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University document storage keeps all the academic paperwork in order

There are many organisations which have to consider their requirements for document storage. As well as needing regular access to a range of different types of document, these organisations must also take their responsibilities seriously under GDPR. Universities are...

Document digitisation when you need it with CAS scan on demand

Many organisations are faced with a daunting project in moving from a paper archive to a more responsive digital storage solution. The task of scanning all those papers is time-consuming – and therefore, expensive. Furthermore, potential clients are often worried they...

Meeting the challenge of a paperless NHS with CAS

It’s nearly a year since the NHS’s 70th birthday. Just as healthcare has become more complex over seven decades, so has the task of keeping patient records. What people tend to forget is that the NHS has been one of the nation’s most significant data generators,...

Bringing facilities management services under one roof with CAS

CAS has been well-regarded as a trustworthy document archive storage company for more than 20 years. We’ve developed comprehensive services to safeguard business-critical records, and we are approved by the NHS and the Financial Standards Authority. But we work beyond...

Data protection and document storage: GDPR one year on

It’s not as if 25 May has etched itself into calendars the way that 25 December has. But on 25 May 2019, it was exactly one year since the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force across Europe. In the run-up to GDPR day a year ago, many organisations...

Take cyber security seriously in your business

A recent government report showed that fewer UK businesses suffered a cyber security attack in the year to April 2019. According to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport survey, 32% of businesses identified such an attack, down from 43% the year before....

Legal sector document storage in the digital age

If there’s one group of organisations that should follow the letter of the law, it’s solicitors. The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) Code of Conduct sets out how UK law firms must run their business. This includes a stipulation that firms follow ‘proper...

DBS checks and the modern document handling professional

Here at CAS, we’re more than aware that our clients place a huge amount of trust in us. We have to be able to demonstrate that we provide the highest levels of security for the documents and data which they place with us. One key element in our security processes is...

Meet Claire Brooks the new face of East England document management

There’s a new member of the CAS team, and we wanted to shout about it. We’re delighted to welcome Claire Brooks to the company. Formerly of Box-it East, Mrs Brooks is with us in a consultative role. She’ll be managing business development in East England, to expand...

Document shredding and box recycling for every organisation

It may be that you have documents which you’re no longer required to hold. Or maybe you’re moving to a system of digitised document archive. Every organisation sometimes needs to get rid of confidential documents securely and safely. Our confidential document...

Professionalise document management in your organisation

Professionalise document management in your organisation Imagine the scenario. You have a contract which needs updating by close of business before it’s sent out to a new client in the morning. But the only copy you’ve got is the signed paper version. You have no idea...

Create a dynamic off-site archive with live file storage

For many organisations, deciding on what documents to archive is a headache. We talked in a recent blog about the importance of having a document retention schedule, so that all staff know how long and why to keep records. Of course, there are some documents which...

Sweeping ambition, tight costs: small business services

For many people who start up a small business, the sky might be the limit. But sometimes, reality brings small businesses crashing down to Earth. Whether it’s overrunning overheads or a lack of space for expansion, there can be physical or financial constraints. And...

London document storage, something to rely on

Businesses in the UK currently face a lot of uncertainties. Regardless of the macroeconomic and political situation, much of this unpredictability focuses on rent and overheads. Whatever the size of your organisation, such considerations have a bearing on your bottom...

Records management and document retention: let CAS take the strain

It can sometimes be confusing as to how long you’re required to keep documents. There’s a variety of different records governed by a range of separate legislation. You’ve got to know how long your organisation needs to retain an individual file in storage. But you...

GDPR and the importance of keeping personal data safe

The Europe-wide General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect in the UK on 25 May 2018. GDPR covers the capture, control and consent to use of personal information. It applies to any company operating in Europe, even if headquartered elsewhere. GDPR...

Archive storage solutions for every type of business

There comes a time in every organisation’s life when secure document storage becomes a burden. It may be that you’ve been trading for a long period, or that you accumulate vast amounts of client information. When looking to streamline or improve business practices,...

Happy New Year, happy new office, happy office removals

Happy New Year 2019. Are you planning an office move? Let CAS take the strain and make sure 2019 get off to a stress-free start. We have an experienced team of office removals specialists. Their mission is to listen to your exact needs and plan the perfect solution...

Office supplies which don’t cost the earth

Here at CAS, we have the perfect solution for your organisation’s office supplies and facilities management. Rather than a labour-intensive search to contract multiple suppliers for business services, you’ll get a single reliable vendor. Our facilities management...

Meeting the challenge of patient records storage at GP practices

We’re drawing to the close of the year in which the NHS turned 70. After the announcement of extra NHS funding in June, there are changes afoot in frontline patient care across the UK. One trend is for GP surgeries to merge. Almost 700 practices merged or closed in...

CAS can boost the bottom line for Ipswich businesses

Wherever we operate, we always focus on providing services to local businesses. In this blog, we take a closer look at how CAS works with organisations in Ipswich. From storing documents to disposing of them, and from managing facilities to organising office moves, we...

IT equipment disposal: another way to delete personal data securely

In our last blog, we focused on how our document shredding service keeps you compliant with the requirements of GDPR. What happens should one of your data subjects exercise their ‘right to be forgotten’? You’ll need to show you’ve deleted their data from your paper...

Keeping customers secure through document shredding and data disposal

With the advent of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) earlier this year, keeping information secure is a hot topic. Whether they’re clients, customers or employees, every UK organisation must be able to show why it’s keeping individuals’ personal data. And...

CAS post scanning provides a virtual post room

Print is still important, even in the digital age. It’s true that marketing services do rely less on printed material than they used to. But the reality is that print is still extremely effective, and is widely used. This means that post room services remain vital,...

Flexibility is king in the modern workplace, and CAS Cloud delivers

Flexible working is an increasingly common aspect of modern working life. Whether it’s hotdesking or working remotely, many workers are expected to be able to work wherever they find themselves. In 2014, the government introduced the right of flexible working to all...

Businesses in Basildon: benefit from the full suite of CAS services

We’re proud of working with local businesses wherever we operate in the UK. That’s why in this blog, we’re focusing on Basildon. We’ll be taking a closer look at how CAS can help local businesses and other organisations to cut costs. Basildon basics: ideally placed...

CAS document storage boxes: good for files, great for employees

In this digital age, many organisations face increasing pressure to go paperless. Cutting the clutter makes for a cleaner, leaner offices, which is a crucial consideration given high rent costs. One obvious way of achieving this is to choose off-site secure document...

Ultimate document management solutions for remote working

Smartphones, tablets and laptops mean that you can be anywhere in the world and still get work done. But how do you make it all function smoothly? It’s essential to have a secure and efficient system of virtual document storage and retrieval. This is where CAS Cloud...

Scan on demand: cost-effective access to digital documents

We often find that potential clients have two major concerns about moving their document storage off-site and digitising it. First, they’re worried that they won’t be able to access the documents they need quickly and efficiently. And secondly, for many organisations,...

CAS ISOs: the highest standards

Sometimes it seems as if there are too many three-letter abbreviations (TLA) in the world. With the advent of social media in particular, there seem to be ever more of them. It can feel as if we’re drowning in a soup of letters: TBA, TBH, BTW, ETA, OMG. But in the...

CAS helps Cambridge businesses to think globally and act locally

All of CAS’s services are designed to support local businesses. In this blog, we focus on one of the most historically important cities in the UK, Cambridge. Despite its rich traditions, the city has a decidedly modern, global outlook. CAS can help you make the most...

Don’t compromise on small business services

It’s a refrain we constantly hear: tight control of overheads is a key to business success. But for many small- and medium-sized enterprises (SME), they are simply stuck with high overheads, however good their business model. It seems there is no way to avoid office...

Find a fresh new office and CAS will manage your removals

At this time of the year, many people are getting out of their offices to go on summer holidays. This year, in particular, it’ll be a great relief if you’ve been stuck in a stuffy building throughout the heatwave. But what happens when you get back? For many...

Forward-thinking office supplies

Shopping around for reliable office supplies and facilities management can be an onerous task. But not if you choose CAS. Our facilities management services cover broad-ranging business functions, coordinated under one supplier. We can provide comprehensive office...

Document storage services for Peterborough businesses

CAS services are designed to help local businesses. In this blog, we're taking a closer look at how our services can support businesses in Peterborough. The city has a central location in eastern England, its designation as a ‘New Town’ in the 1960s, and population...

Secure off-site medical records storage

At the weekend the government announced a funding increase of £20bn a year by 2023 as a 70th 'birthday present' for the NHS. That figure suggests that the annual budget of £114bn will rise by 3.4%. Will it come from tax rises or a potential benefit of Brexit? Either...

Secure Legal Document Storage

With years of experience, CAS is expert at providing secure legal document storage for a variety of sectors. We can create a digital archive, including easy access for frequently accessed files. And we’re up-to-speed with the requirements of each sector’s regulatory...

Happy GDPR Day!

GDPR Day has finally arrived! Not exactly Christmas is it? But the benefits it brings to data privacy and protection are worth having. So by now you’ve got your policies in place, named your Data Protection Manager, and ensured your marketing is GDPR. Now it’s time to...

Chelmsford business services from CAS

Chelmsford business services from CAS include document management, document storage, archiving and digitisation, and facilities management and office supplies. Business in Chelmsford Contributing over £3 billion per annum to the UK economy, Chelmsford plays a critical...

Advanced IT data disposal services from CAS

Most organisations have large quantities of highly sensitive data stored on their IT equipment. It is essential to keep this information safe and secure once the apparatus reaches the end of its life. The worry of confidential information getting into the wrong hands,...

Facilities management services from CAS

For more than 20 years CAS has been well regarded as a trustworthy document archive storage company. Approved by the NHS and the Financial Standards Authority, CAS has developed the most comprehensive services to safeguard business-critical records. But, as well as...

Delivering a paperless NHS: CAS can help

An ambitious strategy: delivering a paperless NHS. CAS can provide all the services GP surgeries need for efficient off-site storage and digital access. Digital patient records save time and money Healthcare has become more complicated over the last seven decades, so...

Digital document storage from CAS

Many organisations are nervous about offsite storage when they need regular or even daily access to documents. What options are available for digital document storage? We speak to many businesses, large and small, which have a problem with document storage. With paper...

Are Your Systems Ready for GDPR?

The GDPR clock is ticking. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into British law on the 25 May 2018. Here's a quick refresh on what you need to do to get systems ready for the new legislation. GDPR countdown, the basics of data protection GDPR will...

Secure patient records storage provided by CAS

With years of experience, CAS is a specialist in sophisticated archive storage, including secure patient records storage. Storing medical records off-site in CAS warehouses is cost-effective, as it frees up space at GP surgeries. Whether it’s a digital or hard copy,...

Secure IT equipment disposal and GDPR compliance

The countdown to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) continues, ahead of its coming into force on 25 May 2018. We know that organisations of all sizes are working hard to prepare for the deadline. So we thought we’d highlight how our services can help your...

CAS confidential document shredding helps you to be GDPR-compliant

We talked in our last blog about the countdown to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), effective on 25 May 2018. Many organisations must improve their policies and procedures to cope with enhanced data protection responsibilities. We thought we’d look at...

100 days to GDPR Get CAS support today

In just 100 days, the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect in the UK and across the EU. And, if you think Brexit means you don’t have to think about it, think again. The UK government announced last year that GDPR will still take precedent...

RFID allows for more accurate record tracking

In the latest of our series of blogs looking at quality assurance, we focus on a clever piece of technology. Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is a versatile way of tracking and identifying items, and is widely used in a range of industries. Here at CAS, the use...

Document Management Services for Small Business

Small businesses are under constant pressure to control its overheads. However good the business model, it’s where many a small- and medium-sized enterprise (SME) has come unstuck. Office rents, together with ancillary costs such as insurance, business rates and...

Ipswich local businesses can switch to CAS to save money

In the latest of our Spotlight blogs, we turn our attention to Ipswich. Located on the River Orwell, 60 miles north east of London, Ipswich is the county town of Suffolk. Continuously occupied since Saxon times, Ipswich’s port has been important to the economy of both...

Paperless NHS: how CAS can help

The NHS celebrates its 70th anniversary in 2018. It’s going to be a year of recognising the achievements of the organisation, which continues to offer healthcare for all provided free at the point of delivery. There will be a special focus on ‘health heroes’, the...

New Year, New Office? Let CAS Take Care of your Office Removals

Welcome to 2018. If you're planning to expand your office facilities or moving to new premises, let CAS take the strain out of office removals. We have an experienced team of office and commercial removal specialists, whose mission is to listen to your exact needs and...

Live file storage keeps your costs down and office tidy

We speak to many businesses, large and small, which have a problem with document storage. With paper document archives stored on-site, they’re fast running out of space in their offices. And for digital archives, they’re compromised by the size of their computer...

GDPR Countdown. Are Your Systems Ready?

The GDPR countdown has begun; It’s just five months until the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect in May 2018. We’ve talked before in this blog about the steps which your organisation should take to be ready for this new data protection regime....

Legal Documents Storage: Keep What You Need, Destroy What You Don’t

With years of experience, CAS is expert at providing specialist secure off-site document storage for a number of different sectors. We can create a digital archive, including easy access for frequently accessed files. And we’re up-to-speed with the requirements of...

Quality Assurance #1: DBS Checks Show our Staff at their Best

Here at CAS, we set great store in the fact that our clients’ security is our priority. We always strive to improve our processes to keep documents and data physically safe and electronically secure. In a new series of blogs, we’re going to be taking a closer look at...

Spotlight on Peterborough: CAS sets its sights on helping local businesses

Our latest ‘Spotlight on’ blog focuses on Peterborough. The city has a crucial location in eastern England. Its designation as a ‘New Town’ in the 1960s, and further population growth more recently, has boosted the local economy. We’re going to take a closer look at...

Rise of the mega GP practice: how CAS can help to mitigate the risks

The face of frontline patient care is changing in the UK. Statistics released by NHS Digital earlier this month showed the rise of the 'mega GP practice'. Over one in four practices now has a patient list of more than 10,000 patients. The proportion of surgeries with...

Scan On Demand Gives Cost Effective Access to Digital Documents

Every organisation has some documents which it needs to keep, in order to comply with regulations. These documents don’t regularly need to be viewed in electronic format. But even so, you might need to share them digitally from time to time – and of course, you need...

Specialist Document Storage for the Financial Sector

It’s just over twenty years since the Bank of England became independent and the regulatory framework for the financial sector changed in the UK. And it’s also just over ten years since the financial-sector crisis which prompted further amendments to regulatory...

Spotlight on Basildon: Companies Boost their Bottom Line with CAS

In the latest of our series of ‘Spotlight on’ blogs, we take a closer look at Basildon. As the second largest economy along the River Thames eastwards after Canary Wharf, Basildon is an important business hub. Find out here how CAS can help these businesses and other...

CAS Document Storage Boxes Made to Last

For many offices, there’s increasing pressure to go paperless. One obvious solution is to choose off-site secure document storage or archive storage with CAS. Yet whatever motivates the move to cut the clutter, employees will still want to keep some bits and pieces on...

Document Retention Policy: Why Every Accountancy Firm Needs One

It’s nearly halfway through the UK tax year. For any accountancy practice, that means coping with an increasing number of files for current clients. But for many firms, there is sometimes confusion over past paperwork, especially for former clients. There are often...

Spotlight on Cambridge: CAS Helps Local Businesses to Save Money

In the second of our series of ‘Spotlight on’ blogs, we focus on CAS document management, and facilities management services for businesses in Cambridge. It may be one of the most historically rich cities in the UK, but Cambridge has a decidedly modern outlook. CAS...

High Standards for Document Storage and Management

and don't just take our word for it... Here at CAS, we have a passion for secure document storage and management, digitisation, facilities management and archive storage. CAS is configured to transport, store and manage exceptionally sensitive documentation, including...

Safeguarding Data and Staff: the CAS Promise to our Clients

We know that there’s a lot of responsibility in running an organisation. You have an obligation towards clients and customers, for everything from keeping them safe on your premises to ensuring that their personal information is secure. As an employer, you have to do...

Spotlight on Chelmsford: How CAS Helps Local Businesses

We’re used to a world where chatting to someone in Australia is as easy as ordering a takeaway from two streets away. But it’s still vital for businesses to know their local area. That’s why we’re starting a new series of ‘Spotlight on’ blogs. In each one, we’ll be...

CAS Office Supplies

For many organisations, shopping around for a reliable office supplies and facilities management company has become an onerous task. It’s often highly labour-intensive, but the true costs to the organisation are hidden within budget lines for staff costs. Meanwhile,...

CAS Cloud Provides the Practical Solution to Remote Working

In recent years, more and more organisations have recognised the benefits of offering their workers remote and flexible working. From the individual worker’s point of view there are many benefits. They can structure a working day around their own workload without...

CAS Virtual Post Room and Post Scanning Services

In the digital age, it’s easy to imagine that post room services have lost their importance. Especially when we think about marketing services, the current idea is that print has lost its once dominant position. But those ideas mask the reality that print is still...

GDPR #8 Managing Personal Data Under The New Regime

Over the past weeks, we’ve run a series of blogs to cover the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which comes into effect from May 2018. This tightens up protections for individuals of their personal data, and increases requirements for organisations to take...

Moving Office? Let CAS Take Care of your Office Removal Logistics

However settled your organisation is in an office building or commercial location, there comes a time when you’re looking to move. Whether it’s the end of a tenancy that can’t be renewed, the need to contain rental costs, or taking advantage of a new market, there are...

GDPR #7 Personal Data Security: Managing Breaches

Our recent series of blogs covers the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which will be effective from May 2018. We’ve looked at various aspects of data protection rights for individuals, and responsibilities for organisations. This week, our focus is on...

Confidential Document Shredding Services: A Vital Element of Data Protection

It sometimes seems that every organisation is fighting a battle against paper, however much there is talk of a modern office being ‘paperless’. As well as helping companies to save space, secure shredding for out-of-date confidential documents is essential for personal data security. This is all the more important now with the extension of what constitutes a personal data breach under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), effective from May 2018. For many organisations, it’s simply not enough to buy a desktop shredder and add the resulting waste to the recycling.

GDPR #6 Personal Data: Transferring Data Outside Europe

The Europe-wide General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect from May 2018. Over the past few weeks, we’ve looked at various aspects of the GDPR, as it will affect your organisation and your rights as an individual. This week, we look at transferring data outside Europe.

Document Storage in London, Safe and Secure with CAS

Does your organisation struggle to find storage space for all your documents? In London, increasing commercial and office rents means that the costs of keeping this storage on-site is rising. But in most organisational budgets, this element of cost is simply hidden...

CAS FAQ on the recent Ransomware Cyber Attack

Following the mass ransomware cyber attack and the infection of the NHS systems last week, we thought it would be helpful to share some answers to your questions. What is ransomware? Exactly what it says on the tin; Ransomware is a particularly complex computer virus....

Protecting Medical Data from Cyber Attacks

Cyber attacks may be the new Cold War. Data security has never been more important, or in light of recent events, more critical. CAS are experts at protecting medical data through our advanced CAS-cloud storage system. For physical patient notes, we provide highly...

NHS Trust Chooses CAS to Store Confidential Patient Records

CAS was commissioned by Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust to undertake a project to relocate and digitise over 20,000 confidential client health care files. The files were for the Children & Young Person’s Unit and included information about all children...

GDPR #5 Personal Data: GDPR Individual Rights Strengthened

With the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in effect from May 2018, data protection is changing. In the past few weeks, we’ve covered various aspects of the GDPR and the effects for your organisation. This week we look at how the GDPR strengthens individuals’...

SME Business Services: Cut Your Overheads With CAS!

Every organisation is under constant pressure to control its overheads. However good the business model, it’s where many a small- and medium-sized enterprise (SME) has come unstuck. Office rents, together with ancillary costs such as insurance, business rates and...

GDPR #4 Personal Data: GDPR Code of Conduct and Certification

In our fourth blog post on the new General Data Protection Regulation, we focus on GDPR Code of Conduct. From May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will change the law surrounding data protection. In the past few weeks we’ve looked at how the GDPR...

Digitising Data: How To Take Your Document Archive Online

For many of our clients, the task of digitising data and document archives is a daunting one; but it can be business critical. Many organisations need to do it to free up valuable office space to reduce overheads with office rents being so high. Moreover, with the...

Confidential and Secure Shredding for Documents and IT Data

A strategic approach to document shredding can improve your data security and save the planet, one tree at a time — and here's how in three easy steps. Step One — Secure the information At CAS we provide specially designed ‘confidential waste collection bins’. The...

GDPR Personal Data And Individual Consent: What Will Change Under The New Regulation?

In the second of our blog series, we explore how the Europe-wide General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will affect an individual’s consent to an organisation holding their personal data from May 2018. (In last week’s blog, we looked at what constitutes personal data – i.e. information on an individual, which would allow that individual to be identified).

GDPR: Processing personal data, are you a data controller?

The first in a series of blogs helping you understand the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) There’s a new data protection regime coming into force in May 2018: the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). You may already have heard about this new...

Safe and Secure Document and Data Disposal

Whether it’s disposing of sensitive data in paper documents or stored on old IT equipment, CAS can help you with your data disposal needs. Most organisations these days collect and store large quantities of highly sensitive data about customers, clients, service users...

Premier Secure Document Storage London

CAS is a company with a passion for secure document storage, digitisation, management and confidential disposal. Our expert services are designed around the specific needs of NHS Trusts, Financial Services providers, and corporate and private clients.  Founded 20...

London Office Space is Expensive, Outsource Document Storage

Secure document storage and efficient records management are of particular importance in two industry sectors; the NHS and financial services. Both of these areas have been hit in recent years with rising costs and the need to reduce overheads. And, particularly for...

Facilities Management Services

as well as digitisation, document storage boxes, cataloguing, archive storage and data storage, CAS also offers complete facilities management services.

Document & Data Storage Secured

Secured Document & Data Storage Information Security is a fundamental focus of business at CAS. We are the trusted partner of NHS Trusts, Financial services organisations and a whole host of small and enterprise level companies – providing them with the broadest...

Advanced Security for Medical Records Storage

CAS provide expert medical records storage and medical records archive facilities. We can help NHS Trusts to ensure that their medical records storage is in the best possible shape to help deliver excellent patient care. The extended use of patient records means that...

Lloyd George Medical Records Storage Boxes

Lloyd George Medical Records Storage Boxes Experts in document archive storage and medical records storage, CAS have been supporting NHS Trusts and GP practices for 20 years. We specialise in developing storage solutions that exactly meets each client’s needs. This...

CAS-Cloud Facilitates Remote Working

CAS Cloud Service Remote and flexible working is becoming increasingly popular with employers and workers alike. The opportunity to structure a working day around customers’ needs without missing the kid’s Christmas Panto delivers the almost mythical ‘work-life...