Marlin Communications Partners With Zoom

We’re proud to announce our partnership with Zoom Video Communications Inc. This means we can now offer our clients Zoom’s video-first unified communication platform including Zoom One, Zoom Meetings, Zoom Rooms, Zoom Webinars and Zoom Chat as well as a host of other solutions. What is Zoom? Zoom is the platform that became synonymous with video chats during the pandemic but it offers much more than just a platform for family quizzes and a catch-up …

Marlin Communications Partners With GoTo

We’re very proud to announce our partnership with GoTo. This means we can now offer our clients the full portfolio of GoTo communication solutions including GoTo Connect GoTo Meeting GoTo Training GoTo Webinar as well as a host of other GoTo solutions. What is GoTo? GoTo (formerly LogMeIn) provides a range of flexible tools that help people and businesses do their best work, simply, securely – from anywhere. “GoTo is about empowering you and your …

What’s New In Microsoft Teams – May 2022

This month Microsoft releases new features to enhance the way you work with meeting invites. The new release includes updates to Direct Guest join, VDI performance, Teams Rooms, Video Filters, Approvals App and Presenter Mode. Teams Meeting Rooms Direct Guest Join with Microsoft Teams Rooms on Android Zoom meetings can now be joined directly through Microsoft Teams Rooms (MTR) using Android devices. In order to use this feature, schedule a new meeting via Zoom or …

Welcome To Marlin Communications

On 31st May 2022, Datasharp Integrated Communications left the Datasharp Group, after 22 successful years. From 1st June onwards, we are now a fully independent company with a new name and identity: Marlin Communications. Rest-assured though, we’re the same team, same location, same phone number, providing the same industry-leading levels of service.   We’re very excited to be starting this new journey as Marlin Communications and we look forward to being able to offer you: More …

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Microsoft Teams Rooms – Windows Vs Android

Microsoft Teams became the communications and collaboration technology of choice for many businesses throughout 2020 and 2021. Currently, over 330,000 companies use the platform worldwide. As businesses have begun to re-open their offices and invest in video conferencing for meeting rooms, Microsoft Teams must be matched with best-in-class video devices and room systems to ensure meeting quality stays high. This article examines the two certified room systems available for Microsoft Teams: Microsoft Windows and Android. …

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What’s New In Microsoft Teams – February 2022

This month Microsoft releases new features to make meetings run a little smoother and chats more efficient. The new release includes updates to meeting functionality, the latest Android updates and the latest certified Microsoft Teams Rooms devices. Meetings Updated Companion Mode For iOS Users You can now join a meeting with a single tap both on your iOS device and Microsoft Teams Rooms. The audio on your device will be automatically turned off to ensure …

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SonicWall Cyber Threat Report 2022

In 2021, as businesses grappled with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the shift to remote work, cybercriminals continued to build on what they had learned in 2020, producing ever more adaptable and formidable threats. The SonicWall Cyber Threat Report 2022 documents the trends in cybercrime during 2021. Its findings will help your organisation create appropriate strategies to defend itself in 2022. Click here to download the SonicWall Cyber Threat Report 2022 2021 in Review Whilst cybercriminals …

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What’s New In Microsoft Teams – January 2022

This month Microsoft releases new capabilities for speakers and attendees to be more engaged with audiences, allowing for fewer distractions and more inclusive behaviours. The new release includes changes to video mirroring, the walkie talkie app and a new ‘front row’ layout for video meetings.  Meetings Press to Unmute Stay muted to avoid unwanted background noise during a meeting and rapidly respond when called upon. You can now use a shortcut to unmute by holding …

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Password Security Behaviours – LastPass Security Survey 2021

Hybrid working is now firmly embedded in business culture and working practices. The resulting impact on cyber security extends far beyond protocols and policies. In this post, we review the effect of password behaviours on business security and how password management solutions are the answer to eradicating IT systems anxiety. Password Security in 2021 The pandemic disrupted workplaces and working practices worldwide. Physical offices were closed and many people had to transition from working in …

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Next Generation Firewall Security For Hybrid Working

In an age of office and remote working, legacy cybersecurity solutions often fall short when it comes to protecting businesses with distributed workforces. Stronger, more secure gateways are needed to protect network boundaries no matter where they are located. To stay ahead of threats, it’s time for security professionals to embrace next-generation firewalls (NGFW). 18 Months Of Radical Change Cloud computing, virtualisation, mobility and now expansive work-from-home policies have dramatically changed how organisations conduct business. …

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A New Liver Scanner For The DHI Drop-In Centre, Bath

South West based charity Developing Health & Independence (DHI) has opened a new drop-in centre at St James’ Parade, Bath, which offers vital liver-scanning technology, purchased with funds raised by the team at Marlin. Just over a year ago, we announced our charity partnership with Developing Health & Independence (DHI) – a South West based charity with its roots firmly established in Bath. Through a mix of awareness-raising, staff fundraising and corporate contributions, we managed …

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Compliant Call Recording for Microsoft Teams

With the advent of hybrid working, Microsoft Teams has become the go-to solution for internal and external business communication. Now, you can easily and securely capture and store all Microsoft Teams communication for analysis, training and compliance purposes. The Challenge Of Remote Oversight The 18 months spent working remotely proved challenging for team leaders trying to manage their customer experience teams without being able to see them or overhear their everyday conversations with customers. The …

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Level-Up Hybrid Meetings With Microsoft Teams Rooms

In today’s flexible workplace, Hybrid meetings must accommodate both in-person and remote attendees. Before you equip meeting spaces for hybrid work, follow our simple guide to delivering a native Microsoft Teams experience, with HD audio and video, for efficient and productive meeting rooms. Hybrid Working is here to stay The modern office now has many roles. It might be a space designed for productivity and collaboration, reliable network connectivity or a destination to help separate …

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How To Setup Microsoft Teams Click-To-Call

Many organisations have adopted Microsoft Teams as a primary method of communication since the pandemic hit in 2020, but most have not yet released its full potential. Microsoft Teams Click-To-Call is an example of how Microsoft Teams can be supercharged to improve efficiency and productivity. Click-To-Call Using Microsoft Teams you can Click-To-Call any number from a web browser and call directly from your computer, removing the need to manually enter a telephone number. This feature …

Supercharge Microsoft Teams

Supercharge Microsoft Teams

Ready to modernise your business communications? Like the idea of having a single phone number across your computer, mobile device and desk phone? With our cloud calling features integrated with Microsoft Teams, you can. Plus we offer Teams meeting room systems, contact centre, compliant call recording, built-in redundancy, load balancing and much more. Adopting hybrid working practices can make business communications a more complex issue. Distributed teams work mostly online and, although face-to-face meetings have …

SonicWall Cyber Threat Mid Year Report 2021

SonicWall Mid Year Cyber Threat Report 2021

The first half of 2021 saw the continued rise of cybercrime as employees remained working from home. Now that offices are open, businesses are making important decisions about how to move forward, whether that be via hybrid working, remote working or back to the office. The SonicWall Cyber Threat Mid-Year Report 2021 documents the trends in cybercrime during the first half of 2021. The findings support businesses with insights to create appropriate strategies for cybersecurity …

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MPLS vs SD-WAN?

Compared to MPLS, SD-WAN is cheaper, more secure and provides higher performance. On the other hand, MPLS is a reliable, private and stable technology. When the two technologies are combined they produce a hybrid WAN that delivers an intelligent, flexible and more private WAN for businesses. Over recent years, the adoption of SD-WAN has increased with many businesses evaluating the differences between SD-WAN and MPLS networking with thoughts of replacing legacy technology with a newer …

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Are You Prepared For Hybrid Working?

Business leaders are adopting the ‘hybrid working’ model. Businesses who choose to implement this model will need to ensure their employees and offices are equipped with everything they need to create a successful and productive environment. To make this easier, we have compiled a FREE 20-page e-guide to support businesses implementing a hybrid working model. The guide is available for immediate download here. The Rise Of Hybrid Working Over the last year and a half, …

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Microsoft Teams: Operator Connect vs Direct Routing

Microsoft has recently launched a new service called Operator Connect, a new operator managed service allowing businesses to directly enable PSTN calling from their existing carriers in Microsoft Teams. This new service benefits smaller businesses who want to operate and manage their own phone numbers directly through Teams. For larger businesses with more complex needs, Operator Connect may not have the flexibility required to support hybrid working or other key functions such as call centre. …

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The Work From Anywhere Lawyer

In the years preceding COVID-19, legal firms had started to embrace agile working to meet changing demands within the marketplace. Then in 2020, the remote-working ‘experiment’ saw all legal firms rushing to acquire the new technology that would provide business continuity. With client communication and confidentiality a vital part of any law firm’s service offering, how have legal firms adapted to this new way of working and what challenges still lie ahead? Join Us For …