Five common misconceptions about VoIP

To many companies it seems like there are many potential benefits from VoIP but on the other hand many unknowns. Most anxieties are unfounded. Here are five answers that may bring you down from the fence.

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Isn’t hosted PBX expensive?

On-premises telephony is hardware and wiring based, and therefore involves capital expenditure, operation and maintenance costs, and depreciation. Hosted PBX requires very little hardware that wasn’t already present, and all maintenance and IT support issues are taken care of for you.

Sooner or later your business requirements will change. With old-style telephone systems relocation of exchanges and phone … Read more

How to prevent gararge fires

A fire in your home can be devastating, so it’s important to take some precautions throughout your house and also the garage to keep your family safe. Garages often serve different purposes and you should assess any fire risks which could spread to your home.

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Fire proofing

Older garage doors are unlikely to have any fire safety features, so replace these with a fire safe door that meets current standards. These are usually made using heat resistant materials and have a fire-proof coating. Such a door can prevent a fire from spreading.

Car maintenance

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Could tracksuits and trainers be the future of British office wear?

Trends come and go, and by its very nature, fashion sees us all dressing in a similar way. There are trends that stand out, some that stand the test of time, and some we wish we could forget – puffball skirt, anyone?

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Today’s ‘must-wear’ trend is the growing popularity of athleisure; comfortable, sport-type attire that isn’t worn to play any type of games. Think trainers, leggings, sweatshirts and other similar pieces. Today, these casual items are beginning to make it into the workplace.

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Dress code

Many businesses are relaxing their dress codes and ‘business dress’ is … Read more

The secret formation of the Panzer tank and their types

When we think of the German army in World war two it’s pretty much always going to involve a Panzer Tank. Along with the sloped helmets and Messerschmitt 109 doing battle with a Spitfire it’s just something that we generally associate with them. The Panzer tanks history is one of secrecy and intrigue and is worth looking at along with the most famous examples. You don’t have to be secret about your desire to experience some Tank Driving though, just visit https://www.armourgeddon.co.uk/tank-driving-experience.html to have a look at the options.

After the Treaty of Versailles Germany was extremely limited in what … Read more

5 Reasons To Invest In An Annual Boiler Service

Boilers should be serviced regularly, but busy lives mean we often neglect to book an annual boiler service. Here are five reasons you should make the time to have your boiler checked.

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Catch Boiler Problems Early

If your boiler is broken or needs repairs, it can be costly. An annual service ensures you can catch problems early, avoiding major repairs. Don’t forget we use hot water every day, and our boilers don’t run only in winter. A healthy boiler that has been serviced regularly will be much less likely to break down.

Lower Energy Bills

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How Can Augmented Reality Help Manufacturers?

VR, or virtual reality, head-sets have been long in development but are now marketable products, although reviews are still mixed. While full VR is still a dream of gamers in particular, augmented reality (AR) is where most exciting developments and opportunities are emerging. High-tech manufacturers are exploring AR for use on factory floors.

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AR glasses, headsets and screens superimpose additional information on our view of the real world instead of replacing it with a virtual one. They can provide a wealth of smart information and guidance or extend perception beyond what is actually visible. AR is particularly useful … Read more

Old school marketing techniques that still work

Some things will never change, and just like death and taxes, there are a few marketing techniques that will always be around. As companies grapple with the world of new media and a globalised future, there are still many traditional ways of getting your brand name out there. Read on as we explore the marketing techniques that still work.

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Local marketing techniques

The techniques that truly stand the test of time are often those employed for local businesses such as vanity/custom phone numbers. Rather than just accept the local phone number the provider gave you, pay a bit … Read more

Understanding warehouse racking

A wide range of storage solutions are available for farms, shops, workshops and warehouses, and many are also applicable for offices and homes. Just as important as the choice between pallet-racking and flat shelving is the choice of storage strategy.

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This overview will give you an idea as to how these storage systems are intended to work and which one is right for you.

Selective racking

Each part of each rack is accessible from an adjoining aisle. This is the most common system, designed to give you access to every item at all times, important if you are … Read more

5 ways to engage restaurant customers with Instagram

When it comes to publicity, social media is a huge part of drawing in customers, and Instagram is a surprisingly versatile way of engaging with people. Read on for some top tips on how to use Instagram to engage with customers.

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Use stories

Instagram stories are a relatively new feature in terms of the app’s lifespan as a whole. They allow you to post pictures and small clips of your restaurant and menu items easily and quickly to the general public. Make use of popular hashtags and location tags to draw in a wider audience.

Be active

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Auf Wiedersehen Pet series 1

“I should be so go for you”, sang Joe Fagan on the theme tune to Auf Wiedersehen Pet. This was a popular TV show in the 1980’s featuring the adventures of the new “magnificent seven”. In this case, some English bricklayers who had decided to go to Germany to work as there was more opportunity than at home. They were “Brickie’s” from Newcastle Dennis, Neville and Oz and Bomber from Bristol (real life wrestler Pat Roach), Liverpudlian Plasterer Moxie, Joiner Wayne from “Sarf” London and Electrician Barry from Birmingham.

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Promised the chance to live in hostel the group … Read more