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    4 tips to thrive on Black Friday

    It’s predicted that UK consumers will spend nearly £5 billion this Black Friday. Make sure you're prepared with our practical tips.

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    World Cup 2018: Watch it, tweet it, stream it

    It's expected that some 3.4 billion people will watch this year's World Cup - and they'll be doing a lot more than sitting in front of their TV. Find out more.

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    How to get an hour back every day

    Your time is precious so don’t waste it. Here are 5 tips to save time every day.

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    What is a Leased Line?

    In this blog I’ll explain the differences between Broadband, Fibre Broadband and what is known as a dedicated leased line, as well as explaining the advantages and disadvantages of these services.

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    One thing you never hear in the office

    You’ll never hear this in the office.....

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    Prepare for the workplace of 2025 today: 3 simple steps

    Just 3 percent of workers said they would describe their place of work as ‘Leading Edge’. It's apparent that there is a big divide between the tech we are using home vs work. In this blog read about 3 steps you can take to get ready for the workplace of 2025.

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    5 things to consider before moving to the cloud

    According to Forbes, Cloud migration is the number one enterprise tech trend for 2017 and businesses are increasingly turning to the cloud for critical business IT usage.

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    How will the future of collaboration look?

    But nothing stands still in the tech world long enough for you to catch up, and collaboration is no different. So what can businesses expect the key trends to be and how will this impact collaboration?

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    Four enablers business leaders think will really drive the Northern agenda

    A recent discussion convened by TalkTalk Business and chaired by The Times’ Business Editor Richard Fletcher, wasn’t short of suggestions as to where that investment should be focussed for success.

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    Will machines unleash your business’ potential?

    Business technologies are evolving at lightning speeds, changing the way companies operate and how people work. While this might seem daunting, these changes are fundamentally good for businesses.

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    Are UK workforces ready for the ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’?

    Advances in machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) will create hybrid workforces of humans and machines. However, businesses are not yet leveraging technology to its full potential.

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    What we learnt at AccelerateHER 2017

    Earlier this year, we sponsored and attended a networking event for AccelerateHER, a forum of leading businesses that support the development of women entering the UK business and tech sectors. At the event, we met a range of inspiring business leaders who gave us a taste of their working practices, and shared advice for women looking to make a mark in the rapidly changing UK tech scene. Read more.

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    Saying goodbye to legacy systems - ensuring a migration is trouble-free

    How long have you been using your current IT solutions? For many businesses, the answer is likely to be 'a long time'. It's understandable, as looking to modernise an IT system can seem like a daunting task, raising concerns about costs and timelines.

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    3 reasons why you should consider Business VoIP in the next 6 months

    In 2016 more than 45% of UK businesses had already adopted business grade Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) or other IP Voice services at work. But what do we mean by IP Voice and why has it become such a big deal? Put simply, IP Voice means that users can make calls over the internet - so there’s no need to provide landlines for every phone in your business.

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    5 tips to for a better work-life balance

    Running your own business is a dream scenario for many people, and it seems it's fast becoming a reality for more entrepreneurs. Whilst there are many benefits to being your own boss, there are also drawbacks, and one of the most common is difficulty in maintaining a good work-life balance. There are lots of ways small businesses owners can claw back time and regain a healthy work-life balance, here are our top 5 tips.

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    4 top tips for hiring the best staff

    We all know that hiring the right people is key to the success of any business, but attracting and retaining talent is no easy feat. For small and medium-sized firms it is crucial to have a core team of dedicated and professional colleagues - particularly as your organisation starts to expand. Here are our top tips for attracting the best talent and hiring the right people.

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    How our network investment helps your journey to digital transformation

    Whatever route your business is taking towards digital transformation, we know it will be thirsty for speed and resiliency. So we’ve invested in our network to introduce smarter, smoother browsing.

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    Businesses in the Gigabit fast lane

    We asked business owners and employees how they felt their workplace would change over the next five years while at Manchester’s IP EXPO and The Business Show in London. Results of the polls revealed that British workers expect new technology to bring about big changes to the way they work.

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    Soapworks - A home to be proud of

    ​The past few months have seen us put the finishing touches to our brand new office in Salford. As the name suggests, the Soapworks is a redeveloped soap factory and it will bring together over 1,000 people from our previous offices in Irlam and Warrington.

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    Hosted Voice – It’s time to make the move

    Hosted Voice is one of the options available to you if you want to make your calls over the internet rather than by traditional phone lines. It’s a scalable and flexible way to manage your communications and because you make your calls over the internet you can save money too.

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    5 TED talks you won't want to miss

    If you want to learn something new about business, or just get a new perspective on the world, there are few better resources to turn to than TED talks. Here are 5 talks you won't want to miss.

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    A beginner's guide to CPaaS

    A growing area of telecommunications that is increasingly gaining traction is Communications Platform as a Service, or CPaaS. But what exactly is CPaaS, and how can it benefit your organisation?

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    From personalised desks to neighbourhoods: TalkTalk’s journey to reinvent work spaces

    Moving our colleagues from the North West to the Soapworks is a landmark move in TalkTalk’s history, and represents a major investment and chance for us to play a pivotal role in the growing Northern Powerhouse.

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    VR and AR in the enterprise - what can it be used for?

    One trend that's gaining a lot of traction in the enterprise space at the moment is virtual reality (VR). Alongside its related technology, augmented reality (AR), businesses are expected to hugely increase the amount of resources they devote to this in the coming years.

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    4 talks you must see at The Business Show

    With over 250 seminars at The Business Show 2017 its hard to know where to start. We have picked out four keynote speeches and masterclasses we think are invaluable to a growing business.

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    5 reasons why you must attend The Business Show

    We will be exhibiting at The Business Show, the UK's largest exhibition for anyone thinking of starting a business or looking to grow their company on the 17th and 18th May. The event takes place at Excel London and here we take a look at five reasons why you must attend!

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    Network resiliency is like buying car insurance

    With the world becoming more digitally-focused, being able to ensure fast, reliable connectivity is more important than ever. Any disruptions to this service will no longer be an inconvenience, but could completely shut down critical functionality resulting in your entire business grinding to a halt.

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    5 reasons to consider an IPVPN solution

    When it comes to selecting the right networking and communications solution for your business, there are a number of options to choose from. At a time when the amount of data traffic being handled by businesses in all sectors is on the rise, it’s increasingly important to select the right options for your needs.

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    You’re busy right? But are you as productive as you think?

    Juggling busy schedules at home and at work is becoming increasingly demanding. That’s why we’ve taken a look at the techniques and technologies which can help keep distractions to a minimum and boost concentration and productivity in the workplace.

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    Facing up to a new (virtual) reality in the office

    At the end of the month we’ll be back at IP EXPO Manchester. This event is always a good chance to see what emerging technologies and business IT trends might impact your organisation, and to chat informally about what you can do to stay ahead.

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    Introducing our Head of Product Strategy, Ken Johnson

    In late 2016, Ken Johnson joined us at TalkTalk Business as our Head of Product Strategy. We sat down with Ken to ask him why he joined TalkTalk Business, and what his expectations are for the industry and for British business more generally over the year ahead.

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    Planning your visit to IP EXPO Manchester?

    Here are our top tips for where to eat, drink and stay when attending IP EXPO Manchester.

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    If you only attend one event this year, it must be IP EXPO Manchester

    First time visitor or IP EXPO pro? Whichever camp you belong to Ben Kempster offers four reasons why you must not miss IP EXPO Manchester 2017.

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    Why CIOs are no longer limited to the IT department

    In today's environment, your business needs to be able to adapt to new digital ways of working. This means that the role of IT managers must also adjust. In previous years, chief information officers (CIOs) may have found their activities confined to the management of the IT department, whereas now you will be expected to play a more active role in the direction and strategy of the business.

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    Could your business benefit from Ethernet?

    As demand for fast, reliable connectivity grows, any business that wants to stay connected - regardless of size - should be looking at what Ethernet has to offer. But what is this technology, what options are available, and what benefits can SMEs expect to see as a result.

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    5 ways you can address the digital skills gap

    One of the biggest challenges for many large enterprises at the moment is securing the right talent, particularly when it comes to digital skills. With fast networking connectivity and trends such as cyber security and big data dominating thinking in many companies, it is more important than ever for your business to make sure your workers are able to meet the new digital challenges.

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    5 SEO tips your business needs to know

    Having a strong presence on Google is vital to the success of any business. In such a highly competitive space, it’s never been more critical for businesses to commit to putting a robust search engine optimisation (SEO) strategy in place. Here are our top 5 tips.

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    IP EXPO Manchester returns

    Will you be attending? IP EXPO, the enterprise IT conference, will take place on 26 and 27 April 2017 at Manchester Central.

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    Is international expansion on your agenda?

    Our recent survey revealed that 1 in 4 businesses expect to move offices during the next year and an impressive 46% of respondents think their organisations will expand internationally in the next 12 months.

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    The countdown to the 2025 ISDN switch-off has begun

    One such deadline which is now firmly on the horizon, is the switch-off of the UK’s ISDN telephone network. Is this on your radar?

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    Broadband or Fibre - which is best for your business?

    Are you struggling to choose between standard standard Broadband and Fibre? Find out which option is right for your business.

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    5 vital things to consider when moving your business to new premises

    Moving to new premises is both an exciting and challenging time for your business. Here's a few essential things to keep in mind for the move if you want to ensure minimal disruption for your business and your customers.

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    5 things to think about when building your website

    There are many considerations to be taken into account when building a website to ensure small and medium-sized businesses give a winning impression, here's a few key things you need to keep in mind.

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    5 top tips to save your business money

    Does your business need to reduce costs in 2017? Try some of our money-saving tips and see how much you could save.

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    Insight: businesses reveal why they are switching to IP Voice services to get ahead

    1,000 UK decision makers revealed their motivations for switching to IP Voice

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    Are you ready for the cloud data explosion?

    Over the last few years, cloud computing has evolved from the 'next big thing' to an essential part of the business landscape for enterprises across all sectors. This trend is unlikely to reverse any time soon, as many of us continue to rely on cloud technologies for a wide range of business-critical operations.

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    Is the robot revolution coming?

    What does the future really hold for robots and AI in the workplace - and will it affect how you work?

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    CES 2017: what happened at the world’s biggest tech show

    The Consumer Electronics Show, or CES, is always an exciting time for technology lovers. The global consumer electronics and tech tradeshow takes place every January in Las Vegas, and is a great way to find out about the latest gadgets and tech entering the market.

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    How to make remote working a success this Christmas

    Find out how you can make remote working a success for your business this Christmas.

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    5 key tech spending priorities for 2017

    It's that time of year again when tech pros start to make decisions about where their priorities will need to be for the year ahead.

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    11 steps to reduce the risk of telecoms Fraud

    The festive season sees a high risk of PBX hacking due to premises being left empty for the holidays and spend /usage monitoring being low or not taking place. Please see our 11 PBX security recommendations which we hope you find useful

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    How retailers are leading the digital drive

    There are perhaps few sectors where having a strong digital presence is as important as the retail sector. Every year, the amount of money that is spent online grows, and consumers continually show greater comfort with offerings such as mobile shopping.

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    Getting your business online and ready for Small Business Saturday

    Small Business Saturday is almost here and we sat down with the organisers to talk about how small businesses can ensure that their online presence is the best it can be ahead of Small Business Saturday.

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    Celebrating our small business customers in this year’s Small Biz 100 | Podarok

    This year, Small Business Saturday has once again announced its prestigious Small Biz 100, highlighting 100 amazing small businesses in the 100 days leading up to Small Business Saturday.

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    Christmas: more giving, more data, more network traffic….

    The Christmas period is not just the time for giving, it is also the busiest time of year for many businesses. In recent years the Christmas peak has hit earlier and organisations now also have to cope with the increased demands of Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

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    Improving the frequency and quality of our Ethernet provisioning updates

    In this blog I'm going to cover how we are improving the updates that Openreach provides for provisioning new Ethernet circuits. This is a huge area of focus for TalkTalk Business as the status quo simply isn’t acceptable. There’s a lot of work to be done, but I’m pleased to say we are pushing the envelope with Openreach and seeing good progress.

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    Celebrating our small business customers in this year’s Small Biz 100 | Spice Kitchen

    This year, Small Business Saturday has once again announced its prestigious Small Biz 100, highlighting 100 amazing small businesses in the 100 days leading up to Small Business Saturday.

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    Time to upgrade your IT estate?

    Sooner or later, every business will need to update its IT estate. But whether it's increasing the scope of their network to cope with a growing business, adopting more modern core applications or moving to a faster, more reliable connectivity provider, change can be disruptive.

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    Celebrating our small business customers in this year’s Small Biz 100 | The London Fashion Agency

    This year, Small Business Saturday has once again announced its prestigious Small Biz 100, highlighting 100 amazing small businesses in the 100 days leading up to Small Business Saturday.

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    Five things to look for in a business broadband provider

    There’s a range of options out there for small and medium-sized companies, so we've laid out the questions small businesses should ask potential broadband providers.

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    Collaborating with Openreach to clear Britain’s Ethernet installation backlog

    Previously, I detailed how TalkTalk Business is helping Openreach improve the speed of Ethernet provisioning across Britain. An important part of this involves looking at how TalkTalk Business is working with Openreach to reduce the Ethernet installation backlog.

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    5 key technology trends that matter to your business

    The worlds of business and technology are changing at a rapid rate, with new solutions and ways of working disrupting established ways of doing things

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    Tech tools to help SMEs grow

    While small and medium-sized enterprises may not have the resources that their larger counterparts can access, there is a range of low-cost and free tools available.

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    Why manufacturers can benefit from a better network

    Technological advances and the rise of trends such as big data and the Internet of Things (IoT) revolutionise the way manufacturers do business.

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    Working with Openreach to improve the speed of provisioning of new Ethernet orders

    In my last blog, I explained how TalkTalk Business is working more closely with Openreach to improve the Ethernet installation timescales for our customers and the industry as a whole.

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    Improving communication and change management

    Over the last 12 months through blogs and events like our Symposium, we have shared with you our plans for some major enhancements that we are making to our Next Generation Network.

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    On-site vs Hosted Phone System, should you care?

    Recently phone systems have transitioned through a major technology shift from most businesses having a physical phone system on site to an option where everything can be stored in the Cloud.

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    Is video the future of collaboration?

    Videoconferencing has been around for almost as long as there have been networks capable of transmitting real-time video. But in the past, its effectiveness has always been restricted by the limitations of the technology, and the popular image of the tool has been of low-resolution images, stuttering and lag.

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    Is video the future of collaboration?

    Videoconferencing has been around for almost as long as there have been networks capable of transmitting real-time video. But in the past, its effectiveness has always been restricted by the limitations of the technology, and the popular image of the tool has been of low-resolution images, stuttering and lag.

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    What's holding back your productivity?

    Over the last few years, a key focus for many businesses has been trying to do more with less. Whether it's new ways of working or updated technology solutions that promise to do away with tedious manual tasks.

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    What will tomorrow's networks look like?

    When it comes to enterprise networks, technology isn't standing still.

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    How your start-up can scale up following rapid growth

    Staying in touch with the world after graduating from your home office.

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    Improving the rollout of Ethernet

    How TalkTalk Business is Working with Openreach for a Superfast Britain.

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    The business networks of tomorrow

    Data services and an increasingly mobile workforce are driving the business networks of tomorrow.

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    Get Safe Online

    Earlier this month, we supported Get Safe Online and Action Fraud’s campaign to encourage businesses to educate their staff to become more aware of online fraud.

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    The rest of the World just got Smaller

    Globalisation increases every day and the world shrinks every day.

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    Can you afford to ignore your MPLS IPVPN Network?

    As demand for new technology services grows, enterprises will find themselves under pressure.

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    Dark Fibre: The future of business connectivity

    What is dark fibre, and what will it mean for business connectivity?

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    The Investigatory Powers Bill - What will it mean for you?

    The IP Bill will have far-reaching implications for both telecoms providers and businesses.

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    The insatiable demand for bandwidth

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    How tech is transforming employee engagement in 2016

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    What can the enterprise take from MWC 2016?

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    5 TED talks you won't want to miss

    If you want to learn something new about business, or just get a new perspective on the world, there are few better resources to turn to than TED talks. Here are 5 talks you won't want to miss.

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    A beginner's guide to CPaaS

    A growing area of telecommunications that is increasingly gaining traction is Communications Platform as a Service, or CPaaS. But what exactly is CPaaS, and how can it benefit your organisation?

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    From personalised desks to neighbourhoods: TalkTalk’s journey to reinvent work spaces

    Moving our colleagues from the North West to the Soapworks is a landmark move in TalkTalk’s history, and represents a major investment and chance for us to play a pivotal role in the growing Northern Powerhouse.

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    5 reasons to consider an IPVPN solution

    When it comes to selecting the right networking and communications solution for your business, there are a number of options to choose from. At a time when the amount of data traffic being handled by businesses in all sectors is on the rise, it’s increasingly important to select the right options for your needs.

More Blogs

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    4 talks you must see at The Business Show

    With over 250 seminars at The Business Show 2017 its hard to know where to start. We have picked out four keynote speeches and masterclasses we think are invaluable to a growing business.

  • publishedDate

    5 reasons why you must attend The Business Show

    We will be exhibiting at The Business Show, the UK's largest exhibition for anyone thinking of starting a business or looking to grow their company on the 17th and 18th May. The event takes place at Excel London and here we take a look at five reasons why you must attend!

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    VR and AR in the enterprise - what can it be used for?

    One trend that's gaining a lot of traction in the enterprise space at the moment is virtual reality (VR). Alongside its related technology, augmented reality (AR), businesses are expected to hugely increase the amount of resources they devote to this in the coming years.

More Blogs

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    You’re busy right? But are you as productive as you think?

    Juggling busy schedules at home and at work is becoming increasingly demanding. That’s why we’ve taken a look at the techniques and technologies which can help keep distractions to a minimum and boost concentration and productivity in the workplace.

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    Facing up to a new (virtual) reality in the office

    At the end of the month we’ll be back at IP EXPO Manchester. This event is always a good chance to see what emerging technologies and business IT trends might impact your organisation, and to chat informally about what you can do to stay ahead.

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    Introducing our Head of Product Strategy, Ken Johnson

    In late 2016, Ken Johnson joined us at TalkTalk Business as our Head of Product Strategy. We sat down with Ken to ask him why he joined TalkTalk Business, and what his expectations are for the industry and for British business more generally over the year ahead.

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    Why CIOs are no longer limited to the IT department

    In today's environment, your business needs to be able to adapt to new digital ways of working. This means that the role of IT managers must also adjust. In previous years, chief information officers (CIOs) may have found their activities confined to the management of the IT department, whereas now you will be expected to play a more active role in the direction and strategy of the business.

More Blogs

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    5 ways you can address the digital skills gap

    One of the biggest challenges for many large enterprises at the moment is securing the right talent, particularly when it comes to digital skills. With fast networking connectivity and trends such as cyber security and big data dominating thinking in many companies, it is more important than ever for your business to make sure your workers are able to meet the new digital challenges.

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    Could your business benefit from Ethernet?

    As demand for fast, reliable connectivity grows, any business that wants to stay connected - regardless of size - should be looking at what Ethernet has to offer. But what is this technology, what options are available, and what benefits can SMEs expect to see as a result.

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    5 SEO tips your business needs to know

    Having a strong presence on Google is vital to the success of any business. In such a highly competitive space, it’s never been more critical for businesses to commit to putting a robust search engine optimisation (SEO) strategy in place. Here are our top 5 tips.

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    5 vital things to consider when moving your business to new premises

    Moving to new premises is both an exciting and challenging time for your business. Here's a few essential things to keep in mind for the move if you want to ensure minimal disruption for your business and your customers.

More Blogs

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    CES 2017: what happened at the world’s biggest tech show

    The Consumer Electronics Show, or CES, is always an exciting time for technology lovers. The global consumer electronics and tech tradeshow takes place every January in Las Vegas, and is a great way to find out about the latest gadgets and tech entering the market.

  • publishedDate

    5 top tips to save your business money

    Does your business need to reduce costs in 2017? Try some of our money-saving tips and see how much you could save.

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    Are you ready for the cloud data explosion?

    Over the last few years, cloud computing has evolved from the 'next big thing' to an essential part of the business landscape for enterprises across all sectors. This trend is unlikely to reverse any time soon, as many of us continue to rely on cloud technologies for a wide range of business-critical operations.

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    Broadband or Fibre - which is best for your business?

    Are you struggling to choose between standard standard Broadband and Fibre? Find out which option is right for your business.

More Blogs

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    5 things to think about when building your website

    There are many considerations to be taken into account when building a website to ensure small and medium-sized businesses give a winning impression, here's a few key things you need to keep in mind.

  • publishedDate

    The countdown to the 2025 ISDN switch-off has begun

    One such deadline which is now firmly on the horizon, is the switch-off of the UK’s ISDN telephone network. Is this on your radar?

  • publishedDate

    Is international expansion on your agenda?

    Our recent survey revealed that 1 in 4 businesses expect to move offices during the next year and an impressive 46% of respondents think their organisations will expand internationally in the next 12 months.

  • publishedDate

    Is the robot revolution coming?

    What does the future really hold for robots and AI in the workplace - and will it affect how you work?

More Blogs

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    5 key tech spending priorities for 2017

    It's that time of year again when tech pros start to make decisions about where their priorities will need to be for the year ahead.

  • publishedDate

    11 steps to reduce the risk of telecoms Fraud

    The festive season sees a high risk of PBX hacking due to premises being left empty for the holidays and spend /usage monitoring being low or not taking place. Please see our 11 PBX security recommendations which we hope you find useful

  • publishedDate

    How retailers are leading the digital drive

    There are perhaps few sectors where having a strong digital presence is as important as the retail sector. Every year, the amount of money that is spent online grows, and consumers continually show greater comfort with offerings such as mobile shopping.

  • publishedDate

    Getting your business online and ready for Small Business Saturday

    Small Business Saturday is almost here and we sat down with the organisers to talk about how small businesses can ensure that their online presence is the best it can be ahead of Small Business Saturday.