Pichture of Richard Jenkins, project engineer at Pond Group
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Meet the Team – Richard Jenkins, Project Engineer & 3rd Line support

Richard, although best known as Rich, is a Project Engineer and 3rd Line Helpdesk Analyst. We wanted everyone to get to know Rich a little better so asked him the following questions. How Long have you worked at Pond? Over 20 Years in a variety of roles What’s your background? I worked in finance before Pond and was qualified as a financial adviser.  Re IT, I’m self taught but looking to sit exams early this year. What are the first three things you do when you get to the office in the morning? I make a coffee followed by 2 more. What do you enjoy most about your job? Improving […]

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VoIP Security: When is a PBX not a PBX?

With the rise in popularity of VoIP telephone systems, and more specifically Cloud based “Hosted” phone systems, there is an increasing concern over their security. Companies have always been accepting of the fact that whilst their calls could be “tapped”, the hassle someone would have to go through outweighed the risk. It does still happen and those companies whose conversations really must remain secret put special (normally expensive) measures in place to protect themselves. Historically, business telephony has been split. You have a PBX in your office – the “phone system”, and you have your external lines, be they ISDN or analogue. The “P” in PBX stands for Private. That […]

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