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Noteworthy news and articles from the team.

Leaf Music : A Case Study.

“Leaf is the next generation music experience. A social network that combines music, community and commerce; giving fans a direct way to discover, connect and support the artists behind the music they love.”
 Through our work with Campus North, we were introduced to the team at Leaf, a music-tech startup launched in Costa Rica in…

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Orange Umbrella : A Case Study

When we initially met Justin at Orange Umbrella, he had a pre-existing phone system in place which he had been using for the last few years. We talked at length about the benefits of updating the system which would provide Orange Umbrella with more flexibility in scaling the business and would reduce monthly outgoings considerably….

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Mountain Energy : A Case Study.

We were contacted by Mountain Energy on the back of a blog article explaining the changes to current ISDN phone systems and the benefits of having a VoIP system. As a startup in the energy consulting space, managing director, Brian Walton was looking for a reliable and cost effective solution for both his communications and…

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North East Times Tech Issue Launch In Association With Call27

This morning we were delighted to be able to support yet another fantastic North East Times launch event hosted at Campus North. The event, organised in association with Call27, celebrated all that is great about the North East Tech scene. This month’s issue features articles from Orange Bus founder Julian Leighton, Hoults Yard, and Dynamo…

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Call27 Now Supporting Local Charity Grace House

It’s with great pride that we can now announce we are now are supporting a fantastic local charity Grace House to continue to provide the fantastic services they offer to children across the northeast. Grace House, located in Southwick, Sunderland offer a range of services to children from 5 years to 17 years 11 months…

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The clock is ticking for ISDN, The VoIP switchover begins.

Since the late 80’s and early 90’s many businesses have chosen ISDN (Integrated Services Digital Network) for their business communications. But what is ISDN? In a nutshell, it is essentially circuit switched technology and has been a popular go-to connection for any business requiring more than one phone line in their office. It also delivers…

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3 Ways To Speed Up Your Broadband Connection.

We’ve all lost our cool with periods of slow internet connection at some point in our lives, but we’re here to tell you that there are steps you can take to help speed up your broadband connection without too much technical knowledge. Before you carry out any of the following steps, it makes a lot…

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What the new ASA changes mean for broadband pricing.

On October 31st, the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) introduced new measures to make broadband and its pricing much more transparent in advertising. For many years, broadband advertising has been a great source of confusion for many customers both residential and business alike. Our MD Phil Surtees outlines the key changes and what it means for…

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DDoS attacks. The past, the present and the future

With the rapid increase in the popularity of the Internet, it was only a matter of time before services began becoming the target of cyber criminals. Extortion under the threat of DDoS is on the rise with teenagers able to launch 300+Gbps attacks from a home machine and a few £10 VPS’s. Outfits such as…

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Why the customer is king

When you are running a business, it is essential that everyone involved is both aware of, and aligned to, the objectives of the company. If they aren’t, you can never expect to achieve your goals, whatever they may be. When writing a business plan all sorts of topics are discussed including all the usual suspects…

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