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In our November newsletter we look at the takeaways from Comms Vision 2019. We explain how we can help prepare your business and telephony for Christmas, and we take a peek at Microsoft’s 4 day working week experiment – could it work for your business? We ask whether free broadband for all (i.e. Labour’s pledge) could ever be a reality, and we introduce the Motorola Razr – a reinvention of the iconic flip-phone. There’s a new utilities section too with a sweet promotion to get your business over to green energy – plus we make the case for introducing EV charging at your business premises.
In our October newsletter, we look at how Freidman FM are using Avaya Cloud to promote flexible working. We share some photos from the CNA where Evoke scooped a major industry award for providing the UK’s first Avaya Smart Campus school safety solution – and we talk about how we support your Corporate Social Responsibility Agenda. We invite you to check out Microsoft’s latest Foldable Tablet and we explain SD-WAN with its benefits for multi site customers. Finally, we provide a reminder that Christmas Music on Hold is the perfect opportunity to maximise sales revenue during this busy season.
In our September newsletter we welcome new customer Johnson Paraplanning to the Evoke family with a great Avaya Cloud case study. We take a look at how AI can work for your business now, and consider what smart phones might look like in 10 years time. We introduce you to our super cool new Avaya pages and finally look at how Avaya are pioneering next generation safety solutions for the emergency services.
In our August newsletter we celebrate Evoke reaching the finals for the best Enterprise Vertical Market Solution at the highly revered CNA Comms National Awards. We also have a huge conferencing focus, looking at the benefits of an effective Video Conferencing strategy, Avaya Vantage which brings AI to the desktop, the excellent B109 conference phone (with a chance to win one) and some updates from Ericsson LG with a new software release and new DECT handset. Finally we visit conference calling, looking at how number management can help your business.
In our July newsletter we look at Avaya’s UK wide media campaign using the Loughborough Schools Foundation ‘Smart Campus’ safe school solution. We discuss how the UK heatwave promoted calls for more flexible working, and review how Giff Gaff was fined for over charging customers for 8 years. Finally we give you an update on the 2025 digital switchover.
In our June newsletter, we look at how one Cornish company is using a single cloud system to run two businesses. We also share a few pics from our recent visit to the Cricket World cup with some of our Midlands customers. In our Informer section, we discuss a recent strike at a Midlands school over safety, and report on how researchers have identified a global telecoms hacking operation. We look at the Ericsson-LG Ideas Lab workshops and product update, and we review how Broadband Universal Service has become a thing in the UK.
In our April newsletter, we reveal our very latest case study with Loughborough Schools Foundation. We also have a lovely Books 4 Schools thank you from Langley Hall Primary Academy. In our Evoke Informer section, we introduce a new concept in headsets – the JPL ELEMENTS 500. We look at Polycom and Plantronics’ rebrand as POLY, and the Poly Elara 60 which now has a launch date. We take a look at the delay around the Samsung Fold launch delayed and look at the new TUFF T500 Ruggedised Smartphone. Finally we give you an update on friend of Evoke Mike Newell’s progress having completed his London marathon run for SCOPE.
In our March Newsletter we look at some of the lovely feedback we had from Evoke’s ‘Books for Schools’ campaign. We also share a pic or two from a recent Charity CatWalk event where Evoke’s Director Susie Wardell took part. On the tech front, you can find out what’s happening in the world of OTA (Over the Air), with questions answered including what’s happening with 5G, might we be able to get our broadband over the air and where is IoT (Internet of Things) heading. Finally we look at what two super-awesome friends of Evoke are doing for their respective charities.
In our February 2019 newsletter, we profile David Granger Architectural Designs’ recent office move and how Evoke helped with telecoms. We also look at the new selection of foldable phones on the market, show you what we’ve been doing to get ready for World Book Day and provide some reassurance regarding availability of stock post BREXIT. Finally we share an important update as Avaya remove ADI in preference for PLDS and explain what this means for you.
Our January edition included some of our new retail customers in a feature that bolstered the view that the Retail Sector is alive and well. Our Evoke Informer section looked at Business Continuity when the bad weather comes, asked whether a voice call be your ultimate security and reviewed both the i62 WiFi wireless handset and the nifty Avaya B109 portable conference phone.
Our December edition included a round up of the year in our ‘Customer Corner, together with a feature on how Avaya helped the children of the world to track Santa this Christmas, a report on how O2 dropped the ball in December and an article on Leases and what to avoid.
Our November edition included a field test of the TUFF T1, an update on 118 numbers as Ofcom step in, a review of the Ericsson-LG industry awards, a sneak preview of the Evoke Telecom service portal, a feature on whether or not your telephone system is ready for Christmas and of course, Evoke’s Christmas hours for this year!
Our October newsletter edition includes a Customer Corner feature on the challenges of starting up your own business, a business continuity article which answers the question: what happens when the trains aren’t running?, a feature on information on hold – it doesn’t have to be ‘Greensleeves’ or Beep Beep – and a sneaky peek at the new HTC Exodus 1 – the world’s 1st blockchain smartphone.
Our September newsletter included a hotel case study with the Best Western Mount Pleasant. We also kept you informed about new rules for mobile billing and the forthcoming end-of-sale of certain older Ericsson-LG models. We have a quick and quirky look at foldable tech, and introduce the unusual Plantronics Elara 60. Finally, our article on Digital Britain considers that the UK has just 4% full fibre connections, lagging behind countries like Spain (71%), Portugal (89%) and France (28%). The Government wants UK-wide full fibre by 2033 and 5G access by 2027. What does this mean for your business? Find out in our guide.
Our slightly-late-but-it-was-a-fab-holiday August newsletter included a feature on training Avaya IP Office customers in the education sector. We also introduced Evoke Telecom Consulting Services and our recent consulting project; and brought you a glimpse of Tuff Phones, where tough meets cool. Last but not least, we warned of an impending BT Price rise in October.
Our July newsletter includes a case study on the Rushey Mead Academy in Leicester, news on Evoke’s admission to the Avaya UK Partner Advisory Council, details of Ericsson-LG’s launch of software release 6.0 for their iPECS phone systems and a preview of the J139 – the new and very affordable gigabit handset from Avaya.
In our June newsletter we look at our work with customer Micro Pneumatics and we share an infographic from Avaya on Unified Communications. We discuss a hot topic right now – whether one broadband internet connection is ever enough for your business – and we look at the benefits of working from home. We feature the headsets that we use here in the Evoke office and last but not least, we tempt you with some stunning garden offices for which we can offer full connectivity!
In our May Newsletter we announce the winner of our photo caption competition – we also ask, do you record your telephone calls? and look at the implications of GDPR on call recording. You can find a write up of our visit to the #ExperienceAvaya event at the Manchester Central Convention Complex with some exciting new technology, together with an extremely helpful GDPR telephony guide from Ericsson-LG.
In our April Newsletter, we share our latest global case study from Avaya and ask would your Accountant take you into ‘The Dragons’ Den’? We also consider why is it better to have your system and lines with one provider, and we explain how Evoke Telecom can help a hotel to run more efficiently. You’ll find some photos of us having fun with our new office handsets and we’ve also launched an April Competition for the funniest caption – win a prize from our Dragons’ Den guests!
In our March newsletter, we updated you on our wonderful ‘Books4Schools’ campaign, introduced you to two exciting new handsets from Avaya, asked the question ‘are you a Greensleeves or a Beep Beep’? and explained exactly what SSA and IPOSS are – and why you need it. We also shared an insight on ‘Acquiring a new business’ from some of our ‘legal eagle’ friends at EHL.
Our February issue included our brand new Reaseheath College case study which Avaya has used as a global case study and best-practice example across the 22 countries they represent. We also included an Ericsson LG Update and Avaya Vendor update with all the latest technology, together with a feature on how headsets are changing the workplace.
Our January issue included the 2018 communications trends likely to affect your business, details of the very important BT ISDN Switchover programme, our new and exciting Evoke customer referral programme, an update on one of our main vendor partners, Avaya as they rocket out of Chapter 11 with gusto; and an introduction to Digital Transformation along with our top tips on creating a Digital Transformation strategy.