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Microsoft Surface Hub – Unlock the power of the group

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Microsoft Surface Hub

The long-anticipated Microsoft Surface Hub has finally made a grand entrance, with the first one being shipped by Microsoft last week.

Designed with Skype for Business in mind, the Surface Hub provides a new level of innovation and efficiency. It re-imagines a meeting experience and the way that people work. With one simple tap, you can join a Skype for Business meeting, share content, meeting notes and communicate action points and outcomes.

Craig McCalley, Sales and Marketing Director comments, “We’re really pleased to be offering the Surface Hub to businesses. Available in both 55-inch and 84-inch screen sizes, the Hub is the perfect tool to transform your business meetings and the way your teams work together”.

Koris provides the complete end-to-end service, which includes 24/7 on-site support as well as access to our leading Skype for Business engineers. Contact the team today on 0203 479 9000 to find out how this service can enhance your business meetings or click here for more information.

Koris Managed WAN Solution

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 Managed WAN Solution

At Koris, we understand that organisations are looking to do more with less, without compromising reliability, service levels, cost and flexibility.

We can provide your business with our’ Managed WAN solution which includes offering:

  • Excellent service. We’ve never lost a customer due to service issues and our business is built on a ServiceFirst ethos.
  • Competitive costs. Koris has great BT buying power which allows us to provide your business with competitive prices.
  • Reliability. Our in-house engineers and offering of 100% uptime means our customers have full peace of mind.
  • Flexibility. We perform network analysis which ensures your business has the right network. We can increase or decrease your bandwidth depending on your circumstances.

We’re dedicated to providing a proactive service, where you’d be allocated a dedicated Account Manager to ensure all your needs are met. Contact the Koris team today to discuss your Managed WAN.

Join us at the Manchester Velodrome!

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Koris Velodrome Event

In collaboration with Mitel and contact centre experts Zylinc, Koris is hosting a seminar on Monday 29th February, to be held at the prestigious home of GB cycling, the Manchester Velodrome.

The day will focus around Skype for Business (S4B) and the value-added contact centre applications offered by both Mitel and Zylinc. After live demonstrations from both partners, you will then have the opportunity to cycle around the famous track with the guidance of a trained professional.

Click here to RSVP.

Can’t make the date?
If you can’t make the date but still have an interest around Skype for Business or applications from Mitel/Zylinc, there is no need to worry. Koris will be hosting a webinar demoing their capabilities on Friday 29th January at 2pm.

Click here to sign up to the live webinar.

Koris supports Rayner with office relocation

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Office Relocation

Koris has supported Rayner in their recent office relocation through the design, implementation and support of a brand new IT infrastructure. Rayner is a specialist in the design and manufacture of intraocular lenses and proprietary injection devices, for use in cataract surgery. Having out-grown their office, in a location that caused frequent data problems, Rayner decided to move their new medical manufacturing facility to a modern 8,000sqm office in Worthing.

The Rayner office move project included the deployment of their complete IT Infrastructure, from solution planning, installation and support, through to the training of the workforce. Working alongside Rayner, the Koris team were able to gain an understanding of previous problems, taking the appropriate steps to ensure full resilience across the whole deployment, including solutions covering all aspects of Voice, Data and AV.

Since the office relocation, Rayner has seen positive results and have yet to experience any of the problems they faced at their previous location. Mike Collins, Consultant at Rayner commented, “Koris has been more than competitive in their offering and confident in their delivery. In short, I couldn’t be happier with our decision to choose Koris.”

To read the full case study, click here.

Koris’ guide to remote working

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Remote Working

Written by Craig McCalley

Did you know, 87% of British businesses are now allowing employees to work away from the office? With government changes in June last year, every employee now has the right to ask for flexible working from home. When executed well, the benefits can be felt across the whole business, including your staff, employers and key stakeholders.

For one, you’ll have happier staff. There’s a reason why flexible working is now seen as a perk with a new job – over 3 out of 4 managers who have implemented flexible working policies are doing it because they believe it helps them to retain their staff.

There’s also the added benefit of increased staff productivity, with more than 50% who said they make sure they overcompensate when working from home. With no commute into the office, staff have more time to work and less time to travel.

Did you know that the average cost of an employee desk is a whopping £5,426. So if you can reduce the number of desks by introducing remote working, the savings are going to add up. The plan would be to also cut the expense of absenteeism, with the average cost per year of people calling in sick being around £550. When BT recently introduced flexible staff working, their absenteeism dropped to less than half the UK average.

Due to the change in government legislation, flexible working has now become the norm. When 1,000 workers were asked what they’d do if they employers stopped flexible working, 6 in 10 said they’d look for a new job.

Is now the time to introduce an infrastructure for remote working in your business?

Contact Koris for more information on introducing remote office working into your business.

New Faces at Koris

Welcome to the team

As always, we’re continuing to grow and strengthen our teams, ensuring our ServiceFirst ethos is at the heart of everything we do.

We would like to say a warm welcome to Kritan Gagoo who joins us as a Skype for Business engineer, previously working for Dimension Data, where he held a similar role. Kritan is a frequent gym goer and is often seen with a squash racquet in hand.

We’d also like to say a warm welcome to Richard Shannon who joins the Koris technical team as a new data engineer. With an extensive background in Microsoft and Cisco, Richard joins us from SopraSteria. Richard will join the list of keen cyclists at Koris, while he also enjoys spending time taking care of his 2 young Labradors.

For career opportunities at Koris email hr@koris.co.uk.

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