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Talking up a storm – Part Two

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Roy Farrow - InTechnology

Cloud telephony has been credited as driving unified communications (UC) forward but is the reality really so bright or does cloud telephony lack the silver lining. Here in the second of two blogs, Roy Farrow Divisional Product Director of Telephony at InTechnology Managed Services part of Redcentric plc, considers what companies need to be aware of if cloud telephony is to deliver on its promises.

Improving Voicemail Password Protection

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Ian Rhodes - InTechnology

Ian Rhodes, Divisional Director of Redcentric, discusses Ofcom’s recent report into the password habits of UK users. The results do not bode well for the security of corporate voicemails, with hackers using advanced software to tap into these voicemails in attempt to hijack the line and make international calls. Ian sheds light on a number of steps businesses should take towards improving their password policies.

The low-down on Cloud-based telephony

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Phil Dyson - InTechnology

There are a number of benefits of Cloud-based VoIP, and these go much deeper than just the cost-centric. It is unsurprising then, that businesses moving their traditional, premise-based PBXs to the Cloud are becoming increasingly common. I am a huge proponent of Cloud-based telephony, and would urge sceptical IT directors to cast their eye over the article.

Taking remote working seriously

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Phil Dyson - InTechnology

If there’s one thing you can rely on Boris Johnson for, it’s speaking his mind. And it’s safe to say that his recent thoughts on people working from home haven’t failed to live up to his usual style.

Getting the total picture on total cost

Posted by
Stefan Haase InTechnology

An Redcentric/Legal Week survey of CIOs within the legal sector suggests that the majority of law firms need to take stock of their costs. Less than a third of respondents have undertaken a detailed analysis of the total cost of ownership (TCO) of on-premise IT infrastructure and support for comparison with managed service options.

Why enabling VoIP is the smart way to go

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Phil Dyson - InTechnology

It was disappointing to see that VoIP is being routinely blocked by EU telecoms companies using ‘traffic management’ practices. The practice was revealed/confirmed by EU watchdog, the Body of European Regulators of Electronic Communications (BEREC).

Voice: not so much a protocol, more a service

Posted by
Roy Farrow - InTechnology

An article in CRN argues that many users do not understand the risks of Internet telephony. The author, the CEO of a security consultancy, is right to be concerned about the complexities and potential security risks of Internet telephony and we totally agree that the Internet is riddled with security holes.

Happy 30th birthday IBM PC – but it’s time to make way for the next generation

Posted by
Stefan Haase InTechnology

In his blog post of August 12th 2011 marking the 30th anniversary of the IBM personal computer, Mark Dean, one of the engineers who designed the first machine, declares that PCs “are going the way of the vacuum tube, typewriter, vinyl records, CRT and incandescent light bulbs.”

10 reasons the government should use a managed service provider

Posted by
Peter Nailer - InTechnology

A new report by the government’s public administration committee has found that an “obscene amount of public money” is being wasted on IT. The report, “Government and IT – A Recipe For Rip-Offs: Time For A New Approach” warns that the government will be “doomed to repeat the mistakes of the past” if it does not learn to be more “intelligent” in its dealings with IT suppliers.