Last week Microsoft officially unveiled Windows 10 with the promise of the ‘best enterprise platform ever.’ This week, the Softcat presales team review some of the business focused features included in the new platform.
Softcat has gained its first new accreditation of 2015 – Platinum status in CommVault’s Partner Programme. This latest achievement makes Softcat one of just three similarly skilled channel providers of the software in the UK.
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.