Softcat has become one of a limited number of IT providers to achieve IBM’s System x Specialty accreditation, just in time for the Lenovo transition. This latest accreditation puts Softcat in prime position to advise customers on IBM’s new System x M5 range of servers.
Microsoft has announced dramatic changes to its licensing options. From 1st December 2014 customers will be able to purchase from the brand new Enterprise Cloud Suite – a new product bundle consisting of the Office 365 E3 Suite, the Enterprise Mobility Suite and perhaps most interestingly a Windows SA per user subscription offering.
ShoreTel has upgraded Softcat’s partnership status to ‘Silver’ following months of intensive training across its unified communications and general sales teams. Softcat is ShoreTel’s first non-specialist telephony provider in the UK to have achieved Silver status.
Softcat recently implemented Qlik’s business intelligence (BI) software Qlikview and, impressed by the business insight and amount of data that has been provided across multiple business systems, has partnered with Qlik to offer the solution to its own customers.
Following HP’s recent announcement to reorganise, antivirus software and data management provider Symantec has announced that it is planning to separate its operations into two publicly traded firms. One firm will focus on storage and data management, and the other on security software. The transition is scheduled for completion by December 2015.
Following the successful completion of an acquisition that was announced earlier this year, IBM has begun the transition of its server business System X, over to Lenovo. This is just the latest commitment in the pair’s already solid relationship, and is expected to take place over a five-year period. As a top tier partner with both IBM and Lenovo, Softcat is on hand to assist customers in understanding and managing this development.
Softcat is already active on 20 public sector frameworks and shows no sign of slowing down with its latest acquisition of seven Lots on the Corporate Software Solutions agreement. Softcat will provide framework customers with competitively-priced software solutions ranging from finance IT software to mobile applications.
Earlier today HP announced plans to separate into two new publicly traded Fortune 50 companies: Hewlett-Packard Enterprise and HP Inc.
Earlier this week Softcat picked up two awards from new partner Pure Storage: Value Add Reseller H1FY2015, and Reseller Technical Specialist H1FY2015. Krishna Keshvara from Softcat’s data centre infrastructure team, accepted the awards from Vince Blackall, Pure Storage’s director of channels EMEA.
Softcat welcomed a record-breaking 48 new staff to its ranks today – the most new recruits to kick off their careers with Softcat in a single day in the company’s history. The new employees are joining at the start of Softcat’s new financial year, which has already seen it announce plans for expansion with a brand new Leeds office that is scheduled to open during February 2015.