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The People YOU helped us help in 2011

By standss - Comments ( 2 ) Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

As another year comes to an end, we wish you all a very Merry Christmas… and we thank you for your support. We’d also like to share with you the contributions to the less privileged in our country that you have made possible.

Many of you already know that we are based in the tropical islands of Fiji. Our country is very beautiful, the people are wonderful and the weather is great throughout the year.

However, like all developing countries, we too have people who have not been as fortunate… people who need a helping hand.

This year, with your help, we have contributed to the following organizations.

Save the Children Fiji: As in previous years, we have continued to work with SCF to assist with their work for the children of Fiji.  We made several donations to SCF this year and finished the year with a donation to their Education Assistance Program.

What is the Education Assistance Program? The Fiji Government has over the last few years tried to make education accessible to all children by removing school fees and providing text books to all. It has even started a free bus fare and feeding program.

Despite this many children in Fiji find it difficult to attend school because their parents are unable to provide other basic school supplies such as stationery.

SCF’s Education Assistance aims to supply these essentials so that the education of children will not be affected due to (hopefully) temporary economic hardships faced by families.

Without this assistance, there are many children who may not be able to attend school in 2012… and the unfortunate reality is that once a child leaves the school system, he or she may never go back.

Fiji Crippled Children’s Society:  I know… they could do with a name change to something that is a little more sensitive to the feelings of the children they serve. That being said… this organization does serve a very important and often neglected group of children in our community… and they have been doing it very well for many years.

Fiji Children’s Treatment Fund: Their aim is to provide financial support to parents of children with serious (sometimes terminal) illnesses who are unable to pay for the necessary treatment. I have little children of my own (two boys… 8 and 6). It is difficult to even imagine the feelings a parent will go through knowing their child is going through pain that could easily be reduced if they only had the money.

Home of Compassion: The Home of Compassion is a home for the elderly and is run by Catholic Sisters. They do a fantastic job of making the people they serve feel like part of a family.

I was introduced to this organization because my wife’s aunt is one of the Sisters at the Home of Compassion. As a result I have had the privilege of visiting the home on several occasions to witness that this is not a ”home” in name only. The people living there get to be part of a truly loving family.

Father Law Home: The Father Law Home is a small home that is setup outside Suva to look after the elderly. This is not an establishment with a lot of money and it looks after many people who have no other place to go. 

Fiji Cancer Society: Even in a small place like Fiji, Cancer is becoming much more visible. There are very few people who do not know at least one person who had not been affected by this.

Fiji Society for the Blind: This is a society that we are happy to donate to on an annual basis.

It has been our privilege to be able to give something back to our country by helping others in need. We know that this has only been possible thanks to you… if you had not purchased our products, we would have had less to share with others.

So once again… thank you all very much. We wish you a very happy and safe festive season and look forward to serving you even better in 2012.

Best Regards,
Sanjay Singh and Your Outlook Team at Standss| |

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Important Update for all our Outlook Addins

By standss - Comments ( 0 ) Thursday, December 8th, 2011

This post only applies to you if you received the following error:

“This file contains Macros with an expired or revoked signature. Since you are running under High Security Level, these
Macros will be disabled.”

If you did not receive the above error then YOU NEED TO DO NOTHING!

As part of our efforts to ensure that users can safely use our software, we sign all our software using a Digital Certificate. When the Digital Signature expires some users may get the above error message (depending on their security settings).

Our current Digital Certificate is expiring on the 9th of December 2011.

We have renewed our Digital Certificate so you can continue to use the software safely. In fact, this time around, we have renewed our Digital Certificate for the next 3 years to avoid having our customers to download the updates every year.

If you get the above error, all you need to do is go to and download and install the new version of the software.

WARNING: Please ensure that you are downloading a version of the software that you are licensed for e.g. if you are registered for Version 1.x then your unlock code will only work in Version 1.x… it will not work on Version 2.x of the same software etc.

If you have any further queries, do not hesitate to contact us at

Standss team | |

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Standss wins Exporter of the Year 2011

By standss - Comments ( 0 ) Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

We have some exciting news to share with you. A few weeks ago we were awarded the Fiji 2011 Small Exporter of the Year.

Exporter of the Year Award

Sanjay and Jocelyn Singh (2nd and 3rd from left) of Standss receive the Small Exporter of the Year 2011 award from the Prime Minister of Fiji (4th from left). Also in the picture are Adrian Sofield Chairman-Investment Fiji, Tom Ricketts Chairman-Telecom Fiji, Michael Swan General Manager-Polynesian Shipping Line)

As many of you are aware, Standss (and Addins4Outlook and Outlook4Lawyers) is based in Fiji.

We sometimes get asked where Fiji is so here is a quick introduction to Fiji. Fiji is a group of around 300 islands in the South Pacific Ocean. Our country is famous around the world as a holiday destination. We have fantastic weather and the world’s best beaches… In short Fiji is a tropical paradise.

Some of you may also know us from our country’s more famous products… Pure Fiji and Fiji Water (and now Standss and Addins4Outlook 🙂 ).

Back to our story…

On November 26th,  the 2011 Exporter of the Year Awards were held at Sofitel Resort in Denarua, Nadi.

The Prime Minister’s Exporter of the Year Awards is a prominent event that recognizes and honours exporters who have achieved sustainable export growth through innovation and commitment. The event rewards and profiles the “best of the best” businesses in exporting around the globe.

Exporter of the Year 2011 winner logo We’re very excited to announce that our small team entered and won the Small Exporter of the Year Award for 2011.

While this is an achievement for our company, I hope that it also inspires other small companies based here in Fiji to use the Internet to reach out to and serve customers all over the world.

Our country also has an excellent education system that produces the highest quality people who can work in any sector in any country in the world. Unfortunately we lose many of our bright people to other countries due to migration.

I hope that our success will encourage more people to stay back in Fiji to help build our own country.

I personally would like to thank my family and my team (past and present) for helping me start and build a company that now serves thousands of people all over the world.

The whole team at Standss would also like to say a special thank you to our partners, customers and readers. Thank you for supporting us… for using our products and for your many ideas that have helped us create even better products.

You have made 2011 very special for us and we look forward to serving you even better in 2012.

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