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Porrima: Why are phone scams hard to tackle?

The rise of phone scams is gathering pace, with consumer group Which? suggesting that in the 12 months running up to March 2021, phone call and text message fraud across England, Wales and Northern Ireland was up by 83% from the previous year. This could be due to ...

Landlines to be switched to the internet

Landline phones have been due to a major upgrade since fibre optic rose to dominance. The technical backbone of the internet will become the new way your landline delivers service. Carrie ...

Are the IT and telecoms industries contributing to climate change?

With the threat of global climate change spurred on by increased emissions, we face a difficult decision. The expansion of the IT and telecoms industries, vital with the wide scale adoption of remote work during the pandemic, has helped keep countless vehicles off ...

Why do we overspend on our phone bills?

Mobile phone networks used to receive bad press for a lack of transparency when it came to the monthly contract price for a mobile phone, as the proportion of the fee which represented the airtime and the contracted handset was often not clear. This became an issue ...

Telecommunications Bill proposal and The Queen’s Speech

The Queen addressed the nation in her speech on 11th May, stating: “My Government’s priority is to deliver a national recovery from the pandemic that makes the United Kingdom stronger, healthier and more prosperous than before.” Both the Telecommunications Bi ...

The challenges of smart home devices

Smart home devices such as Amazon Alexa, Google Nest or Sonos are transforming the way homes operate. Whether using a speaker, for lighting control, for security purposes, or something else, many homes are now reliant on this ...

The future of working practices: What we have learned during the pandemic

Here in the UK we have now marked the year anniversary since the pandemic began. We have had to make adjustments to almost everything in our lives, for example, our working practices, the way we distance ourselves from others, homeschooling, reduction in travel, an ...

Porrima now accepts Bitcoin: What does this mean?

Bitcoin is everywhere. Its recent spike in value has caused an increased interest in cryptocurrency. Here at Porrima, we are constantly evolving and advancing. We like our company to feel inclusive and as an IT and Telecoms company, first and foremost, it is our responsibility to keep up with the ...

The Evolution of Biometric Devices - Part Two

In our last article (please click here to read in full) we began to delve into the history and evolution of biometrics. In this ...

The Evolution of Biometric Devices - Part One

Biometric devices measure human features in order to carry out tasks, one of the most prevalent examples being the facial recognition utilised to unlock smartphones. This is the expectation of modern handsets, and has no doubt vastly improved the security of devices and the data therein. In this ...

The January Review

It’s already some way through January, and hopefully your resolutions are still in tact and your plan for 2020 is in full swing. With the onset of a new year, it offers us all time to reflect upon what has been achieved in the previous year and what we hope to accomplish in the near future. ...

Industry 4.0

In our previous article we discussed the Tactile Internet (see article here) which is something borne from research and study into the perceived fourth industrial revolution, or industry 4.0 as it is referred to. Let’s explore indus ...

The Tactile Internet

We have discussed the Internet of Things before (see our article here), and in this piece we are delving into another arm of this exciting area, which has been mentioned as the next revolution. The term ‘Tactile Internet’ ...

The October Review

So the dark nights and mornings have returned, and as the final months of the year approach Michael Bublé will remove himself from hibernation to once more spread Christmas cheer as we navigate through endless reality TV shows. October was a busy month in the telecoms world, so here is a brief r ...

Wearable Technology

Mobile handsets have oft been cited as the fastest growing area of technology in the current era. However, there is another arm of development which is fast approaching the same levels of investment and development, and that is wearable technology. Arguably, wearable tech goes hand in hand with t ...

Nomophobia – The Fear of Being Without Mobile Contact

I don’t think there are any of us who, believing we may have lost our mobile phone, have been filled with the horrendous anxious panic that makes us frantically pat our pockets in search of our sacred device. And with the colder weather approaching, it’s no laughing matter when considering th ...

The August Review

Now that September is here, let’s have a look at the news which may have slipped under your radar from the previous month.

The first standalone 5G data session was carried out in America, an advance which seeks to improve the potential of 5G applications. Currently there are no standal ...

Tips For Mobile Security

As we grow ever more attached to our mobile devices, be they tablets or phones, we should also have a greater concern regarding safety, especially as now work and social lives tend to intermingle, with many using their mobile phones for work purposes. Here is a series of tips for keeping your mob ...

Machine Learning Explained

When the 5G network is fully rolled out and established, based on the fairly incredible amounts of information which can be transmitted on the network, the sheer amount of data the network administrators will have access to is undoubtedly overwhelming and daunting. The analytics of such data from ...

The Perceived Health Risks of 5G

5G is a technology which is being rolled out and is still very much in its infancy, but there is already an abundance of ‘opinion’ pieces distributed within the printed and social media environs which attempt to suggest the health risks associated with 5G. In this article we ...

The June Review

June has now departed us, and as we romp onwards into the business end of the year let’s take a moment to reflect on some of the key (and note quite so key) news from the past month.

No sooner had the initial rollout of the 5G network begun, the power shuffle amongst the providers began. ...

The Internet of Things (IoT) Explained

The Internet of Things, or IoT is a phrase which is coming into common parlance more and more often, and effectively describes the extension of the internet into physical everyday objects. However, in order to properly understand what the IoT is, it is also important to know what the Internet act ...

The May Review

The May Review 

May was an eventful month in the ever-shifting world of telecoms, and this is the very first of our monthly articles which will digest the essential news which you may have missed or may want to know more about.

Early on in May, BT launched a ‘sta ...

Essential Tools for the Digital Nomad Part 1

We can still remember the days when Wi-Fi wasn’t a widely available amenity in public places. A pound was worth a pound in those halcyon days, and one would have to connect to the internet using a dongle, which at the time was, erroneously, lauded to be the future of remote working.

Toda ...

5G - What it is and how it works

5G (fifth generation), put simply, is the latest iteration of the standards and rules which dictate how mobile phones should work. Many people believe that every time a new network standard is issued it relates simply to mobile speed and network coverage. Whilst to some extent this is true, there ...

The value of trust in the telecoms industry

At this moment there isn’t one business, whether a sole trader or multinational, who doesn’t rely on the telecoms and technological industries in one way or another for the maintenance and development of their business. Whether office based or mobile, the integrity and reliability of the comm ...

Spring clean your internal processes and save time and money!

It’s that time of year when the weather starts to get warmer (fingers crossed) and everyone starts to think about that Spring clean to sort the clutter that has managed to creep up on us over the last year! But what about the clutter at work? Do you have internal processes that are making you a ...

Will EU roaming charges be coming back in 2019?

Now that the Prime Minister has confirmed that the UK will be leaving the EU’s Digital Single Market (DSM) as part of Brexit, the uncertainty of roaming charges has yet again become a popular topic of discussion.

The DSM is part of the Digital Agenda for Europe 2020 and its main purp ...

Smartphones to look out for in 2018!

Over the last few years we have had some fantastic developments in smartphone technology. With MWC 2018 drawn to a close we have taken a look at the phones to watch out for and the latest innovations developers have been working on within the smartphone industry.

Here are some of the phone ...

Proposal Manager new Microsoft Dynamics 365 integration

Porrima are proud to announce the latest update to their automated proposal software, Proposal Manager. The software is now fully integrated with Microsoft Dynamics 365 CRM.
The Microsoft Dynamics integration will allow companies to track proposals and all other relevant paperwork from Prop ...

What are the benefits of using an automated proposal system?

With the new year well under way, you may be thinking about ways in which you can increase efficiency within your sales teams and introduce new internal procedures. One way in which you could do this is by introducing an automated proposal system. Products such as ...

Tariff Analyser Review: Putting Value at the Heart of Service

Are you thinking about trying our Tariff Analyser? Why not check out the review by UC Today…

Porrima T ...

10 top Smartphone tips that can help make your working day easier…

If you are out of the office a lot then here are some handy tips of how your smartphone could make life easier.


1. Digitise your documents

Thanks to the increasing quality of smartphone cameras, you no longer need to wait until you are in the office to scan i ...

How NOT to do Tariff Analysis…

At Porrima we like to emphasise how beneficial good tariff analysis can be to your business. However, we have also come across instances where salespeople have conducted their own tariff analysis or have received lesser quality analyses which do not provide any added value and, in some extreme ca ...

iPhone X - Everything you need to know about the latest addition to the Apple family…

While Apple revealed several new products at yesterday’s Apple Event, including the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, most of the world’s attention has been drawn to the launch of the new iPhone X (pronounced iPhone 10).

Just in case you missed it, here’s our roundup of everything you need ...

Finalists for Comms National Awards!

We are delighted to have been chosen as finalists in this year’s Comms National Awards for our Tariff Analyser for O2 system.

We have been shortlisted in the category for Best Channel Business Service; this award will recognise companies that have introduced new and inno ...

How to use Tariff Analysis to win new business!

We are big believers that tariff analysis is important for keeping your current customers engaged. In fact, our clients all report an increase in customer retention once they start introducing regular accoun ...

Comms Trader Review of Proposal Manager: Taking the Pain Out of Proposal Writing

Commstrader.com have recently reviewed our product Proposal Manager.

Click here to see what they said…

Tariff Analyser Case Study - Tru Solutions

Background

Tru Solutions have years of experience in offering unified communications solutions to businesses and have been using Porrima Tariff Analyser for 2 years

Before working with Porrima; Tru Solutions were completing their tariff analysis internally using man ...

Some of the best mobile apps for remote workers…

We have previously talked about how the smartphone is making working remotely easier and how new technology makes it easier for you to keep on track of your workload if you have a job role which means you need to work out of the office from time to time.  As a result, we decided to have a look a ...

5 things that should be included in tariff analysis reports

The quality of a tariff analysis report is essential for it to be seen as something of value to an existing or potential customer. You need to make sure you provide them with enough information so that they can get a clear understanding of their current usage and whether their current tariff is s ...

How to keep your mobile device secure

As we have discussed in previous blog posts, the functionality of mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets has meant that more and more of us are now using these devices to work remotely. This means that the risk of company data loss via mobile devices has dramatically increased.

I ...

The uncertain future of EU roaming charges?

We were all looking forward to seeing the end of EU roaming charges this June, but since the Brexit result last year it has left us all questioning what will happen in the future.  At Porrima we have been following this very closely, as understanding roaming charges is essential for us to help t ...

Exciting updates to Porrima’s Tariff Analyser

We are excited to announce our latest updates to Tariff Analyser. We have updated the system to include even more benefits for you and your customers.

As well as recommending changes to tariffs, bolt-ons and data increases, Tariff Analyser can now recommend any additional product that you ...

Top tips for a great telecoms proposal

The quality of your new business proposal is integral for the growth of your business. So how do you make sure that you are producing proposals that work?

Here are our top tips for a first class proposal…

Retro technology that has made a successful comeback...

We have recently seen nostalgia at a high with the comeback of the Nokia 3310. This got us thinking about what other retro technology has made a comeback. Here is our pick of the best:

Tariff Analyser and Fixed Line Analysis

Despite the revolution in mobile technology, fixed line and hosted systems are still heavily relied on by many businesses. At Porrima we understand the importance of telecom providers being able to provide unified solutions

How to produce the perfect telecoms proposal

The telecommunications industry is complex, so when providers are trying to win new business, a website, phone call, or handshake is not likely to seal the deal.

Customers want to fully understand what they will be getting and, probably most importantly, at what price. This means creating ...

Why tariff analysis can help you retain clients…

Winning a new client can sometimes be a long drawn out process, so when we do win them it’s a big blow if they don’t stick around. This is why it is important to spend time ensuring our existing customers are happy, as well as winning new ones.

For the telecoms industry one way in whic ...

Android v Apple - The battle of the smartphone

In the early 2000s it was all about Nokia and Motorola, but since the rise of the smartphone the main question everyone asks when buying a mobile phone is: Android or Apple?

It seems that you are either in one category or the other and people have different reasons for their preferred choi ...

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