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Ethernet – Extended Delivery Times

As part of our pledge to keep our new and current customers aware of news which may affect them, we have been informed that Openreach have extended their lead times, particularly in the survey and planning stage, for the delivery of Ethernet services using Openreach infrastructure.

Charity 5-a-side Football Tournament 2019

The third Procurement Heads 5-a-side Charity Football Tournament took place in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support last Friday which Cactus and 8 other teams played in and raised an incredible £850 for the charity.

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…

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…

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…

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…

Charity Golf Classic at South Winchester

Cactus Business Solutions are proud to be the main sponsor of this year’s Wessex Cancer Charity Golf Classic which will be at held at The South Winchester Golf Club on Thursday 21st September 2017.

Bournemouth AFC player Andrew Surman will be in attendance during the day and will also hold a Q&A session after the golf.

There will be a breakfast of bacon butties and coffee on arrival followed by a Four Ball Stableford competition and several fun golfing attractions and competitions throughout the day. The day ends with a prize giving evening dinner where there will be a live auction for some spectacular prizes…

Cactus Sailing Regatta 2016

One of the more relaxing times of the year is Cactus organising a Sailing Regatta where customers attend the one day event – having some fun and ‘letting the hair down’ – whilst mixing with customers.

A great day had by one and all culminating in the presentation of the Cactus Sailing Trophy.

Anyone interested in attending the 2017 event, please contact Simon Cartwright on 0330 333 2 333…