Evolving Remote Work Practices 2024

Evolving Remote Work Practices 2024 4 1Connect Ltd - Bringing IT and Communications Together

Adapting to the New Era: “Evolving Remote Work Practices 2024” Following our previous exploration in “3 Remote Working Lessons,” we delve deeper into the transformation that has reshaped our professional landscapes into 2024. The widespread adoption of remote work, initially a necessity, has now matured into a robust, dynamic approach to work life. This piece, […]

Cost vs. Security: Analysing the Investment in Leased Line Solutions

Cost vs. Security: Analysing the Investment in Leased Line Solutions 5 1Connect Ltd - Bringing IT and Communications Together

“Unlock the potential of secure, reliable connectivity with our latest insights on the cost of leased line security. Discover how investing in dedicated lines safeguards your business, striking the perfect balance between expense and robust defenses against the rise of cyber threats. Dive in to learn whether it’s the right choice for your enterprise.”

5 VoIP Trends to watch in 2023

5 VoIP Trends to Watch in 2023

VoIP technology is continuing to improve and innovate, making a profound impact on communication. Here are 5 VoIP trends to watch in 2023

Which is better: SIP or VoIP?

Which one is better SIP or VoIP

We often hear the question ‘Which one is better? but lets start by saying that these aren’t actually mutually exclusive

5 key benefits of Wi-Fi 6

5 key benefits of wi-fi 6

What is Wi-Fi 6? Simply put, Wi-Fi 6 is the sixth generation of standard Wi-Fi technology. The wireless standards have always been a bit of a mouthful / confusing. Those in the know could impress those that weren’t with a quick referral to “802.11whatever” and that was it, your eyes glazed over. Here’s a quick […]

CommsBusiness acknowledge Placetel Master Agent accomplishment.


commsbusiness.co.uk published an article on September 1st informing their vast readership of 1Connect being appointed as the 1st Master Agent for Placetel. 1CONNECT has announced its appointment as a master agent for Placetel with Webex, an all-in-one collaboration suite for small businesses which launched in the UK in May. Placetel is being used by over […]

Become a Placetel reseller

placetel reseller

Placetel is a collaborative solution incorporating hosted telephony, messaging and video conferencing via Cisco Webex, owned by Cisco and aimed at the SMB client looking to keep staff connected to colleagues and customers. 1Connect are a ‘Master Agent’ for Placetel and are actively recruiting businesses to become a Placetel reseller allowing candidates to add a simple, […]

5 Benefits of Your Clients Switching their Landlines for Hosted VoIP

5 benefits of your clients switching

5 benefits of your clients switching their landlines for Hosted VoIP Vaccines are readily available (in the UK alone over 53,000 people have had at least their first jab) there is finally some hope that the pandemic is drawing to a close and businesses can return to normal operations (or whatever that new routine looks […]

5 Benefits of Unified Communications (UCaaS)

benefits of unified communications

5 Benefits of Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) that Every Business Needs Like SaaS (Software as a Service), the acronym “UCaaS” is industry terminology.  However, when you hear the acronym explained (Unified Communications as a Service), things get much simpler and more attractive. While many businesses may be unaware of the advantages that UCaaS offers, […]

The rapid adoption of IP Telephony and UCaaS solutions.

IP telephony

Market Research company ReporterLinker has recently published their European Hosted IP Telephony and UCaaS Market 2020 report.  The publication confirms that European businesses are rapidly adopting hosted Internet protocol (IP) telephony and unified communications-as-a-service (UCaaS) solutions in order to become more agile and more easily adapt to ever-evolving market conditions. It also states that the COVID-19 pandemic […]

Dedicated Leased Lines – 5 key reasons to invest.


Dedicated Leased Lines? What are they? Put simply a leased line is a dedicated, fixed-bandwidth, symmetric data connection. It is the fastest, most secure and most reliable data connection option available to businesses today.  It is a dedicated telecommunications circuit from your business to the carriers’ or the providers’ network in exchange for a monthly […]

What is SIP?


Understanding the SIP definition involves knowing how the technology can benefit your enterprise business. As it turns out, SIP trunking is all about ensuring everyone can share ideas, collaborate, and communicate with minimum hassle. Session initiation protocol (SIP) is the technology and the standard that empowers voice over internet protocol (VoIP) — VoIP being the […]

What is a Softphone?

what is a softphone

What is a Softphone?Definition, 12 Best Features, Benefits & More Anyone who has spent time looking into a business phone service has probably heard of a softphone. Chances are you’ve already asked yourself, what is a softphone? How does it differ from regular IP phones? And do you really need one? Keep reading for the answers to […]

Transforming your business

Transforming your business 8 1Connect Ltd - Bringing IT and Communications Together

Transforming your business through new ways of working Being future-ready means evolving your digital workplace and enabling ways of working that get the most out of your teams. 1Connect Call2Teams featuring Microsoft Teams Direct Routing has all the features and capabilities to give you peace of mind that the next step on your Unified Communications […]

75M daily unique active MS Teams users

75M daily unique active MS Teams users 10 1Connect Ltd - Bringing IT and Communications Together

Call2Teams is a cost-effective alternative to Microsoft Calling Plans Throughout the world MS Teams is continuing to make its mark as the leading chat-based collaboration platform. The service comes complete with document sharing, online meetings, and many more extremely useful features for business communications. The uptake in the use of MS Teams has exploded amid […]

Cloud vs Landline

cloud vs landline

Setup costs, running costs, scalability, features included, ease of setup and ongoing management, hardware required, flexibility and disaster recovery. These are just some of the key considerations you must take in to account when comparing a Cloud telephony solution against traditional, legacy based telephone systems. When Cloud technology first burst on to the scene there […]

Microsoft Teams Integrated calling made easy.

Microsoft Teams Integration

Throughout the world Microsoft Teams is making its mark as chat-based collaboration platform complete with document sharing, online meetings, and many more extremely useful features for business communications. The uptake in the use of Microsoft Teams has exploded amid the Coronavirus pandemic as 12 million users have been added daily. Business is finding that having […]

Who is 1Connect?

who is 1Connect

Who is 1Connect? you might have known us as Square 1 Products For over 30 years we have been providing hardware supply, technical support, site surveys and first class customer service to 1000’s of IT Resellers. Today as 1Connect we’re now enabling IT Resellers to extend their product portfolio by offering Industry leading Hosted Telephony […]

Remote Working Tip #2

Shared Collaborative Documents

There’s no ‘watercooler moments’ at home but you can use team based applications for sharing documents like Bria Enterprise, Microsoft Teams, Zoom and Dropbox Business to keep everyone feeling involved. For more information about team collaboration visit our Communications section HERE

5 reasons why your business needs Hosted Telephony

5 reasons why your business needs hosted telephony

Today’s workforce is more dispersed. It demands flexibility, grows unpredictably and expects advanced communication features like conferencing or caller ID to be intuitive, and come as standard.Traditional analogue business phone systems are ill equipped to meet the new demands of today’s workforce – which is one reason why more companies are switching to VoIP hosted […]


Hyper Connectivity with 1Connect leased line technology

Business Agility, the ability of an organisation to respond quickly to changing demands, to be nimble and dexterous when it comes to resolving customer queries, may not seem at first to be one of the key outcomes being sought when an organisation implements a hosted telephony VoIP  solution. However, along with the opportunity reduce costs, increase value, integrate communications, […]

MIST Contact Tracing

MIST contact tracing showing business conference

reducing the risk of Covid-19 in the workplace The Covid-19 threat has exposed a number of unforeseen threats to the enterprise’s other invaluable assets, including people and processes. MIST is a leading edge Wi-Fi system that provides contact tracing capabilities via A.I. and patented low energy Bluetooth Technology, and provides a unique and powerful solution […]

Better Patient Experiences with AI-driven wireless

better patient experiences with MIST technology

Mist is the first vendor to use Artificial Intelligence to make Wi-Fi predictable, reliable, and measurable. Setup is easy, with automated operations that let you focus on clinical operations and patient care instead of troubleshooting. WI-FI IS PREDICTABLE, RELIABLE AND MEASURABLE Set, monitor and enforce customized service levels for doctors, nurses, and patients such as […]

The Time Is Now

GBVS Mailshot image "the Time is NOW"

Time and money is running out. The original budget of £67 Million allocated by the Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme is down to it’s last £10 Million due to the popularity of the scheme and when it’s gone, it’s gone. Contact 1Connect today and speak with our professionals to see if your business qualifies before it’s […]

The Benefits of Adopting Cloud Telephony

London red telephone box static next to timelapse blurred lights at night

Cloud telephony solutions are increasingly becoming a very popular phone solution for many businesses from SME’s to international conglomerates. Many people know that cloud-based solutions are used for storing data and files but it can also have the capabilities to call and receive phone calls and texts. Cloud technology makes the running and maintenance of […]

Why aren’t you using cloud storage?

view of the earth from space showing connecting lines of communication

Over the past few years cloud storage has quickly rose in popularity as a way of storing anything you could possibly want to store in terms of data. In the next couple of years, the growth of cloud storage is meant to persist, with growth speeding up in the near future until cloud storage becomes […]