Industry News

Softcat customers in line to benefit from new HP Generation 9 ProLiant servers

Hardware

HP has launched the ninth generation of its celebrated server systems, and there’s plenty for customers to be excited about. The ProLiant Gen9 servers are being hailed as ‘revolutionary’ by HP server enthusiasts, owing to its dramatic improvements over previous generation servers, which make it much better-adapted to meet modern data centre workloads.

Adobe unveils subscription option for Acrobat solutions on VIP

Software

As of this month, Softcat’s customers now have the option to purchase Acrobat Pro and Acrobat Standard licensing via subscription. Adobe will still offer customers perpetual licenses, but is advising customers to consider subscription licensing’s many benefits including lower up front cost, simplified management and easy cost-effective upgrades.

Industry News Tue 16th, Sep 2014 by Dave Simpson

TechNews: September 2014

Software

In its second instalment, the Softcat presales team report on some of the significant news to cross their desks in the last month.

Industry News Thu 11th, Sep 2014 by Dave Simpson

Softcat doubles up at HP Partner Forum

Hardware

Yesterday Softcat collected two prestigious awards at the annual HP Partner Forum in Twickenham: Partner of the Year for Storage and Partner of the Year for HP Financial Services. Andy Isherwood, HP’s UK Managing Director, presented the awards to Softcat’s CEO Martin Hellawell.

Industry News Wed 10th, Sep 2014 by Dave Simpson

Customers take the wheel with Google Drive for Work

Software

Customers are set to benefit from significant cost savings with the launch of Google Drive for Work collaborative storage. With the new storage and sharing application Google Drive for Work, businesses will benefit from unlimited secure storage up to 5 Terabytes – a welcome and cost-effective solution at a time when customers are facing ever-increasing storage costs.

Industry News Tue 9th, Sep 2014 by Dave Simpson

Softcat looks to Leeds for its fifth regional office

Software

Following Softcat’s successful opening of its fourth regional office in Bristol earlier this year, the company is already pressing ahead with plans to expand its regional footprint beyond Marlow, Manchester and London. After careful consideration and evaluation of potential locations the company intends to open in Leeds in January 2015.

Industry News Wed 3rd, Sep 2014 by Dave Simpson

NHS staff and patients to benefit from cost-effective IT infrastructure from Softcat via NOE CPC

Hardware

Softcat has won a framework competition to provide IT solutions to NHS institutions on Lot 3 (IT Infrastructure Solution Design and Delivery) awarded by North of England Commercial Procurement Collaborative (NOE CPC). Softcat will provide server, storage and networking solution design and delivery, using technology from such leading brands as Cisco, Dell and HP, in a three-year contract with the option to extend for two years.

Industry News Tue 5th, Aug 2014 by Dave Simpson

Hundreds of UK schools and colleges to benefit from Softcat’s software and licensing agreements

Software

Softcat has successfully tendered for all four lots on the Crescent Purchasing Consortium (CPC) software licenses framework, through which it will provide software licensing services and other off-the-shelf software from brands like Microsoft and Adobe to hundreds of schools and academies across the UK.

Industry News Mon 4th, Aug 2014 by Dave Simpson

Softcat pioneers Microsoft MPSA migration from Select Plus

Software

Microsoft is retiring the Select Plus licensing agreement in July 2015 having already phased in the more evolved Microsoft Products and Services Agreement (MPSA). Microsoft announced the retirement at its Worldwide Partner Conference last month, at which it also named Softcat its global Software Asset Management (SAM) Partner of the Year 2014.

Industry News Fri 1st, Aug 2014 by Dave Simpson

Softcat lines its nest with Microsoft Gold Messaging Competency

Software

New achievement brings total gold and silver competencies up to ten. Softcat has steadily lined its Microsoft nest with various competencies. The latest feather in its cap is the Microsoft Gold Messaging competency, awarded as a result of two years of training, four dedicated Microsoft messaging staff and multiple customer recommendations.

Industry News Thu 31st, Jul 2014 by Dave Simpson
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