How to check your internet speed

There are many reasons you might want to check your internet speed. One of those could be to see if you are getting the speeds your provider guarantees. Other reasons include diagnosing problems with your connection, or testing if you connection is enough to handle your day to day activities. Whatever your reason might be, […]

What is a Contended Line? 

When browsing for new broadband for your business you will likely come across the words ‘contended’ and ‘uncontended’, but what do these mean? Understanding these is important and is something your provider should explain to you. There is nothing worse than having misguided expectations leading to disappointment.  Contention and contention ratios are very often overlooked by […]

How to get the most out of your broadband speed 

You will almost never reach your maximum advertised broadband speed on a contended line. This is why providers usually offer guaranteed minimum speeds, which on Gigabit connections can reach 200Mbps and even more.   But what if you are not even getting your guaranteed speed? In some cases this might be the fault of the supplier […]

WHY YOUR INTERNET MIGHT BE SLOW AND HOW TO FIX IT

Are your conference calls jittery? Websites take forever to load? Instead of watching a video you find yourself staring at the buffering animation until you’re on the verge of insanity? Slow internet is no fun, and it can be a real productivity killer. There are various reason why you may suddenly have slow internet. Not […]

5 Reasons to Choose SoGEA Broadband

Standard Broadband is gradually being phased out in the UK. Leaving you with SoGEA Broadband and Full-Fibre as the 2 main options going forward. However, Full-Fibre coverage is still currently quite poor around most parts of the UK. Meaning SoGEA will likely be your best option. Here’s why you should go ahead and choose SoGEA […]

5 Productivity Tools we use and Why

Being productive consistently is tough. One day work is going smoothly and you feel like anything is possible, only for the next to be mediocre at best. Do you find yourself stuck in an endless loop of procrastination often? Skipping from one YouTube video to the next or scrolling endlessly through your Facebook timeline? Don’t […]

Remote Work: 5 Ways to make it Effective

Business owners during the last 2 years, likely had to adapt to some or majority of their workforce working remotely. Like anything, remote work has its benefits and drawbacks. Just last month (in December 2021) more than 32% of people reported working from home at some point within the last 7 days. Naturally some business […]

Donating your Devices: 2 Steps to do it responsibly

Planning to donate some of your devices this Christmas? Many charities encourage people to donate older laptops, tablets or other devices. This is a great way to get devices in the hands of those unable to get hold of one. Though, you should ensure your data is erased before donating your devices. Make sure devices […]

Webcam flickering in Teams? Find out how to fix it

You’ve just bought a new Webcam. You plug it in for your next Teams meeting and to your dismay the webcam is flickering incessantly. The good news is, your camera is likely not to blame and is perfectly fine. In this blog we will explain exactly what your problem is and provide you with a […]

How to set a distinct ringtone from device to device on Yealink phones

If you want to be able to tell whether a call is internal or external, or you want to differentiate between one person or another, you can set a different ringtone according to the number that has dialled you – with the default ringtone being left for external calls. To get custom ring tones for […]