Softcat is pleased to release its audited full financial results for the year ending July 31st 2014. This was another year of very strong progress across all areas of the Company and the following results have been achieved entirely organically.
Following four years of exceptionally fast growth, Softcat has made the inaugural Investec 100 list, which ranks the 100 fastest growing companies in the UK. Softcat was ranked 28th, 69 places higher than its position of 97 last year.
Softcat has been awarded a 2-year contract on the Technology Products agreement, and is now active on an exciting new lot, ‘Secure Technology Products’. This lot will see Softcat providing security IT solutions to primary customers such as the Ministry of Defence (MoD).
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.
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.
Earlier today HP announced plans to separate into two new publicly traded Fortune 50 companies: Hewlett-Packard Enterprise and HP Inc.
Earlier this week Softcat picked up two awards from new partner Pure Storage: Value Add Reseller H1FY2015, and Reseller Technical Specialist H1FY2015. Krishna Keshvara from Softcat’s data centre infrastructure team, accepted the awards from Vince Blackall, Pure Storage’s director of channels EMEA.
Last night Softcat scored a hat-trick in Brussels as it took Platinum Partner of the Year, UK Partner of the Year and EMEA Partner of the year at Dell’s annual EMEA partner conference and awards ceremony.
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.
In its second instalment, the Softcat presales team report on some of the significant news to cross their desks in the last month.