Breakfast Networking: Enabling integrated communication using cloud-based technologies

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Convergence of Voip and mobile telephony makes communication quicker, easier and more cost effective. Moving to cloud-based systems can provide speed and reliability, cost effectiveness, security and traceability. How do you navigate which system is best for your business?

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About the event

As communications technology continues to evolve with cloud options becoming more widespread and effective, the telephony market has also become increasingly complex.  You may have a standard land line with a main provider, but as your company grows it may be more efficient to switch to an internet-based SIP or VoIP system. How do you make the right decision for your business, and when?  There can be many benefits to going cloud-based;  Voip can compete with mobile phone services by offering free or lower cost connections via WiFi hotspots, it is used on private networks and can therefore be more secure. We are familiar with systems such as Skype which offer instant chat, video conferencing and presence but how do you integrate this functionality into your preferred system?

Our speaker, Steve Richardson from Convergence Communications will demystify the options and cover:

  • developing a long-term voice and data strategy to future-proof your business
  • making a quality comparison between old and new systems
  • key differences in the multiple technologies out there that all seem to do similar things. But do they?
  • accessing your business lines anywhere and on any device using the latest collaborative technology, including Web RTC
  • collaborating with groups of people worldwide across multiple devices
  • video conferencing
  • making a return on investment.

Live demonstrations of the technology will show you just what can be achieved in the real world.

Speaker: Steve Richardson, Convergence Communications. Steve is responsible for managing client accounts. He has a strong telecoms background having run his own successful telecoms company and been in the industry for 25 years.

Who should attend?

This talk should be particularly relevant to anyone in an SME, whether you’re the CEO, responsible for IT, finance or managing the office. 


08.00am - Registration and networking over coffee and breakfast

08.30am - Speaker - Steve Richardson, Convergence Communications

09.30am - Further networking and a chance to follow up with the speaker

10.00am - Event close

To attend:


Any Cambridge Network member may attend, there is a small charge of £15+VAT for members. Register by clicking on 'Book Now’. Please log in first using the link at the top of this website where you should be recognised as a current member.


Non-members may also attend this session at a fee of £25+VAT, please sign in to the website, or register as a user before clicking ‘Book Now’. You may wish to join as a member from £50+VAT and come along to many other events for free or at member rates!

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Hauser Forum, 3 Charles Babbage Road, Cambridge, CB3 0GT

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