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.
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:
No, but it certainly helps make the discussion more interesting! Softcat’s solutions director Sam Routledge and Symantec’s mobile specialist Darren Gale talk mobility… in a field… with a campervan!
Softcat has won ‘Large Supplier of the Year’ for the second year running at the UK IT Industry Awards, following a year which has seen its revenues reach £400m, a 30% increase on last year. Managing director Colin Brown accepted the award at the black tie ceremony in London’s Battersea Park Events Arena, which was attended by over 1,300 guests.
Following a financial year which saw the IT reseller achieve 30% revenue growth, Softcat is supporting its development by welcoming another 29 new recruits this week – six of whom will be starting brand new positions at Softcat's office in Bristol. The new starts will undertake comprehensive training as part of their induction to their new positions at Softcat offices across the UK.
Canalys has named Softcat as 2013’s top revenue growth partner in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) at this year’s Canalys Channel Forum Awards. Softcat chairman Martin Hellawell accepted the Canalys ‘Revenue Growth Partner of the Year’ award yesterday at a packed ceremony held at the Hotel Arts Barcelona.
Softcat has achieved HP’s highest possible accreditation through an on-going concerted resource and training investment. The Platinum accreditation follows a year that has seen Softcat’s revenues leap to £400 million, with HP recognising Softcat for its sales delivery, awarding the reseller with its Enterprise Group Excellence Award for EMEA, and Gold Partner of the Year award for the second year running.
Softcat has achieved the Cisco Gold Partner Accreditation following a concentrated two-year investment in training and resources, cementing its reputation as one of the most proficient and committed Cisco resellers in the UK.