Changes in telecoms, that are already in motion, will be developing at an even faster rate over coming months. To help you understand what’s happening, we asked Mike Ianiri of independent telecoms brokerage, Equinox to explain what business owners need to know about the telecoms changes heading our way. (more…)
ByteStart is delighted to announce the launch of a new service to help businesses cut their energy costs.
Created in conjunction with the UK’s leading business energy price comparison service, Make It Cheaper, the partnership gives you access to brilliant value business energy, broadband and phone deals. (more…)
Every year there is a new mobile operating system update, so businesses can be forgiven for not being aware of the vast array of new features that are made available.
In fact, it is usually the case that most users are not engaged enough to uncover the secrets that a new OS has to offer. So to help you benefit from the best new features on iOS 12 and Android Pie, we asked Anthony Main of The Distance to highlight the new features that businesses can take advantage of. (more…)
Starting a new business is a mixture of fun, fear and challenge. For many new business owners, the technology side of things can be particularly fearful. With so many things to think about, how do you know what you do and don’t need to be able to make a success of your new business, and stay on the right side the law?
So to help you tackle the tech, we asked Mike Ianiri to outline the technology essentials for startups, and how to maintain IT security from day one. (more…)
For small businesses broadband is an essential requirement and yet for many people it’s hard to get the level of service they want from their supplier.
Why is this and what steps can you take to get the quality of broadband you need to run your business successfully?
We asked telecoms expert, Dave Millett to explain what alternative options you have if your business can’t get the broadband service you want from one of the main suppliers.
Everyone wants to get the best deal on their telecoms – but buying just on price, is unlikely to give you a great return.
Not all telecoms solutions are the same; so, it’s important to ask the right questions to ensure you are comparing like for like.
To help you get the best deal on your business telecoms, we asked, telecoms specialist Dave Millett to reveal the key questions you need to ask when looking to get broadband, lines, mobiles and VOIP solutions for your business.
Technological developments are driving changes in all aspects of business. And business telecoms is no different.
Startup and small businesses can reap the benefits the advances in technology are bringing, but they need to ask the right questions when it comes to the cloud, contracts, coverage and customers.
So what are the key factors and trends small business owners need to think about when it comes to business telecoms in 2018? (more…)
Christmas is fast approaching and if you started a business in 2017 this may be the first Christmas period you have experienced as a business owner.
It’s therefore important to starting think early about your telecoms and your customers over the festive season. If you don’t plan now, you may find that rather than having a relaxing festive break, you’ll be in a pickle.
We’ve asked telecoms expert, Dave Millett to explain what you need to think about to ensure your business runs smoothly over the festive season. (more…)
Redundancy is a word many businesses would prefer to avoid, except for those businesses where redundancy means the inclusion of components to safeguard against the failure of vital equipment/services.
For example, radio stations build in redundancy at every level of their business that involves broadcasting their content: back-up microphones in studios; back-up studios; back-up transmission links; back-up power. Having these back-ups in place ensures the station can stay on air when some technology fails.
If your business relies on access to the internet, Nolan Braterman of Frontier Voice and Data argues that you should have a redundancy plan, to ensure your business doesn’t suffer when there is a broadband outage.
As a start-up business you have a lot to think about but not a lot of time. Although a phone line and broadband connection are essential, you may feel that ‘all the providers are basically the same’ – so are tempted to just go with the telecoms provider that’s the easiest or the cheapest.
If this is your thinking – you are not alone.
Unfortunately, however, there are many costly traps for the unwary. It’s therefore worth spending a little time considering which telecoms package is right for you and your business – now and throughout the duration of the contract. (more…)
As internet access becomes increasingly universal, more and more businesses are turning to cloud phone systems (also known as PBX, virtual or internet phone systems and VoIP) instead of traditional landlines.
The benefits of a cloud phone system are numerous – they’re more flexible, allowing team members to make and receive calls without being tied to their desk, and they’re often more cost-effective for smaller businesses.
If you’re thinking of moving to a cloud phone system, or setting up your first business phone system, this guide will help you to work out which features you’ll need, and what to look out for when choosing a phone system supplier. (more…)