In a new feature for Softcat News, Softcat’s presales team and all-round tech gurus report on some of the significant news to cross their desks in the last month.
Softcat has strengthened its managed print service (MPS) offering with a new dedicated team. The team will provide end-to-end managed print and document solutions across the full breadth of Softcat’s customer base, from the public sector through to SMBs and large corporate organisations.
Softcat backed up its commitment to independent sector education last week by sponsoring the inaugural Independent Schools Association (ISA) Awards.
On Friday night, Softcat staff, friends, family and vendors poured into London’s prestigious Grosvenor House Hotel for the IT reseller’s annual charity May Ball. The event, which sold out weeks ago raised £236,000 for national children’s charity Dreams Come True.
Softcat’s award cabinet is filling up quickly this month, with the recent additions of two ‘partner of the year’ awards from Barracuda and ESET. The awards follow a booming financial year, which saw 30% growth and revenues of £398m.
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%
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.
The North Eastern Universities Purchasing Consortium (NEUPC) has added Softcat to its purchasing framework in order to provide best value networking solutions to universities and other higher education institutions across the UK.
Well, it’s that time of year again! We did pretty well with our predictions for 2013, so here’s our stab at what’s going to happen in 2014: