17 ways an integrated communications system can save you money

Posted by Johnny Kromer on 05 Dec 2018 11:00:00 AM

There is a myriad of ways in which enterprises of all sizes can save on costs by having an integrated communication system. Here’s our advice.

Integrated Communication Systems (ICS) have been designed to allow different communications protocols or interfaces, such as digital telephony, traditional analogue telephony and VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol), to interconnect and interact seamlessly with one another, as well as with the applications used in a company.

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Topics: Integration

Why the telephone is still your company's heartbeat (and how to keep it pumping)

Posted by Elize De Beer on 28 Nov 2018 11:00:00 AM

If you’re running a business today you should be critically aware that telephone communication is vital to your business success! Here’s how to keep your telephone services working.

Can you imagine running your business without working phones, or internet? Maintenance services are essential to ensure your business stays up and running.  Minimising the downtime of your communications system will save your business loss of revenue and business opportunities.

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Topics: Collaboration Solutions

Why B-BBEE and learner advancement are so important to Nashua Communications

Posted by Freddie Potgieter on 21 Nov 2018 11:00:00 AM

Having recently achieved a new B-BBEE rating, we explain what it means to us here at Nashua Communications to empower our employees and the broader community.

We recently received a level two B-BBEE (Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment) certification. This form of economic empowerment was initiated by the South African government in response to criticism that the empowerment instituted during 2003/2004 was too narrow-based. Out of the eight levels, level one is the highest a company can achieve.

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Topics: Nashua Heritage

4 reasons you should be working with a certified partner for your communications solutions (and which certifications are key)

Posted by Freddie Potgieter on 14 Nov 2018 11:00:00 AM

Not all communications solutions are created equal and when it comes to your organisation finding a bespoke solution is key. Working with a certified partner ensures that you get highly skilled individuals implementing solutions that are endorsed by world-class service providers.

When it comes to communications solutions there is no one size fits all approach. Each company has its own unique challenges that require specialised solutions. It takes time, money, and expertise to craft solutions that will bring about results.

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Topics: Nashua Heritage

Ask the expert: Why should I have an integrated, cloud-based presentation system?

Posted by Johnny Kromer on 07 Nov 2018 11:00:00 AM

Integrating your presentation system in your boardroom and taking it to the cloud is the future of the mobile boardroom. We chatted to our expert Andrew Fouche to explain why.

In a country like South Africa where the petrol price keeps rising, it’s becoming more difficult for businesses to justify the expense of having a meeting with everyone in the same room. Luckily, with the advancement in cloud-based communications, it’s becoming easier for teams to collaborate from across the country.

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Topics: Integration

Is cloud communications making the office PABX obsolete?

Posted by Johnny Kromer on 31 Oct 2018 11:00:00 AM

In our ever-changing world analogue systems are becoming obsolete thanks to digital advancements, but will the PABX system even die?

The Private Automated Branch Exchange (PABX) has been a very useful business tool for the world. It gave organisations the ability to hold calls within the same network at minimal cost, saved us from having to hike to the next office just to get clarification on that memo, and if you were inclined, the switchboard made you feel like you were on Captain Kirk's Starship Enterprise.

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Topics: Integration

4 things you might not know you could do with your Microsoft License

Posted by Johnny Kromer on 24 Oct 2018 11:00:00 AM

There is so much more you can get from your team and your environment if you use Microsoft to its full potential! Here are some functions you might not have known you have.

One of the biggest challenges when it comes to understanding and utilising a Microsoft Licence is that very often companies aren’t aware of what services and apps they have paid for and thus also have access to. The second challenge then becomes how to best use and integrate these into the company’s operations.

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Topics: Microsoft Insights

Microsoft data centres in SA: How this will change your business

Posted by Johnny Kromer on 17 Oct 2018 11:00:00 AM

Here are some of the benefits of having Microsoft’s Data Centres in South Africa and of having your enterprise’s data in the cloud.

With software giant Microsoft starting to launch its first data centres in the country – and the first ever in Africa – South Africa is set to shrink a huge technology gap that exists between it and other, more technologically mature, countries. The presence of the data centres, along with other local cloud services, will reportedly create approximately 165 000 new jobs in South Africa through 2022.

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Topics: Microsoft Insights