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How To Implement Microsoft Teams In Your Business

Microsoft Teams has a business calling option, but it’s not as reliable, flexible or cost-effective as many of the phone solutions that businesses are used to. Working with our technology partner AudioCodes, we can offer your business a fully featured, unified communications solution with Microsoft Teams at its core. AudioCodes Live for Microsoft Teams is a fully managed voice service for Microsoft Teams that enhances workplace productivity, without placing additional burden on busy IT organisations. …

Technology & the post-Lockdown workplace

Technology & The Post-Lockdown Workplace

We recently took part in an online Business Surgery event entitled ‘Technology And The post-Lockdown Workplace’, hosted by Greg Ingham of MediaClash with panellists Brad Snow & William Wood from Datasharp Integrated Communications. During the webinar, we discussed how the rapid shift to remote working will impact the use of office workspace and how technology can help to overcome the many issues associated with a return to the office. The full recording is available below and on our YouTube …

StarLeaf for Microsoft Teams

StarLeaf Video Conferencing For Microsoft Teams

StarLeaf for Microsoft teams allows your entire organisation to use the collaboration tools in Microsoft Teams while using StarLeaf for secure, reliable ‘best-of-breed’ video meetings. Getting started is easy. Just add the StarLeaf app from the Microsoft Teams app store. Once installed, StarLeaf appears as an icon in the bottom toolbar of your team’s channel – right where you need it. With just two clicks, you can instantly start a meeting with the entire channel. …

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Returning To The New Office – How To Embrace The Post-Covid Workplace

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey recently emailed all employees and told them they’d be allowed to work from home permanently, even after the coronavirus pandemic lockdown passes. Barclays boss Jes Staley has said: ‘big offices might be a thing of the past’ As business leaders prepare for a ‘return to the office’, what exactly are they expecting to find there? In this article, we look at how the rapid shift to remote working will influence the …

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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 they join, or start it …

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. This is great news for …

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 economy, coupled with the coronavirus …

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. The webinar will be recorded. …

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 meeting experts but has also …

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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 Cloud Before committing to a …