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Industry ‘Top Cat’ James Baker welcomed as new Softcat Alliance Director


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.

Important changes being made to public sector procurement ahead of year-end


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.

Industry News Thu 30th, Jan 2014 by Dave Simpson

Softcat awarded onto NEUPC framework agreement to deliver networking solutions to UK universities


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.

Industry News Thu 16th, Jan 2014 by Dave Simpson

Softcat’s 2014 predictions


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:

Industry News Tue 14th, Jan 2014 by Dave Simpson

Softcat partners with Websense to distribute advanced security solutions for G-Cloud 4


Softcat is partnering with Websense in its first inclusion on the recently updated G-Cloud 4 framework. Softcat’s public sector network security team, headed by Grant Davey, will be the sole provider of Websense security software to public sector G-Cloud customers seeking to update or upgrade their existing IT infrastructures.

Industry News Thu 28th, Nov 2013 by Dave Simpson

Is camping the answer to your Mobility challenges…?


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!

Industry News Tue 26th, Nov 2013 by Dave Simpson

Softcat takes ‘Major VAR of the Year’ for second year running at the UK IT Industry Awards


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.

Industry News Thu 14th, Nov 2013 by Dave Simpson

New office, new blood: Softcat recruits for new Bristol base


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.

Industry News Wed 13th, Nov 2013 by Dave Simpson

Platinum: Check! Softcat achieves Check Point Platinum accreditation


Softcat has reached the top level of the Check Point Software Technologies’ partner hierarchy with the highest possible accreditation. The network and data security solution provider awarded Softcat the accreditation this week following its concerted two-year investment in resource and training. The Platinum accreditation follows a year that has seen Softcat grow Check Point business by 301%.

Industry News Wed 6th, Nov 2013 by Dave Simpson

Canalys names Softcat as 2013 revenue growth partner across Europe, Middle East and Africa


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.

Industry News Fri 4th, Oct 2013 by Dave Simpson
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