Upcoming Smartphones to Watch Out for in 2024

Need a new smartphone in 2024? Here are the best handsets to keep an eye on.


Does Fibre to the Premises Add Value to Your Commercial Property?

When it's time to move your business over to a new location, getting the maximum sale price for your property can make all the difference - it can ease the financial burden of relocating and help you invest in your new premises.


SIM Swap Fraud: What It Is and How to Protect Your Business

Our phones are amazing tools, but with that convenience comes risk. Scammers are always looking for new ways to steal our information, and over the last few years, one tactic has become more and more popular: SIM swapping.


Should You Buy Business Mobile Phones for Your Team?

Thanks to the rise of remote and hybrid setups, more work is being done away from the office than ever before. These setups come with better flexibility, cost savings, and improved work-life balance, but there's a downside: because you can no longer simply wander over to a co-worker or employee’s desk, it can be a lot harder to get hold of them when you need to.


3 Sneaky Mobile Phone Costs Draining Your Business

Mobile phones have become an indispensable part of our daily lives, whether used for work or play. But, despite the convenience they provide, there are some hidden risks that can end up costing you and your business more than you realise.


Top 3 Reasons to Partner With Town & Country for Your Broadband

Over the last thirty years, the Internet has become the lifeblood of businesses worldwide. It’s used for communication, data gathering, marketing… in fact, it’s hard to find a business operation that doesn’t rely on the internet in some way. This reliance is only increasing as technology develops, which means picking the right broadband provider has never been more crucial.


Are Landline Phones Being Phased Out?

Landlines were once a staple of every home in the UK, but the widespread use of mobile phones has led to them steadily declining in popularity over the years. You might have heard on the news that they're being phased out altogether in 2025, but the truth is a bit more complicated than that.


Cyber Security Month 2023: An Introduction to Cyber Security

As our world relies more and more on technology, cyber-attacks are becoming more widespread than ever before – and the potential damage they cause can be devastating.


The Ultimate Guide to Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP)

If you've ever spent time in an office, you've probably come across Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) at some point. It's a tech that you can find all over the business world, from huge multi-location businesses to small startups with just a handful of employees.


The Ultimate Guide to Business Broadband

It’s not just about having the right equipment. Your internet connection also plays a major role in how productive – and profitable – your business is.


4 Widespread IT Problems and How to Avoid Them

Technology has reshaped the way we live our lives, and that includes the way we work. From offices to manufacturing plants, virtually every business relies on their IT systems to streamline operations, boost productivity, and stay competitive.


The 5 Best Business Smartphones for 2023

Offering the perfect combination of productivity, battery life, and functionality, here are the 5 best smartphones to have on hand during the workday.


The Ultimate Guide to Hosted Phone Systems

Phone systems aren’t always straightforward. There are plenty of different systems out there, each with their own infrastructure and hardware, and it’s easy to get them mixed up. There’s also a lot of jargon to get your head around - with acronyms like ‘PBX’ and ‘VoIP’ being thrown about, it’s no wonder people get confused!


5 Key Pieces of IT Equipment You Need in Your Office

If you peek your head around the door of any modern office, you’ll probably spot dozens of different IT devices spread around. From laptops and phones to servers and routers, businesses rely on a wealth of technology to keep operating.


3 Common IT Support Problems and How to Fix Them

In the 21st century, you’d be hard pressed to find a business that doesn’t rely on technology in some way. Although modern computers are much less prone to faults than older models, they’re still at risk from issues like slow performance, overheating, spotty internet, and more. 


What is SASE and how can it help your evolving business?

SASE has emerged as a key cyber security concept, with Gartner predicting that at least 40% of enterprises will be looking to adopt SASE by 2024. As a result of this cloud-based security service model’s recent emergence, you may be wondering what exactly SASE is and how it can benefit your business.


How Town & Country is supporting the Stable Family Home Trust

At Town & Country, we believe that it’s important to support worthy causes and give back to the community. We’ve been raising money for the Stable Family Home Trust for many years, and we recently donated a Samsung Galaxy A12 mobile phone as a prize for their silent auction.


Mobile phone contract prices are rising. Here’s what you need to know

Bills are set to increase for O2 and Virgin Mobile customers, but the amount depends on when your contract started.


MD Lee is Bizpedia’s member of the month!

Bizpedia is an exclusive business club that operates in six different areas of the UK. Each month, they shine the spotlight on a different member, as part of their ‘Member of the Month’ interview series. We were absolutely delighted when our MD, Lee Butler, was chosen to be the subject of their February interview.


Free vs Paid Antivirus

At Town and Country Communications, we offer bespoke, intelligent IT and telecoms services from our base in Bournemouth – and as part of that, carry out work regarding data security and back-ups.

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