Smishing: The rise of FluBot. What is it and what can you do to protect yourself?

FluBot first burst onto the malware scene in Summer 2021, flooding our SMS with fake ‘failed parcel’ delivery messages in an unscrupulous bid to install data stealing Trojans onto Android phones.  The fake message contains a link, which when clicked on downloads malware onto your device.  Once installed, the FluBot Trojan can access your credit and debit card details to clear you…

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Conquering the hybrid workspace with Universe Blue Connect Bridge

Hybrid working is going nowhere, it’s here to stay. For businesses looking to save money and for staff wanting a more balanced life, it’s the perfect solution.  So how do you build a communications system to match?   On-site phone systems were built for another time: an age when business was conducted exclusively from an office and predominantly by phone.  Whilst many businesses…

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On-Premise or Cloud Based Business Communications – Enjoy the Best of Both Worlds with NEC’s Univerge Connect

The last couple of years have asked a lot of business communications.  Systems have had to quickly get smoother, slicker, more streamlined and with infinite remote capabilities to deal with both dispersed staff and remote customers. Comms systems have been shifting into the cloud for around 7 years.  The shift gathered speed of course during the pandemic. More staff working from home…

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Reducing Telephone Fraud During an Economic Downturn

According to Action Fraud, the annual cost of telephone fraud in the UK is around £17 BILLION, it’s almost unfathomable.  Scammers are of course getting more and more sophisticated and ruthless but as we see unprecedented cost of living rises coupled with astronomical growth in energy bills in the UK, scammers are also getting more opportunistic and desperate.  So how do you…

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How can you reduce your business energy bills?

Inflation in the UK is soaring. Rising at the fastest rate since the 2008 financial crash, businesses in every sector are feeling the pinch with the price of everything from raw materials to transportation to staffing going up.  Throw a hefty hike in energy prices into the mix – increases of almost 30% for gas and 20% for electricity during…

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Our Guide to Business Energy Contracts and Changing Your Supplier

With some fundamental differences to domestic energy contracts and without the consumer protections offered to private customers, navigating the world of business energy contracts can be confusing at best, downright baffling at worst. With over three decades of business experience, let us try to demystify the world of commercial energy supply contracts for you. It’s all in the small print…

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The end of bad meetings is here with our new cloud-based solution

We’ve been wasting time travelling to and from meetings for too long, we’ve been putting up with difficult online signups, technical problems with audio, and tolerated bad picture quality. So now is the time to change all of that! Let us explain how your meetings just started looking a little more efficient, effortless, and productive… Are you currently handling some…

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Bournemouth-based estate agents make the move to cloud communications with Univerge Blue

Challenges Keeping in touch with customers with a highly mobile workforce makes estate agencies one of the more challenging industries for business communications. Operations Director James Tiller explains, “Our clients expect to get hold of us quickly regardless of our location. Our previous hosted system simply wasn’t flexible enough and we were diverting calls to our mobiles when we were…

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Weaning Your Staff Off Furlough

Peaking at 5.1 million in January 2021, there are still millions of staff across the UK that find themselves on the Government’s Furlough scheme. Currently being phased out, the system is set to come to an end in September 2021, at which point millions of workers will have to pick up where they left off. Office spaces are likely to…

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7 Benefits of Hybrid Working

Whether you call it flexible, remote, or hybrid working, there’s no denying that before 2020, it just wasn’t a realistic option for so many office staff across the UK.  Not due to an absence of technology – the infrastructure for home working isn’t new – rather a workplace culture that didn’t believe teams were able to communicate effectively over distance,…

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Getting Ready for the New School Year

Having navigated an entire year of home schooling, zoom classes and self-isolation, it’s safe to say that schools are by now becoming well versed in dealing with change. However, as we approach the end of the summer holidays and schools from across the country prepare to welcome pupils back to classrooms once more, the ever-changing nature of a global pandemic…

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Reviewing Your Office Telephone System

Pretty much all businesses take their telephone communications systems for granted.  Sometimes seen as a necessary evil, the office phone system doesn’t have the same sex appeal as the constantly evolving tech bubble of mobile phones, other devices and shiny new computers. Consequently, upgrading a phone system at regular intervals or even properly evaluating the current set up tends to…

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Can NECs Univerge Blue Technology Bring Your Surgery’s Communications into the 21st Century?

Surgeries up and down the UK have experienced an extraordinary (some might say unprecedented) surge in call volume over the last 12 months.  From concerned patients checking symptoms to worried family members wondering how to deal with COVID concerns to vaccination questions and that’s on top of the usual high level of calls and queries all surgeries receive in a…

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How NECs Revolutionary Univerge Blue System Can Help Your School Communications to Level Up

With students easing back into the school environment, parents adjusting from home schooling back into the world of work and teachers juggling classroom teaching with ongoing staff absence, it is more important than ever that your school’s communication system is able to deal with whatever is thrown at it this year.  You are likely to experience a higher than normal…

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Working from Home Just Got Even Easier with NECs Univerge Blue Connect

Even before the start of the Coronavirus pandemic, there was a worldwide shift starting towards working remotely or from home. Although COVID-19 has certainly accelerated the movement, with all of us having to shift our attitudes and working practices rapidly, it’s actually working out incredibly well for many employers and employees.  Over 76% of people working from home surveyed recently…

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Maintaining Excellent Patient Care and Future Proofing Your Surgery

If we’ve learnt anything from the challenges faces by surgeries throughout the Coronavirus pandemic it’s that having a robust, versatile, modern communications system is more than just a luxury.  It’s an absolute necessity in maintaining the very best patient care as well as taking care of heavily burdened staff during a national emergency.  We found that those surgeries who had…

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