Softcat has had a strong start to 2015 with the award of its latest accolade, Adobe EMEA Reseller of the Year – the first time the platinum partner has achieved it.
Following hot on the heels of the launch of Windows 10, Microsoft is set to improve accessibility to its customer relationship management (CRM) solution – by making it available via Open Licensing subscription from February. Softcat anticipates significant interest from its customers, with transitioning to the cloud ranking as a top priority for many organisations.
From 1st July 2015, Microsoft’s on-premise User CAL (client access license) pricing will increase by approximately 15% across all on-premises CALs when licensed Per User. The increase will come into effect across volume licensing programs, including academic and government.
Last week Microsoft officially unveiled Windows 10 with the promise of the ‘best enterprise platform ever.’ This week, the Softcat presales team review some of the business focused features included in the new platform.
Softcat has made a new year’s resolution to hire even more new staff than usual, with an expected 40-50 recruits expected to join the ranks by Easter.
Softcat is walking on air, as Microsoft has welcomed the reseller onto its Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) program. The program elevates Softcat’s responsibilities, enabling them to provide customers with direct access to integrated Microsoft Cloud solutions with flexible management, support and monthly direct billing options.
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).
Microsoft has announced dramatic changes to its licensing options. From 1st December 2014 customers will be able to purchase from the brand new Enterprise Cloud Suite – a new product bundle consisting of the Office 365 E3 Suite, the Enterprise Mobility Suite and perhaps most interestingly a Windows SA per user subscription offering.