Connectivity

  It's been an interesting and rewarding year here at Chicane. There has been a lot going on, although surprisingly not really anything hugely groundbreaking involving technology itself. More emphasis in the technology sector this year has been put on increasing accessibility to technology, with a range of offers and incentives to get more businesses up to speed with faster connectivity. It all started with the government offering...

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Digital Economy Minister Ed Vaizey has this week been urging businesses to apply for £3000 broadband grants before it’s too late. More than 40,000 small and medium businesses (SMEs) across the UK including 1407 in the East of England have now benefited from the Government’s Broadband Connection voucher scheme, latest figures published today show. The scheme, which helps SMEs get connected to superfast broadband has seen...

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When you don’t work in the communications industry, sometimes it’s hard to understand what is out there, what solution to choose, and who to go to for your particular business needs. In this month’s blog, Customer Support Officer Lisa Andrews breaks it down and talks about what Chicane have to offer your business. I have worked in this industry for 13 years now and I STILL...

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Over the past 18 months or so, we have been providing FTTC (Fibre to the cabinet) for a large number of our clients. FTTC, more commonly known as ‘Fibre’ is a vast improvement on the traditional ADSL Broadband connections that have been the status quo since the late nineties. Fibre connectivity provides greatly enhanced connection speed and reliability at an affordable price and, as such, is...

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Is your business’ phone system still a box on the wall plugged in to one or multiple ISDN lines? Are you a sole trader who is facing the challenge of trying to get on with the job in hand whilst also answering calls? Is your operation comprised of multiple offices, home workers or warehouses? Do you need to upscale and downscale your operations to meet seasonal demand? Is your...

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Chicane are constantly looking at the technological advances within our industry to see what is happening, what is likely to happen and what will take the place of existing internet infrastructure in the UK. We are finding more and more that businesses are turning away from traditional broadband services and looking at a more robust, secure connection for all their business critical connectivity. A few years...

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Switching your traditional PBX telephone system on copper to VoIP can save your business money and give you greater flexibility and capabilities in your business telephone system. VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) can be an economical solution for small business. A virtual phone system offers a small business the advanced features of an expensive PBX (Private Branch Exchange) without the associated costs and maintenance. With...

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