VoIP phone costs and savings

What Does VoIP Cost?

What does VoIP cost?
If you’ve heard about VoIP and some of the benefits, you might be thinking about switching over your current phone system. Because no-one likes nasty surprises, we’re here to tell you what you can expect to pay to change over to VoIP.
Calling rates
VoIP offers extremely good savings on phone calling rates. It can be as cheap to call the USA, UK and other overseas destinations as making a national toll call.
VoIP offers cost savings to businesses […]

CRM systems

Picking the right CRM

A good CRM will prevent important leads and contact details disappearing into the dark recesses of your computer, but with hundreds of CRMs on the market today, how do you choose the best fit for your business?
What to look for in a CRM
Your CRM should make things easier for you, not harder, so take a minute to think about what you’re going to need your CRM to do for you.
1.  Features
What features do you need? CRMs vary widely with […]

SharePoint Online Document Management System

Sharepoint Online – Document Management Made Easy

Are you sharing files between your team? Collaborating with colleagues in different locations? Getting different versions of the same document mixed up and don’t know which one’s the latest? Sounds like it’s time to get a document management system.
Have you tried SharePoint Online?
There are different systems around and most have some pretty fancy features – more than what you need right now – and with fancy price tags to boot.
Do you have Microsoft Office 365 for your workplace email? […]


How 0800 Helps Brands

We don’t know about you, but there’s only one ordinary phone number we can remember – our own. Who’s got the time or energy to memorise a series of random numbers? It’s like being asked to look at a barcode for two minutes and then write it out in its exact sequence. That’s why so many businesses choose to associate their brand with an easy-to-remember 0800 number. Not only are they customisable to each unique brand, but they’re super […]

Woman Calling 0800 Number on iPhone

How 0800 numbers help trades

We’re all familiar with the 0800 code. Ever ordered a pizza? We often see 0800 numbers for large-scale businesses that offer a service, but did you know 0800 numbers help hundreds of trades too? 0800 is essentially a national number that operates from a landline. It is toll free, meaning customers can call the line without paying a single cent. So how does this benefit local trades?
Uniformity and customer satisfaction
Having a toll free, 0800 number can help trades of […]


What is the cloud?

What is the cloud?
We’ve heard some interesting questions from people grappling with cloud technology in their efforts to understand how it can serve them and their business. This led us to this month’s blog: a Q&A on ‘the cloud’.
If you have a Gmail account or a Hotmail account you’re utilising cloud technology. Your emails are stored ‘on the cloud’, not on your computer.
The cloud is many things: a remote storage locker (e.g. Dropbox), remote computing (e.g. servers in the […]

Little boy is looking at a laptop and cries - Slow PC

SSD vs HDD, What’s The Difference & Why Do I Need One?

SSD vs HDD, Everything you need to know!
Is it time to get a faster, better performing PC?
The Solid State Drive (SSD) is a storage device far superior to traditional Hard Disk Drives (HDD) which have been around since the 1950s. The SSD has a good number of advantages.
What’s so great about SSD?
We thought about boring you with all the technical details on how the mechanics of the SSD differ from the HDD, but all you really need to know […]

Person Placing Coin Over The Coins Stack

Is your business experiencing growing pains?

Sound familiar?
As companies experience growth, they outgrow their existing infrastructure. Take company A for example: a single office phone is fine to start the business with, until there are three salespeople on the road with mobiles. Suddenly this company’s phone bill is through the roof!
Or what about company B? The systems this company is using are perfectly fine until a new person joins the team and gets their computer set up with the latest programs. Now there are computers […]

backup company data

Is your company data backed up for the holidays?

Is your company data backed up for the holidays?
Before you take off on your Christmas break, have you taken a moment to check your backups are working and tested? A backup is no good to you if it can’t restore your data.
Perhaps you’re already in the cloud and you’re fine? That’s awesome! You are protected. But wait. There’s more you should know.
Check important data is backed up
While in the cloud, many companies also hold some data at a local […]


Wi-Fi dead spots? Internet dropping off?

Wi-Fi dead spots? Internet dropping off?
If this is happening to you, then you’re one of plenty who are wondering what all the hype is over superfast internet.
Let’s clear up your disappointment and frustration right now, with an explanation of the most common trouble in this area.
Wi-Fi vs internet
‘Wi-Fi’ and ‘internet’ are terms that are often confused and mixed up together but there’s an important distinction between the two. Once you know what this is, you’ll understand why your internet […]