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The company switchboard solution

November; a time of frosty nights and shortening days, a month when Guy Fawkes is remembered and thoughts turn towards Christmas and the start of a New Year. This November is a little different however…


Static in the airwaves

As the first of the autumn storms rolls in and the nights draw in, it is good to have a story to lift the spirits; something a little out of the ordinary to relieve the…


Time for homework

Is homeworking becoming the ‘new normal’ or are we gradually reverting to a more business-based pattern of work? In truth, the answer to that will most likely vary considerably over the next six months as…


Being Prepared for Disruption

Last week we saw Storm Francis sweep parts of the country, causing disruption as it passed.

Although not as destructive as larger storms elsewhere in the world, like the recent Hurricane Laura in…


Starting out as a freelancer

With the work situation changing rapidly. Many people either by choice or necessity, are setting off down the path of working for themselves as a freelancer.

For many, this is new territory and may…


How to deal with a surge in calls

Every now and again, things get busy and your business can expect more calls than usual. 

Sometimes this is completely unexpected and is caused by something you have no control over, such as a…


When you can't travel abroad

Although lockdown appears to be easing, it seems it will be a long time before international travel becomes the norm again.

Some borders are still closed, whilst the necessity to self isolate when arriving…


Calling safety

Rearranging layouts, installing protective screens, arranging for deep cleans…. there is certainly plenty to think about for those businesses which are contemplating a return to work. Whilst some businesses have remained open throughout the crisis,…


Calling an end to hot desking?

Staggered shifts, extensive home working, and a reduction in hot desking: all, at the time of writing, are being mooted as potential requirements for a phased return to work. With the Prime Minister due to…


Secure working from home

Rather unsurprisingly we’ve written a few articles recently about options available for businesses whose people are working from home. We’ve covered areas such as the way in which virtual switchboards can help to manage call…


Remote Working Update

We’ve covered a few topics related to remote working recently, so now seems like a good time to summarise them and remind you how Callagenix can help during these unusual times.

First of all,…


Let’s stay in touch

It’s the middle of March and whilst normally that means rejoicing at the start of spring and planning summer holidays, this year is different. This year the talk is about self isolation, about protecting family…




Self-isolating and working from home

Our last article ‘It never rains but it pours’ looked at one aspect of continuity planning; focusing on the aftermath of flooding. Whilst those floods still seem to be prevalent across swathes of the country,…


Setting Up International Virtual Phone Numbers

Now is the perfect time to start setting up your international phone numbers. 

The UK may have left the European Union, but we are now in the transition period so there is still certainty…


Calling SMEs

Amidst continuing Brexit uncertainty, election upheaval and a reduction in footfall over the Christmas period, the UK’s SMEs had an uneasy time as 2019 drew to a close. So much so that the Federation of…


Telephone safety

How safe is your telephone? Or, more accurately, how safe is the telephone policy which you expect your people to follow? 

It’s a question which has answers on so many levels from risk…



Escaping the ‘always on’ call

We live in a 24/7 world.  That world is influenced and inhabited by technology and people; and driven by demand. Its nature is one of expectation and every time we meet that expectation the demand…


Calling small businesses

How are the UK’s smaller businesses coping with current trading conditions? Well, depending on how you read the statistics, it is a bit of a good news/bad news scenario. 

Released at the beginning…


HMRC cuts phone scams

In 2018/19 more than 100,000 telephone scams were reported to HMRC. That contrasts with just under 8,000 reports in the previous year; an indication of just how prevalent telephone fraud had become. And it’s a…


When your phone stops working

How long could your business cope without telephone access? Depending on the nature of your business the first hour or so of being without a phone might see beneficial. As you get your head down…


Improving SME processes

When you are trying to grow your SME business, looking to build good relationships with suppliers and customers and deliver products and services which will resonate in the marketplace, the last thing you need is…


Three ways to lose your customers

It doesn’t matter whether you are a small, medium, or large business; customers are key to your success. So why is it that all too often we look at product or pricing rather than people?…


Dialling up a holiday

How easy is it to switch off on holiday? Admittedly that is a question which has no single answer. So whilst some are able to fully enjoy their holiday in the knowledge that they are…


Winning the game: It’s your call

For football and rugby union supporters the month of May is a bittersweet time. Whether it’s relief at your team’s survival for another year, elation at a promotion gained or facing the sad reality of…


Don’t be a phone zombie

In 2017 London’s Oxford Street saw 291 instances of ‘theft by moped.’ And Oxford Street isn’t alone. According to the Metropolitan Police, drive by thefts across London’s main shopping streets increased sixfold in the two…


Back to basics

UK SMEs plan to go back to basics in order to support their growth plans for 2018. So says a report commissioned by American Express and Oxford Economics which also revealed that the UK SME…


Banishing Blue Mondays

It may have its origins in a travel company initiative but Blue Monday now seems to be firmly established in the business calendar. In 2018 this allegedly most depressing of days falls on 15th January,…


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A new kind of calling

Ofcom reseaqrch suggests that our calling patterns may have changed as a result of lockdown and home working. We look at the implications for business VoIP....Read more

Starting out as a freelancer

With the work situation changing rapidly. Many people either by choice or necessity, are setting off down the path of working for themselves as a freelancer....Read more

Pick up the phone

When picking up the phone could make good business sense and help to relieve isolation in others....Read more

Time for homework

It's time to ensure that those working from home are included in your business continuity plans...Read more