2012 March 31 by admin
One of our prospects conducts his business from an office in Shoreditch. The advent of the Olympics is of concern to him because during the events it may cause disruption to how he operates his business activity. His staff are required to attend the offices frequently for meetings that are in integral part of the success of the business. We reviewed why the meetings were so important to the obtaining more business. Based on the detail that we obtained we suggested could streamline the meeting process by setting up a video conference facility. The cost of setting this up has been dramatically reduced and provided the broadband width is available it is very cost effective. Our cost benefit analysis showed a significant return on investment and that he could reduce costs dramatically by having the participants working remotely. Because he has expansion plans to take on more people he could see he would not need to increase expensive office space a significant saving. He is drawn to the truly mobile video communication technology will bring to the businesses. Rather than being tied to an office space, employees can work on the move and from home. Not only is expensive office space saved, but the increased productivity will help increase profits.
The install has been concluded and already the customer is seeing the benefits to his business.
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2012 January 18 by admin
Smartinfo the telecoms system and service provider based in Shoreditch, east London.
Smartinfo have developed a scalable comms solution in answer to the growing Tech hub silicon roundabout and the governments encouragement to encourage start ups in the area.
Even for Internet start-ups the telephone is a key form of communication, and startups need to demonstrate credibility with a landline number. Every one has mobiles but to take that important first client enquiry – you don’t want to be stuck on the tube and out of signal! Many suppliers and bank won’t let you set up an account without a landline number.
The silicon startup pack from Smartinfo includes:
1. Softer credit terms to get you up and running
2. An affordable progressive solution that grows with you fledgling business
3. Plenty of advice and free consultancy on how to manage today’s and tomorrow’s technology
So what does this mean in practice ? To illustrate we will outline a case study of a software firm we helped when they grew from 4 employees to 60. Operating in the mobile apps marketplace and well aware of technology they were not scared of new technology, but needed a scalable and flexible solution that they did not need to manage.
We started them off with a single hosted ip phone, 2 mobiles, and a 20 meg Internet connection. Within 2 months this went to 3 hosted phones.
A hosted solution is a business phone that connects to our server over the Internet, it provides voicemail, ddi numbers, auto attendant (press one for sales, 2 for accounts, giving the impression of being bigger) With a hosted solution you pay a monthly line rental per phone plus the cost of the business phone.
The company moved 4 times over the next 4 years. Even when they moved to different exchange areas their numbers moved with them. The office was even split over two locations at one point, the hosted system acted as one system.
As both a hosted and a pbx system provider Smartinfo was able to scale the solution to the changing business needs. We can port hosted customers over to sip trunks. When they got to 5-8 users it made more sense to move to an ip based pbx, with sip trunks, digital phones, cordless phones, conference phones, and windows based operator functionality.
Even as a now 60 user system costs are still under control and no more than companies a quarter of their size.