IT Desktop Solutions – We Keep Things Running!

The selection of cloud services available is increasing year on year. But more importantly, what is the cloud and how does it relate to hosted desktop solutions? Essentially, the cloud is a network of servers that are located in secure data centers around the world. Services and Applications are installed on these servers and delivered to customers as a ‘service’. So why are many businesses moving to the cloud? It’s because the cloud brings a number of benefits, including: Flexibility Disaster Recovery Reduces Capital [...]

What is Microsoft Azure Cloud and why it matters for your business

What is Microsoft Azure Cloud Microsoft Azure is a continually growing set of cloud based services available to help your organisation expand and meet any businesses challenges whilst managing and deploying applications on a huge, or even global network using your favourite tools. Put simply, Azure is a public cloud computing platform and software service which allows large companies to gather analytical data, visual computing, networking and much more. It can be used to provide your on-premises servers. Azure Cloud [...]

Top ten business broadband companies uk

Connecting to the internet via a high-quality Internet Service Provider (ISP) is crucial to running a business these days. Many businesses use the internet as their sole means of communication, which means you need a reliable, high performance and cost-effective provider. How do you choose? ADSL2+, fibre optic and the provision of a leased line are most common for businesses. ADSL technology is usually the best option for small businesses with a low network demand, whereas a fibre optic connection [...]

Maximum Networks has Power Maxed its Corporate Hospitality.

Maximum Networks have teamed up with Power Maxed one of their many customers and owners of Power Maxed Racing in the British Touring Car Championship who they also support, to provide hospitality at Villa Park for their top clients whilst providing a high end experience during Premier League Football games. Villa Park is one of the oldest and most famous venues in world football. Having been the club's home since 1897, it has hosted an array of prestige events including [...]

Advantages of leased lines for businesses

As business broadband and telecoms specialists, we’re often asked about leased lines and whether they would suit a particular client. We know there’s no shortage of other ways for businesses to get online, from fibre-optic business broadband to ASDL, FTTP and ASDL. So in truth, there’s no easy answer to this one, but here we look at some of the pros and cons so you can make an informed decision. As ever, it helps to know what we’re talking about, so, [...]

Could your business benefit from leased lines?

Could your business benefit from leased lines? As business broadband and telecoms specialists, we’re often asked about leased lines and whether they would suit a particular client. We know there’s no shortage of other ways for businesses to get online, from fibre-optic business broadband to ASDL, FTTP and ASDL. So in truth, there’s no easy answer to this one, but here we look at some of the pros and cons so you can make an informed decision. As ever, it helps [...]

Hotel phone systems: why Mitel leads the way

Hotel phone systems: why Mitel leads the way In a fiercely competitive marketplace and an era of instant online reviews in which guests are increasingly demanding, a good phone system can set a hotel business apart from the competition. But the solution you choose needs to do more than take bookings, put calls through to guests and ring them to wake them up, whether you’re a budget chain, a luxury property or specialise in a smaller, boutique offering. (more…)

Why choose a Mitel telephone system for your business?

What does Mitel do? Mitel – or the Mitel Networks Corporation to give it its full name – is an Ontario-based global telecoms company and industry leader, offering businesses unified solutions for their communications, alongside cloud-based telephone systems. Founded in 1973 by Terry Matthews and Michael Cowpland, it has, since a 2001 change of ownership, focused almost exclusively on Voice-over IP (VoIP) products. (more…)

How do standard business and fibre optic broadband compare?

Clearly, no business can even think about operating these days without fast, uninterrupted access to the internet at all times, whether it be a standard business broadband connection or superfast fibre optic broadband. Effective communication and the ability to keep pace with your industry depend on it. But with more choice than ever around, picking the right solution for you may not always be that straightforward. Here, we look at some of the benefits of fibre optic business broadband specifically, [...]

Landline and broadband compensation: refunds when things go wrong

We all know how frustrating, disruptive and expensive it can be when phone or broadband downtime brings work to a grinding halt. From April, five of Britain’s biggest landline and broadband providers are operating a policy of compensating customers when network issues arise. Industry regulator Ofcom has drawn up the scheme, which entitles landline and broadband users to partial refunds should they experience downtime, installation delays or if an engineer doesn’t show up for an appointment as planned. According to the BBC, [...]

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