The latest news reports on business telecommunication system developments and issues faced by the communications industry.

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Unify and Active Voice & Data enable multi-site OpenScape Business deployment that dramatically improves team performance and drives new ways of working

Posted on 11/02/15

South Yorkshire Credit Union (SYCU), a savings and loan cooperative, has completely overhauled its customer service operations with the help of Unify’s OpenScape Business platform. In conjunction with long-term partner and winner of the Unify Private Cloud Solution of the Year Award 2013-14, Active Voice & Data, Unify has provided SYCU with this powerful all-in-one […]

We’ve won the Private Cloud Based Solution of the Year 2013/2014 award!

Posted on 11/11/14

What a way to end the year, we’ve been awarded with the Private Cloud Based Solution of the Year 2013/2014 award by Unify. This is for the UC solution we designed and implemented for South Yorkshire Credit Union, in partnership with Unify, Onyx and Gamma

A sim only offer for prepaid Vodafone business customers worth talking about…

Posted on 01/10/14

Unlimited UK landline calls Unlimited texts Unlimited cross network calls 10Gb Data 1000 minutes non-geographic, inclusive of 0800,0500,0808,0845, 0844 and 0871 Minimum contract 12 months Don’t miss out – contact us today on 01226 704610 or drop us an email Offer available from 8th October 2014. Currently connections have to be complete before end 2014.

Back to school means back to work for most of us so how are you going to make the most of your time?

Posted on 11/09/14

We all know that the world is a lot smaller now than it was a few years ago. Gone are the days when you had to patiently wait for signed paperwork to arrive in the post. With advancements in technology we live and work in an environment that is fast paced, with information available at […]

Digital Region is closing will you lose your internet connection?

Posted on 16/04/14

As of August 14 all existing Digital Region connections in Sheffield and South Yorkshire will no longer be connected to the internet and anyone effected will need to find a new supplier – is that you? At Active Voice and Data we can provide you with Superfast Fibre Optic Broadband services offering download speeds of “up to 40Mbps” […]

Dial Through Fraud – have you heard about it?

Posted on 12/02/14

The chances are that if you have heard about Dial Through Fraud it’s because you have been victim to it. Dial Through Fraud costs the UK £1.2b a year, globally £40b a year and it is on the increase.  But what is it? Private Branch Exchanges (PBX) are telephone systems used by businesses to communicate […]

Finding it hard to choose the right Unifed Communications?

Posted on 21/01/14

We’re not surprised. It’s a new way of working. And there’s a lot to consider. But don’t be put off. Ask yourself 5 questions: Do you want to build on what you have, or rip it out and start again? Can you get UC your way, or are you limited by what the supplier can […]

How will your business cope with the Winter Weather?

Posted on 10/12/13

We have an important question to ask you. Will your business cope with the winter weather? How much business did you lose last year due to the bad weather? How many members of your staff couldn’t get into the office because of the weather? Last winter saw thousands of people unable to get into work […]

Business begins with a conversation

Posted on 02/12/13

It’s time to change the conversation. And that takes a new company with a new vision. Today’s market is defined by immense shifts in communications technology. So many ways to connect but the tools are siloed, and weaving it all together so it works for business has proven to be extremely difficult. Now is the […]