IDT Edit Issue #2 August 2020

Updated: Aug 13


IDT Comms

As you may know IDT have been providing telecommunications services for a while now, due to customer requests and demand and as a result we have decided to launch IDT Comms which will be coming very soon!

IDT Comms will remain as part of the existing IDT company so you will not feel any difference, except for great improvements in the way we operate by providing a lot of additional new Communications solutions and offers! There will also be some changes to our website and communications of our offerings.

As you are the first to know please keep an eye for some exciting new promotions coming your way very soon!

Did you know:

IDT have over 25 years of combined experience in the Telecommunications industry!

That’s right, we have a wealth of telecommunications experience between us and IDT is proud to be an Ofcom registered company. It made sense for us to provide additional complementary, and much needed new services to further grow our portfolio and expand on both the range of solutions we provide, but also the quality of our portfolio.

IDT is partnering with Gamma!



“I’m delighted to have established a new strategic partnership with Gamma, one of Europe’s leading providers of Unified Communications. This will enable us to further leverage our comprehensive telecoms portfolio for our clients.

The support we will receive in addition to the training for our team is pivotal to the success of our business in this sector. We consider that our investment with Gamma will result in real cost effective and streamlined solutions for our clients.

We strive to deliver excellence across our entire company and our partnership with Gamma will help to strengthen this division for IDT as a business.”

Colin Hepplestone

Managing Director



Unified communications have now become the new essentials!

We are excited to announce that we have partnered with Gamma to be able to provide you newer and exciting integrated services from voice, mobile, video conferencing, instant messaging, email, SMS and further connectivity solutions.

The new partnership with Gamma allows IDT to offer a vast array of integrated services from voice, mobile, video conferencing, instant messaging, email, SMS and further connectivity solutions. Through this channel we are able to offer you improved services and customisable approaches for tailored services suited to your business needs.

Through this channel we are able to offer you improved services and customisable approaches for tailored services suited to your business needs. This provides the flexibility you need to drive company productivity, performance and the scalability to secure your future.

By providing services for Voice, mobile and connectivity products. IDT Comms will also allow you, the client to benefit from a business-only network with preferential rates. Built from the ground up, the network enables us to deliver services efficiently, whilst offering high levels of automation and a governance structure that provides outstanding platform security and service continuity features.

With over 49 per cent of the UK workforce now working from home, according to the Office for National Statistics (April 2020), employees are demanding new ways of doing business. Zoom and Microsoft Teams, are now household names and with newer innovations and technology we ensure we are always at the forefront of any latest developments.

Gamma has more than six million business users in the UK alone. This allows IDT Comms to underpin this huge shift in how we work, providing tools and services that are keeping the economy running and communicating during unprecedented times!



The demise of ISDN and the future impact on your business!


Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN) is fast becoming a technology of the past with the service set to be phased out completely by 2025 and replaced by Session Initiation Protocol (SIP), an Internet Protocol (IP) based service delivered over broadband and/or leased live circuits. The 1980’s ISDN will be no longer available from this year 2020. So how will this affect your business?

We are no longer in the 1980’s era where the world wide web was just being invented and the mobile analogue telephony was just finding its way to the market and any urgent documents that needed to be sent were done by fax only.


There have been many changes in the business world since the launch of ISDN:

  • Remote and flexible working, have exploded more recently and is set to increase

  • Many employees use both mobile and fixed line telephony services during the workday which was not the case before

  • Now there is huge increase and focus on service, efficiency, business continuity and disaster recovery

  • IP-based services are commonly used by many organisations and those in the know are acting fast

In many ways, using ISDN is like driving an old classic car. The classic car represented the latest technology at the time when it was launched. These days it’s not as efficient as its modern counterparts. The cost to keep the old model running is much higher than a modern alternative therefore, reliability is of great concern and issues can take days to resolve. Although it is a classic, sticking with the old model will no longer meet your basic requirements as technology advances and speeds improve. So, don’t be left behind!


Why drive an old standard classic car when you can upgrade to a new sports model that is custom built to fit your needs!


ISDN is in the past, be present and plan your future!!


  1. ISDN lacks the agility needed to meet the requirements of today’s fast-moving consumers.

  2. The management of multiple offices can be time consuming, costly and maintaining consistency of service across offices is often difficult.

  3. It is often expensive and slow to scale up.

  4. It is often a requirement to provide substantial capex investment for ISDN-based telephony systems.

  5. Disaster Recovery is slow.

  6. It is very limited in that it cannot be combined with modern technologies like Ethernet to enhance voice services.


Next generation technology SIP trunking is fast becoming the ISDN replacement solution of choice, as it can bring many benefits to your business, including:


  • Superior service features for greater efficiency gains

  • Increased flexibility to meet the changing needs of your workforce

  • Enhanced scalability to help drive business growth

  • Value-Added quality of service for customers

  • Fast deployment

  • Retain your existing number

  • Enables hosted call recording functionality

  • Incredibly robust and resilient with built-in disaster recovery provisions

  • Reduced cost with significant savings to be made on call costs and line rental

  • Increased visibility of performance metrics to improve productivity and overall business performance

  • Technologies like SIP trunking offer a more flexible, cost-effective telecoms solution for your organisation to help you achieve your business goals.


That is why it’s time to add ISDN replacement to your business agenda!


Takeaways:

  • Carry out an audit of your telecoms system – when was the last time you looked to upgrade?

  • Find out how much your ISDN lines and on-site PBX system is costing you – how much could you save?

  • How resilient is your existing telecoms provision – how much could downtime cost your business?

As proud partners of Gamma we are pleased to be able to provide a special offer which is based on the demand-led Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme (GBVS).

A government initiative to help businesses and homes gain access to a 1Gbps capable ISP connection, where applicants are offered up to £2,500 to help businesses and homes gain access to a 1Gbps capable broadband connection including homes which are limited to £500.

If you would like more information, please click here and complete the form

New Baby Announcement


We are delighted to announce the new arrival of baby Andrei!


Congratulations to Eliza and Catalin Primicheru for welcoming a beautiful baby boy Andrei who was born on Saturday 1st August 2020 at 7:35 AM, weighing a healthy 7.38lb.


Both mother and baby are doing well. We wish Eliza and her family the very best during this joyous moment!

IDT Academy


SECURITY AWARENESS TRAINING


Cybercriminals target end users it is the best way for them to infiltrate your company!

Therefore, ongoing cybersecurity education and training for end users is a MUST for businesses to stay secure.


What is security awareness training?

Security awareness training is an education process that teaches employees about cybersecurity, IT best practices, and even regulatory compliance.


A comprehensive security awareness program for employees should train them on a variety of courses ranging from, understanding cybersecurity; Phishing awareness; Understanding Malware; Physical Security; Email Security; Ransomware and Cybercrime; Working safely and securely; password security and many more…


These may include how to avoid phishing and other types of social engineering cyberattacks, spot potential malware behaviours, report possible security threats, follow company policies and best practices, and adhere to any applicable data privacy and compliance regulations (GDPR, PCI DSS, HIPAA, etc.)

Did you know

90% of successful network breaches were caused by user error


Why do we need security awareness training?

Although businesses may feel their employees wouldn’t be fooled by something like a phishing scam, cybercriminals still use this attack method because it continues to be successful. In fact, it was revealed that 93% of successful security breaches start with phishing.


With regular training for employees that includes phishing simulations, courses on best practices, and data protection and compliance training, businesses can significantly reduce risk, decrease infections and related help desk costs, protect their reputation by experiencing fewer breaches, and secure their overall cybersecurity investment.

If you would like more information, please click here and complete the form

If you would like to get in touch please email info@idtsupport.com or call us on 01925 363 600.

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