VoIP and your data: How T4COM can guarantee the safety of your data during the COVID19 crisis.
Cloud-based technology has boomed in recent years, and with it a whole new appreciation for our data security. It’s no secret that legislation has struggled to keep up with the ever shifting sands that is our data security. But why is it that we keep hearing about data-breaches, GDPR non-compliance and losing control of our data? Surely it’s not that serious, right? With the recent COVID19 outbreak, remote working has suddenly become the new normal. However, with the drastically short timeline of the lockdown, many businesses simply were not prepared for what that entailed. Scrambling to keep up with new demands on their workforce, keeping staff connected became a focal point for business owners.
Fast and free – the perfect deal, right?
You’re in the midst of a pandemic. All of your staff are now relying on the ability to work at home meaning your workforce is scattered. Worse still, the economy is struggling – you know that just from looking at your balance sheet alone. How do you ensure business continuity, for minimal cost and maximum connectivity? Rapid timelines and the overall confusion of the lockdown have rendered many business owners at a loss. Then, a seemingly brilliant light at the end of the tunnel in the form of a free-to-use software appeared. Users flocked en masse to sign up without consideration for the actual cost.
When the security breaches and privacy issues surrounding softwares like Zoom and Houseparty were revealed, many were surprised at just how insidious they were. Even business accounts and paying customers were being failed when it came to security. Suddenly it became all too apparent why they weren’t a cheap and convenient alternative to subscription services. You’re getting what you pay for.
If it looks too good to be true, is it too good to be true?
“So what if someone ‘Zoom-bombs’ my call? It’s a nuisance, but it’s hardly a security breach”. That wasn’t the worst of it. With sophisticated methods that enabled hackers to log all of your account passwords, or to take control of your computer: The lack of security is a very real and serious problem. Remember when the Zoom app was sending data from your phone to Facebook for marketing purposes? Zoom retroactively changed their policies after it was discovered. Whilst they may seem like the most cost-effective option, these services can lose you much more than money. From passwords, to bank accounts, personal information, and business critical documents. Software with lax security has the potential to share this information with anyone looking to find it. The right to privacy is a fundamental human right. You wouldn’t give this right up to a stranger on the street, so why give it away so easily online?
Okay, but isn’t T4COM offering a similar service?
While we offer a Voice Over IP (VoIP) telephony service, we are vastly different in many ways. First of all, we take your data security incredibly seriously. We would never share or sell your information to another business. We strive to ensure that your data is just that: yours. As well as end to end encryption on video conferencing, there’s no need for on site data storage. All of your information is held in secure, off site data banks. Better still, we will manage everything ourselves, meaning that you have only one point of contact. No need for your information to be bounced around the houses. We demand the highest standard of security, and only expect the same demand for our clients.
High standards aren’t just demanded in terms of security. There are many features with our service that can keep your business running smoothly through these uncertain times. We know how difficult it is out there, so we make your telephony as simple and cost-effective as possible.
But what about the cost? From what you’ve said, cheap isn’t always best.
One of things that we pride ourselves on is that our costs are always competitive. Firstly, there is zero capital expenditure. We don’t charge you for a set-up fee, and you’ll be set up in 24 hours. All without paying a thing! With one monthly subscription that covers everything – including setup – you’re already ahead of the game. Add to that the fact that we deal with all questions and enquiries centrally, you’re not paying multiple providers. You’re paying just for us – we can handle the rest. Another price saver is that with VoIP telephony, you’re not covering the cost to maintain phone lines. Engineers, cables, upkeep; all of that is incorporated into your telephone bill. When you cut out the physical line you cut out the physical costs. You get one monthly bill that encompasses all of our services. No add ons, no hidden fees, and no unexpected costs. Better still, we believe that we can save you up to 50% on your current telephony bills. Pretty nifty, eh? And that’s just the start.
As well as reliable and dependable secure service, the T4com plan can offer you…
- Portability: log on to any computer, smartphone or tablet from anywhere in the world and have instant access. Phone calls can follow you wherever you go, and as long as you have internet access, your customers can access you.
- Scalability: we will grow with you. Whether it’s five phone lines, or fifty – as you grow so will we.
- Fully managed: as we deal with everything, you’ll only ever need to call us. No need to call or wait on other providers if you have a question. We can sort it for you.
- Disaster recovery: Office is closed due to flood, or national lockdown keeping you at home? Not a problem. Your calls can automatically be re-routed to a different location. No fuss, no mess, and no wet shoes.
- Auto call handling: whether you’re in your office, the home office, or the doctor’s office. Our automated call handling maintains that level of professionalism wherever you need to take the call. From call groups, to a menu of options – you can ensure your calls go to who they’re supposed to.
And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Honestly, we could keep talking for days about how brilliant we are, but we’d rather you found out for yourself! We offer 15 minute free and no obligation surgeries to see how we can help. We’re not going to give you the hard sell, and we’re not going to email you incessantly. We just think that your business deserves the best. You can book yours via our online booking form here: https://www.t4com.co.uk/contact-t4com/. Alternatively, call us on 01252 364 384, and let us know how we can change your telephony today.