Category Archives: Business

Blueface support the 2017 BOI Startup Awards

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By Neil Doyle on February 20, 2017 in Blueface, Business, Events, Press

The 2017 BOI Startup Awards have kicked off and the Blueface team are delighted to announce our support of the programme. 2017 is the 5th edition of the awards which have seen over 2,500 businesses enter since their establishment across a broad range of categories, from service and export to food, digital and beyond. The […]

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Understanding your business phone system features

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By Kamila Cholko on January 18, 2017 in Business, Communications & VoIP, Technology

Telephones were invented in 1876. They were large, clunky devices capable of transmitting and receiving voice messages over short distances and they changed communications forever. Over the years they’ve become lighter, transportable devices capable of enabling communications over large distances. Their primary role now in the business world is to help you work smarter, not […]

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Future of Sales

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By Brian Martin on December 5, 2016 in Business, Technology

This article originally appeared in The Sunday Business Post: Connected How executives buy products or services for their businesses has changed. It has never been easier to access information, research competing products and purchase them. This access to information has shifted power from the sales person towards the buyer. Does that make the sales position […]

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5 Myths about VoIP debunked

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By Kamila Cholko on November 10, 2016 in Business, Communications & VoIP, Technology

The first VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) call was made in 1974 – back in the ARPANET times. ARPANET was the precursor to today’s Internet, existing as a network of connections on government and educational computers. Using an algorithm called “continuous variable slope delta (CVSD) modulation,” a real-time voice sample was sent using a 16 kbps […]

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Blueface listed in Deloitte Technology Fast 50

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By Neil Doyle on November 9, 2016 in Blueface, Business, Events, Technology

For the fourth time in five years, Blueface has been listed in the Deloitte Technology Fast 50, which was announced on November 4th in the DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton in Dublin. The 2016 edition was the seventeenth of Deloitte’s Fast 50 programme in Ireland, which recognises the contributions of the Irish technology sector. Companies are […]

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Traditional UK Phone Services will cease to exist by 2025. What does this mean for your business?

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By Kamila Cholko on November 8, 2016 in Business, Communications & VoIP, Technology

BT Wholesale have announced that from 2020 you will no longer be able to purchase integrated services digital network (ISDN) and public switched telephone network (PSTN) circuits in the United Kingdom. This is a first step for them to prepare to end their legacy PSTN and ISDN networks and have all of their customers migrated […]

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Track your marketing campaigns with virtual phone numbers and call history

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By Neil Doyle on September 26, 2016 in Business, Technology

Much has been made about the rise of the data-driven marketeer. Metrics and analysis of varying degrees have allowed marketeers to optimise campaigns and drive more return on investment. As the use of digital channels has become increasingly normal, marketing teams and agencies have been gifted the capability to find out exactly which campaigns are […]

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Remote working can reduce the impact of public transport strikes on your business

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By Neil Doyle on September 15, 2016 in Business, Communications & VoIP, Technology

The public transport industrial strikes are upon us again. This time it’s Dublin Bus drivers who have planned three service stoppages over the next few weeks. Each strike will last 48 hours and disrupt up to 400,000 commuters each day in Ireland’s capital. As you may have experienced during the Luas strikes, public transport disruption […]

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5 Tips for Improving Customer Service

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By Kamila Cholko on August 31, 2016 in Business, Communications & VoIP

“Here is a simple but powerful rule: always give people more than what they expect to get.” ~ Nelson Boswell Picture this: you’ve booked a hotel room for the wrong weekend by mistake. Immediately after realising your error, you reach out to the hotel by phoning the number provided on your confirmation. After a short […]

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5 Ways To Be More Productive At Work

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By Kamila Cholko on August 25, 2016 in Business, Communications & VoIP

The best and easiest way to ensure that you are productive at work is to love the job that you are doing. If you enjoy the work you are required to get done, then odds are that you are going to do higher quality work at an efficient pace. On the other hand, if you […]

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