environment

All posts tagged environment

john-arano-LzxsSWAVMYs-unsplash-scaled-e1580463534483.jpg

Teleconferences cut traffic: Could we have avoided one of the worst nights on Manchester’s roads?

Reducing traffic is on most people’s agenda. Teleconferences cut traffic, so anyone who’s in favour of fewer cars on the roads should consider using them more. For some it’s about the impact of air pollution on health. There’s also the pressing concern of greenhouse gases accelerating climate change. With Extinction Rebellion hosting demonstrations, celebrities and royals lambasted for flying, and Greta Thunberg sailing across the Atlantic, we all know reducing transport – particularly in private vehicles – is a good idea. Many of us would also simply enjoy a shorter commute, or not planning our day around avoiding rush hour.

Last Wednesday 29th January has been described as one of the busiest nights of the year around Manchester, and people were advised to leave their cars at home. This might seem a little surprising. Not the Christmas rush? Not the day we all return to work and school, bleary of eye and slow of reaction, clogging up the roads as we crawl somewhat unwillingly back after those wonderful weeks off?

Read more »
GabiTeleconferences cut traffic: Could we have avoided one of the worst nights on Manchester’s roads?
jamie-street-d6kTMGXV6E-unsplash-scaled-e1583235494821.jpg

5 reasons to make more conference calls in 2020

New years have always brought resolutions. But often, we resolve not to do something. Or at least to cut back on certain habits or penchants. Instead, we propose taking a more positive outlook. We’re thinking about one great practice which you should aim to do more of in the coming year, rather than curtailing yourself. We’re talking, of course, of conference calling. There are so many amazing benefits to holding conference calls, and so many different ways of using them. Picking just five reasons to conference call more in 2020 is a tricky feat, but these are our biggest and best reasons to feed your teleconferencing habit.

Read more »
Gabi5 reasons to make more conference calls in 2020
Screen-Shot-2019-05-24-at-09.05.44-e1558685174789.png

Extinction Rebellion: Crisis identified, solutions ignored?

Over the past couple of months, we have surely all heard of the movement which has recently surged up like the mammoth tidal waves it warns about. Extinction Rebellion is a group which is refusing to let us ignore the environmental crisis at hand. Through often headline-grabbing and city-shutting protests, they have certainly helped to amplify the cry for serious attention and change. But few amongst us could claim not to have known about the crisis Extinction Rebellion is so desperately urging us to address. So what makes Extinction Rebellion so distinctive? And what could we be doing to avert the impending doom which our environmental irresponsibility spells?

Read more »
GabiExtinction Rebellion: Crisis identified, solutions ignored?
lim-changwon-1461.jpg

Cloud contact centres

Cloud contact centres allow you to save time and money on finding the people and technology required for a call centre. Instead, your contact centre is cloud-based, meaning that people from anywhere in the world can be answering your calls at any given time, without them having to be in your office. Instead of building up your own contact centre, you can focus on your core business.

Read more »
GabiCloud contact centres
MANCHESTER-WINS-£10M_preview.jpeg

Manchester wins £10m for the Internet of Things

Manchester has recently triumphed over 22 entries across 34 cities, winning a government-backed competition with a prize of a £10m government grant to become a world leader in smart-city technology. Innovate UK’s Internet of Things competition aimed to find the best proposal for using smart technology to improve the public service’s within a city. The winner, Manchester’s CityVerve Project, has great plans for the £10m fund, which will propel the UK to the forefront of adoption of Internet of Things technology around the world, hopefully inspiring other cities to follow its lead.

Read more »
GabiManchester wins £10m for the Internet of Things
WHAT-IS-LI-FI_preview.jpeg

What is LiFi?

A buzz is quickly growing around the term ‘LiFi’, but what is it actually all about? The quick version is, it’s a much, much, much faster version of WiFi – about 100 times faster, in fact, reaching up to 224GB/s. Li-Fi is an abbreviated form of ‘Light Fidelity’, which is the term given to this particular wireless connection. As its name suggests, it is an optical wireless communication, using visible light, infra-red, and near ultra-violet in the place of radio frequency waves. This means it can carry a great deal more information. In normal Visible Light Communication, LEDs (Light Emitting Diodes) are switched on and off rapidly – too rapidly for a human to notice. However, LiFi would involve keeping the LEDs switched on all the time, although they could be dim enough to be impossible to perceive by the naked eye. This, of course, means that LiFi will be a relatively energy efficient mode of communication.

Read more »
GabiWhat is LiFi?
FREE-EMAIL-MARKETING-SERVICE_preview.jpeg

Free email marketing service: Reaching out to your audience with MailChimp

At WHYPAY? we believe that effective business tools shouldn’t cost the Earth, which is why we set out to make the best free conferencing service out there. This got us thinking: if you can get conference calls for no cost, what other great services can you get for free? That is why we have scoured the web to find the best free services to help your business and to bring them to you weekly.

Our first entry into this series for 2016 is MailChimp, possibly the best free tool for creating mass email campaigns.

Why emails are still important

Email remains one of the cheapest and best ways to get a message to a large user base. With the ability to create highly personalised content, presented using magazine quality design, embed rich media and track links, the humble email has evolved significantly from its early days as a simple text based communication. By cultivating a well managed mailing list from your business, it can also be the channel which is easiest to get people to join.

Read more »
GabiFree email marketing service: Reaching out to your audience with MailChimp
why-the-north-is-the-best_preview.jpeg

Why the North is best for contact centres

Recently published reports from CV-Library have revealed that customer services workers are in the worst paid sector, with the average income falling to 36.8% lower than the average income across the nation. This comes after another drop in the typical pay of a customer services worker, which has gone from £20,831 to £19,992 over the course of just one year. It is certainly not a great financial time to be working in contact centres.

Read more »
GabiWhy the North is best for contact centres
free-crm_preview-1.jpeg

Free cloud storage: Save and access your files anywhere with Dropbox

At WHYPAY? we believe that effective business tools shouldn’t cost the Earth, which is why we set out to make the best free conferencing service out there. This got us thinking: if you can get conference calls for no cost, what other great services can you get for free? That is why we have scoured the web to find the best free services to help your business and to bring them to you weekly.

The first in the series is one of the great success stories and one of the most recognisable names on the internet, Dropbox.

Never be without your files

One of the cornerstones of any successful business is information and documentation sharing. Making sure that everyone has access to everything they need at their fingertips is just the first step of the journey. It’s also essential that information can be updated by the right people as soon as possible no matter where they are.

Read more »
GabiFree cloud storage: Save and access your files anywhere with Dropbox
remote-working-whats-it-all-about_preview.jpeg

Remote working: what’s it all about? Is it the new way to work?

Technology is developing and multiplying at an incredible rate, with new improvements and innovations being made every day. As these changes occur, more and more people are able to perform the tasks necessary for their jobs without having to actually go into their place of work. As a consequence the way that we work is seemingly undergoing a revolution.

Is it a good change for the business?

Working away from the office undoubtedly has its attractions to many people on a personal level, but how will it impact businesses’ success? Studies into these developments are frequently finding that working away from the office actually increases many employees’ productivity, making the move a great thing for a lot of companies.

Read more »
GabiRemote working: what’s it all about? Is it the new way to work?