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Race For Life, Bath 2019

Congratulations to our own Sam White, who took part in Race For Life, Bath on Sunday 7th July to raise money for Cancer Research UK. Over 2,000 people came together in a sea of pink on a scorching day in Victoria Park, cheered on by a very enthusiastic crowd. This was the first year Cancer Research UK invited men to join the event and Wessex Water helped to provide a …

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The Phone Number Porting Process

Number porting is the process of moving a telephone number from one provider to another or from one type of service to another (e.g. private hosted cloud, hosted VoIP or on-premise SIP), but staying with the same provider. ISDN to SIP is the most common porting process. What You Need to Do There are various paperwork and box ticking exercises that need to be completed first: Supply copies of existing …

Business Showcase South West – 19th June, 2019

We’ll be at Business Showcase South West on 19th June, 2019. >> Grab your free ticket here. << Visit Us At Stand D0 (D-Zero) The team from Datasharp Integrated Communications will be at Stand D0 in the Dolman Hall near the Seminar Zone and Speed Networking. Here’s a link to the online brochure showing the floorplan. We’ll be running the #HotLapChallenge (of course!) with lots of fabulous prizes to giveaway …

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Embrace Video Conferencing & Boost Your Green Credentials

In today’s business world, the ‘always-on economy’ drives increasing demand from both staff and customers who expect to be able to interact quickly and collaborate more effectively. How can businesses meet the demand for better and more frequent meetings, save money and embrace the principles of greener, low carbon business operations? More Meetings? Traditional meetings are costly. Travel time is often non-productive ‘lost time’; long journeys cause fatigue and, when …

Will Survives the Rat Race Dirty Weekend

Will Survives The Rat Race!

Congrats to our own Will Wood, Head of Pre-Sales at Datasharp Integrated Communications, who took part in (and survived) the ‘world’s largest obstacle race’ on Saturday 11th May. The Rat Race ‘Dirty Weekend’ took place in the grounds of Burghley House near Stamford and included 150 monster obstacles over a gruelling, half-marathon distance. The day before the event, Will said: “I’ve never run this distance before, let alone with so …

The Agile Law Firm Event - Datasharp Integrated Communications

The Agile Law Firm Event Is A Great Success

On Monday 29th April, Osborne Clarke hosted an impressive panel of thought-leaders from legal and tech gathered together with an audience of the West of England’s legal IT Directors, CTO’s and CIO’s to debate ‘Agile Working’. The event focused on the needs and interests of law firms, with a solid emphasis on the future – with sharing and collaborating as a means to help unlock problems, identify solutions and move …

The Agile Law Firm - Reality Or Dream?

We Host Legal Professionals Event To Debate Agile Working

Date And Time: Mon, 29 April 2019, 16:00-19:00 Location Osborne Clarke 2 Temple Back East Bristol BS1 6EG Book tickets | View location map ‘Agile Working’. What is it and how can law firms identify and overcome the barriers to the successful implementation of technology that’s fit for the next 5 years? We invite you to the first event designed to address these questions from the perspective of IT Directors, …

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Improve Network Security & Reduce Costs With Security As A Service

So, you’ve got tons of bandwidth available. Now, what about your firewall & network security? In this article, we look at how Security as a Service (SaaS) improves business network security and reduces costs. Over the last couple of years, the impact of Gigabit Internet connections has been enormous, with service providers offering a variety of fibre gigabit internet connections (some better than others). Businesses have quite rightly jumped at …

Could Microsoft Teams Be Your Next Business Phone System?

Could Microsoft Teams Replace Your Business Phone System?

Microsoft Teams is a digital hub that brings conversations, content, and apps together in one place. In this article, we explore how Microsoft Teams might just be the technology of choice for businesses looking to replace a legacy phone system. In these days of flexible working, hot-desking and external sales teams working from mobile phones or tablets, real-time effective inter-team communication is vital. Business owners and IT managers are starting …

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Can I move my existing phone system to the cloud?

Migrating to Cloud VoIP Many businesses don’t think of using their existing phone system when considering migrating to cloud VoIP, but there are a huge amount of financial and operational benefits from taking this approach.  Key thoughts to consider are: If your system can be virtualised (which the vast majority can, it can be made into a ‘private cloud’ UC platform, therefore leveraging all existing license costs. Minimise staff training, as …