Data protection solution provider Veeam has named Softcat its top performing ProPartner in Northern EMEA following a year of sustained high revenues.
Today Softcat posts its full audited financial results for the financial year ending 31 July 2013. The IT infrastructure provider is pleased to report on another year of strong progress. Revenues reached £395.8m, 30% up on the previous financial year. Gross profit grew 25% year-on-year, in line with growth in operating expenditure of 27%, resulting in £28.2m normalised operating profit. This represents an increase of 22% on the previous year and a 7.1% return on sales.
Adobe has announced that it is removing all Creative Suite 6 (CS6) products from its volume licensing offering. To take advantage of a current Adobe promotion, all government and commercial customers holding perpetual licenses will need to switch to the Creative Cloud subscription licenses by May 30th.The promotion entitles current CS3 and later customers a heavily discounted migration price to the Creative Cloud for each licence that they currently own. These changes will not affect Education customers
Microsoft has confirmed that a Custom Support Agreement covering Hotfixes for XP support has been signed by the Crown Office covering UK public Sector.
Citrix XenApp & XenDesktop version 7.5 are now available. With this latest release, Citrix customers can leverage the flexibility of hybrid clouds, and introduce mobile device management as part of their architecture. These advances will simplify the management and delivery of your apps, data, and desktops for the ever increasingly mobile workforce.
Softcat has pipped the competition to the post to win Snow Software’s ‘Hosting Partner of the Year’ award. Matt Ward, Softcat’s Software Asset Manager, accepted the award at Snow Software’s Headquarters in Bracknell.
James Baker, former EMEA product management director at Insight, has confirmed that he will join Softcat’s ranks in two months’ time as Alliance Director, where he will be heading up the management and optimisation of Softcat’s key vendor relationships.
Microsoft have officially confirmed the cost increase being applied to all PSA12 Volume Licensing agreements as of April 1st will be 2.7%
CA Technologies and Softcat is the latest partnership to provide software solutions through the recently updated G-Cloud 4 framework. Softcat, a Premier CA Technologies partner will provide CA Technologies solutions to public sector G-Cloud customers. CA Technologies already sells directly through the G-Cloud framework, and will now extend its reach to new customers through its partnership with Softcat.
The Crown Commercial Service (CCS), formerly the Government Procurement Service (GPS), has today confirmed several changes to its existing frameworks. The frameworks, CITHS (Commoditised IT Hardware & Software), ITHS (IT Hardware & Solutions), SPRINT II, and Software Application Solutions have so far enabled public sector customers to make significant savings on bulk IT purchases, but with new frameworks looming and the existing ones expiring, customers will need to move fast if they want to benefit from this route to market.