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COMPAREX is a global IT provider specializing in license management, sourcing, technical product consulting and cloud-based professional services. With a track record spanning thirty years, COMPAREX serves the public-sector, SMB and large international corporations. Its portfolio includes software licenses from more than 3,000 vendors as well as consultancy and professional services. The COMPAREX Group employs more than 2,450 people at over 80 locations in 35 countries across Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas. In fiscal year 2015/16 the COMPAREX Group generated (preliminary) revenue of €1.909 billion / $ 2.109 billion.


Find here current press releases of the COMPAREX Group as well as blog articles and additional press material you can use for publications.

  11/25/2016 |   COMPAREX Blog Editoring Team
The five best Excel functions for beginners

We have taken a look at the most common Excel functions to give novices a better grasp of the world’s most commonly used spreadsheet calculation program and present to you: The five best Excel functions for beginners. Read the full article ...

 

  11/11/2016 |   COMPAREX Editorial Team
Individualize Windows 10: The best free apps for your custom look

Switch to Windows 10? Windows users have faced this question for the last 15 months. It’s not an easy one to answer, as among the new aspects contained in the new operating system is a revamped look. It is well-known that getting used to a new design can take time and slow down the workflow. Read the full article ...

 

  11/02/2016 |   Christoph Vollmann
Why there is currently no file hosting service alternative to OneDrive for Business

Which file hosting service ticks all the right boxes? OneDrive for Business might not (yet) be quite such a household name as Dropbox or Google Drive, but it is the only product that is truly mature enough for (secure) deployment in business environments. Read the full article ...

 

  10/21/2016 |   Sarah Cahill
New Azure Pricing Changes

As of October 1st, many changes have gone into effect regarding Microsoft Azure. There are several ways to purchase Azure, and Microsoft has taken steps to create price parity between the different licensing programs. Read the full article ...

 

  10/19/2016 |   Anja Dörner
Where do current IT threats lurk? Five steps to protect against cyberattacks

Viruses, worms and simple malicious code were the most frequent threats to the IT landscape before the turn of the new millennium. A signature-based protective mechanism in the form of an anti-virus program was sufficient to provide adequate protection against standard cyberattacks. Read the full article ...

 

  10/13/2016 |   Anton Neidel
What is Microsoft Office 365, and why should I use it?

Many Office users have difficulty working out what Microsoft Office 365 actually is. Frequently it is equated with the ‘classic’ Office product. The users therefore assume that they simply receive Word, Excel and PowerPoint, etc. ‘from the cloud’. Read the full article ...

 

  10/06/2016 |   COMPAREX Blog Editoring Team
10 Shortcuts for Microsoft Word (Plus: Free Cheat Sheet)

Microsoft Word is the perfect way of getting thoughts down on (digital) paper, no matter whether they are project drafts or to-do lists. Microsoft provides a large number of keyboard combinations that make using the word processing program that bit easier. Read the full article ...

 

  09/30/2016 |   Thino Ullmann
ECS becomes SPE: What’s new in the Microsoft Secure Productive Enterprise Suite?

The new Enterprise Suite will be available soon. COMPAREX Senior Technical Presales Executive Thino Ullmann has summarized the new features of the SPE, as well as the most important differences between the various versions of the Enterprise Mobility + Security Suite and Windows 10 Enterprise E3/ E5. Read the full article ...

 

  09/27/2016 |   COMPAREX Blog Editoring Team
10 Shortcuts for OneNote (Plus: Free Cheat Sheet)

Create mind maps, make lists or paint little pictures. The right keyboard combinations can even make management of the digital notebook a fair bit easier. We have picked out the most important ones for you. Read the full article ...

 

  09/21/2016 |   COMPAREX Blog Editoring Team
10 Shortcuts for Adobe Photoshop (Plus: Free Cheat Sheet)

We’ve put together ten shortcuts for Adobe Photoshop (Windows and Mac OS users) that make image processing a touch easier. The nifty cheat sheet to print out and stick to your monitor contains our favorites from Adobe’s detailed overview. Read the full article ...

 

  08/30/2016 |   COMPAREX Blog Editoring Team
10 Shortcuts for MS Excel (Plus: Free Cheat Sheet)

Worksheet calculations by Excel enable plenty of arithmetical operations with formulas, no matter whether you need to produce a cost summary or statistics. There is a detailed overview of keyboard shortcuts for Microsoft Excel. We have picked out the moste important ones. Read the full article ...

 

  08/25/2016 |   Motzkus, Henrik
Microsoft StorSimple – Automatic Disaster Recovery

So far our author Henrik Motzkus has concentrated his detailed look into Microsoft StorSimple here on our blog on the fundamental features. Today he will expand on a few individual aspects. One of the most important of them is disaster recovery. Read the full article ...

 

  08/08/2016 |   COMPAREX Blog Editoring Team
10 Shortcuts when Creating PowerPoint Presentations (Plus: Free Cheat Sheet!)

Microsoft offers a detailed list of shortcuts that will save you time and nerves when creating PPT presentations. We’ve picked our ten favorites, which we believe will provide the greatest benefits the next time you set about creating a PPT presentation.. Read the full article ...

 

  08/02/2016 |   COMPAREX Blog Editoring Team
Happy 1st Cake Day, Windows 10!

Windows 10 is celebrating its first anniversary and has every reason to be jubilant. But instead of cake it comes with various improvements and new features – the kind of gift to get our juices flowing. Read our summary of the new features for corporate and EDU customers. Read the full article ...

 

  07/19/2016 |   COMPAREX Blog Editoring Team
Windows 10: Here are the Most Important (NEW) Keyboard Shortcuts

Windows 10 brings plenty of new features, an improved Start menu, Cortana and Microsoft Edge. Familiar and new keyboard functions make operation even simpler and more efficient. Find a cheat sheet with the most important shortcuts. Read the full article ...

 

  12/18/2016 |   Spreadshirt
Spreadshirt: Fine-tuning a global company

Adobe’s Creative Cloud is helping the T-shirt giant Spreadshirt cater perfectly to the wishes of its customers around the world. Read what Sven Heitkamp and Christian Kortümn, working at Spreadshirt, are reporting. Read the full article ...

 

  12/18/2015 |   Berg, Eric
COMPAREX IT Consultant Eric Berg awarded the title of Microsoft MVP

Eric Berg has been awarded by Microsoft the title of “Most Valuable Professional” (MVP) in order to his outstanding work in the Microsoft Community. Read the full article ...

 

  11/13/2015 |   van de Rotten, Madeleine
Questions and answers concerning Office 365 ProPlus

Madeleine van de Rotten, Cloud Consultant at COMPAREX Netherlands, answers common questions concerning Office 365 ProPlus. Read the full article ...

 

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COMPAREX Appointed Indirect Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider Distributor in the EU and EFTA

Leipzig, 17.10.2016 – Microsoft has welcomed the global COMPAREX Group into the circle of selected indirect Cloud Solution Provider (CSP). As of today, COMPAREX will act as one of few key CSP distributors for resellers in the EU and EFTA. The company has qualified for this leading role due to its geographical coverage, fully automated billing processes and a superb reputation in software services and license competence.

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COMPAREX Group: Maarten van Montfoort appointed Executive Vice President Northwest Europe

Leipzig, 26.09.2016 – With immediate effect, Maarten van Montfoort takes over the role of the Executive Vice President of Northwest Europe within the COMPAREX Group. As agreed by the COMPAREX management board he will be responsible for a newly established region encompassing The Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg, the United Kingdom and the Nordics (Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland). As a founder and previous general manager of Agile Software and InfraControl, two companies COMPAREX acquired in 2013, he had managed the integration process of the two companies into the COMPAREX Group. The process was completed in April earlier this year.

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COMPAREX Group takes over Korean software licensing and IT-consulting expert BUYSOFT Inc.

Leipzig, 16.08.2016 – COMPAREX Group, executing on its geographical growth strategy, has acquired a majority share in Korean software licensing and IT-consulting expert BUYSOFT Inc. The transaction is complete as of August 12 following the approval of authorities. It widens the reach of COMPAREX in Asia, which includes subsidiaries in China, India, Indonesia and Singapore. It is the first acquisition between a multinational corporation and a local firm in the field of software licensing and IT consulting industry in Korea.

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Marc Betgem appointed Chief Sales Officer at COMPAREX AG

Leipzig, 14.07.2016 – The Supervisory Board of COMPAREX AG has unanimously appointed Marc Betgem as the Chief Sales Officer effective as of July 1st. Marc Betgem, a native of the Netherlands, has been working for 17 years in various management roles within the COMPAREX Group. In his recent capacity as Executive Vice President, he led the BeNeLux and South Africa region to great success.

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COMPAREX Continues Winning Streak with three Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards and a Nomination for SAM

Leipzig, 14.06.2016 – Following last year’s win in Microsoft’s contested Software Asset Management (SAM) Partner of the year award category, global IT provider COMPAREX AG has been nominated yet again as one of the top 4-finalists for 2016. Moreover, COMPAREX has been recognized with the Microsoft Bulgaria and Kazakhstan Partner of the Year Awards as well as the Partner Seller LATAM Award. In doing so, the company has successfully followed up its extraordinary success in the 2015 awards season.

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