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WESTON SUPER MARE’S STUNNING WINTER GARDENS CHOSEN FOR 2019 SDS OPEN DAYS

on Friday, 04 October 2019. Posted in News

WESTON SUPER MARE’S STUNNING WINTER GARDENS CHOSEN FOR 2019 SDS OPEN DAYS

WESTON SUPER MARE’S STUNNING WINTER GARDENS CHOSEN FOR 2019 SDS OPEN DAYS

 

The Stunning Winter Gardens hosts the 2019 SDS Open Days

In its 90th year, Weston-super-Mare’s most iconic venue has reopened to the public after an extensive £15 million renovation and refurbishment…

The Winter Gardens Pavilion is one of the largest venues of its kind in the South West, and since the late 1920s it has hosted many famous acts and events, the latest of these occasions are the SDS Open Days.

 

In addition to the great features and benefits you will see over the two days by attending, you will be entered into the free prize draw to win an iPad 10.2.

 

You will see:

• Demos of the latest Konica Minolta copiers, printers & scanners

• Time-saving admin & efficiency tips for the office

• Software innovations including mobile device printing/scanning & print-on-demand booklet making

• Take the SDS challenge: Frustrated by your current filing system? SDS challenges you to find your documents quicker in a conventional filing cabinet, than we can find it using our Document Navigator system.

• Free gift for every attendee and much, much more...

 

Register your space at the SDS Open Days to secure your slot with an SDS specialist. Please visit https://tinyurl.com/y6ygbtnf to make your booking.

 

Event address:

Winter Gardens Pavillion, Royal Parade, Weston- Super-Mare, BS23 1AJ

Event dates:

Tuesday 19th and Wednesday 20th, November 2018. 9am-5pm * To enter the free prize draw you must book your space at either of the event dates. Registration for either of the SDS Open Days automatically enters you into the free prize draw to win the “iPad. The draw will take place after the event and the lucky winner will be notified by SDS. No other prize (including cash alternative) will be offered. The judges decision is final.

The Path to Increased Organizational Efficiency

on Tuesday, 13 August 2019. Posted in News

The Path to Increased Organizational Efficiency

The Path to Increased Organizational Efficiency

 

The Path to Increased Organizational Efficiency

At SDS we are always looking for opportunities to make our clients lives easier with document workflows and private cloud storage solutions.

 

What are document workflows?

 

The need within a business to retrieve or correctly file a document is hugely important (as anyone who can’t find one will testify); with the error rate of a trained typist at 8% the chances of wrongly naming or incorrectly filing a document presents a real danger to your organisation. This is one of the reasons you need to consider document workflows…

 

“These solutions enable you to capture documents from your scanner, copier also watched network folders (electronic or hard copy) or email and extract the necessary information to firstly validate and check the content is correct, then route them to a network location or folder based on the extracted data.

 

This can not only vastly improve the efficiency and costs of maybe an invoice approval system, but dramatically impact production costs. Also in the GDPR and security-conscious era that we have currently, it gives you an invaluable audit trail to any of your HR systems.

 

What about private cloud solutions?

 

As tablets and mobile devices have become commonplace, a solution is required to enable their users to access corporate data, transfer data between devices and share data with others. Some organisations turn to cloud storage, however, for many organisations, this is not a viable option. But what is the alternative?

 

Where IT is mission critical and data is a valuable property, which is governed by both security policy and legal/regulatory compliance frameworks, or where you just want simple access to file servers from BYOD devices. We believe we have the answer.

 

We offer a multi-platform remote file access and sharing solution which can provide access to all regular network shares and personal home folders. Users can download files for use offline, send to third party apps for manipulation/editing, annotate and mark up documents providing graphical, textual or audio feedback and upload files, photos, and videos back to their network. Our offering provides functionality normally associated with public cloud storage solutions; however, the data is stored on private storage devices within the end-user organisations’ network. Staff can continue to use existing document creation software (MS Office, Open Office or Apple productivity apps) ensuring maximum compatibility both within and externally to the organisation.

 

If you wish to find out more about these solutions then please don’t hesitate to contact us on 01278 723784 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

 

 

SDS Join the Elite...

on Tuesday, 06 August 2019. Posted in News

SDS Join the Elite...

SDS Join the Elite...

 

SDS Join the Elite...

SDS would like to announce that we have become an Elite member of the Somerset Chamber of Commerce. We have always been proud to support and supply this wonderful organisation and once the Inspire Elite Programme was set up in the county it was a natural and logical step forward to make the most of the opportunity.

 

This year has also seen us become an Elite partner with our principal supplier Konica Minolta (the highest level available), which will enable us to receive the best support and pricing to pass on to our many clients.

 

With these partnerships in mind we thought we would look up the dictionary definition of elite:

 

“Elite organisations are considered to be the best of their kind”.

 

I think we can agree on that definition.

 

If you would like to know more about what makes us elite, please contact us today on 01278 723784 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

 

Recent items in the news regarding data breaches

on Tuesday, 09 July 2019. Posted in News

Recent items in the news regarding data breaches

Recent items in the news regarding data breaches

We don’t just sell machines, we provide solutions…

Following on from recent items in the news regarding data breaches, we thought it may be worth reminding you that in a recent Quocirca report, more than 80% of companies report concerns about print related data losses, with 61% reporting actual losses in the past year.

 

There are three areas which will affect your companies print\copy\scan related data security:

 

Security of printed documents (left on the machine\recycling box never to be collected)

 

Documents being copied without owners’ permission

 

What happens when scanned documents leave your office?

 

At SDS we have the answer to these concerns with very easy to implement applications. Please call us on 01278 723784 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

 

The Copier Crew win the Stokes Partnership LLP Crewkerne 5K Business Challenge.

on Tuesday, 25 June 2019. Posted in News

The Copier Crew win the Stokes Partnership LLP Crewkerne 5K Business Challenge.

The Copier Crew win the Stokes Partnership LLP Crewkerne 5K Business Challenge.

The Copier Crew win the Stokes Partnership LLP Crewkerne 5K Business Challenge.

We are delighted to have won the 5K Business Challenge on the 2nd June 2019. By successfully getting the first three runners home on the rather uphill course which certainly tested our fitness!

 

 

We were glad to see we had followed some familiar names in lifting the trophy and look forward to defending it next year.

 

 

The team consisted of Simon Lomen, Daniel Sanyasi and Nigel Gass, all pictured here with the trophy.

 

 

Simon added, “ It was great to be part in such a well organised event, my legs are still a bit sore now!”

 

 

 

New Desktop Colour A4 Range

on Tuesday, 04 June 2019. Posted in News

New Desktop Colour A4 Range

New Desktop Colour A4 Range

Introducing the new Konica Minolta A4 Colour Desktop Printer

 

 

The new Bizhub desktop colour laser printers have arrived. Great print quality, fast output speeds, full LCD display with PaperCut integration and extremely cost-effective to run. What’s not to like? These compact units really come into their own if you are producing 500 or more print per month. They offer mobile print capability from any smartphone or tablet, with a standard 500 sheet paper tray and 100 sheet bypass both capable of printing on up to 210gsm card.

 

 

World - class business

on Wednesday, 15 May 2019. Posted in News

We are delighted to announce the launch of the latest World-class business transformation solutions and technologies, with the new bizhub i-Series.

World - class business

Connecting the new i-Series to a network of smart devices that can communicate and share data will provide you with new functionalities and services, enhancing employees' productivity and efficiency. 

The A3 range consists of the C250i, C300i and the C360i Hardware features include new 100 or 200 images per minute document feeder delivering superfast scanning speeds.

 

Cricket tickets for SDS clients 2019

on Wednesday, 06 March 2019. Posted in News

Cricket tickets for SDS clients 2019

Cricket tickets for SDS clients 2019

SDS has renewed their Business Club membership at Somerset County Cricket Club for the 2019 season.

 

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SDS has made the short list for Sedgemoor Business Excellence Awards 2019

on Monday, 04 March 2019. Posted in News

SDS has made the short list for Sedgemoor Business Excellence Awards 2019

SDS has made the short list for Sedgemoor Business Excellence Awards 2019

“We are all extremely excited to learn that we have been shortlisted for the Sedgemoor Business Excellence Awards - Customer Service Award. Can't wait for what we are sure will be a wonderful night on the 21st March!”

South West Digital Systems has become Cyber Essentials certified

on Tuesday, 12 February 2019. Posted in News

What Is The Cyber Essentials Scheme?

South West Digital Systems has become Cyber Essentials certified

 

We're pleased to say that as part of our Cyber Security initiatives, South West Digital Systems has become Cyber Essentials certified. Cyber Essentials is a Government-backed and industry supported scheme that helps businesses to protect themselves against the ever growing threat of cyber-attacks.  

What Is The Cyber Essentials Scheme? 

Great feedback from a recent installation to the Legal Sector.

on Friday, 14 December 2018. Posted in News

SDS Pride themselves as a business partner with all clients

Great feedback from a recent installation to the Legal Sector.

Great feedback from a recent installation to the Legal Sector.

 

The client was aware that they were going to gain many benefits when placing an order for a new Konica Minolta print/scan/copy device with the SDS team, however they were “blown away” with just how much time was going to be saved for all the staff once the FREE training had taken place.

 

There were numerous features they liked, including:

SDS would like to wish all their customers a 2018 Merry Christmas

on Thursday, 13 December 2018. Posted in News

SDS would like to wish all their customers a 2018 Merry Christmas

SDS would like to wish all their customers a 2018 Merry Christmas

SDS would like to wish all their customers a very Merry Christmas and prosperous, healthy New Year!

After another successful year we will be taking some well earnt rest during the festive period, please see our opening times below:

  • 24th December 2018 Office open until 12:00 midday.
  • Our offices will then be closed until…
  • 2nd January 2019 at 9:00 am

 As always there will be engineer cover for any breakdowns on non-Bank Holidays, these can be logged by calling 07974 370445.

Thank you for all support over the last year and if we can be of any assistance in 2019, please don’t hesitate to contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

SDS celebrate success of 2018 Open Days

on Thursday, 29 November 2018. Posted in News

SDS celebrate success of 2018 Open Days

SDS celebrate success of 2018 Open Days

SDS celebrate success of Open Days

SDS are celebrating a superb response to their recent Open Days held on 13th and 14th November, at Somerset County Cricket Club’s iconic 1875 club in Taunton, Somerset. 

Printing Industry Expertise

SDS staff spent the two days sharing their expertise with demonstrations of the latest Konica Minolta copiers, printers & scanners and discussing the latest software innovations.

SDS proud to be a corporate supporter of Ferne Animal Sanctuary

on Wednesday, 17 January 2018. Posted in News

SDS proud to be a corporate supporter of Ferne Animal Sanctuary

SDS proud to be a corporate supporter of Ferne Animal Sanctuary

SDS proud to be a corporate supporter of Ferne Animal sanctuary  

Ferne was set up through the foresight of a local lady – the late Nina, Duchess of Hamilton & Brandon – who realised that men and women going off to war had no-one to take care of their animals and so would require a temporary refuge for them.

Celebrating 15 years of business growth

on Monday, 11 December 2017. Posted in News

SDS Celebrating 15 years of business growth

Celebrating 15 years of business growth

Celebrating 15 years of business growth

 

Here at SDS we’re delighted to be celebrating 15 years of providing printing solutions and support for companies in the south west and beyond.

 

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