Posts tagged with "VoIP"

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



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:


(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 it time to upgrade your telephone system to VoIP?

It seems as though everyone is talking about IP Telephony and VoIP. But what are they exactly, and what is everyone so excited about?


Essentially IP Telephony is a technology that allows you to make telephone calls over a broadband internet connection. Voice is sent over the internet, and forms a call – Voice over Internet Protocol or VoIP.

The basic technology is fairly straightforward

It involves sending data from one computer to another via the internet, in this case the data (your voice) is translated into a digital stream, given a destination address (another computer) and converted back into speech.

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Cloud Communications Require Planned Approach to Deliver Long-Term Success

In today’s increasingly competitive environment, the key to success is to embrace communication tools that ensure flexibility, reduce overhead and investment risk, and are suitable for providing a secure working environment for remote and mobile staff. Most organisations choose to use IP telephony to achieve this, with a growing number exploring hosted telephony along with unified communication and collaboration (UCS) tools to address these requirements. However, to guarantee the success of cloud communication in the long run, organisations must develop an extensive and maintainable infrastructure evolution roadmap, which should lead to a thorough investigation into the communication tools and providers available.


In its report, called “A Sustainable Approach to Hosted IP Telephony and UCC Services Development,” consulting firm Frost and Sullivan highlights the advantages that hosted IP telephony and UCC services can deliver to businesses of all sizes and sectors. It explains how they can be used to improve return on communications investments, as well as being used to capitalise on technology to gain a competitive edge.

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Global VoIP Market To Hit $75.8Bn In 2013

The advent of Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) has fundamentally changed the way organisations carry out phone conversations, with many companies now realising that the technology helps to improve their business operations.


With VoIP, companies can make more cost-effective calls than when using land-line services. The technology has also been proven to be more reliable and faster than traditional phones. VoIP empowers companies to move forward with the times and adapt to the new developments in technology, thus helping them better navigate today’s business landscape.

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Benefits Of Adopting VoIP Technology

In today’s highly competitive business environment, keeping your organisation as productive and efficient as possible is key to being successful. To a great extent, this is dependent on the type of services a business offers, how effective those services are and to what degree they allow the firms to perform their duties in an effective and sustainable manner.


Nowadays, many of the challenges firms face stem from modern phone technology, which sometimes can turn out to be too costly to justify the investment. One of the solutions to overcome these problems is by switching to Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) technology, which has already proved its ability to turn the tables in a number of ways, Valley Business Journal says.

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Benefits Of Using Hosted Phone Systems (PBX) For Business Environments

Nowadays, many businesses use a Private Branch Exchange (PBX) to manage their in-house phone systems. Traditional PBX devices link incoming calls to the desired extension or phone line, and increase general phone efficiency.

Business Telephone Systems

The biggest limitation to using traditional PBX systems is that they generally require expensive phone technology, high maintenance costs, and paying a dedicated IT team to take responsibility for the system and fix it when it’s down. In order to overcome these restrictions, companies can switch to Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) technology.

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Overview of Panasonic NT Series IP Business Telephones

With the benefits of efficiency and cost savings, the use of Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) has increased in popularity for many UK businesses today. In response, business telephone system manufacturers are extending their ranges of IP desk phones to cater for widening business needs.

Panasonic NT Series IP Telephones

Here we look at the range of IP telephones that are available from one of the leading business phone system suppliers – Panasonic.

About Panasonic

Panasonic has been a market leader in the business telephone industry for over 25 years. Providing high quality communication solutions for UK businesses, Panasonic offer a range of business systems from simple analogue phones to advanced IP based network communications platforms.

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A Guide to VoIP for Business Telephone Systems

A common term that is used in the business telephones industry today is VoIP. But what is it and what does it do?

Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP)

Experts from Yorkshire business phones provider Direct Voice and Data explain…

What is VoIP?

The acronym VoIP stands for “Voice over Internet Protocol”. Also known as IP Telephony or Broadband Telephony, it’s essentially the concept of making telephone calls over the internet. Whereas telephone calls are transported though a vast network of traditional telephone wires, VoIP enables voice messages to be transported through the worldwide web.

The concept of VoIP has been in existence since for many years, but with the more recent introduction of computer technologies and software such as Skype, it has increased in popularity and now forms an integral part of daily communications for many businesses and individuals alike.

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The Effectiveness of Mobile and Home Working Phone Solutions

With the continual development of mobile devices today and the ease with which to access the internet, companies and their employees are increasingly taking advantage of remote working. Email and other web-based systems can be easily, but securely, accessed over the internet so workers can continue their daily activities as if they were in the office.

Home Worker Business Phone Solutions

When it comes to business telephone systems, home working and mobile solutions are also available, enabling employees to integrate their mobile phones into office phone networks and managing calls as if they were at their desks.

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