iRadio New’s ‘Friday Feeling’ interviews Gordon O’Neill about ‘Sack The Suit’

Big thanks for iRadio for covering our Sack The Suit campaign for their Feel Good Friday new slot last week. It’s in aid of SVP – Society of St. Vincent de Paul Ireland. There’s been a great reaction to the campaign with companies from all the country getting involved and running clothes’ drives. They’re desperate for clothes, so if you’d like to get involved too, just call 016876996 and we’ll send you some sacks.

The death of the fax machine, the birth of the digital fax

In 1990 Canon was the ‘big gun’ in faxing : )

(I guarantee that ‘The big gun is number 1’ song will now be stuck in your head.)

You probably thought the fax machine was already dead. Apparently not. Well it is in the traditional sense, instead of using those big slow clunky fax machines, nowadays companies send digital faxes

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Gordon O’Neill on East Coast FM

Our ‘Sack The Suit’ campaign is proving a huge success, with companies all over Ireland signing up to donate clothes to St. Vincent de Paul. The campaign has attracted the interest of the media too. Here is our CEO Gordon O’Neill being interviewed on East Coast FM’s long-running morning show.

To get you company involved and run a ‘Sack The Suit’ clothes’ drive in aid of St. Vincent de Paul, then give us a call on 016876995 and we’ll send you a welcome pack.

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Join sack ‘Sack The Suit’ in aid of St. Vincent de Paul.

Pieter Jannssens (Dropbox), Nichola Mullen (St Vincent de Paul) and Gordon O’Neill, (CEO of Goldfish.ie) with Dropbox’s mascot ‘Panda’ in their Dublin HQ for the launch of the ‘Sack The Suit’.

A couple of weeks ago we launched our ‘Sack The Suit campaign with Dropbox in aid of Irish charity Irish  St. Vincent de Paul. The response has been huge, with companies across the country getting involved. But we still need more. St Vincent de Paul are desperate for clothes and let’s face it, we all have clothes hanging at home that we’ve not worn in a while, so why not clear out that space for a good cause.

Whether your company is planning to sack your suits for the first time or has already sacked off your suits, why not join our campaign and help St. Vincent de Paul? Call 016876996 or email simon.palmer@goldfish.ie and we’ll get some sacks sent out to you.

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Companies that have already joined Sack The Suit include: DropBox, Hayes Mcgrath, Metabolomic Diagnostics, O’Neill Healthcare, Beach Hut PR, Newswhip , Currency Fair and Scurri and more.

For more details on our telecoms services, obtaining telephone numbers from Goldfish.ie, moving your company to a cloud-based VOiP system or buying a Grandstream deskphone then, please go to our main website http://www.goldfish.ie

Business telecoms firm Goldfish.ie is asking companies to ‘Sack The Suit’ in aid of St Vincent de Paul

DropBox is the first business to join the campaign to modernise dress codes and donate unwanted work clothes to charity

Pieter Jannssens, Dropbox's Head of Mid-Market Sales, Central and Northern Europe with Nichola Mullen, Head of Fundraising for St Vincent de Paul and Gordon O'Neill, found and CEO of telecoms firm Goldfish.ie and Dropbox's mascot 'Panda'  in Dropbox's European Headquarters in Dublin for the launch of the 'Sack The Suit' charity campaign, in aid of The Society of St Vincent de Paul. Pic Patrick O’Leary No Repro Fee.
Pieter Jannssens, Dropbox’s Head of Mid-Market Sales, Central and Northern Europe with Nichola Mullen, Head of Fundraising for St Vincent de Paul and Gordon O’Neill, Founder and CEO of telecoms firm Goldfish.ie and Dropbox’s mascot ‘Panda’ in Dropbox’s European Headquarters in Dublin for the launch of the ‘Sack The Suit’ charity campaign, in aid of The Society of St Vincent de Paul.

15th August, 2016; Dublin, Ireland: With Ireland having an unusually warm summer, we are seeing people across the country sweltering at work in their traditional office attire of suits, ties and formal dresses. Thankfully help is at hand from Irish business telecoms firm Goldfish.ie, who are asking companies to modernise their dress-codes, by ditching rules that require staff to wear formal business clothes, and donating them to charity instead.

Catchily entitled ‘SACK THE SUIT’, the campaign is being launched across Ireland today. It calls for men and women alike to raid their wardrobe and donate their unwanted clothes to a good cause, the Society of St Vincent de Paul (SVP). The first company to join the campaign is leading file storage firm DropBox, who have already adopted an informal dress-code at their headquarters in Dublin and have just completed a clothes’ collection in aid of SVP.

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We’re all going on an email holiday

Early VoiP adopter Cliff Richard

“We’re all going on a summer holiday, no more working for a week or two.”

So sang the original…er…bachelor boy 😉 Cliff Richard in the 1962 pop hit and film of the same name ‘Summer Holiday’. In the sixties, seventies, eighties and the majority of the nineties, most of us did just that, take a holiday, which was a full on break from work for a week or two.

Then, in the late nineties came mobile phones, and work started to impinge on our breaks as we were easily contactable. Too easily in fact.

Fast forward to the early noughties and Blackberrys heralded 24 hour access to the internet and the onset of the connected era. But, the advantage of mobile access to the internet meant people couldn’t switch off, or weren’t expected to switch off. The launch of the iPhone in 2007 brought the Smartphone era and with it social media. Things got even worse.

The graph below pretty sums up the most people’s holidays these days.

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But, help may be at hand. A backlash has started. There is a movement, led by the most-forwarding thinking companies in the tech sector, as most things are these days, where staff are also taking an ’email holiday’. Yes email holidays are now a thing, as in a proper old school holidays like Sir Cliff used to have.

Case in point, one of our customer’s out of office response this summer read “I am on holiday until the 18th July, 2016. When I return all unread emails in my in-box will be deleted. Please email when I am back. If your enquiry is urgent then please contact my colleague….”.

What a great out of office message. It makes so much sense. Any urgent emails shouldn’t be waiting about in their in-box, they should be handled  by a colleague in their absence.

Anything that’s not urgent can be delayed sent, so that it arrives when they are back.  Plus there’ll be a load of Spam that its not worth trawling through. When you are back from holiday you need to get into the swing of things as soon as possible, so no one has time to sit sifting through two weeks of emails. So just delete the lot and start again. If anyone has issues then it’s their own fault for reading the Out Of Office message properly.

If you do come across an out of office message like this and don’t want to forget to send the email when the person is back then here is how to send a delayed an email Gmail (other emails have similar procedures).

Happy holidays 🙂

 

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Many companies are still paying too much for their telecoms. You can cut telecoms costs by allowing us to compare your existing bill with what you could be paying with Goldfish.ie

Cloud telecoms allows you to plug your desk phones into the internet and get access to lower call costs. It also provides a host of other services, such as automatic recording of all your incoming and outgoing calls;  an IVR “press 1 for sales, 2 for support etc” and with no on-site equipment you have no maintenance costs. What’s not to love?

Sends us over your existing telecoms bill and we will compare it with what you could save by switching to Goldfish.ie. Call us on 016876999 or email sales@goldfish.ie

Ireland divided over BREXIT – almost 40% of Irish companies do not believe it will be bad for business

• Almost 40% of business people DO NOT believe their companies will be worse off following a BREXIT
• Over 1/3 of business people DO NOT believe the Irish economy will suffer after BREXIT
• Just under 20% of Irish businesses believe they will be BETTER OFF following BREXIT
• 88% of Irish businesses DO NOT think Ireland should consider leaving the EU.

11th July, 2016; Dublin, Ireland: Goldfish, the business-to-business cloud telecoms firm has undertaken a snap poll of its customers, to get their views on the prospects for their businesses and the wider economy follow the U.K. voting to leave the EU. The responses show some surprising results; far from being wholly pessimistic following the BREXIT outcome, a large percentage of business people believe it could benefit their businesses and the Irish economy, or will not have any detrimental effects.

238 customers responded to the snap poll. The first question asked whether respondents believed their businesses would better or worse off following BREXIT. Whilst the majority (61%) answered worse off, given the pessimism in the media this was expected to be higher. However, almost two fifths (39%) answered that they believed that they would be either better off or that there would be no effect on their business.

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Still paying expensive phone bills for your business?

Good news! Those days are gone, thanks to the internet and cloud telecoms.

Sign to up save with Goldfish.ie and get access to:

– Low cost calls.
– Call Recording of all inbound and outbound calls (MP3s kept in the cloud for up to 6 years).
– Call Director (“press 1 for reception, 2 for accounts” etc).
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– Just plug your phone into the internet and go.

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For more details on all our services please see here: Goldfish.ie or call 016876999

Our Green Glory Euro 2016 giveaway is up to €2,000!

Gordon O'Neill, CEO,  of Goldfish.ie
Gordon O’Neill, CEO, of Goldfish.ie

Good luck to the Republic of Ireland against France on Sunday.

We are confident we will get revenge over those pesky ball-handling French footballers. Our Green Glory giveaway is now up to €2,000! And we are expecting it to go still higher on Sunday.

We are giving away €100 for every goal Ireland scores in the tournament, with the final total being split between 10 new customers. That means they’ll get money off their first bill for our cloud telecoms services, such a low call rates, Call Recording and Call Director.  Sign up using the promo-code: greenglory.

COME ON YOU BOYS IN GREEN!