Nice stories

A list of all recent and past nice network posts.

13/09/2019

What is data loss and what are its mo...

Rob Stevens

There are many causes of data loss that can disrupt a company’s performance. Here, we highlight a few of the most common forms of data loss…

10/09/2019

Why every business needs an annual co...

Mike Mead

Annual comms health checks are vital to ensuring businesses remain competitive. Here, we highlight just some of the reasons why regular checks are so important…

Nice Gestures: Finchale College

Rob Stevens has been volunteering with the educational charity to install a new server and help it achieve the UK Government-backed Cyber Essentials certification.

What is SIP trunking, and what are it...

As BT gets set to switch off ISDN, more and more businesses are turning to SIP Trunking as they look to keep their communications strategy up to date. Here’s why…

5G Health Concerns: Is it being rolle...

When we reach 2025, three quarters of the European population should have access to 5G. But is it being rolled out too quick? We look at the issues surrounding the technology…

Nice Network welcomes rural 5G boost

Terry Lewis explains why the UK Government’s £30m commitment to testing 5G technology in rural communities is great news for the industry…

How to begin building an open data pr...

Data is currently the most valuable substance in the world – but how do you make the most of the data in your workplace? We explain how in this quick guide…

The advantages of data backup: Protec...

According to studies, around 4 million businesses could be at risk of losing crucial data because of inappropriate backup practices. Here’s how to ensure your data is safe…

How smartphones and tablets help team...

For many businesses, the concept of allowing staff to have devices in the workplace is still seen as a threat to their company rather than a boon. Here, we break down how smartphones and tablets can help teams work smarter…

The business benefits of cloud collab...

Cloud technology is quickly becoming a must-have for many companies. In this quick guide, we highlight how cloud collaboration could benefit your business…

How to present the best backup strate...

If you’re in charge of securing your business this year, then you might be wondering how you can present the best backup strategy to your CEO or business leaders. If so, here’s what you need to do…

Password managers: an intro to 2FA

As cybercrime continues to grow at an unprecedented rate, Infrastructure Engineer Rob Stevens looks at how 2FA can help safeguard your business…

Mobile security in the digital era: P...

Today’s smartphones and tablets are continually connecting to cloud applications and tools that can act as gateways for criminals. So, how do you make sure you stay protected? This quick guide has everything you need to know…

Digital Transformation: How to measur...

If you’re thinking of investing in a DX roadmap for your business, here’s what you’ll need to know about how to measure digital transformation…

IT and customer service: How tech is ...

IT teams are crucial in driving the growth and development of businesses. Here, we look at how IT and customer service are coming together to create the buyer journey of the future.

Your introduction to cloud computing:...

Interested in finding out how cloud computing could benefit your business? If so, here’s your primer on the cloud computing basics…

Nice Network named among the UK’s top...

We are delighted to announce that Nice Network has been named as one of the UK’s top 25 SMEs for looking after its people and establishing a strong company culture.

5G business opportunities: Better con...

5G will revolutionsie the way even the most traditional of businesses go about their day-to-day operations. Here’s how it could benefit you…

Work experience: Kate’s view

We recently provided work experience placements to two local students. Here, Kate Anderson tells us what she learned and liked most about the week…

Work experience: Charlotte’s view

We recently provided work experience placements to two local students. Here, Charlotte Chisholm tells us what she learned and liked most about the week…

Remote working: From Sweden to Sunder...

Head of sales, Geoff Burns, explains how Nice Network’s remote working policy allows staff to work from anywhere across the globe, even the most remote and idyllic areas of Scandinavia…

How to write a mobile device usage po...

Not only does a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy keep your staff happy, but it can save your business a fortune. Here’s how you can write a mobile device usage policy that works for your business…

Voice safety and VoIP security: Best ...

At Nice Network, our VoIP strategy involves teaching you everything you need to know about IP systems – including how you can protect them…

How you can use data analytics to dri...

Data is crucial to the evolution of today’s businesses, yet many organisations still don’t know how to use data analytics to their advantage…

British Airways breach: What this tea...

Geoff Burns, head of sales at Nice Network, explains what we can learn from British Airways’ data breach, which saw the firm receive a record fine of £183m.

What the Internet of Things (IoT) mea...

The Internet of Things (IoT) is having a significant impact on modern companies. Here’s what the rise of IoT trends means for data-focused CIOs…

The remote working trends changing th...

Remote working is on the rise and the business benefits are huge. The question is, what are the remote working trends that we’re facing today, and how do they affect employees?

Digital transformation tips: How to t...

As with any major change in your business structure, digital transformation is a process that requires caution and careful planning. Here’s why…

What is Digital Transformation? The b...

At Nice Network, we help a lot of customers with different types of digital transformation. Here, we give you your basic introduction to the fundamentals of DX…

How to support mobile workers in the ...

Thinking of implementing or improving a remote working policy? Here are five strategies that can help you stay ahead of the curve and do just that…

BYOD security: Best practices for you...

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) strategies are continuing to grow in popularity but some business owners are still worried about potential security breaches. Here, we highlight how to stay safe whilst making the most of BYOD…

How to compare your shortlist of UK t...

With so many options on the market today, choosing the right telecoms provider comes down to being well informed. This quick guide has everything you need to know…

What is 5G mobile and what does it me...

As the world’s leading mobile companies race to invest in 5G, we break down what it means for you and your business…

Maximising your server’s perfor...

Without powerful and reliable servers, online businesses cannot comprehend complex processes. Here, Nice Network look at maximising your server performance.

Broadband funding boost for small bus...

Could your business benefit from faster broadband? If so, we could help you tap into the funding you need to improve your connectivity.

Five ways to create a culture of comm...

Excellent communication is critical to any venture’s success. So, how do you create a communications culture that empowers and supports your team? It may be easier than you think.

How to improve your Employee Onboardi...

Establishing a strong onboarding process is the best way to welcome, and retain, new employees. Here are a few ways tech can help you improve that process…

The benefits of effective communicati...

In a world brimming with new concepts like remote working, the digital workforce, and mobile employees, communication is becoming more complex. Let’s talk about some of the biggest benefits of implementing effective communication strategies in your workplace…

VoIP prices: How much should business...

Studies suggest that switching to hosted VoIP systems can save companies between 50 and 70% on their communication stack. Here’s how to ensure you get the right deal…

5 Signs that it’s time to switc...

As the heart of your communication strategy, your VoIP solution should always be reliable, up-to-date, and secure. Here, we highlight five common signs that it’s time to switch provider…

BYOD Security and Privacy Considerati...

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is much easier than investing in a state-of-the-art phone for every worker. Here’s how to stay safe if your company makes the switch…

20/05/2019

Ten cybersecurity metrics your CIO wa...

Rob Stevens

Cyber incident metrics could be a great way to give your entire team an insight into how protected your organisation is. Here are just some of the cybersecurity KPIs your CIO wants to you to know about.

17/05/2019

What does VoIP stand for, and how doe...

Richard Weddle

You might have heard the term “VoIP” used frequently in the business telecoms world. However, unless you work directly with phone systems, there’s a good chance that you don’t know what “VoIP” actually means…

17/05/2019

Breaking the stigma associated with m...

Nikki Lee

To mark Mental Health Awareness Week, Nice Network head of marketing, Nikki Lee, talks about the important role businesses play in eradicating the stigma surrounding mental health.

14/05/2019

Security for IoT: How to defend your ...

Richard Weddle

To truly unlock the value of IoT, you need to know how you’re going to keep your network safe. Here are a few steps to do just that…

10/05/2019

Common web server attacks and how to ...

Mike Mead

Your web server is a crucial part of your digital architecture, designed to store web pages and provide them to clients upon request. Here’s how to ensure your data remains safe…

07/05/2019

How to run a meeting efficiently in t...

Andrew Bentley

Meetings have changed a lot in recent years as businesses take advantage of the latest tools and innovations. Here are our top tips on how to run a meeting efficiently in the digital age…

03/05/2019

The best VoIP software solutions to c...

Rob Stevens

Looking for a future-proof solution for your business comms? To help welcome you to a new age of audio communications, here’s an insight into the biggest VoIP trends for 2019.

30/04/2019

IoT Devices: How will the Internet of...

Mike Mead

Intel suggests that there will be at least 200 billion connected devices in the world by 2020. Here’s how the Internet of Things could affect your business.

26/04/2019

Server Virtualisation and the Benefit...

Rob Stevens

The world of technology is evolving faster than anyone could have predicted. Let’s look at the advantages of Server Virtualisation or ‘going virtual’…

23/04/2019

How Does Big Data Improve Decision Ma...

Richard Weddle

In recent years, data has emerged as one of the most valuable substances in the world. Here’s how you can use it to improve your decision making…

16/04/2019

How to make your office smarter with ...

Nikki Lee

A smart office can help create a happier, more productive workforce. Here’s how you can make your office smarter with IoT devices.

12/04/2019

How to Choose the Best Cloud Backup S...

Mike Mead

Thinking of investing in cloud storage or switching provider? If so, here are some of the most crucial things you’ll need to consider before you take the plunge.

09/04/2019

Protecting your emails – the Of...

Richard Weddle

As cybercriminals become more sophisticated, businesses need to rethink their security strategies if they want to stay safe. Here’s how you can protect your business…

05/04/2019

Does your business need remote networ...

Rob Stevens

According to studies, unplanned downtime affects around 82% of businesses. Luckily, remote network monitoring services can help minimalise the impact of this…

02/04/2019

Data Disasters: The Biggest Security ...

Andrew Bentley

Every year, companies discover just how easy it can be to fall victim to security breaches. Here, we break down the biggest breaches of 2018…

29/03/2019

What is 2 Factor Authentication, and ...

Rob Stevens

It has never been more important to protect your company’s online identity. Here’s how 2 factor authentication can help…

22/03/2019

Why Cloud Backup Services are the Onl...

Richard Weddle

Millions of businesses across the UK are at risk of losing their data due to poor backup practices. Here’s how cloud backup services can help…

20/03/2019

Device Management in Operating Systems

Andrew Bentley

Mobile Device Management (MDM) is changing the workplace as we know it. This quick guide explains what you can accomplish with the right MDM system…

15/03/2019

SD-WAN vs. MPLS: Which Should You Use?

Richard Weddle

Need to upgrade your technology stack? Here, we’ll introduce you to the advantages of SD-WAN and how it compares to traditional MPLS.

14/03/2019

City centre businesses urged to get c...

Nikki Lee

Small businesses in Sunderland city centre are being offered the chance to open up a new world of opportunity, with free connectivity packages to support them as they grow.

12/03/2019

Is Smart Wi-Fi a security risk?

Andrew Bentley

Wondering whether to switch to Smart Wi-Fi but worried about the risks? Worry not, this quick guide has everything you need to know.

08/03/2019

Everything you need to know about ADS...

Mike Mead

From routers to to megabytes, we take you through everything you need to know about ADSL.

05/03/2019

Business benefits of Social WiFi

Richard Weddle

When reviewing Social WiFi, customer experience is key. But the business benefits are easily achieved, as the following post highlights…

27/02/2019

Nice Network staff pull together to h...

Nikki Lee

Staff at Nice Network and pupils from St Anthony’s Academy in Sunderland have donated over 50 coats and jackets to help keep homeless people warm over the coming months.

26/02/2019

The Pros and Cons of Dedicated Internet

Rob Stevens

Working out whether you need dedicated internet can be trickier than you think. Check out our pros and cons guide to dedicated internet here.

20/02/2019

Do I Need Business ADSL or Home ADSL?

Rob Stevens

Home ADSL is better than ever, but is it acceptable to purchase a home ADSL connection for business? Or is business ADSL a given?

22/02/2019

Nice Network makes Mobile News Awards...

Nikki Lee

The staff at Nice Network are delighted to announce that the company has been shortlisted for a top award at the Mobile News Awards 2019.

19/02/2019

Things to look for in a mobile device...

Andrew Bentley

Finding a Mobile Device Management System is hard when you don’t know what to look out for. Use our checklist of features to find your ideal solution.

14/02/2019

Nice Network makes regional awards sh...

Nikki Lee

Unified communications specialist Nice Network has been shortlisted for two awards in the highly coveted North East Business Awards.

12/02/2019

Laying foundations for further growth

Nikki Lee

Nice Network Ltd is set for further growth after securing a lucrative deal with world-leading worktop and high pressure laminate producer Formica Group.

12/02/2019

Tips For Implementing Unified Communi...

Mike Mead

Selecting a Unified Communications solution can be tough. Once you’ve cracked which type of solution you require, the next step is how to implement it?

08/02/2019

How to choose a dedicated service pro...

Nikki Lee

Looking for a dedicated service provider? Check out these guidelines to follow before making your decision.

05/02/2019

Should you implement M2M communication?

Richard Weddle

Nice Network details everything you need to know about M2M communications and why you should be implementing it within your business.

01/02/2019

Is VoIP right for you?

Andrew Bentley

The benefits of VoIP can mean different things for different businesses – here’s how you can make the solution work for your business.

25/01/2019

Choosing the best business mobile con...

Rob Stevens

In the modern day, business mobiles are crucial. Here’s how to ensure you choose the best business contract for your team.

07/12/2018

Common SIP Myths Debunked

Mike Mead

As we near the ISDN switch off, businesses that haven’t already adopted SIP can’t be blamed for being skeptical.

18/01/2019

How To Choose A VoIP Provider

Andrew Bentley

You’re not expected to instantly become a VoIP specialist when choosing a VoIP provider. Luckily, Nice Network are here to help.

17/01/2019

Nice Network signs Darlington FC deal

Nikki Lee

Telecoms specialist Nice Network has agreed a deal to become Darlington FC’s official shirt sponsor.

11/01/2019

Mobile call recording: everything you...

Andrew Bentley

Worried about mobile call recording? Worry no more with this quick guide to when and how to best use mobile call recording in your business.

11/01/2019

Mobile Device Management Best Practices

Richard Weddle

Mobile Device Management is a tricky, these best practices will help

04/01/2019

Social WiFi versus Guest WiFi

Rob Stevens

Social WiFi versus Guest WiFi. A common debate in business. Take a look at these key consideration when it comes to choosing which to deploy.

04/01/2019

Dedicated Internet vs Best-Effort Int...

Richard Weddle

Choosing a new internet connection is tricky. With so many options for internet in the marketplace, it can be a minefield.

19/12/2018

Smart Wi-Fi; Pros and Cons

Richard Weddle

You’ve heard about Smart WiFi but it with so much jargon it can be hard to understand. Take a look at our simple breakdown of what Smart WiFi is here.

19/12/2018

Is M2M the future of communication?

Andrew Bentley

Machine to machine communication is increasingly becoming part of everyday life. Find out how M2M could affect the future of your business.

14/12/2018

The Evolution of SD-WAN

Rob Stevens

SD-WAN is by no means a commodity product just yet. But, it’s not a long way off. As VPNs disappear overnight and cloud services continue to shape the office of the future, software defined anything will become software defined everything.

14/12/2018

ADSL vs FTTC

Richard Weddle

ADSL and FTTC aren’t common terms used in day to day conversation. Let us run you through some key facts worth noting before you decide why connection to buy.

13/12/2018

What is the ISO 27001 certification?

Nikki Lee

We believe that our ISO 27001 certification at Nice Network is great for increasing trust and confidence among our consumers.

07/12/2018

How To Protect from DDoS Attacks

Rob Stevens

The question every IT manager wishes to know the answer to. DDoS attacks can be detrimental to businesses.

07/12/2018

The Benefits of Cloud Computing

Richard Weddle

The cloud can be a scary place. Until you understand what the cloud actually means and you are already using it.

30/11/2018

Call Recording for UK Businesses

Mike Mead

Rules and regulations are not being adhered to as much as they should.

30/11/2018

The importance of SOTI MobiControl

Rob Stevens

SOTI MobiControl is more than just mobile device management and in 2018, it needs to be.

26/11/2018

SIP Trunking Explained

Andrew Bentley

What you will want to remember is what SIP trunking is and how you can use it to benefit your business.

19/11/2018

How to choose a business phone solution

Rob Stevens

Our insightful guide will provide you with some important factors and tips…

19/11/2018

Debunking Mobile Device Management Myths

Andrew Bentley

Debunking Mobile Device Management Myths

13/11/2018

A Guide to Unified Communications

Mike Mead

You don’t need to trust cloud technology. You just need to understand it. And it’s really not as hard as you think.

12/11/2018

Unified Communications: What To Know ...

Nikki Lee

The pivotal moment when buying a Unified Communications solution is finding differentiation.

13/11/2018

Comparison: ADSL Broadband Providers

Richard Weddle

You need to buy a new ADSL broadband package. Shouldn’t be too hard, right? Wrong.