windows being released after it, a study from Kaspersky lab reports that 38% of consumers and 47% of businesses still use Windows 7.

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The benefits real-time collaboration can bring to your business.

Collaboration is something that has been deep-rooted in business for many years. However, collaborating online has never been easy. Without the right tools, methods can become cumbersome and inefficient. Luckily, new technologies are powering collaboration like never before and transforming how we will work in the future.

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Have the freedom to work anywhere with VoIP telephony

You do not have to venture too far back in history to find a time where telephony was very cumbersome. If you needed to make a phone call you used your desk phone which, as the name suggests, is attached to your desk. It didn’t move with you, which meant you were attached to your desk too.

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Why data backup is paramount for your business!

With the rate of cyber-crime showing no sign of slowing down, we should all know how essential it is to have backup for your data. Nonetheless, many businesses still have inadequate, or even non-existent backup practises according to new figures. In a study of 514 UK business leaders, 17% do not backup their business data at all. Almost 50% of these respondents said their backups were kept on a separate system within the same office, indicating a concerning lack of disaster recovery plans.

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The worst passwords of 2019...have we learned nothing?

Those that follow this blog will remember that we wrote about the worst passwords of 2018 at the beginning of the year. This blog proved to be popular, with many surprised at the sheer prevalence of weak passwords.

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