A Nottinghamshire company, which helps connect firms across the UK and Europe, has invested in a communications upgrade of its own.
Long Eaton-based Webro called in Midlands IT and telecommunications specialists ACUTEC to carry out the upgrade to make sure its staff are always connected to the office.
Webro was established in 1980 and supplies cable, connectors and connectivity solutions – from fibre optics to copper coaxial and data cables – to installers right across the UK, Ireland and mainland Europe.
The firm supplies enough WF100 TV and Satellite coaxial cable each year that if laid end to end, it would stretch right around the world!
The company has just supplied over 800km of fibre optic cable to the South Yorkshire region for the broadband and telecommunication digital upgrade of the area passing business, schools, colleges, universities, hospitals and over a million homes in the process.
And because it is working all over the country and – indeed Europe – its staff need to be in close contact with the office at the touch of a button and the new system installed by ACUTEC allows that to happen.
Andy Watts, marketing director of Webro, said: “Being a major supplier of communication cables and connectors means we need to be up to date with our communications as well because clients now expect staff to be available on their email throughout the working day.”
Eight of its 27 staff are now kitted out with the latest mobile technology so they remain on top of their emails while they are out on the road as part of a full network update.
“The fact that we operate overseas as well as here in the UK means communication is key – that’s why this investment was so important,” said Andy.
“We are looking forward to a positive 2012 and this will further improve the speed with which we react to our customers requirements.”
He added: “ACUTEC have been very good at tailoring a system to suit our needs and we have been extremely impressed with the service.”
Coleshill-based ACUTEC works for a range of clients across the Midlands offering a range of IT services and support.
Managing director Chris Roche said: “More and more businesses are seeing the advantage of having staff linked to the office, even when they are out on the road.
“No two systems are the same and we have tailored this particular system to ensure Webro get the maximum benefit out of this upgrade so that staff are always in close contact with the office.”
Pictured: Helen Brewster from Acutec with Andy Watts (left) & Webro MD Roger Webster.