Telephony - Should the system be private or hosted?

From the last blog, we concluded that moving to VoIP technology can benefit your business in a number of ways, so now we need to think about how you should go about doing that. There are a couple of initial considerations:

Think 07 means mobile? Think again!

Most people think that when they dial a number that starts ‘07’ that they are calling a mobile phone. But the truth is more complicated and can be considerably more costly! Read our top tips to avoid 07 bill shock.

Huge pool of funding still available to businesses looking for improved connectivity.

The Broadband Connection Vouchers Scheme has been re-launched after disappointing take-up so far. Only a fraction of the available funding has been used meaning many more eligible businesses could still benefit.

Efforts are being made to raise awareness of the scheme and there has been a range of activities including radio, press interviews and articles in social media such as LinkedIn and Audioboo.

IT managers’ toolkit: A guide to SIP

IT managers are used to having to keep pace with industry trends, but with an increasing amount of IT managers now finding themselves responsible for telecoms, they now have to add more strings to their bow. In fact, a recent survey by Timico found that 52% of IT managers now also have responsibility for telecoms. Despite this, the same survey revealed that a shocking 67% of IT managers do not know what SIP is, despite it being heralded in the industry as the next big shift in telecoms. In fact, UK market forecasts anticipate SIP will have overtaken ISDN for voice services by 2016*.

DDoS mega attacks blitzing businesses - do you need help?

If you're a regular reader of these pages, you'll know that we have talked before about the size of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) going up in terms of bandwidth.

However, a new report has revealed the extent to which this is the case - and it makes for shocking reading for business owners and anyone who relies heavily on the internet as part of their operations.


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