Is your Business on the Move in 2018? 

Whether you are expanding into new premises, setting up in new locations or making any major changes to your business, business telecoms continuity during a time of disruption is critical. We all know the frustration of not being able to contact key colleagues and business associates when we need to.  Imagine your customers and partners… Read more »

Broadband v Ethernet – The Business Buyer’s Guide

Today, internet connectivity plays a pivotal role in the life of the typical SME. Email has changed the way businesses communicate. Ecommerce is transforming how businesses sell their products and services. And, most recently, SMEs are turning to the cloud for data storage, business software (such as Google Docs and Salesforce) and telephony services (IP… Read more »

How Security Savvy is Your Business?

Remember the old saying ‘don’t assume’ (it makes an ass out of u and me)?  Are you making assumptions about cyber security in your business? It is easy to let your IT team take the rap if you haven’t got the latest virus checkers and firewalls, but did you know in 2016, 91% of business… Read more »

HBT – Social Media in the Office; Productivity Gain or Drain?

We all do it, check our social media feeds at work.  The question is; does it help or hinder our productivity? There have been some studies into this issue and the results are mixed, some saying that social media destroys productivity and others that it enhances. The crux of the matter is how much social… Read more »

The HBT Story

HBT Communications is one of Coventry’s longest established Telecoms and IT Providers. Established in 1988 by brothers Zamurad and Ajmal Hussain, the business has grown to employ over 30 people with ambitious plans for further growth over the next 3 years. Zamurad Hussain, MD at HBT Communications explains how the business began, “My fascination with… Read more »

The Who, What and Why of Cyber Security!

Cyber Security is a buzz word in the UK business world right now and one that we recommend you take very seriously. But who are these cyber criminals? What is it you are at risk from? Why do they do it? When HBT is contacted by a business whose computer system has been compromised by… Read more »

Don’t Get Caught out by Phishing Emails

Following our recent security post about an Amazon phishing email currently doing the rounds, we have been inundated with questions from business owners about how they can raise staff awareness on identifying these emails and taking appropriate action. We have put these 5 tips together to help you. 1. Check the Sender’s Email At first… Read more »

Can your business afford to ignore this?

Are you starting to feel overwhelmed by your IT and data management? Cyber security threats, new regulations and legislation, the risk of hefty fines or data losses. The simplest thing to do is ignore it all or think it’s not relevant to you, but can you afford to take the risk? Businesses need to start taking action,  but where and… Read more »

Go VOIP! 5 Reasons Your Business Needs to Make the Change

Launched in the early 2000’s VOIP was hailed as the phone platform to transform business communication. Unfortunately, poor internet connectivity lead to bad press and businesses were reluctant to make the move away from their traditional phone line connection. Fast forward to 2017 and it’s a different story. Improved internet connectivity has meant that the… Read more »