• We talk about VoIP a lot, but some of you may wonder what’s so good about it. Here are our 3 favourite VoIP features that you can take advantage of with a package from Roda!

        1. Unique Voice Menus

        Many VoIP providers offer a tailored voice menu to customers, however many of them charge for this. At Roda, this is included in our support packages. You can design a system that works for you and direct calls to exactly where they need to be.

      • In one of our recent blog posts, we gave you an introduction to rugged devices. Here are some rugged device features that you can find across a range of handsets and manufacturers. We’re going to go through a few of the options available to you, should you need something that offers more resistance and durability in your business.

      • Does your business have field workers?

        Are they often out and about, facing harsh or unpredictable environments?

        Are you fed up with replacing devices or paying for repairs?

        Modern smartphone devices usually have edge-to-edge screens as part of their sleek design. This can make them impractical and expensive to repair or replace. Plus, for workers out in the field, carrying an impractical device can lead to it simply not being used. Therefore, rugged devices are becoming increasingly popular among businesses.

      • The Samsung Unpacked event took place on 11th February. They had some incredible announcements to make and we’ve summed them up for you right here…

        Galaxy S20, S20+ and S20 Ultra

        These handsets have been designed around the camera. This is such an essential part of many people’s day to day life now. From sharing pictures of trips with friends to video calling loved ones. The camera features include:

      • Here, we discuss 3 benefits of business broadband that could be available to you… For example, you can opt for a more advanced firewall and you’ll also receive a better level of service.

        1. Service

        With business broadband, you can often expect to receive higher levels of service than you can with standard home packages. At Roda, this means that you have a dedicated support team on hand during our office hours, to assist you with any issues that you might have. For example, if you should experience any downtime, we will be able to work towards getting your broadband back up and running.

      • What is a Leased Line?

        Too often, businesses suffer at the hands of unreliable broadband connections. This can cost them time, money and productivity.

        A leased line gives your business a dedicated internet connection. Your connection with a leased line will therefore be more reliable. Plus, your whole team will be able to undertake a multitude of tasks seamlessly.

      • When Windows 7 was released in 2009, Microsoft committed to providing 10 years of product support.

        Windows 7 will go end-of-life on 14th January 2020. This means that technical assistance and software updates will no longer be available. You will still be able to use your computer without updating the software. However, you will be at a higher risk of security breaches and threats.

      • We’ve been talking about 5G for a while now. Though its launch is still being eagerly awaited in many cities, it is up and running in others. Cities including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Cardiff, Belfast and Edinburgh have already been connected on some networks. With 5G being rolled out across the busiest cities in the UK, now is a good a time as any to make sure you’re ready for it.

      • In our previous post, we gave you an overview of the ISDN switch-off. Anyone in the UK who uses a traditional telephone line currently, or has their broadband via the old copper lines, will be affected when this service is ceased in 2025.

        Although it sounds like it’s just another job to add to your ever-growing to-do list, this could be really beneficial for your business…

      • Openreach is in the process of preparing for the withdrawal of the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN). This is also known as the ‘ISDN switch-off’. The current telephone network will not be supported past the end of 2025.

        By the end of 2025, all voice services will have to run on top of a broadband connection. Landlines are being used less and less, yet it remains costly to maintain the traditional copper phone network.