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AN AFTERNOON IN THE CLOUD

On Tuesday 9th October 2018 Direct Voice & Data, Avaya and FirstNet Data Centres held their very first partnership networking event.

The event was designed to give you an insight into how Telecommunications and Data Management are pivotal in running a successful and compliant business and how cloud based solutions are essential for business continuity if internal systems are compromised by cyber threat.

The afternoon included a key taker from our partners FirstNet, who are leaders in their respective fields.  They gave an insightful look into what the cloud is, how the cloud can improve business efficiencies and how the cloud can keep your business safe.

The event closed with a Data Centre Tour and networking opportunities.

Direct Voice & Data and Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise Seminar held on Wednesday 21st February 2018

Direct Voice & Data teamed up with Alcatel-Lucent Enteprise and invited existing customers to a Seminar on how to add value to their business services with the latest and greatest in ALE’s free software add-ons, the event was held at St John Smith’s Stadium, Huddersfield.

Some of the benefits were:

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Simpson Wood have teamed up with Direct Voice & Data and MyCloud Media

 

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Direct Voice & Data were kindly invited by Simpson Wood to do a presentation at the Digital Enterprise Seminar held in the John Smith’s Suite at The John Smith’s Stadium, Huddersfield on 28th March 2017.

In what was a very popular event the audience were treated to 4 guest speakers:


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(From the left) Tim Bennett (myCloudMedia Ltd), Dave Henderson (Direct Voice & Data), Richard Brook (Leeds Enterprise Partnership) & Danny McAllister (Simpson Wood).

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Is Your Business At Risk from Network Threats?

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WatchGuard solutions put IT security pros back in charge of their networks with widely deployable, enterprise-grade security and threat visibility tools suitable for any business.

Direct Voice & Data have partnered with WatchGuard as it is the industry’s smartest, fastest and most effective network security product!

 

For more information see WatchGuard_Product_Matrix

Alternatives to Voice Cloud Hosting

Are there viable alternatives to voice cloud hosting?

With so much hype around hosted voice technology and the benefits it brings to small and medium sized businesses, it is easy to get caught up in the excitement. However companies need to take a step back and take a pragmatic approach to what is right for their own individual company. There is no doubt hosted voice is here to stay and that the market for cloud technology has now passed from the early adopter phase to the early majority phase. It is fair to say that most companies will have fully embraced cloud technology by 2025. But what about the shorter term? Should you move to hosted straight away or should you be looking to increase the return on investment of your current PBX set-up?

If you have relatively new on premise phone technology installed, you are likely to want to get some more mileage out of your current solution and let the equipment depreciate further. You may be in a voice contract that has several years remaining and therefore the termination penalties are still high.

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Mobility Enablement

Our working environment is undergoing fundamental changes. Technology is changing the way we work, live, collaborate and share.

Driving this change is the age of people empowerment, productivity development and market innovations.

In response, consumers are demanding access to services anytime, anywhere. Businesses are having to respond by offering flexible, mobile working and giving employees the technology to be able to meet these service expectations.

 

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Resilient and Efficient Telephone and Communication Systems for GP Surgeries

Direct Voice & Data have solutions to help GP practices meet the needs of patients and resolve CQC compliance issues around accessing healthcare services.

Benefits of a Direct Voice & Data GP solution system:

• Improved patient communication
• Increased accessibility
• Staff efficiency and reduced workloads
• Cost saving
• Reduces patient complaints
• Lower stress and abuse levels for staff

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MPLS Network

Multi-protocol label switching doesn’t have to be complicated – it’s a lot simpler than it sounds.

MPLS is simply a tool that can be used to efficiently and securely connect different business sites. That’s it! There are lots of clever ways to route the connection and add in different layers, but we can help you understand all of that.

Here’s a simple way to look at how an MPLS network can work:

 

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How to avoid receiving spam

Spam, Spam, Spam . . . not so wonderful spam

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A recent analysis of time spent managing spam and other unwanted emails has revealed it may cost medium-sized businesses in excess of £34,000 per year per company. Factoring in the time spent to open, read and delete the average 25 unwanted emails per day plus support desk costs (whether internal or external) it is easy to see how these costs are incurred.

 

So what is spam and why do we get it?

 In a nutshell, spam email is worthless information sent in bulk to an indiscriminate set of recipients without their consent. At least 80% of all world email is spam.

Its purpose is always to make money and often has the intention of spreading viruses or spyware.

Spammers (the people who generate spam) are becoming increasingly sophisticated; their emails look legitimate, making spam more difficult to detect and control.

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