Microsoft Office: 3 tips to make you more productive in 2020

Office 365 icons

If you’re office-based, you probably use Microsoft Office apps such as Word, Outlook, Excel and Powerpoint on a daily basis. I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not the best when it comes to Excel or Powerpoint but I recently discovered some handy tips I thought I should definitely share! 1: Select more than […]

Why choose a cloud phone system?

Old phone system

Last week, we had a bit of a shock. We visited the Comms Room of a new customer in Pembroke Dock to conduct work on their WiFi solution when we found possibly the biggest decommissioned telephone system we have ever seen. In fact, there were 3 defunct telephone systems in this room in all, each […]

Why is now the time to invest in my guest WiFi?

WiFi Outside

Whether you’re running a B&B, hotel, caravan park or campsite – you’ve probably noticed the trend. Nowadays one of the first things people ask for when they cross the threshold is the WiFi password!  Despite the advances in 4G (soon to be 5G) technology, Free WiFi is still the #1 service guests look for when booking […]

What happens if I move my phone lines to a local provider?

Pembrokeshire

These days, it seems everyone is jumping on the ‘buy local’ train. From groceries to milk deliveries, the revolution of the local family business is well underway. But how does this extend to telecoms? We’re often compared with the large national telecoms companies such as BT and TalkTalk, with people wondering why they should choose […]

How can I make sure that my guest Wi-Fi is up to speed?

Using WiFi by a tree

We’re at the height of the summer tourist season in West Wales – a few short weeks that can make or break our local hotels, caravan parks and B&Bs.  From speaking to our customers, it would appear that this year so far has been a somewhat bumper year for the British ‘Staycation’ – with holidaymakers […]

Monthly Payments: Why lease a phone system?

Finance

Sometimes, upgrading your business telephone system might be crucial in order to keep things ticking over – but what if you can’t afford the upfront cost of a new system in one go? You may have already heard of business leasing – in fact, you may already have equipment on a lease – but did […]

Call Recording rules in 2018

Phone in the foreground

Before we install any new telephone system, we spend time with our clients and go through the possible feature set that their new system will support. We have a long list of items which can be enabled or disabled on request, and one of these almost always causes a stir and lengthy discussion – Call […]

The great ISDN switch-off: Is it time to act?

BT NTE and tools

With BT’s planned ISDN switch-off looming, we’re helping an increasing number of Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire businesses get organised with their phone systems and lines. In 2015, it was announced that the UK’s ISDN telephone network would be switched off. ISDN is the type of phone line, generally used by businesses who need to use two […]

What happens to my VoIP system if I move offices?

Inside the Bridge Innovation Centre

The last couple of months have been our busiest ever! Since my last post, we’ve welcomed an unprecedented number of new customers to our telephony network – including one in Melbourne, Australia! (that was a great project – but, sadly, one without an all-expenses-paid trip!). It’s fair to say that things have been pretty hectic […]

ANPR: Why would I need Numberplate Recognition?

Engineer working on a CCTV camera

We’ve recently noticed a sharp increase in the number of enquiries we receive for ANPR (Automatic Number Plate Recognition) cameras to be installed. With installations from Milford Haven to Maenclochog, we look at what ANPR can do and why you might want to think about it. ANPR cameras are exactly that – cameras which read […]