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COVID-19: Working from home

31 Mar 2020

In recent weeks, social distancing has seen millions of workers set up office in their own homes. With the digital technology and tools available to us today, many people will already be competent with remote working. However, in the wake…

8020 - COVID19 Update

Update on our position regarding COVID-19 and our support services

23 Mar 2020

The situation surrounding the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) has been rapidly evolving.  We have been closely monitoring the situation here at 8020 and following the latest guidelines from the World Health Organisation and UK authorities.  The health and safety of…

O2 to become first UK network to have net zero carbon emissions

3 Mar 2020

O2 have today announced plans to cut carbon emissions from its entire business and network by 2025. This plan aims to give consumers and businesses a mobile network where calls, texts & data are powered by cleaner, greener energy. Additionally,…

Amazon Prime Scam Still Rife

26 Feb 2020

An automated call scam is impersonating Amazon Prime in order to obtain money from falling victims. The scam sees people receive an automated call, telling them that they’ve been charged for an Amazon Prime subscription, or that their subscription is…

Will Mobile Roaming In The EU Remain Free After Brexit?

31 Jan 2020

Today is the day the UK leaves the EU, entering an 11-month transition period. There are lots still to be agreed upon during this time, one of which is a new mobile roaming agreement. Roaming is when you use your…

Apps To Kick Start Your New Year

27 Jan 2020

2020 – not only a new year but a new decade! A prime time for many of us to start afresh and make the changes we have been longing to. From working on your mental health to reducing your impact…

What Is Malware?

29 Nov 2019

The first step to avoiding risks is being able to identify them! Here we explain some of the most common types of malware and advise on the best methods to try and avoid them. For startes, let’s break down the…

How To Make Your Phone Battery Last Longer

28 Nov 2019

You’d think it would be simple – keep your phone’s battery charged at all times – but it’s not as straightforward as you’d think. Here are some tips on how to look after your battery to save finding yourself caught…

What Age Should Kids Get A Smartphone?

19 Nov 2019

These days, it’s not uncommon to see children with their eyes glued to smartphones or tablets when eating out at a restaurant or while travelling on long journeys. The digital age is upon us and members of ‘Generation Z’ have…

Are you spending too much time on your phone?

1 Nov 2019

Screen time is a hot topic for Google at the moment, with them recently announcing that all new Android phones must come with a ‘digital wellbeing’ app installed to show how long you’ve been using particular apps, how many notifications…

8020 ltd IT Support acquires CMS Ltd - 3 directors

8020 acquire CMS Broadband Ltd

24 Jul 2019

We are excited to announce that 8020 Ltd has acquired the Kirkcudbright based business CMS Broadband Ltd.   8020 already manage the IT infrastructure for many leading businesses across Dumfries & Galloway, as well as managing thousands of business mobile…

What is Phishing?

4 Jul 2019

Phishing (noun): The fraudulent practice of sending emails purporting to be from reputable companies in order to induce individuals to reveal personal information, such as passwords and credit card numbers. The other heinous purpose of phishing is to use an…

Are Remote Jobs The Future Of Working?

29 May 2019

These days, mobile working is more than making a few calls and replying to a couple of emails. People can run entire businesses from a mobile device, making notes, accessing business apps, working on spreadsheets and creating and sending invoices.…

Apple Announce New TV Streaming Service

25 Mar 2019

Apple have just announced their new streaming service, Apple TV+, as well as a host of other expansions across Apple News, Apple Pay & the App Store. Apple News + CEO Tim Cook kicked off today’s event with an introduction…

Tips To Shop Online Safely

22 Mar 2019

Online shopping has become a regular occurrence for most of us. Whether it be ordering a new outfit for an upcoming event, your weekly grocery shop so it gets delivered straight to your door, or something you could easily purchase…

Save money on your mobile phone bill

17 Mar 2019

Are your mobile bills higher than you expect but you’re not sure why? Here we explain some of the most common additional charges we see on our client’s bills and advise on ways to avoid them. Non-Geographical Calls Non-geographic numbers,…

The Internet of Things (IoT) “The What?”

28 Feb 2019

From progression towards 5G to developments in connectivity capabilities, the world we live and work in is an exciting place at the moment.  One area we are likely to see the biggest developments in is the IoT (Internet of Things)…

8020 Ltd - Business Mobile Providers - 5G is coming

5G is coming

18 Feb 2019

With many locations across the UK still waiting for 4G coverage, you may wonder why people are getting so excited about the impending launch of 5G. What is 5G? You would be forgiven for thinking that all there is to…

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Help! I’ve Lost my phone

29 Jan 2019

Would you know what to do if your phone gets lost or stolen? When your phone vanishes, whatever the circumstance, it conjures up that awful feeling of dread, panic, anxiety. What am I going to do? There goes my means…

8020 Mobile Data

Ways To Monitor Your Data Usage

17 Jan 2019

Are you a self-professed heavy data user? Or do your work patterns mean usage on your business phone can fluctuate month to month? Perhaps your monthly usage stays consistent? There is still good reason for keeping a track on your…

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