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A Traditional Desk Handset or a Cloud Softphone?

A Traditional Desk Handset or a Cloud Softphone?

Introduction In the ever-developing landscape of telecommunications, softphones in the cloud have emerged as a necessary addition for businesses. These software-based phone extensions offer flexibility, scalability, and cost-effectiveness. However, despite their...

Experts – who needs them?

Experts – who needs them?

Have we truly had enough of experts? As part of the Brexit referendum debate, Cabinet Minister Michael Gove famously declared the much quoted soundbite ‘I think the people of this country have had enough of experts..’ It was designed to strike a chord in the populist...

Here are top ten security tips for Cloud Telephony:

Here are top ten security tips for Cloud Telephony:

In this blog, we’re looking at our top ten security tips for Cloud Telephony: 1 - Choose a Secure Cloud Provider for your VoIP / SiP phone lines: Ensure that your cloud provider has a robust security framework and provides features such as data encryption, secure...

New Technology is Everywhere – Embrace the Cloud!

New Technology is Everywhere – Embrace the Cloud!

  Yet another year… Well, we are nearly at the halfway stage of another year once more – where does the time go hey? With the weather slowly (but surely) warming up and thankfully the cost of living (at the time of writing this!) gradually stabilising, it’s...

Everything you need to know about the 2025 Big Switch Off

Everything you need to know about the 2025 Big Switch Off

  What is the ‘Big Switch Off’? They were fairly low-key announcements considering their huge historical significance, but in 2015 and 2017 BT announced their intention to completely ‘switch off’ two of their traditional phone networks the moment Big Ben ushers...

Is VoIP a Replacement for ISDN?

Is VoIP a Replacement for ISDN?

One of the questions we regularly get asked in meetings with clients, or when discussing telecoms, is “do you offer VoIP?” Whilst the answer is yes, the general reason behind asking the question seems to be because it is a current buzzword – and because of the common...

8 Top Tips to make best use of an auto-attendant

8 Top Tips to make best use of an auto-attendant

When used well, an auto attendant (AA) can be a great tool to direct callers to the best person to help quickly and efficiently. An auto attendant can make a company appear much larger than it is, and can save on staffing costs as it can help out a receptionist to...

The Rise of Video Conferencing

The Rise of Video Conferencing

Since Video Conferencing is a recent addition to the technology we're using post Covid, I thought that I would dig into it a little more to investigate the pros and cons of this new technology!   Video Conferencing is simply the use of telecommunication...

It’s our 22nd Birthday!

It’s our 22nd Birthday!

When we started ‘Time Communications’ in 2001,we were focused on changing analogue lines to the new, Digital ISDN technology. Since 2017 we have been concentrating on migrating our clients away from Digital ISDN to Cloud based telephony and we are now entering the...