Rising Travel Costs: Exploit Cloud-based Technology to Facilitate Cost-Effective Flexible Working

February 10th, 2011

The cost of travel to and for work is rising fast. Organisations should consider using new cloud-based technology as a cost effective means to enable staff to work more flexibly. Read the rest of this entry »

Winter Flu Pandemic: Is Your Business Prepared?

January 5th, 2011

Is your business prepared for mass absences of employees due to the winter flu pandemic?
Unlike the swine flu pandemic of last year, the emergence of a winter flu pandemic has hit the nation unawares, with media coverage only just taking off over the past 2 or 3 weeks. The latest headlines warn of a re-surgence of flu cases as people go back to work and children go back to school. Read the rest of this entry »

Cut Cabling Leaves Hundreds Without Phones in Chesterfield

November 2nd, 2010

Yet again another story has hit the papers of malicious vandalism leaving residents and businesses without phone or internet access, as underground cables have been cut.

Around 740 faults were reported in the Chesterfield area as BT engineers are desparately trying to replace 400m of cabling to restore service. Read the rest of this entry »

Not answering the phone? UK Businesses Could be Losing £70bn According to Vodafone Study

October 29th, 2010

Being at the end of the phone when your potential customers call you is all you need to ensure that you’re not missing out on thousands of pounds of revenue in new contracts. Being uncontactable in this day and age is simply not acceptable, particularly by people under time pressure. Read the rest of this entry »

Spending Review: Cost of Rail Travel To Rise, Flexible Working to Increase?

October 22nd, 2010

Will savvy business leaders note the rise in the cost of commuting and implement cost saving flexible working strategies for future company growth?

The UK’s annual transport budget will be £13.6bn according to George Osborne’s recent Public Spending Review. The amount of current spending will be cut by 21% and capital spending will be down 11%. Read the rest of this entry »

Inquest Into 7/7 Bombings: Have Telecoms Resilience Lessons Been Learned?

October 11th, 2010

As the inquest into the July 7th bombings in London in 2005 begins today, many will have to re-live the horrors of that day to help build a picture of exactly what happened and to understand if anything different could have been done to save lives. Read the rest of this entry »

Pandemic Flu, Norovirus or Common Colds: The season is here

October 6th, 2010

It’s that time of year again when many bugs and viruses raise their ugly heads taking employees out one by one. Most of the time this causes little disruption to general business productivity as, generally speaking, people within the same office tend not to be off sick at the same time.

But there is always the exception. Read the rest of this entry »

Major Tube Strikes: What’s Your Business Continuity Plan?

October 4th, 2010

No doubt you’ve seen the news today that thousands of commuters were delayed this morning as tube drivers go on strike over the planned loss of jobs. Members of RMT and TSSA unions walked out on Sunday over plans to cut 800 ticket office jobs.

Two further strikes are planned for November unless talks can resolve the dispute. Read the rest of this entry »

The Vulnerability of Telecoms Cabinets

September 27th, 2010

I bet you’ve all seen them, those green metal cabinets at various points on the side of pavements. But have you ever realised their importance, and actually how vulnerable they are to disruption? Read the rest of this entry »