Why an effective, reliable business Wi-Fi is so vital
In an age of constant meetings, high end visits and hot desking, wireless technology has never been so important to business efficiency. At work we expect to be able to access the web using a wireless network, whether to check emails, resolve a customer issue or to post on social media.
Having a fully functional wireless solution improves employee functionality – it allows your employees to connect to your network from anywhere within your building, whatever desk they are at. There is nothing more frustrating than returning to a particular desk just in order to print a document or update a customer. Meetings and presentations become so much smoother with an effective W-Fi – we no longer live in a world where we need to untangle meeting room cables to ensure network connectivity and besides, doing this looks so archaic in front of your customers.
The best way to ensure your wireless signal is working to its optimum is to get it surveyed by a specialist. This ensures you identify issues such as blind spots, channel interference, funnelling or a lack of resilience on your network.
Wired Networks were once the gold standard of network connectivity, but times have changed. With Wi-Fi Access Points now capable of excellent high speeds and with more users per access point increasing, Wi-Fi is the future. Wi-Fi also reduces the costs of rewiring and moving hardware if you need to create space for a starter or even new department.
It is now cheaper to purchase Wi-Fi access points than it is to purchase office standard trunking, so the biggest question of all now becomes, why wouldn’t you want a fully functional wireless solution? Look around your business, how many smart phones do you see? How many tablets are there? What about wireless scanning devices? All of these devices will work via Wi-Fi, however not all of them will work using your wired network connections.
With technology it is imperative to stay ahead of the game, so don’t get left behind. If your current wireless technology is outdated, we would love to speak with you about the ways we can help your business.
What is GDPR?
Are you complaint?
The new regulation expands on the current privacy protections and includes new requirements for companies that handle personal data originating in the EU. This means companies who were previously compliant with the Data Protection Directive may not be compliant with the GDPR.
UK organisations handling personal data will still need to comply with the GDPR, regardless of Brexit. The GDPR will come into force before the UK leaves the European Union, and the government has confirmed that the Regulation will apply, a position that has been confirmed by the Information Commissioner.
There are a number of key changes from the current laws, to the new GDPR.
- Right To Be Forgotten
The requirement for an organisation to completely delete data on an individual at request.
- Removal of Data
Data must be deleted if it’s no longer required or if the data is no longer used for the purpose it was intended for.
Individuals are able to sue for non-compliance.
Consent must be clearly obtained if you wish to hold personal data.
Business must report any breaches to the ICO within 72 hours of the breach occurring. From 25th May 2018, failure to notify within the time frame may result in financial penalties, as detailed below.
What Data Does GDPR Cover?
The new GDPR regulations cover personal data on an individual.
Personal Address, Contact Names and Numbers, Email Address, Racial & Ethnic Origin, Political Option, Religious Beliefs, Sexual Orientation, Physical or Mental Health Information, Registration to Trade Unions, Criminal Record
What Should You Be Doing?
- Appoint a data protection officer – Appoint someone within your business who will take ownership of data protection and ensure you are GDPR compliant.
- Review the data you store – Review any of the personal data you hold and where it’s stored. Create an inventory, and review any security processes around this.
- Consult an expert – If, as a business, you feel you don’t have the expertise in-house to confidently and accurately ensure all your data meets the GDPR regulations, consult a data protection and security expert who can review this and make recommendations on your behalf. Focus Group have consultants who can help with this.
- Create a plan – Once you have identified all the data you hold and any possible vulnerabilities in how it’s stored, create a plan to get these resolved. Focus on high risk issues first. The changes could include rolling out new internal processes, training staff, new legal contracts or changes to IT setups to protect the data.
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Why is this happening?
ISDN is a declining technology, BT intend to phase it out as soon as possible…
Meaning many businesses will need to move to next generation technology, such as SIP Trunks or Hosted Telephony. Both are flexible, cost effective solutions and alternatives to ISDN. RTF Networks can help you make the right decision for your business and the upcoming changes it will face.
What are your options?
Move your Telephone System
to the Cloud:
- Save money on all call costs and line rental
- Disaster Recovery
- Manage everything from a Web Based Portal
- Call Queuing
- Manage your own calls and resilience
- Out of Hours Technical Support
Direct replacement for your
- Save money on call costs and line rental
- No limitation on channels
- Built-in business continuity
- Compatible with Skype for Business
- Out of Hours Technical Support
Our approach is clear. We offer the highest standard of customer service and product expertise…
RTF Mobile will provide you:
- A dedicated Mobile Account Manager
- Bespoke packages and pricing that deliver maximum value
- Independent and impartial advice based entirely on your business needs
- Technical Support
- Full Analysis of your current mobile usage and spend
- Full Support with handset and network changeover
- Annual upgrade options
- Regular tariff reviews
High Levels of Accreditation with the following providers:
- Apple iPhone Accredited
- Vodafone Platinum Partner
- O2 Approved Partner
- Orange/EE Select Partner
- Data Select Partner
RTF Mobile offers a wide range of products and services that will cover all businesses’ requirements. We can source and supply the very latest equipment covered by the best warranties available. Understanding our products, and your business is an essential part to the services we provide you.
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RTF Networks is proud to support national and local charitable and community causes.
We actively demonstrate our commitment through taking part and hosting fundraising events and activities, and with gifts in kind.
In previous years, we have raised monies for MacMillan, MS and Dementia, and sponsored Splash Paws, a Canine Hydrotherapy and Rehabilitation centre.
This year and moving forward RTF Networks are proud to announce that we will be supporting Young Minds Charity – The voice for young people’s mental health and wellbeing.
This cause has a special place in a lot of RTF Networks employee’s hearts. We are very much looking forward to not only raising money for such an amazing cause but also to raise awareness of the effects Mental Health has on young people’s lives, and how easy it is for it to go unnoticed. We want to help these amazing young children on the road to recovery and help put a stop to them suffering in silence.
Finding competitive Energy tariffs can be a time consuming and stressful task it can be difficult to know where to start!
Let us take those stresses away from you…
By looking at your current energy consumption, we can provide you a accurate like-for-like cost comparison and highlight key areas where you can reduce your Energy costs.
We will do the hard work for you…
Just give us a call on 01622 238 448 or email email@example.com
- Dealing with suppliers on your behalf
- Group energy tenders
- Multi-site services
- Tariffs available from over 20 suppliers
- Fixed price terms from one to five years
- ‘Green Energy’ contracts
- AMR & Smart metering services
- Free unbiased advice and recommendations
Working with our sister company, Focus Energy, we can fix your energy prices up to 2022 with a guaranteed ‘no price increase’.
With crowds of more than 2,200 a game, and with thousands of visitors a month – advertising with Maidstone United is a smart investment.
Maidstone United have highly sought out advertising boards around the pitch and perimeter fence giving businesses great exposure! An estimated 180,000 are expected to visit the Gallagher Stadium over the course of the season, with this expected to grow with the opening of the new north stand this year.
RTF wanted to focus our efforts on local businesses this year and this advertising option has allowed us to do that, we have a great working relationship with Maidstone United and have made some great business contacts through our advertising so far.
RTF to Attend the GrowKent 2017 Expo
For the last 2 years RTF have been working with Kent B2B attending lots of Exhibitions locally in the Kent area.
Our aim was to get our name and branding out to all the local businesses within the Kent region.
We covered most of the kent area, attending exhibitions in Ashford, Biggin Hill,