What happens if your line goes down?

Chris HunterUncategorized

Imagine the scene: You’re in the office. There’s ten of you, all on the phones and using the internet. Your customers come in for their meetings. They like your offices because you let them have access to your Wi-Fi so while they wait they can check their emails and get on with business. Your team has just moved everything onto … Read More

Wireless Leased Lines

Chris HunterInternet access

  The landscape for wireless connectivity is changing significantly. Wireless connections are usually associated with a particular property, not a method used to direct internet connections to it. However revolutionary technology means that internet connections, particularly over what is known as ‘The Last Mile’ can be wireless too. Here we look at something that could be a real game changer … Read More

Web-Service Challenges for Local Authorities

Chris HunterCustomer Service

Delivering quality online, demonstrating transparency and being smarter with budgets is a key challenge in 2016 for all organisations and especially public sector. Today’s Local Authorities strive to ensure all their on-line services are delivered to a consistently high standard but there are so many variables involved, not all of them within their control. From checking rubbish collection to special … Read More

The Growth of the Internet of Things

Chris HunterGeneral Interest, Internet access

All around us things are being brought to life. Lamp-posts, coffee machines, cars, you name it, it’s starting to get connected. The Internet of Things (IoT) is changing the world we live in rapidly. Management Consultants McKinsey and Co estimate that by 2020 50bn items will be connected by the Internet of Things, valuing the market at about £6.3 trillion … Read More

Internet Speeds: What does it all mean?

Chris HunterInternet access

Download, Upload, 10 Gig, 6 Meg, 8Mbps … sometimes when we are out delivering support to customers we can see their faces glaze over as we talk in industry terminology. It’s useful to have an understanding of some of the technical terms when considering your internet connectivity so here is a quick glossary of what everything means. Downloads As the … Read More

Security: Are you in Control?

Chris HunterInternet access, Security

In 2015 the British internet and communications provider Talk Talk suffered one of the biggest security breaches on record in the UK. The financial details of thousands of customers, which included credit card details and bank account numbers, had been taken, all of which could be used to instigate further cyber-crimes. Cyber Attacks on SMEs That such a large household … Read More

Friendly WiFi provider

Chris HunterNews

HM Network and SM-Fi, our Wireless division, are proud to be members of the Friendly WiFi Scheme. https://www.hm-network.com/wi-fi/ This means that we are helping public places, schools, cafe’s, leisure centres and many more places where families or children use WiFi, provide a safe a secure internet experience reducing the risk of internet nasties being seen by young eyes. This scheme … Read More

Connectivity: What could possibly go wrong?

Chris HunterNews

Such is our reliance on the internet for business these days that when we lose connection it can feel like losing a limb. The frustration in the office can be palpable, and it always seems to happen when you need it most. When it comes to connectivity things can go wrong. Clearly the more you pay for your service the … Read More

Trusted Advisors to help YOU

Chris HunterNews

Having worked in this industry for a number of years, and experienced it from both sides, we know annoying it can be go get a cold call from someone trying to landscape your business, translated as “sell you this, that and what about the other”… It led us to create a place where businesses could go to get advice about … Read More