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Skype for Business Online to be retired in 2021

16th August 2019

Microsoft has announced that it is planning to end its Skype for Business Online service on 31 July 2021, and it is encouraging customers to use the Microsoft Teams service instead.…

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4C Strategies approved as a G-Cloud 11 Supplier on the Government’s Digital Marketing Framework

5th August 2019

What is the G-Cloud 11 framework? The G-Cloud (government cloud) framework is an agreement between the government and suppliers who provide cloud-based services. The aim of the framework is to…

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NHS Wales goes all in with Microsoft 365

23rd July 2019

Adopting Microsoft 365   NHS Wales have signed a contract with Microsoft to provide all public sector health workers with Microsoft programmes such as Outlook and Teams as part of…

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NHSX tasked with digitally transforming the NHS

19th June 2019

What is NHSX? NHSX is made up of teams from NHS Improvement, NHS England and the Department of Health & Social Care. This supergroup has been set up to take…

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Apple discontinues iTunes

Apple is discontinuing iTunes… Here’s everything you need to know.

18th June 2019

  The future of iTunes, Apple’s long-standing media player and mobile management app, has long since been debated, especially since the release of Apple Music in 2015, which seemed to…

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5G Network Launched in UK

The Launch of 5G in the UK and What This Means for Business

31st May 2019

5G is officially launching in the UK   After years of anticipation, 5G has finally been launched in the UK. BT’s EE has provided the UK with its first ever…

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Local government contact centre

Artificial Intelligence in Local Government: The Argument for Chatbots

17th May 2019

  Artificial intelligence is the technology of now. AI is a hot topic as it presents new opportunities for huge forward leaps in technological advancement. AI can learn, and we…

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IT Consultants

4C Project and Industry Round-Up

13th May 2019

  As April draws to a close and we enter May, here’s a round-up of everything that’s going on at 4C Strategies, as well as in the wider unified communications…

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Smart Meetings

Smart Meetings: It’s Time to Rethink How We Meet

7th May 2019

  It has never been more important to facilitate meetings than it is now, with various drivers coming together in what might be considered a perfect storm.   Advancements in communications…

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CS1000 Reaches End of Manufacturer Support

Avaya CS1000 to Reach End of Manufacturer Support

4th April 2019

  Communication Server 1000 (CS1000) a server-based, fully-featured Avaya IP PBX solution. On 9th April 2018, Avaya ended the sale of new CS1000E systems, along with CS1000 Release 7.6. Release 7.6…

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