The Government Procurement Service (GPS) has asked IT provider Softcat to join its brand new G-Cloud services framework.
When you work in the tech industry, it can be hard not to keep at least one eye on the media to keep tabs on the latest big stories. From predictions of glory to prophecies of doom, even if they aren’t always 100 percent accurate, the day’s tech headlines can give an indication of the general mood of the market. One area we see on the increase is the use of finance products to fund projects.
The year 2012 may have only just begun, but in its first five weeks Softcat has already picked up big awards from three major IT vendors and framework contracts from two public sector consortia.
Symantec has named IT reseller Softcat its UK ‘Partner of the Year’ for 2011-12. Softcat’s sales of Symantec solutions have grown across the board – within its enterprise, commercial and small and medium business (SMB) market sectors.
The North Eastern Universities Purchasing Consortium (NEUPC) has selected Softcat to supply, install and support integrated audio-visual systems to 24 universities in the North , East and Centre of England.
The Crescent Purchasing Consortium (CPC) has appointed Softcat among a select group of suppliers to provide network hardware and services, including servers and data storage, to a wide range of institutions involved in further education throughout the UK.
Microsoft has made an important announcement regarding forthcoming changes in pricing policy that will effect all volume licensing customers within the EU and EFTA area. Beginning on 1st July 2012, prices charged will be aligned to Euro pricing at the prevailing exchange rate. Due to sustained currency differences, some EU/EFTA countries will see changes to non-euro pricing as we establish greater price consistency across Europe. Based on prevailing currency rates, we anticipate price adjustments for the British Pound on 1st July 2012, across all volume licensing programmes