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Could Security Cameras help fight the Coronavirus?

Apr 4, 2020 6:45:00 PM / by Paul Hibberd posted in CCTV, hikvision, coronavirus


Now marketed as "Fever Detection" cameras, Hikvision's thermographic cameras have been around for a while. But are they really accurate enough to help in the fight against Coronavirus (aka COVID-19)?

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Try Microsoft Office 365 free for 6 months.

Mar 31, 2020 10:39:20 AM / by One2Call posted in office 365


By allowing your teams to communicate and collaborate from anywhere, and adding killer management and automation tools, Microsoft Office 365 is the ultimate work-from-anywhere solution.
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Direct Routing for Microsoft Teams explained in under 5 minutes

Mar 31, 2020 7:30:00 AM / by Alex Hodgson posted in office 365, Microsoft, teams


Direct Routing for MS Team in under 5 mins FINAL
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Sheffield businesses - get your Coronavirus grant applications in.

Mar 30, 2020 4:28:20 PM / by One2Call


Sheffield City Council have opened their web portal for the Government's COVID-19 business support grants, so get your application started now!

Get claiming

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Free coronavirus-busting remote working platform for your whole business.

Mar 19, 2020 5:33:22 PM / by Alex Hodgson


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If your business is struggling to work as seamlessly as usual, or at all, during Coronavirus lockdown, here's an offer you need.

3CX is offering it's excellent business-grade communications platform for free for 3 whole years!

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Coronavirus - Home Working Tips for Businesses.

Mar 13, 2020 12:06:16 PM / by One2Call


The current Coronavirus situation means that the following scenarios are now distinct possibilities for all UK businesses:

  • One or more members of staff develop Coronavirus-like symptoms, requiring isolation of all workers.
  • The overall situation worsens and the UK Government decrees full shutdown, as in Italy.

So, as a provider of IT and cloud services that help you to carry on working, even from home, we thought we’d offer a few tips to help with your preparations.

Here's some breif guidance we recently sent to our customers. We hope it helps!

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On Hold Music for Business - Free Download.

Mar 6, 2020 12:30:00 PM / by Alex Hodgson posted in phones, hold music, downloads


Download 11 completely rights free music tracks you can use for free - no PRS license needed - as hold music on your businesses' phone system.


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Advanced Leased Line Features

Feb 18, 2020 6:00:00 AM / by Alex Hodgson posted in broadband, fibre, Connectivity



A private, dedicated, fibre Leased Line is the business-grade broadband connection of choice for UK businesses because of the speeds available (from 100mbps to 10gbps and more) and concreted SLAs for fault fixes.

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Fix Times and Compensation: What happens when your Leased Line goes down.

Feb 11, 2020 9:44:00 AM / by Alex Hodgson posted in broadband, fibre, Connectivity


Aside from the fact that they can offer upload and download speeds of up to 10gbps, the main reason that many businesses chose to connect their businesses via private fibre, or ethernet Leased Line, is far greater reliability that they offer over "shared" connections like FTTC or FTTP.

Most Leased Line providers claim 99.9% (to varying decimal places) reliability for their connections, and in our experience this is the case. Put simply, they are simpler and more expensive - fewer variables, better equipment - and so go wrong less.

However, regardless of how reliable a connection is, Sods Law dictates that there's always a chance that somethine will go worng at some point.

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What are the cheaper alternatives to fibre Leased Lines?

Jan 28, 2020 6:30:00 AM / by Alex Hodgson posted in fibre, Connectivity


Your own, private, full fibre internet connection, also know as a Leased Line, is still the Holy Grail of connectivity for most businesses.

That's because they are;

  • Dedicated (The line is yours alone).
  • Uncontended (The bandwidth is yours and yours alone).
  • Guaranteed (The speed quoted is the speed you’ll get).
  • Symmetrical (Your upload and download speeds are the same).
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