Monday, December 23, 2013

Christmas Greetings!

We'd like to wish all our customers, friends and blog readers a very happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year.
"May your days be merry and bright, and may all your Christmases be white"



Thursday, November 7, 2013

Go, Mo! Movember comes to Copyrite

 
Copyrite have joined Movember!
a team of 17 intrepid chaps, let by Phil Ford, are favouring the face fungus and growing their mo's

if you'd like to donate to Copyrite Movember the team page is here!


http://uk.movember.com/team/1427869

Friday, October 25, 2013

New Case Study - Two Saints


Two Saints' significantly improves the lives of those who are homeless, at risk of becoming homeless, vulnerable or in need of support through the provision of high quality, reliable housing, support and learning services. Each year, a home is provided for around 1500 people and 1600 people are supported to stay in their own homes.
Nigel Miles, IT Manager is responsible for all IT technology, including communications equipment, across the 23 Two Saints sites. He must ensure that IT infrastructure doesn't get in the way of the important day to day processes undertaken by employees and volunteers. As an organisation with stakeholders, supporters and donors, Two Saints has a responsibility to be as productive as possible and reduce waste.
Nigel explained, “Printing was a key challenge as the organisation originally had a mixture of 65 photocopiers and printers, some networked and others standalone. In a Citrix environment, printing was unreliable and staff often couldn’t print at all. I was receiving calls every 10 minutes from people unable to print which prevented them from working; it became a support nightmare”.
Solutions: Managed Print Services including Ricoh hardware and PaperCut
By using Managed Print Services on one platform with a single point of contact, Two Saints have achieved less waste. Scheduled reports run across all services, identifying overall costs and costs per site. The organisation can monitor usage and look at the site in detail to see which documents are being printed and by whom.  This provides essential insight into the highest users of colour in the organisation. Print can be locked down from Microsoft Outlook to Black and White.
Find out More on our Website. . .



Wednesday, October 16, 2013

FREE Ricoh Theta Camera from Copyrite






Capture the World in 360 degrees with the world's first spherical camera from Ricoh.

With a Ricoh Theta you will be able to move around your photos and experience them in a whole new way.
Copyrite are giving one away FREE with every purchase of a new Ricoh A3 MPC Machine*

Find out how you can get one on our website


Some example 360 degree photos:
click an image below to experience things from another perspective. . .


*Terms and Conditions Apply, see website for details

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Could the New Ricoh Interactive Whiteboard Revolutionise The Way You Do Business?


Ricoh brings yet another revolutionary product to the business, industrial and educational worlds: the Interactive Whiteboard D5500. It offers high-quality, smooth handwriting and a high-resolution display, and enables easy remote image sharing. This remarkable innovation will make your business meetings, teleconferences, collaborative presentations and classroom training sessions so much more productive and cost-efficient.

For further details and information contact us on 01202 848866 or email us

Monday, September 23, 2013

London to Brighton the hard way!

As mentioned in our last entry Copyrite's John Grey and Phil Ford cycled 75 miles from London to Brighton for charity this weekend, however not being the sort of chaps to do things by halves they were following an almost entirely off road event organised by the British Heart Foundation.

The guys were joined by 2 friends Bill Elliott and Dave Walker to make up a team of four.
You can get a flavour of the event from last years BHF video below.




John had this to say on Facebook - "Myself, Dave Walker, Philip Ford and Bill Elliot left London yesterday morning at 8:00 am along with 3,000 other riders. We stuck together for about 20 Miles then got separated at a bottle neck and Phil and Bill went on ahead. Dave and I settled into a rhythm and eventually stopped for lunch and a comfort break at 53 miles. After about an hour we continued and finished at about 4:00 pm joining Phil and Bill, who had not stopped for a rest, in The Alibi on the sea front for a well deserved Beer.
Stats for the day from Dave's Cycle Computer.
Total Distance Ridden 77.95 miles - Total Time In The Saddle 6 hours 52 minutes
- Average Speed 11.35 MPH"

Some pictures of the event below


John and Dave at the start (looking clean!)





lunch at 53 miles (obviously taking it far too easy!)
Phil and Bill at the finish - ready for a pint!
well deserved medal guys!

The British Heart Foundation has always been an important charity for John especially as his son was born with a congenital heart condition which needed a life saving operation at 3 days old. 

If you would like to support the charity you can still sponsor the guys on the fundraising page 



Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Sports News Update!

L to R - Chris, Ava, Scott, John
Copyrite's impromptu Tri Team, Chris Beale, Ava Lambert, Scott Bennett and John Grey gave a super performance at the Rose Road Triathlon at the weekend.
Finishing in 7th place out of 15 teams their final time was 3 hours, 2 mins and 14 secs!
You can still sponsor them on their justgiving page in aid of The Rose Road Association

The guys are spending time recovering this week, although for John it will be short-lived as this weekend coming (21st September) he has a 75 mile off road bike ride from London to Brighton in aid of the British Heart Foundation along with Copyrite Director Phil Ford.

John's no stranger to offroad biking!
If you would like to donate towards this cause you can do so on John's fundraising page.

Also breaking personal records this weekend was Copyrite's Denise Day at the very hilly (and windy and wet!) Purbeck Marathon, when she finished in 5 hours and 46 minutes, and getting herself a new marathon PB into the bargain!

Struggling up Swyre Head against the wind!

Denise was running the marathon to raise money for Poole Hospital Charity - if you would like to help, you can still donate on her fundraising page.

Thanks to everyone that has supported our fundraisers this year!

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Copyrite Goes For Gold!

Copyrite has recently achieved a top level Gold Certification from Ricoh.


The Ricoh Certification Programme identifies dealers that operate to the highest standards both internally within their business and externally to their customers.

Dealers must exceed customer expectations through a market leading service offering to achieve the Ricoh recognition of investment in people, processes and technology from a customer service perspective. The certification process involves rigorous assessment and annual audits to ensure that quality standards are maintained.

Copyrite had to demonstrate commitment to the following core values:
  • Achievement of industry best practice
  • Premium service to endure maximum product performance
  • Highly skilled staff and capability to meet customer needs
  • Customer-centric systems and processes
  • Commitment to customer feedback and continuous improvement
Ian Stewart, Director of Copyrite explained, "Customer experience doesn't stop the moment a Ricoh document solution is purchased or leased. Copyrite supplies and maintains the entire product range at prices to suit all budgets and also runs active programmes of printer and photocopier repair and refurbishment to standards that meet or exceed their original specification.

He continued:

Valued customers require a high level of customer support to ensure that the benefits of their Ricoh solution are maximised across the term of the agreement. The Ricoh Customer Service Gold Certification ensures that our customers experience an outstanding level of customer service and technical support with Copyrite"

Read More about this and other news on our website

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Over the Hills and Far Away!

practicing by competing in the Giants Head Marathon in June!
Also on the 15th September Copyrite's Denise Day will be attemping another marathon for charity, but this one's a bit different from London!

The Purbeck Marathon is 26.2 miles of course, starting and finishing in Swanage, but also consists of over 2000ft of elevation over the Purbeck hills taking in such picturesque places as Kingston, Worth Matravers, Tynham Village and Corfe Castle on the way.


Denise is hoping to complete the marathon in 6.5 hours and in the process raise some money for Poole Hospital Charity. There is no minimum sponsorship so all the money she raises will go to the charity.

If you would like to help reach her self imposed target of £250, you can do so safely on her moneygiving page.

Running the Rose Road. . .

. . .not to mention swimming, and cycling! 

On September 15th an amateur team of athletes from Copyrite will be taking part in the Rose Road Triathlon to raise money for the Rose Road Association, which has been working with children, young people and their families across Hampshire and the surrounding areas since 1952.
The children who attend the Association have multiple and complex health needs, and there are provided with a range of services and opportunities for both them and their carers.


Our star team (none of whom have taken part in a triathlon before!) consists of Ava Lambert, John Grey, Scott Bennett and Chris Beale.
The event is a mini-triathlon consisting of swim 200 metres, cycle 7.5 miles, and run 2.5 miles.

If you would like to help the team achieve their £100 target you can donate safely on their justgiving page. Thanks so much!

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Speed is of the Essence!

Rural homes and businesses in Dorset will soon be feeling the benefits of superfast broadband revealed the Bournemouth Echo recently.



Copyrite was used as a case study at the media launch of the £31.75m deal between DCC and BT on 11th July at Lulworth Castle.

David Beale attended the media launch on behalf of Copyrite at Lulworth and contributed to the case study, which is shown below:
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"Superfast Business case study – Copyrite

The business
Wimborne based Copyrite was formed 20 years ago and is a total office technology provider, including service and consultancy across document network printing & photocopiers, business software, information technology and web design.
Starting out as a photocopier company, market developments have driven the company to evolve to deliver and support total document solutions as well as the accompanying information technology needs. The business employs around 60 people.
The company has always placed a strong emphasis on customer service and this has contributed to their outstanding growth. They now have a customer base of around 2,000 customers from major multi-site global companies to SMEs and not for profit organisations.
As well as an HQ in Wimborne, Copyrite has satellite offices in Romsey and Warsash. Employees also work remotely from various locations.
Speed is of the essence
Copyrite had been managing on download speeds of under 10 Mbps. After installing Superfast broadband the two lines in Wimborne now operate at over 37Mpbs, with the Warsash office at around 45Mbps and improvements planned for Romsey.
David Beale, Copyrite’s Technology Consultant, said: “As a company reliant on high speed networks we have completely embraced superfast broadband and love the business benefits and the ways in which we have grown as a result”
“Copyrite started trading 20 years ago as a photocopier supply and maintenance company. At that time photocopiers were a standalone product, and then those products evolved into multifunctional networked printers that were much more intelligent. We moved with this technology and started to install business networks. The requirements kept increasing and became more IT based so we seized the opportunity and established an IT division, which is now trading as Criterion IT. That started six years ago and it has grown to a stage where there are now 16 employees in this area of our business.
“Superfast has made a huge difference to this part of the business. Before if a clients server or computer went wrong and network links were poor, you might send support personnel to visit that site. This affected fix times for the customer and impacted costs, this could mean that some businesses were fairly unhappy with the service and the price of supporting their networks. But with high speed broadband a large portion of the support can be done from our offices. We can remotely access client equipment literally anywhere (including a client that we have in Edinburgh), and can remotely interrogate them, find out what the problem is and in a lot of the cases fix it remotely. By constantly monitoring our client’s servers we can tell if one is performing poorly, is running out of resources or other problems and rather than being reactive we can be proactive, remote in if possible or send out a technician to fix it before the client even knows there’s anything wrong. All that is based around high speed broadband. Those facilities are integral to our business and without it we could not offer those types of services.”
Software solution and cloud based computing
“We have partnered with a company in Bournemouth who host our cloud services. Our clients are able to access our cloud through their superfast broadband giving vast improvements over old connections. Their data is automatically safe and off site. Our partner in Bournemouth replicates that data to another data centre in London so that there are multiple copies safely stored across different locations. We wouldn’t be able to offer cloud back up without superfast so that has been another aspect that has worked out superbly.”
Hot desk opportunities
“In the past we would always have a significant number sales & support employees coming to our office to access internal IT systems simply because of the performance issues accessing them remotely. Now staff have their laptops and anyone who has superfast at home can have a VoIP phone as their extension. They can communicate directly with any incoming calls to our Wimborne office and access our business systems without delays. Remote working is fantastic, we have now halved the office space for sales people and reduced travel costs.”
The future
“We’re delighted with everything that superfast broadband has brought, we just love it, and when another speed comes up we’ll jump on that as well. It has helped our business develop and grow and all sorts of communications have been improved. “Our company has grown to an annual turnover now over £6 million. Our sales this year have been excellent with amazing orders with FTSE 250 companies. It has been fantastic and, as we’re always on the lookout for further opportunities, the growth will continue."