August 12, 2010 10:38 am |
Unified Message Service
A unified message service enables all inbound communication to be accessed from one designated point, for example via the internet or email service. The single interface can be accessed through different devices allowing several messages to be accessed by different staff members. It means that messages sent to voicemail, fax machine or text message can be directed to and picked up straight from an email inbox or designated internet point.
Benefits of Unified Message Services
Unified Message Service – Reduced Costs
There is no longer a need to buy expensive machinery such as fax machines as all messages can be picked up through one email inbox. It also saves on maintenance costs due to the requirement for fewer servers.
Unified Message Service – Improved Time Management
It is not necessary to take messages from several inboxes or equipment which can be time consuming. A lack of time can lead people to miss important messages or incorrectly relay information.
Unified Message Service – Shared Messages
Staff members can access one inbox simultaneously, meaning work load can be shared and organised more efficiently.
Unified Message Service – Improves Efficiency
Messages can be dealt with and responded to quickly without a back log of different formats.
Unified Message Service – Remote Workers
Messages can be picked up from several devices, meaning that even if you are out of the office you will not miss important information. It is also a way of keeping in touch with your clients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, improving customer service.
Unified Message Service – Improve Organisation
Messages will be formatted in time and date order allowing a more organised and productive way of working.
To improve your business communication needs choose an (08) number from 08 Direct. We have a wide range of numbers available, all non geographic, including freephone numbers, 03 number, 07 number and 08 numbers.
August 11, 2010 5:53 pm |
How businesses can go green with 08 Direct – save time, save money and save the environment!!
Small changes can make big differences in terms of saving money and improving your bottom line. Going green and considering the environment not only improves company image but can cut costs.
UK Businesses Dispense with Around 5 Million Tonnes of Paper Every Year.
Landfills in the UK are over-subscribed and prices are rising in a bid to discourage their use. Here’s how businesses can go green with 08 Direct.
Free Fax Number to Email
By using a free fax number to email provided by 08 Direct your business can go green by cutting out the need for expensive equipment and the need for faxes to be printed on paper. Fax messages are sent direct to your designated email inbox, providing security, efficiency and saving your business money.
Non Geographical Number
Non geographical numbers are numbers for life, being portable to any landline or mobile. Businesses can go green by reducing the need for stationery orders, as there will never be a need to order stationery due to changes in contact information.
Office Equipment Accounts for 15% of Energy Use and is on the Increase
How businesses can go green is by looking at current office equipment which is a big culprit in terms of energy use for several reasons. One of the main forms of wasted energy is equipment being left on standby. Ask yourself, who turns your printer off on a night? Is your fax machine left on standby? Are power adaptors left plugged in? By turning equipment off your business can save money and help the environment.
Electrical equipment can also give off a lot of heat, leading office workers to use air conditioning to control the temperature of the working environment. This is a real example of how energy costs can rocket and spiral, one usage influencing another.
How Businesses Can Go Green and Lower Electrical Usage with 08 Direct
Hosted Telephony Solutions
All our services run on a hosted network which means there is no need for expensive telephone equipment or in-house support. Setup and installation are free and can be up and running within 24 hours.
Road Transport is Responsible for more than 75% of Carbon Monoxide Emissions in the UK.
How Businesses can Go Green and Lower Carbon Monoxide with 08 Direct
Businesses can go green by having calls forwarded through 08 Direct, meaning staff members who need to commute to the office could work from home, saving on traffic costs. Calls can be forwarded to landline and mobile numbers.
Do you need a face to face meeting or can you gain the same results through a conference call. Businesses can go green by negating the need for travel to various sites, saving on carbon emissions.
How Businesses Can Go Green – Some Tips from 08 Direct
Turn off lights when you are not in a room. Investing in motion sensor lights can bring large savings.
Recycle – If you need to print make sure you have a designated paper recycling bin or provided container.
Invest in a scheme which allows your staff members to car share or provide bicycles so if they are able to they can cycle to work.
Don’t leave electrical equipment on standby.
Unplug adaptors and chargers.
Open windows instead of using air conditioning.