UCaaS has emerged as the answer to the post-pandemic hybrid working challenge

13 June 2022

Courtenay Mills, head of voice and data for EfficiencyIT

Courtenay Mills, head of voice and data for EfficiencyIT

In a world of post-pandemic upheaval, two work-based mega trends are becoming increasingly clear – cloud is king and hybrid working is here to stay. The latest research from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development reveals that a growing number of employers are reporting significant productivity gains as they embrace cloud-powered work-from-anywhere models. But moving your comms to the cloud, or switching to Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) can be a daunting prospect, with a myriad of vendors selling a multitude of solutions with varying levels of service.

The following checklist will help you navigate the complicated UCaaS landscape and find a solution that will not only serve your business well for a decade or more, but transform your customer and employee experience levels. All while reducing costs, optimising budgets and seamlessly integrating key business-critical systems and software applications in the process.

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Celebrating 20 years of Comms Express

08 June 2022

Wow! I can hardly believe I am saying this, but this year Comms Express is 20 years old!! Yes, crazy right? It only seems like yesterday, the years have sped by, but they have been both fun and challenging.

Firstly, I would like to thank each and every one of our staff and customers who has supported us over a very difficult couple of years for everyone during the pandemic.

As a little thank you from us for your continued support we’ll be running a few months of fabulous offers, with Up to 20% OFF Selected Cat5e & Cat6 Cable, Data Cabinets & Cable Management, Patch Cables, Fibre Optic Patch Leads & Pigtails, Patch Panels, Modules, Back Boxes & Faceplates!, so make sure you don’t miss out on some great discounts on your networking supplies. We update our offers all the time so be sure to check out the Comms Express Hot Deals and Promotions pages.

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WWL hospitals introduces new telephony comms

06 May 2022

Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (WWL) has expanded its partnership with unified communications specialist Cinos to replace its telephony system with an IP (internet protocol) solution.

The group in the northwest of England has gone live with the Cisco-powered unified communications (UC) service, which has been designed to deliver “full resilience and critical communications” including the NHS 2222 emergency line, which will be supported using a hybrid approach, both on-premises and in the cloud.

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Gov to upgrade school Wi-Fi connections by 2025

06 May 2022

Education secretary Nadhim Zahawi said all schools in England will have “lightning-fast” broadband by 2025 as part of the UK government’s efforts to “level up education”.

The government also announced a £150m funding to support schools most in need to upgrade their Wi-Fi connections.

In the next three years, the department for education (DfE) intends to reach out to schools in priority areas to facilitate the introduction of “faster and more reliable connectivity”.

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