From January 1st 2013, Ofcom rules that an Automatically Renewing Contract (ARC) is no longer enforceable on telephone and/or broadband for residential consumers and businesses with less than ten employees.
Following a study by Ofcom into the practices of telephony and broadband service providers, the watchdog has decided to intoduce a change to General Condition 9.1 which mean that providers can no longer automatically renew the contract of a residential customer or that of a small business with ten or less employees.
From 31st December 2012, communications providers will no longer be able to sign customers onto an automatically renewing contract (ARC) and from 1st January 2013 customers within these sectors must be migrated onto non-rolling contracts.
In addition, providers must be pro-active in helping those customers who wish to migrate to a non-rolling contract and take a more flexible approach to termination fees who wish to change providers after completion of their first fixed term.
Fixed term contracts for the residential customer and small business with 10 or less employees have also now been capped at a maximum of 24 months.
Ofcom's rationale for these changes is to widen consumer choice and increase healthy competition.
Here at Power Computing Business Solutions, we have never used ARCs and always respect the wishes of our customers should they wish to leave us at the end of their term.
Furthermore, we are more than happy to assist you in migrating to a more suitable tariff from our portfolio and will actively work with you the facilitate that. Why not contact us to day for a free, no obligation bill analysis to see how much we could save you? We have saved our customers an average of 35% on their telephony and broadband charges.
Call us now on 01234 905108 for your contract review.
In this current economic climate, everyone is looking to reduce costs.
Telephone charges are no exception.
As essential tools within your business, telephony and internet charges quickly rise if not correctly managed. With an investment of just 30 minutes of your time, we will carry out a free no-obligation analysis of your current arrangements and advise you of the options available to save you money on both calls and line rental.
On average, we save our clients over 30% on their bills – some considerably more!We are a local company with extensive knowledge of the telecoms market and are currently helping other small and medium businesses within the area to cut costs and improve service to their customers.
You won’t have to change your telephone system or numbers – in fact the only change you will notice is the smaller bill! What do you have to lose?
Call us now on 01234 905108
PowercIT have gained an official accreditation as a Microsoft Authorised Education Reseller, qualifying us to sell Microsoft products at academic prices to qualified educational users.
As an Authorised reseller PowercIT work in collaboration with Microsoft, this enables us to work more closely with educational bodies in order to maximise their ICT to its full potential.
PowercIT is authorised to sell Microsoft Academic Edition software to education bodies, as we have established ourselves as a specially trained ICT Company that can provide all services and expert advice that you need.
For more information on PowercIT's Microsoft Education Reseller status and how you can save money please call one of our Sales Team today on 0845 862 2221.
Give our Cisco experts a call, from Cisco equipment failure to configuration problems. For example you might be experiencing problems configuring your Cisco VPN? We have configured hundreds of systems so why not let us do it.
Our trained and Cisco qualified technicians will help with any related issues regardless of your configuration. We can get you back up and running ASAP which means you minimise system downtime and keep your users happy.
Take out a Cisco maintenance agreement to keep your system constantly monitored or take on our Ad Hoc Service for those one-time issues. Call today for a no obligation quotation.
Powercit.co.uk is actively seeking new candidates to join its growing base of IT Support Engineers. The role of IT Support Technician is to provide initial first and second line support for PCs, Servers and Networking with at least 2 years experience within a similar based role. Junior positions are also available. Knowledge of Windows Server 2003 / 2008 is essential together with TCP/IP, Active Directory/Group Policy. Microsoft and Cisco certification is an advantage. The candidate needs to be a good problem solver / fault finding, client focused and a team player.
A clean driving licence is essential.
Please forward CV’s to CV@powercit.co.uk or by post to HR, Powercit.co.uk Ltd, 82A Singer Way, Woburn Rd Industrial Estate, Kempston, Bedfordshire, MK42 7PU.
PowercIT are pleased to announce their latest achievement in gaining the Microsoft Desktop Platform Competency which further recognises their technical expertise and capabilities as a Microsoft Gold Partner.
PowercIT already hold a number of Microsoft competencies which include Information Worker Solutions, specialising in Office Systems Deployment, and Networking Infrastructure Solutions. Their latest achievement confirms their ongoing commitment to be at the forefront of technology and information strategy enabling them to bring significant technical skills to the supply, implementation and support of their clients' IT requirements.
The Microsoft Desktop Platform competency demonstrates PowercIT’s proficiency in planning, designing, deploying and supporting a desktop platform and infrastructure for the Windows 7 Operating System and the Microsoft Desktop Optimisation Pack (MDOP).
The Microsoft Desktop Platform competency will enable PowercIT to provide their clients with cost-effective desktop solutions that result in increased productivity, enhanced security and streamlined desktop management. It will allow PowercIT to deliver an optimised desktop platform and infrastructure to its clients thus saving their businesses time and money.
Power Computing Business Solutions undertands that a clients phone system is a priority as much as email is for example. We are installing Mitel and Avaya equipment in many offices which not only acts as a stand alone phone system but also integrates with your email servers and PCs simplifying how you can make and receive calls.It's all about Unified Communications! Make a call from your desktop rather than having to dial from the handset using the company's Public contact list. Weekly Staff meetings can be done via your telephone systems using the conferencing functions on the phones.
Missed a call? Don't worry your Mitel or Avaya system will pick up a voicemail and send it directly to your mailbox. Out of the office? Why not "twin'' your mobile phone with your direct line number - meaning when your DDI rings it will ring your mobile at the same time.
Working from home? Not a problem - you can VPN into your phone system at work using your PC giving you the ability to receive and make calls without anyone knowing you are out of the office.
Unified Communications is the future, with our IT knowledge we can simplify the way your organisation works and improve efficiency to your fellow colleagues. At a small monthly cost which can be over 2 to 5 years call today for a free consultation at our Demo room.
Power Computing Business Solutions can lease IT equipment to businesses. Perfect for businesses with old machines and servers looking to upgrade for new equipment at a small monthly cost.
Please call today on 0845 862 2221 for a variety of options from 2 to 5 years; we can tailor make a package that works for you!
Power Computing IT Business Solutions
Berkeley Square House
Telephone: 0203 301 6999
Power Computing Business IT Solutions has now extended its location due to the high demand for IT Support within the London area. Our new central London branch office opened on 1st March 2010 and is perfectly located for the many different types of businesses in the area that are in need of IT support.
Whether your company has 5 users or 200 users, you can outsource your entire IT infrastructure to our knowledgeable team of engineers – leaving you with peace of mind and the ability to get on with what you do best – running your business. Please call one of our sales team on 0203 301 6999 or 0845 862 2221 for a free no obligation consultation.
With maintenance agreements from as little as £4 per day, what do you have to lose?