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StarLeaf Announce New Simplified Pricing Model

StarLeaf has just announced a new, simplified host-based pricing model. As of 18th May 2020, there are now 3 subscription models: Basic Host – Free Business Host – £14.99 /host /month (minimum 5 hosts) Enterprise Host – £14.99 /host /month (minimum 100 hosts) What Is A Host? A host is defined as a person who can start or schedule a video meeting. Hosts can choose to start a meeting when …

House Of Commons considering StarLeaf as alternative to Zoom for video meetings

House Of Commons Considering StarLeaf As Alternative To Zoom

The lower house of Parliament has announced that it intends to replace Zoom with StarLeaf, the Watford-based British alternative. This makes the House Of Commons the first government institution to abandon the US video conferencing service provider, after the Ministry of Defence raised concerns over its weak security. StarLeaf is also pushing to be the provider for the Irish and Northern Irish governments and has started trials in Scotland too. …

The Times Special Report: Remote Working

The Times Special Report: Remote Working

Coronavirus won’t just change the way we work today, it will have a far larger and longer term impact. As governments around the world start to talk about easing lockdown restrictions, many organisations have already started to question their everyday working practices. Our partner StarLeaf has teamed up with The Times in a special Remote Working report to help guide business leaders. Download the Special Report here >> “The digital …

Webinar: Getting The Most From Microsoft Teams Unified Communications

WEBINAR: Getting The Most From Microsoft Teams Unified Communications

How will you successfully implement Microsoft Teams as collaboration platform for your business? Join us for this interactive video meeting and learn how to get the best from Microsoft Teams. Save Your Seat Now! Date: Tuesday 19th May 2020 Time: 09:30 BST Duration: 1 hour Click the button below to save your seat now. SAVE MY SEAT Full instructions for joining the webinar will be sent to you following registration. …

Webinar: Are your video meetings secure?

Are Your Video Meetings Secure?

What to look for in a video conferencing provider. UPDATE: this webinar took place on Tuesday 12th May 2020. Click the image below to view the recording. In this short webinar we review the important security challenges relating to video meetings software. With so many of us now working from home, video conferencing has become a must-have tool for organisations and people everywhere. Rapid adoption has made us all video …

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Private Hosted Cloud Or Public Cloud?

Are you considering moving your business communications to a private hosted cloud solution? Well, you’re not alone. The sector has shown tremendous growth of 25% year-on-year. In fact, according to a study by Synergy Research Group, businesses spent more on cloud infrastructure services last year than on data-centre hardware and software. The same report described cloud technology adoption as accelerating from “0 to 100 in ten years.” Public vs Private …

Microsoft Teams

SIP Trunks for Microsoft Teams

With the continued high take-up rates of Microsoft Teams and Microsoft making some bold claims about how much market share they’re looking to take in the Unified Communications space, many businesses are wondering if Microsoft Teams is something they should seriously consider, either to replace their existing PBX/UC platform, or as successor to Skype for Business. However, Microsoft’s own call tariffs and services look relatively expensive and there are concerns …

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The 3 Phases of Remote Working

Many customers have shared their experiences with us over the last few weeks as we all aim for BAU (business as usual). These experiences have tended to fall into 3 distinct phases. Phase 1 During the first two weeks of the lockdown, business leaders were under immense pressure to put solutions in place to allow staff to work from home. Typically, these solutions were quickly cobbled together using a combination …

Steven Pike, Managing Director, HGEM

HGEM & StarLeaf Video Meetings Platform – A Customer Success Story

In this video, we see how our client HGEM, a Bath-based business in the hospitality sector, has successfully implemented the StarLeaf video meetings platform into their business.  About HGEM HGEM works with hospitality businesses – restaurants, pubs, hotels, catering businesses – to help them measure and improve the quality of the guest experience. Based in Bath, HGEM has clients all over the UK and also internationally. Challenge The problems …

lady remote working with StarLeaf

How To Make Video Meetings More Engaging

So here we are. Teams all over the country are working from home and video meetings are the new normal. Just a few short weeks ago, introducing this level of change to your business might have been a terrifying prospect. But, if you’ve pulled it off, take a moment to congratulate yourself! (If you’re not quite there yet, and need a little advice or support, we’re here to help. Just click …