Over the past year I have noticed that A2P SMS notifications have become more prevalent, and more entwined into my dealings with numerous organisations including financial establishments, retailers and travel companies. Thankfully, this isn’t a deluge of spam – these messages have actually made life easier or provided me with relevant information. … Read More
M:Science is pleased to announce that it is one of the main sponsors of the UK Bhangra Awards 2014 and will be responsible for implementing and running the text voting in the run up to the awards ceremony. The organisers of the event, Culture Unite, will also be using M:Science’s SMS service for marketing the event and thanking people for voting. … Read More
M:Science is pleased to announce that it is supporting a charity event organised by Homebase, a British home improvement store and garden centre, by supplying its SMS service, free of charge, for its Strictly Homebase Charity Ball. The event is a fundraiser for Homebase’s designated charity, Alzheimer’s Society, being held Friday 19th September, at The Hilton in London. … Read More
M:Science’s SMS service is being used by the organisers of Guitars on the Beach, a free event that is attempting to break its own record for Britain’s biggest band.
The event, sponsored by Fender and Planet Rock magazine, taking place on Saturday 6th September, on the beach in Lyme Regis, Dorset, attracted 2,276 guitarists last time, breaking the record with a mass jam of Buddy Holly’s ‘Rave On’. … Read More
Protecting data and preventing ID theft are major concerns in this digital age. As we access and upload personal and sensitive data on a more regular basis, making sure that these environments are secure is a major factor for users and businesses-alike. Despite its simplicity, SMS-based two-factor authentication (2FA) has become one of the answers to this problem, with bespoke financial solutions, Google, Facebook and Twitter all adopting this method to secure their services and data. … Read More
First Choice Software has announced that version 4 of RDB ProNet is now on full general release.
First Choice Software has been supplying premier recruitment software to the recruitment industry since 1996. RDB ProNet is its latest product, a feature rich, client server, recruitment software technology platform able to provide access from anywhere, anytime. Suitable for all sizes of business from start-ups to global enterprises, RDB ProNet is available on-site or in the cloud. … Read More
Inbound SMS numbers allow mobile phone users to send a text message directly to your email system, application or website using a virtual number. One of the best examples of how inbound numbering works can be found on popular TV shows where viewers have the ability to text-in a vote or question. However, you could setup different inbound numbers for a wide variety of purposes, particularly marketing. … Read More
When an incident occurs emergency services need to be able to contact crews, get vital news to authority members, management teams and staff. Quick, reliable communication is therefore essential to disseminate this information.
Organisations also have a duty to inform and keep businesses and residents up to date, as well as provide the capability for the public to contact the organisation.
During crisis management, and for business continuity, SMS text messaging is the perfect channel to deliver this. It enables emergency services to contact the relevant people quickly and easily, thanks mainly to its availability, ease of use, instant connectivity and wide adoption. … Read More
Effective communication in the retail industry is crucial to business success. Retailers need to exploit every possible channel, especially in this digital age, in order to improve internal communications and develop the customer experience.
Consumerization has changed dramatically in the past ten years – customers now expect the shopping experience to be integrated across a number of different channels. The widespread adoption of mobile phones is a major contributing factor in this change in attitude and behaviour and needs to be exploited if businesses are to be successful. … Read More
The NHS has revealed that it has lost millions of pounds because of the number of patients failing to turn up for appointments. Out of 94.1 million hospital outpatient appointments in 2012/13, 6.9 million appointments were not attended, costing the NHS £745m. It is also estimated that more than 12 million doctors’ appointments are missed each year. … Read More