Coping with unforeseen events in the education sector

The recent Covid-19 pandemic has brought into sharp focus student and teacher safety. Now, with things slowly returning to some sort of ‘normal’, you need to ensure school systems, that in the past you took for granted, can cope with other types of unplanned event, such as a major power cut or flood. This is […]

Why you should consider SIP Trunking for your business

SIP trunking enables you to connect to the public telephone network to send and receive calls via the Internet. It supports VoIP and can be used as an effective replacement for an ISDN line. The latter is an important point to consider as BT has announced the phasing out of ISDN lines over the next […]

What are the advantages of Unified Communications (UC)?

In our last blog article, we looked at what UC actually is. This time we will be looking at the benefits of UC and how to start building your UC system. So, who will UC benefit: What are the starting points of building a UC system? The “brain” of a UC system is what is […]

What is Unified Communications (UC)?

In running your business, you could find your corporate communications need changing with fluid regularity. For example, whereas email or fax might be the necessary medium for sending or receiving a quotation, you might want to switch to instant messaging for matters of urgency. Similarly, cost concerns could lead you to forgo voice communication in […]

What does the end of ISDN mean for you?

You may not be aware that BT has announced that by the end of 2023 businesses will no longer be able to buy ISDN and PSTN circuits. Furthermore, they plan that all existing ones should be turned off by 2025. While this is 6 years off, you should be considering what impact this will have […]

Can you run internet based phones (VoIP) on your current broadband?

This year we have received more enquiries about VoIP then ever before. VoIP is simply a way to allow you to have your phone line over the internet. alfonica can help you bring: voice, data, and video into this single, easy-to-manage internet based service. The key question we receive however, is if you can run internet based […]