For Businesses

Integrated Conference Calls – The Best of Both Worlds

In recent years the common conference call has evolved into something altogether more sophisticated. We can now hold conference calls via the internet - which provides a whole host of additional features to help us communicate effectively. But traditional telephone conference calls still have advantages and might be preferable in certain circumstances. Telephone-based conference calls are a simple, familiar and easy way to collaborate....

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Do Free UK Conference Calls Exist?

Today there are a large number of conference calling services on offer, and many of them claim to be "FREE". Just type the words "free UK conference calls" into a search engine and you will see this for yourself. But as we know well, most "FREE" services are a little too good to be true, and it's rare to find a genuinely free service that doesn't have any drawbacks or withhold some of its features....

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The Top 4 Benefits of Conference Calling

Conference Calling is an excellent communication tool. It's used all around the world, in many different ways, and the technology behind it is developing rapidly. In fact, recent advances in conference calling platforms can make traditional telephone-based conference calls seem out of date! Modern conference calling services now offer the opportunity to bring the experience to life, and much better simulate a face-to-face meeting....

Screen Sharing – Taking Advantage of a New Tool

In some ways screen sharing is similar to a video call, but instead of showing your camera you show all or part of your computer screen. This gives the effect of your participants being 'virtually' over your shoulder, watching as you use an app or website. They can see you click on different windows, fill in forms, or cycle through images. There are lots of uses...

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5 Ways to Reduce Your Business’s Carbon Footprint

MOVE AROUND LESS Do you really need to travel as much as you do? The carbon footprint produced by our often daily use of motor vehicles is significant, and the impact of aviation is even more concerning. Did you know that a return flight from London to New York has been estimated to contribute to a quarter of the average person's carbon footprint for a whole year? And that's accounting for the number of individuals on the plane (around 2.2 tonnes of CO2 each).  When you look into the numbers, travelling for business (which for many involves frequent flying) can be VERY damaging to the environment. Modern remote working practices and connectivity tools like online meeting software allow members of staff to do their usual work, carrying out meetings and staying connected, without having to travel and meet in the same locations. We are now more connected than ever, and many businesses are realising the...

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Headsets – Why You Need One and What To Look For

As communication technology improves, it's becoming easier to simulate face-to-face meetings right from our computers. With modern conferencing solutions, we can now see each other, talk to each other, share and present files and documents, and even share what's on our screens - all from the comfort of our desks. These new solutions for collaborating are great, and generally don't require any extra equipment. But one piece of kit that lends itself well is a headset. Headsets have been around for a while - they're basically a pair of headphones with a built in microphone. But a subtle features make them great for web conferencing. If you make conference calls (or even just phone calls) regularly, it can be worth investing...