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Alaistair Howard-Dobson

Recent Posts

How 3CX connects with Office 365 to make your life easier

Better together. No, we’re not about to lecture you on Brexit. This post explains how the combination of Microsoft’s Office 365 software with the 3CX PBX Unified Communications solution packs a powerful punch for your business.

5 important signs you need to upgrade your telecoms systems

Digital transformation is a marathon, not a sprint. Successful businesses continually integrate new technologies to stay ahead of the competition.

What is Unified Communications?

We live in a digital era where your customers would prefer to tweet than talk on the telephone. You now need to effectively communicate not just with your customers, but with your workforce across multiple devices, formats and platforms. 

How to tame your network communications beast

Your network communications is an unruly little beast. If it’s left unattended, it could grind your business to a halt and play havoc with your communications channels. It’ll prevent your customers and staff from accessing your email, messaging, voice, file sharing, conferencing and other such…

Why you need 4G Backup Broadband for your critical connections

If your internet went down right now, would it matter? For most businesses, the answer is a resounding “yes”. Yet, only 25% of enterprises hit by internet outages last year could mitigate these circumstances. Downtime costs businesses dearly. Research reveals UK companies lost £7 billion due to…

Five signs your business may need a network security audit

A network security audit is essential for every business. Without one, you don't know if your organisation is vulnerable to a vast range of cyber security threats. Yet, the growing complexity of today’s networks increases the need for a comprehensive security audit. From your cloud services, to…

Is cloud storage safe and secure?

Cloud storage has moved into the mainstream - but ensuring 24/7 access to your organisation’s cloud network while guaranteeing the security of your service is a difficult balancing act. This issue is compounded by the public’s misconceptions around cloud security. After the well-publicised attack…

3 Common Disaster Recovery Mistakes - and How to Avoid Them

Disasters are inevitable, often unpredictable and bring abrupt disruption to your business. From small service interruptions to total business shutdowns for days or months, or even fatal damage to your organisation, the effects vary in type and magnitude. Disasters can also result in revenue loss…

Don’t let network security keep you up at night!

Concerns over cyber security have skyrocketed in the last 12 months. It’s hardly surprising as the size, sophistication, and impact of network attacks coupled with burgeoning IT infrastructures make it increasingly difficult to manage and protect your network. Advancing digitisation means that…

Your guide to scaling up with IT managed service providers

Technology is taking over. Whether your business is embracing the Internet of Things (IoT), implementing VoIP (Voice over IP) or introducing a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy, there’s more demand for bandwidth and access to your data than ever before with global IP traffic predicted to increase…