Virtual Meetings

Virtual meetings can be a cost-saving or revenue-generating option. It is a great tool to use to keep in touch with client, colleagues or attend business networking meetings. However, only if you have the right tools and know-how will you be able to connect to your virtual meetings.

WhatsApp v Zoom

One of the most popular platforms is Zoom. Did you know that WhatsApp can allow 50 people on a call via its desktop app? Take a look a recent article about how WhatsApp are taking on Zoom

Until the April 2020 update, WhatsApp users could only make a video call with four people including themselves plus three others. Facebook-owned WhatsApp likely took the decision to issue an upgrade to prevent its users migrating to rival chat apps.

Facebook said in a statement: “WhatsApp calls are another way to stay in touch. Soon you’ll be able to have group voice and video calls with a larger amount of people on WhatsApp. As before, these calls are secured with end-to-end encryption. No one else can view or listen to your private conversation, not even WhatsApp.”

Virtual Meetings

Virtual Meetings are crucial for business. What is the best platform for your business? Stay connect with clients and your team.

How to group call on WhatsApp

Again, this is a similar process to video calling. To start a group call, fire up a conversation on your WhatsApp and click the phone icon in the top right of the screen.  Once your contact has picked up the phone, you can then click on the + icon on the screen and select multiple contacts to connect to a group call. Click on who you want to add and wait for them to accept the call.  You can also do this with group video calls. To do this, start a video call.

Once your contact has accepted the call, click on the + icon again and add another contact. The split screen with the separate video feeds is a great feature. Video calling can drain your data package, so if you are tight on data, make sure you are connected to a WiFi connection to get the full benefit of conference video calls.

Contact the LIS Help Desk to discuss the best platform and make sure your internet speed is the best you can get.

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Android phone hidden features

Unlock your Android phone hidden features. The Android versus iPhone debate continues to rumble on. However, one thing is certain: Google’s phone software is more versatile and customizable than Apple’s offering. Dig into your Android phone hidden features you will find a host of clever features and useful tools.

Here are some hidden features you’ll definitely want to know about. For example, split screen mode, automatic video captioning or how about picture in picture, enabling you to watch YouTube whist you check your email. Whilst on a hand held device.

Android phone hidden features

Your phone is smarter than it looks! Android is loaded full of features—many of which are not completely obvious or are possibly even hidden behind “secret” menus.

The history behind the Android phone

Sometimes it feels like we’ve been running Google’s mobile OS on our Android devices forever. It is less than 10 years since the first official Android phone launched in stores. Google’s decision to make Android an open source OS allowed it to become highly popular with third-party phone makers.

Just a few years after the launch of Android 1.0, Smartphones that had the OS installed were everywhere. Now it has become the most popular mobile OS in the world, defeating its many competitors like Symbian, BlackBerry, Palm OS, webOS, and Windows Phone. Apple’s iOS is the only platform still standing as a serious competitor to Android, and that situation doesn’t look like it will change anytime soon.


Apple need to start selling new iPhones that are much cheaper than its current models. It would seem reasonable to predict that Android will continue to dominate the mobile OS market, even with its history of problems providing swift updates. Android is being installed on phones that are sold for less than £100 as well as on expensive flagship devices like the current champion: the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus. That flexibility, combined with yearly updates, will ensure Android will remain the leader in this industry for years to come.

Contact LIS if you need a new business mobile contract. If you need a new phone line for home or the work place we offer various VOIP solution. As well as helping with better connection, a super-fast fibre broadband supplier or even a leased line for guaranteed fast speeds. We have it all, and they’re all delivered to you with our impeccable IT support.

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Brexit HR Game changer?

How will Brexit change the game for HR?

I know that we are all bored of Brexit, but it is the gift that keeps on giving. The focus today is on HR.

Brexit is impacting on recruitment, retention, legislative framework, the mergers and acquisitions world, training and management of staff. Not just in terms of uncertainty which has become a given, but with the changes that have occurred already.

LIS can help by supporting mobile working, working from home, automation and telephony solutions which enable creative solutions to the current HR challenge. Call us if you need to chew it over. Oh, and if your current helpdesk can’t greet your users by name when they call and remember if they are on android or apple without having to ask, give us a try. Personal, professional IT support beats anonymous impersonal scripting every time.

#management #business #HR #brexit


In the aftermath of an untidy referendum, Britain?s decision to exit the European Union has been filled with continued uncertainty about how Brexit will change the HR game.


iPhone Ex?

Apple might consider the iPhone X to be its future. Unfortunately, not enough of us are agreeing. Are poor sales of Apple’s new flagship product a statistical blip or a sign of things to come?


Nikkei first reported in January that Apple was halving its iPhone X production for the quarter, with a follow-up report a few days ago saying that this left Samsung scrambling to find alternative ?