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Goodbye Cloud

Posted by Voipfone on August 1, 2021

Amazon is retiring its first cloud technology – Elastic Compute Cloud. It’s probably true to say that this technology is largely responsible for proliferation of the term ‘the cloud’ and the remote computing and storage revolution that came with it.

I’m struggling to remember when I first heard the term ‘cloud’; I know it made me laugh when it was popularised and people started telling me all about it. Amazon’s cloud was 2006; Voipfone’s cloud was 2004. So there.

According to Wikipedia, the first known use of the term was in an internal document at Compaq, but that just shows how much they know. Telecommunication companies have been drawing clouds on whiteboards for generations and it probably goes back as far a chalk.

But hey-ho, I guess we have to be grateful; popularising cloud services helped remove the fear of off-premise on-line services of all types and Voipfone and the new VoIP industry benefitted from it.

But Voipfone beat them to it. Just sayin’.

Lies, damned lies, and having no plans

Posted by Voipfone on July 1, 2021

Well it’s started; that for which there were no plans, will now happen. Quelle surprise. EE (BT) said in February 2020: “Our customers enjoy inclusive roaming in Europe and we have no plans to change this based on the Brexit outcome.” Now they’re saying that they’ll introduce a charge for data roaming in the EU.… Read More

A Fair Day’s Pay

Posted by Voipfone on June 1, 2021

We’re now an accredited Living Wage employer! At Voipfone we’ve always paid more than the living wage, but we still want to show our support and encourage others to do the same. We believe our staff are our greatest strength, and are committed to treating everyone fairly and with respect. Family comes first and we… Read More


Posted by Voipfone on May 1, 2021

We’re able to get out a bit more now, so why not take your office with you? Our free softphone app turns your mobile into an extension of our PBX so you can home-work or office-work wherever you are; exactly as you do at home or in the office. No need to give out your… Read More

Disaster Recovery

Posted by Voipfone on April 1, 2021

In March a French data centre had a catastrophic fire; this wasn’t a small data centre, this was Europe’s largest; 3.6 million websites went down including 2% of all .fr domains. PARIS (Reuters) – A fire at a French cloud services firm has disrupted millions of websites, knocking out government agencies’ portals, banks, shops, news… Read More

Zoom Fatigue

Posted by Voipfone on March 1, 2021

The psychologists tell us that Zoom fatigue is now a thing. I can’t say I’m surprised. You also know something has become a ‘thing’ when it acquires an acronym and appears increasingly in new meejya. But WFH (working from home) is now in the Cambridge English Dictionary. It would have taken on the usage of… Read More

We’re Hiring – Join Our Team

Posted by Voipfone on February 1, 2021

We are looking for a web developer to join our growing team responsible for both our customer-facing websites and internal back-office systems. We develop all our products internally, so you will have the opportunity to work on numerous projects. Whether you will be extending the functionality of existing software or building brand new features and… Read More

Happy New Year Scam

Posted by Voipfone on January 1, 2021

2020 should be ashamed of itself but there are signs that 2021 will be better, not because of the vaccine, which of course is brilliant for the world, but for me personally. Over the last week or so I’ve accumulated enormous wealth. Now I’m just waiting for it to arrive in my bank account. Just… Read More

Unified Cons

Posted by Voipfone on December 1, 2020

Video conferencing is increasingly getting me down. Before COVID we had phone conferences for business which were fine, they didn’t require any technology, just dial into a number. They didn’t mess with your life too much, you could do it with a three-day beard while making a cup of coffee and scratching your backside if… Read More

Another Award!

Posted by Voipfone on November 19, 2020

Last night Voipfone was declared the ‘Best VoIP’ provider in the UK by the internet industry – ISPA – the Internet Service Provider Association; for the second year running. The internet industry has made it possible for many people to keep in touch, and for many businesses to stay working during this emergency so it’s… Read More

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