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Autism Wessex are celebrating their 50th Anniversary this year, and as a charity very close to my heart, I have decided to help with their fundraising activity this year.
As part of this Grapevine have signed up to Recycle4Charity, a free service that allows you to recycle old mobile phones and inkjet cartridges which in exchange raises money for the charity of your choice. So far, we’ve submitted 50 phones to this service, with another 75 awaiting collection. Recycle4Charity analyse the phones and cartridges, giving us the figure of how much we have raised, around 8 weeks after submitting. We hope to build the collection of old phones from both our employees, and our customers who want to dispose of theirs. We’re also able to donate our old inkjet cartridges – an easy way of cleaning the office for a good cause!
Looking out the window today it seems hard to imagine that less than a week ago the South of England was covered in snow. In the days leading up to Thursday 1st March we’d heard the forecasts of snow, seen it affecting other parts of the UK and even felt a notable drop in the temperature, but few of us believed the worst of Storm Emma and “the beast from the east” would reach us.
Our industry loves to use buzzwords, but it’s not always made clear what these terms mean for our customers. What do tech companies mean when they say “the cloud” and more importantly, what does it mean for your business?
In most cases “the cloud” refers to software and services accessible using your internet connection. Instead of being stored locally on your own computer or mobile device, these services are hosted remotely by third parties on their own servers.
Here are five benefits of the cloud for your organisation:
Off The Record are a local charity, established in 1994 in Bath who provide free, confidential support services to young people in Bath and North-East Somerset. We’re proud to have worked with the organisation since 2013 as their business mobile provider.
East Boro Housing Trust are a long-established customer of ours. They’re a housing association founded in Wimborne in 1960, specialising in housing and support services for the elderly and adults with learning disabilities, as well as vulnerable people in the community. As a group they manage over 380 properties with 425 tenants and deliver care and support to over 600 customers.
Having been a mobile customer of ours for over a decade they were early adopters of the IT and fixed line telecom solutions we have introduced in recent years.
Last year we were proud to support Poole Park Life and the Borough of Poole, as the official media partner for their photomosaic art project in Poole Park.
The project took place in celebration of the 125th anniversary of Poole Park. Local residents were invited to upload a photo of themselves and their families in return for a small donation to the project. The thousands of photos were then collated to form the photomosaic art installation, which depicts the original 1890 map of the park when viewed from afar.
Have you heard about MiFID II but not sure what it means for your business? Read on to learn about the upcoming changes to regulation and what we can do to help your business become compliant.
Put simply, MiFID II (The Markets in Financial Instruments Directive) is a legislation that requires organisations involved directly in financial trading to record voice calls. Updates to the existing regulation become law in EU countries on Wednesday 3rd January 2018.
Telecoms and IT are merging. Read on to learn why we believe this is good news for your business and what we can do to help you on your tech journey.
In 1997 your average desktop PC with a CRT monitor and floor standing tower unit had a hard drive bigger in physical size than your current smartphone, with less than 10GB storage and plodded along with a dial up internet connection.
Arguments for replacing an out of date phone system often focus on the direct costs, however the total costs are greater still. Facility costs, maintenance charges, system upgrades and obsolete equipment write offs are all significant direct costs involved in running an outdated phone system, but then there’s the hidden costs, which can include:
Grapevine were proud to support Dribuild Group’s challenge to raise £35,000 during an afternoon at Bath Races on Tuesday 18th July. Dribuild’s chosen charity this year is Together for Short Lives, a UK based charity for children and young people who are expected to have short lives, helping them and their families to live the best life they can, for as long as they can.
With over 300 guests in attendance, Dribuild put on an impressive day, with first class food, great hospitality and an afternoon of racing, all in the glorious sunshine at Bath’s beautiful Lansdown Racecourse.