The Microsoft #lumiabiztrial available from Softcat has been launched to allow business to trial the latest Lumia devices from Microsoft. Softcat’s very own technical guru Craig Lodzinski unboxes the Microsoft #lumiabiztrial, containing the business ready Lumia 650, the mid-range Lumia 735 and the flagship Lumia 830.
Softcat has had a strong start to 2015 with the award of its latest accolade, Adobe EMEA Reseller of the Year – the first time the platinum partner has achieved it.
Take a break from the hustle and bustle of Cloud Expo to join the Softcat managed services team for a drink, a bite to eat and an informal chat about all things cloud.
Last week Softcat threw open the doors to its brand new office in Leeds, decked out with games consoles, chill out areas and a colourful design, and is already scouting for new staff to fill the premises. It’s the second northern base and the fifth UK office for IT infrastructure provider Softcat, whose revenues reached £504 million last year.
Following hot on the heels of the launch of Windows 10, Microsoft is set to improve accessibility to its customer relationship management (CRM) solution – by making it available via Open Licensing subscription from February. Softcat anticipates significant interest from its customers, with transitioning to the cloud ranking as a top priority for many organisations.
From 1st July 2015, Microsoft’s on-premise User CAL (client access license) pricing will increase by approximately 15% across all on-premises CALs when licensed Per User. The increase will come into effect across volume licensing programs, including academic and government.
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 made a new year’s resolution to hire even more new staff than usual, with an expected 40-50 recruits expected to join the ranks by Easter.
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 is walking on air, as Microsoft has welcomed the reseller onto its Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) program. The program elevates Softcat’s responsibilities, enabling them to provide customers with direct access to integrated Microsoft Cloud solutions with flexible management, support and monthly direct billing options.