Kristian Torode

Having spent over ten years working for various Telcos within Sales, Kristian decided to set up Crystaline in May 2010 to consult with SMEs to supply Mobile, Voice, Data & Unified Comms with truly World Class Service. Kristian’s expertise includes an excellent understanding of the various products & services available. Kristian is a keen rugby and Liverpool fan and participates in several triathlons each year.

Busting PSTN Switch Off Myths: Internet-based VoIP Calls Are the Future of Comms

PSTN switch off

It’s now less than three years until the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) is switched off in the UK, which means businesses must switch to digital now. With so much misinformation around how to navigate this switch off, Kristian Torode, Director and Co-Founder of business telecoms services provider, Crystaline, busts some of PSTN switch off […]

A Year in Smartphones: The Top Mobile Devices Launches from 2022

Top Mobile Devices

2022 has been full of new mobile devices with never-before-seen features for Apple stans and Android fans alike. If you’re thinking of upgrading your business comms set up, but not sure on what’s best for your needs, Kristian Torode, Director and Co-Founder of business mobile provider Crystaline, recaps the latest devices to hit the shelves in the past […]

Is It the End of Emails?

end of emails

Emails Could Be Replaced as the Communication Staple Emails have held their position as a centerpiece of workplace communications for years — they’re quick, simple, and free to use. But recent data suggest emails are slowly being replaced by real-time communication apps, like Slack and Microsoft Teams. So, in a time of instant messaging, is […]

The End of eSIM Cards: If Apple Is Doing It, It Must Be Cool, Right?

Remember floppy disks? Nowadays, we wouldn’t dream of storing our data on such a bulky storage device. In fact, even the humble USB stick’s use is dwindling as everything heads to the cloud. But we all still use SIM cards, don’t we? Not for much longer — Apple has removed SIM card trays for all […]

Get Ready for Gen Z Workers

Gen Z Workers

Flexibility will be Key to Keeping your Next Cohort of Colleagues Happy Watch out — Gen Z is about to take over the office. Born between 1997 and 2012, the new generation of employees is entering the workforce. And they’re causing quite a stir. Favouring a better work-life balance over typical priorities, like salary, businesses […]

The Technology Required to Upgrade your Business Phone System

Is your business phone system future ready? Hybrid working, employee flexibility and structural changes to the UK’s telephone network mean that it’s more crucial than ever for businesses to consider the suitability of their current phone system. The two futureproofed contenders are Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) and Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) trunking. But how […]

Making the 5G Switch: The Business Benefits of 5G

As 2022 gets into full swing, many business owners are considering how they can give their tech setup a refresh. 5G first hit the UK’s shores in May 2019, but it’s taken a while for the rollout to expand enough to make it a viable commercial option. Here, Kristian Torode, Director and Co-Founder of business mobile expert […]

Protecting your business from mobile security risks

The benefits and uses of mobile device management software According to the Government’s Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2021, 39 percent of UK businesses experienced a cybersecurity attack last year. For business owners, this statistic is worrying — risking reputation, integrity, and ultimately commercial success. As we move towards an increasingly technology-centric working world, what should […]