Neon has been a bright light in the #Euroffice comments section for a while now, always chipping in with a clever thought or cleverer pun. We felt it would be nice to find out more about him, and to see what Euroffice products this bright, ahem, #CustomerRecommends.
I should have guessed by his name, but Neon’s company is all about lights.
Neon’s employer Cascade Holdings is a family business, a lighting company based in Oldham that, a bit like #Apple, designs over here and manufactures abroad. (I think it would be pretty cool to have a ‘Designed in Oldham’ sticker on a product.)
The company was founded in 1949 and has its own chain of Litecraft retail shops up and down the country. It has some pretty big customers too, including #B&Q, #BHS, #Asda, #Homebase, #Argos and #M&S. That’s quite a client list, Neon.
Best of all, it employs 150 people here in the UK. How great is that?
Neon works in the IT department, and it’s his job to make sure everyone else can do their jobs. It sounds like a demanding position – and that’s why he likes #Euroffice.
With over 150 computers to look after, as well as 23 servers, 50 printers, 9 shops, 5 websites, 6 photocopiers, 20 scanners, 150 telephones, the network, anti-virus and camera systems, it’s a full-on job. That’s one of the many reasons I like to use Euroffice, I don’t have time to be chasing orders and invoices, I like to order a product and have it waiting the next day.
We asked Neon what his Top Five #Euroffice products were. Unsurprisingly for a man in charge of 50 printers, he chose toner cartridges first and paper second.
“Top of the list would be the HP 05x Toner cartridges, preferably the dual pack as these offer so much more value.”
Keep printers happy and fed is important indeed.
“A close second would have to be the Epson A3 Photo Quality inkjet paper – our designers simply will not touch anything else.”
Anyone who’s worked in IT knows that you’ve always got to have some CD-ROMs around, and we recommend the 3-2-1 system of backing up data.
“Next I would have to recommend the pack of 100 Imation CD disks, so easy to use and rarely let us down.”
Just like a chef should always have a clean workspace, a quality IT professional never lets his workspace get dirty.
“Fourth is the 5 Star general cleaning wipes, perfect for cleaning monitors, printers, keyboards and mice…”
And maybe the measure of a truly great product is how often it’s pinched by co-workers.
“Finally, in the top 5 is the Integral Courier 32GB Flash Drive. I know everyone here likes this product as they always borrow mine and never return it!”
It was a real pleasure getting to find out a little about Neon. We really love all his comments on the blog, so it’s nice to find out about the person behind the username.
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To play us out, here’s a little bit of music I found. I hope you like it Neon – thanks for talking to us. 🙂