Entries by Simon Cartwright

Cactus supports Wessex Cancer Trust’s Golf Classic 2017

A huge thank you to all companies that participated in the Wessex Cancer Golf Classic 2017, held at South Winchester Golf Club.

The weather made it a little more challenging than we all hoped for – but everyone had a lot of fun and we managed to raise a great sum of money for the tremendous causes at Wessex Cancer Trust.

In total, £6,000 was raised and those funds that will go towards helping local families affected by cancer…

Why should your business choose a VoIP phone system?

In the last decade, VoIP technology has become very popular with businesses looking to save costs, enhance convenience, and give employees the tools they need for a modern, efficient workplace.

One of the first tasks for anyone starting a business is ensuring reliable phone access. A lot of work is done on networked computers, but offices still need phones for day-to-day communications.

Older, proprietary phone systems were quite expensive and were difficult to reconfigure and they were difficult to reconfigure or scale up or down as business dictated. However, a VoIP phone system solves these problems and offers many advantages over the old systems…

Huawei has overtaken Apple as the world’s second largest smartphone brand

According to a new report from market research firm Counterpoint, Huawei has surpassed Apple to become the second largest smartphone company in the world. The Chinese firm achieved the feat consistently for the month of June and July.

The Chinese firm achieved higher sales than Apple in the months of June and July and are expected to do the same for August too. They are China’s leading smartphone and have become popular due to their large displays and advanced camera functions.

They have a great presence in Asia, Europe and Latin America but a foothold in the South Asian, Indian, and North American markets, which “limits Huawei’s potential to the near-to-mid-term to take a sustainable second place position behind Samsung.”…

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Part and Full Time Sales Support Person

Further employment expansion means that Cactus Business Solution have a requirement for a Part and Full time Sales Support person.

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual who has good written and verbal communication skills, is organised, computer literate and is able to work as part of a team and off their own back.

The role will be to directly work alongside the Sales Team in pre and post sales which will include liaising with prospects and clients on the phone and by email…

Nokia 8 introduces a ‘bothie’ camera and will allow you to livestream.

This new Nokia 8 Android flagship aims to bring something different to the mobile industry with the introduction on ‘bothies’.

The ‘bothie’ is a reinvention of the very popular ‘selfie’ that everyone can take on their normal front-facing camera but the Dual-Sight technology on the new Nokia 8 allows to use both the front and rear-facing cameras to take pictures or videos of themselves at the same time.

It even allows for video to be live-streamed to friends and to social feeds including Facebook and YouTube…

Government threatens firms with £17m fines if nothing is done about cyber-attacks

The government has warned that much more needs to be done to combat cyber-attacks as the threat of attacks grows bigger.

Firms could face fines of up to £17m or 4% global turnover if they fail to protect themselves from these attacks.

The crackdown is primarily aimed at making sure essential services such as water, energy, transport and health firms are safeguarded against hacking attempts however, there is also a warning to SMEs as a company which suffered a cyber attack is fined £60,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO)…

What do you need to know about recording and storing calls for MiFID II compliance?

As you have probably heard or seen, come the start of next year MiFID II will come in to play If you are still unsure what this is or how it will effect your business or organisation hopefully this document will give you some jargonless information that will explain what is required of you.

MiFID is the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive, commonly known as MiFID II. First introduced in 2008 by the EU after the financial crisis, MiFID is a set of reforms for the financial industry and it replaces the original directive with a more structured conduct to your business. This includes a far more robust set of rules around phone calls and that they need to be recorded and stored…

Wi-Fi and 4G Calling – Vodafone, O2 & EE

Make calls with Wi-Fi Calling when you don’t have signal. Get clearer calls and better indoor coverage with 4G Calling. Both at no extra charge.

This is now yet another way for you to stay connected with the outside world and that is through Wi-Fi and 4G Calling.

We all know that there may be times when it’s hard to get a mobile signal – whether you’re in a rural location or a basement flat, on the London Underground or inside an old building with thick walls…

How Secure Is SiP?

An area of concern that comes up when discussing movement from traditional digital telephone lines, ISDN2 and ISDN30, to a VoIP solution is “how secure is SiP?”.

When choosing your SiP provider, it’s important to do a little due diligence on the product you’re looking at.

Firstly, find out who supplies the service. There is a lot of white label products out there but its key to know who is the true provider…

Cactus Sailing Regatta 2017

It was another great day in this years Cactus Sailing Regatta.

With the day ahead promising winds of over a Force 7/Gale Force, it was going to be a challenging days sailing.

After a morning of exciting sailing all crews made it to lunch at the Royal Solent Yacht Club.  With the weather closing in a few crews seemed happy to stay for an extra drink as opposed to heading back to the boats to start the afternoons sailing…