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On 29th of April at Stratford-Upon-Avon, the ten lucky winners of a hot air balloon competition will be experiencing the awesome thrill of taking off over the beautiful Warwickshire countryside – for the flight of their lives!

With 100 feet of silky nylon rising majestically above the deafening roar of the burners – they’ll soar to several thousand feet, where they’ll discover the peaceful serenity that only a hot air balloon flight can offer.

The balloonists are all guests of London-based Oracle and Microsoft specialists
DSP Managed Services. But that’s not all they have in common...

Last December at UKOUG 2008, they visited DSP’s exhibition stand where they each rose to the challenge of finding the missing pieces from a hot air balloon jigsaw. No mean feat as the puzzle was enormous! But it turned out to be well worth the effort – as they also won their respective organisations a comprehensive DSP Business Healthcheck.

“This is no stunt,” said Christina Horsoe DSP’s Marketing Manager “It all stems from our mission to be the managed services organisation that sets the ‘gold standard’ for uptime, The only hot air will be in the balloon – not the gondola...”

For Phil Huntley DSP’s MD, uptime isn’t just about how DSP keep their customers’ Applications up and running 24/7: “That’s only the starting point. We also help our customers’ ‘move up’ – through painless upgrading and implementations. And, on top of that, we make sure our customers always feel ‘up’ about the secure and cost-effective way we take care of their systems.”

The lucky balloonists will eventually come back down to earth for a commemorative flight-certificate presentation and champagne toast. Huntley has the last word on that: “At DSP, our ethos may be ‘uptime all the time’ but unfortunately that only applies to our customers’ Oracle, E-Business Suite and Microsoft landscapes – not our corporate entertaining...”

About DSP Managed Services
Founded in 1999 primarily as a 24/7 managed services provider covering Enterprise Applications, operating systems, databases and storage – DSP also offer a full range of professional services.

Working to best-practice methodologies, DSP can provide everything from individual consultants to complete project teams (functional and/or technical) with specific niche E-Business Suite, Oracle and Microsoft SQL/server skills. Customers can also look to DSP for ongoing monitoring, control, prediction and reporting across all of their databases, applications and integrations.

DSP are a Certified Oracle Partners for E-Business Suite and Database Technology; a Microsoft Partner; a Storage Centre of excellence and the UK Premier Partner for GroundWork Opensource enterprise-level monitoring and alerting software.


For more information please contact:

Christina Horsoe
Head of Marketing
A: DSP Managed Services, Golden Cross House, 8 Duncannon Street, London, WC2N 4JF
M: +44 7825846773

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