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11
Jun

Cloud V In-house -Which is More Secure?

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Most people would automatically assume that the "Internet" is inherently insecure and a dangerous place to store data or house infrastructure. Storing valuable data or critical infrastructure is safer where you can physically see it and protect it, right. Turns out that one of the top selling points of a "Cloud" based hosted PBX

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10
Apr

Kiwi IT spend to buck global downturn

Posted by on in Topical Issues

Kiwis are spending more this year than our counterparts in the rest of World, and this doesn't surprise us.  What's also interesting is that the biggest drop is in "Telecom Services" which is something our customers have also been experiencing.  The counter-intuitive result is that while our customers are experiencing huge drops in Telecommunications costs, we at Ufone are experiencing record revenues!  

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20
Mar

3CX Announces Partnership with NZ-based VoIP Provider- Ufone

Posted by on in Industry Comment

LONDON, UK and AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND 20 March 20153CX, developer of the award-winning Windows VoIP PBX 3CX Phone System, announces that the interoperability testing with the New Zealand-based VoIP Service Provider, Ufone, has proven successful, allowing 3CX customers to use Ufone as a VoIP Provider.

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28
Nov

Common VoIP Myths

Posted by on in VoIP

In NZ VoIP has had a bad name because of the "cowboys" in it for a quick buck.

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12
Sep

Travelling Overseas and Saving on Calls

Posted by on in Saving Tips

I've just been travelling around the USA for 3 weeks and for most of you the cost of keeping in touch with work is  expensive, well for me it cost nothing! 

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11
Sep

VoIP. An Overview.

Posted by on in VoIP

For many companies, signing up with a VOIP service seems to be a no brainer, there’s huge cost savings right? Well there’s more to it than that and whether VOIP is right for your company can be a balancing act between quality, reliability, and cost.

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29
Aug

Web Meetings Lauched by 3CX

Posted by on in VoIP

3CX’s easy to use video conferencing solution, 3CX WebMeeting, will enable businesses to save time and money by hosting virtual meetings, whilst enjoying the benefits of face-to-face communication. Web conferences can easily be launched through the 3CXPhone client with a few mouse-clicks. 3CX WebMeeting can be used for a wide variety of everyday communication needs to boost productivity and efficiency.

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28
Aug

The 5 most anticipated smartphone launches

Posted by on in Topical Issues

Smartphones have become our most important communications tool.  After over 5 years with an iPhone I recently changed to a Galaxy S5 and wouldn't go back now.  What's your favourite?

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20
Aug

Launching or Relaunching a Website?

Posted by on in Topical Issues

This is a great resource for you if you are.  Effective Websites these days are complex and require many skills to build and get right. This is an article I found which will help you remember and even appreciate all the various thing you need to take into account.

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12
Aug

Beware of Scams

Posted by on in Topical Issues

If that offer is "Too Good to be True" it's a scam. Don't be naive in thinking that NZ is a small, quiet, and safe business environment.

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09
Aug

25 Worst Passwords 2014

Posted by on in Security

Passwords have become both critical and a pain to manage in the Internet age.  My recommendation is to take a considered approach to choosing and managing these little keys to your online life. I use Infosafe a secure password storage service which can be accessed via a browser or my iPhone and requires only one master password to be remembered, there are many other similar services available though.  Choosing paswords can be a trap so read the following to make sure you don't make the mistake of picking an easily guessed one.

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