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Keep up-to-date on all the latest happenings at CSP

CSP exhibiting this year - The Business Show 2017

Nick Silverstone - Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Come and see us on Stand 8154
17th & 18th May 2017 | Excel, London

It's a free business exhibition to attend and offers a wealth of opportunity, advice and information crucial for ongoing business growth within a challenging economy. 25,000 business professional attend over two days. 

Attention Windows XP Users

Nick Silverstone - Friday, March 24, 2017

Risks of still using Window XP PC’s – Don’t do it!

5 reasons to change as a matter of priority

 

1. The cost of Upgrading Windows XP will become prohibitively more expensive the further this operating system becomes removed from the latest standard. Things to consider are that when you start adding up the costs: new devices, new licences, migration consultants and business downtime – you will incur big bills. Almost certainly greater than the cost of simply migrating to a new PC!

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CSP iT | Important Company Press Release

Nick Silverstone - Thursday, March 16, 2017

- PRESS RELEASE -                                                                                                 

CSP Attains Double ISO Certification
 
16th March 2017  

CSP (Computer Software Peripherals – Watford) are delighted to announce the achievement of both ISO 27001 & ISO 9001 certification for Information Security Management & Quality Management Systems respectively.  

By meeting the extensive criteria for these standards, the company affirms its ability to consistently deliver effective quality management systems, comply with security requirements, and drive continuous improvements to products, services, and internal processes.

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CSP iT | Information Notification

Nick Silverstone - Thursday, March 02, 2017

Please be aware of the following information relevant to any clients running Microsoft Windows XP or Server 2003

 
Any customer with Windows XP /Server 2003 PC’s currently protected via Sophos Anti -Virus Software, you need to be aware that they are withdrawing their support for these machines.
 
Please see notification from Sophos Website:-
  • Support for Windows XP has stopped. From May 1st 2017, updates will stop and devices will no longer be protected. More details.
 
  • Support for Windows XP and 2003 has stopped. From May 1st 2017, updates will stop and devices will no longer be protected. More details. 
 
  • Support for 2003 has stopped. From May 1st 2017, updates will stop and devices will no longer be protected. More details.

Sophos are offering an extended Support option although we are not convinced that this is cost effective with the price starting at £1100.  Alternatively we do need to work with you in order to either update the Microsoft Operating system on your PC/Servers (if/where this is applicable) or you will need to consider replacing the hardware and migrating the data.  
 
Potentially we are looking at other Anti-Virus software providers to enquire if any offer cover for these Operating Systems no longer supported by Microsoft, however we do not believe that any credible suppliers offer comparable cover.
 
Please can you advise us by return the best contact to speak with in order to discuss your options further.

01923 444555 | support@csp.uk.com 

Company Update

Nick Silverstone - Tuesday, February 28, 2017

A Message from Sam 


I just wanted to drop you a brief line as we have had some exciting changes to our management & operational structure within CSP which, we believe, will strengthen our service further.
 
Nick Silverstone (pictured below and who’s image will link to his Linkedin profile) has joined us as  Managing Director.  With in-excess of 30 years running his own businesses and working within successful sales and marketing environments, Nick‘s focus will be on improving how we work internally and with you to better anticipate your needs and meet and exceed your expectations. 

As Chief Executive Officer, I remain 100% involved and committed to the company and will work with Nick and the wider team to continue to provide and improve that IT services and systems that support your business. 

Tax Assist Conference 2016

Michelle McGuffin - Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Some of our CSP team spent a busy weekend at Celtic Manor in Wales for the TaxAssist Accountants Annual Conference.

Over 490 franchisees, staff and business partners were in attendance for the exhibition, conference and evening gala which proved to be a huge success as always. As one of the sponsors of the event, we really enjoyed the opportunity to meet a variety of new people and have the chance to catch up with some of our existing customers.  

Our newly branded stand was a hive of activity throughout the day. We got some great feedback and Franchisees really enjoyed playing on our old school original Atari games console where we were running a competition with a Top Gear style scoreboard. Top score of the day won an Ipad and it was a great way to engage with new customers and those competitive gamers who just couldn't resist coming back to check their score!

  

      


     


Have you spotted us yet?

Michelle McGuffin - Thursday, April 14, 2016

We've had quite a few positive comments about our newly branded vans when we've been out and about. 


They're bright and bold so you can't miss them. And as it is usually one of our hard working engineers, driving off to assist one of our customers in need, we're pretty pleased when you point us out or wave hello :-) 



 

 

We've rebranded... in case you hadn't noticed ;-)

Michelle McGuffin - Tuesday, March 29, 2016

So we’ve decided to rebrand. It’s a pretty big decision for any company to start reviewing all the branded literature, website and customer communications. But whilst we’ve been going through this process, we’ve discovered that we don’t talk enough about what we do. And we don't share enough information about all the different services we provide to so many of our customers.



We’ve been through the detail with a fine toothcomb and tried to keep it simple. 

Have a look at Our Services section where we’ve got lots of current information on what we can do to help you and your business.

 

Give us a call or drop us an email to find out more. We’d be happy to hear from you.

TaxAssist Annual Conference

Michelle McGuffin - Thursday, March 17, 2016

We’re looking forward to exhibiting at the Tax Assist Annual Conference again this year which attracts around 350 delegates (franchisees and their staff). As one of 40 exhibitors attending the event in April, it’s a great opportunity to meet with many existing customers and familiar faces. 


The exhibition runs throughout the morning followed by an afternoon jam-packed with best practice guidance, presentations from Tax Assist Directors and table discussions with our key partners. 


We’ll also look forward to the evening gala dinner, where we’ll have a chance to catch up with customers while enjoying the evening’s entertainment. 


www.taxassist.co.uk



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