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Health sector start ups: new tech that’s changing the health game

Technology is undoubtedly changing our world, and the way a lot of people are working and living (and balancing the two), and – with things like international conference calling – who they can work with. And one area in which technology is having a huge and rapid impact is medicine. People in the industry have shown creativity and innovation, resulting in a whole host of health sector start ups changing healthcare as we know it.

We’ve seen how telecommunications have helped in providing healthcare, making medical attention more accessible all over the world. Using conference call bridges like Call.Group are also a good way of protecting users’ privacy. After all, conferences are accessed using a third-party’s phone number (Call.Group’s!), so neither the doctor nor patient would have to share their contact information. Organisations are also capitalising on the ability to provide mobile medical advice specifically for mental health provision, helping people who might feel unable to attend face-to-face therapy. But what other technology is being developed and implemented in the quest to cure and alleviate illness?

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Gabi JamesHealth sector start ups: new tech that’s changing the health game
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Don’t want to share your phone number? Call.Group is a great way to protect your privacy

There are lots of scenarios in which either the caller or the person being called, or both, might not want to give out their contact number. These are by no means just illicit or deceptive – there are lots of legitimate situations where privacy is really important. Using a telecommunications service which provides you with a dial-in number for all parties to use, rather than any using their own, means you can guard your phone lines.

Don’t let your phone number be a channel for revenge

There are a lot of professions where this could prove particularly helpful. For example, people working in Human Resources and Recruitment have found conference calling to be a really powerful tool, particularly with the added security provided by call recording. But another reason why it’s so great is because these people might not want all the candidates they interview to be able to get back in touch with them directly. After all, disgruntled ex-employees can pose a substantial threat to a company, particularly if they have access to certain types of information. In fact, they can even be dangerous on a personal level, sometimes returning to seek revenge: one infamous case saw an ex-Chipotle worker physically attack a manager.

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Gabi JamesDon’t want to share your phone number? Call.Group is a great way to protect your privacy
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Keep your shareholders happy with virtual meetings

Conference calling has loads of really useful applications in a range of different industries and uses, but one place where it has really come into its own is in companies’ shareholder meetings. In fact, teleconferencing has proven so beneficial when it comes to keeping shareholders in the loop that the number of virtual shareholder meetings has been increasing rapidly – it even has its own acronym: VSM.

Obviously, at Call.Group we’re pleased as punch to be able to help teams of all different make-ups to work as well together as possible; we understand that collaboration is the most powerful asset in any organisation’s toolbelt.

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Gabi JamesKeep your shareholders happy with virtual meetings
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Top collaboration tools for small businesses

If you’re running a small business, you’re probably on the look-out for collaboration tools. We don’t need to tell you how important being able to work efficiently as a team is. More and more people are realising that collaboration might actually be the most powerful business tool around, and when you’re embarking on a project as intensive and demanding as starting a small business, you’re almost guaranteed to realise that sharing the workload is a huge relief – if not a necessity.

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Gabi JamesTop collaboration tools for small businesses
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The best phone systems for remote workers

With constant technological innovations, societal changes, and new ways of thinking about working and balancing professional commitments with our personal lives, there can be no denying that the way we work is changing. One of the biggest changes we’re seeing is more and more employers learning to embrace flexible working as it becomes clear that remote working really does work.

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Gabi JamesThe best phone systems for remote workers
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Start up business tips: how to grow whilst keeping costs down

Starting a business is an incredibly exciting, rewarding and remarkable thing to do. But anyone who’s ever set up a business or been involved in a start-up’s early life will know that it’s an endeavour which also comes with its own challenges. In fact, even if you’ve only seen somebody close to you taking part in a start up business, you’ll probably have witnessed some high levels of stress.

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Gabi JamesStart up business tips: how to grow whilst keeping costs down
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Conference calls for legal firms: what to look for

Across a plethora of industries, we are all united by one commonly held belief: conference calls are an immensely valuable tool. But there are fields which have to operate with a certain degree of caution when it comes to telecommunication. If you’re dealing with highly sensitive, confidential information which can have the power to completely alter a case – indeed, a life – then you can’t play fast and loose with how you communicate. This, of course, applies to legal firms. Lucky with Call.Group, you can have full confidence in your conference calls’ confidentiality; we take security very seriously, and have measures in place to ensure the privacy of every call.

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Gabi JamesConference calls for legal firms: what to look for
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The best conference call services for UK businesses

If you’re looking to implement a conference calling service for your business it can be a little overwhelming trying to work out the best option. There are lots of providers, all claiming to do similar things. Each will allow you to collaborate with colleagues and clients from from any location, so does it really matter which one you choose?

Well, with any conference calling platform, most businesses have the same basic requirements

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Elliot GreenThe best conference call services for UK businesses
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Is teleconferencing the key to accessible education?

Generally, phones and education aren’t too closely paired in our minds. In fact, there are even debates raging about whether mobiles should be altogether banned from schools, as some teachers feel they introduce too much distraction and even potential conflict into the classroom.

But phones actually hold a huge amount of educative potential. When used wisely, they can facilitate learning in countless ways. You only need to have a brief scroll through the Education section of wherever you get mobile apps or podcasts, and it’s pretty evident that we spend most of our days holding amazing educational tools.

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Gabi JamesIs teleconferencing the key to accessible education?
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Turkey’s financial crisis: why do we turn to teleconferencing in desperate times?

What’s been happening in Turkey?

You may have seen in the news this week that the Turkish government has been tackling some serious monetary issues. Turkey’s currency, the lira, has been falling dramatically and is reportedly almost 6% weaker for the session and has lost almost a third of its value since January, sparking concerns of a full-blown currency crisis.

It comes amidst economic sanctioning issues by the USA in response to the Turkish government’s refusal to free an American pastor who has been detained in Turkey for nearly two years, due to his suspected association with illegal political organisations.

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Gabi JamesTurkey’s financial crisis: why do we turn to teleconferencing in desperate times?