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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 2,350 people across Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas. In fiscal year 2014/15 the COMPAREX Group generated revenue of €1.770 billion / $2,236 billion.

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  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 ...


  07/13/2016 |   Lourens Klootwijk
The Pros and Cons of Adobe’s Subscription Model

The products in Adobe's Creative Suite are currently available as part of a subscription. But there will be a seismic shift; from a purchase to a subscription model as well. Lourens Klootwijk, COMPAREX SA Digital Content, gives his take on the pros and cons of Adobe’s subscription model. Read the full article ...


  07/06/2016 |   COMPAREX Blog Editoring Team
Top 10 best keyboard shortcuts for Microsoft Outlook plus free cheat sheet

Microsoft Outlook helps us plan and organize our (working) days. Microsoft has put together a detailed list of keyboard shortcuts to make using the personal information manager as efficient as possible. We’ve picked our top ten most valuable shortcuts. Read the full article ...


  06/30/2016 |   Berg, Eric
Operating virtual systems in the cloud?!

Virtual machines on the cloud platform Microsoft Azure. MVP Eric Berg takes a closer look at what it’s all about and stumbles across a couple of terms and concepts. Read the full article ...


  06/24/2016 |   COMPAREX Blog Editoring Team
10 shortcuts when delivering presentations with Microsoft PowerPoint

We recently presented ten keyboard shortcuts that make creating presentations with Microsoft PowerPoint easier. Again, we chose our ten favorite shortcuts to run through presentations smoothly. Read the full article ...


  06/16/2016 |   Toele, Remco
Big Data Analytics Creates a Competitive Edge in an Evolving Market

Gartner describes how crucial it is for many companies to exploit internal data profitably over the course of a financial year. So in 2015 already, business intelligence (BI) and big data analytics ranked highly in the new trends. Read the full article ...


  06/06/2016 |   Jeroen Engelander
Skype for Business: (b)ringing the personal Skype experience to the workplace

Today, telephony is more than just making and receiving calls. It is an experience which is an integral part of our work and our private lives. It’s an essential communication channel within organizations and as such should be part of any efficient and intuitive workplace. Read the full article ...


  05/30/2016 |   COMPAREX Blog Editoring Team
10 tricks to get the most out of your Adobe Photoshop performance

Photoshop recently celebrated its 26th birthday. Having now clocked up over a quarter-century, the seasoned veterans on the developer team at Adobe ensure that the image processing software works without a hitch. There are four ways to improve the Photoshop performance. Read the full article ...


  05/20/2016 |   COMPAREX Blog Editoring Team
How Can Additional License Fees be Avoided for Windows Server 2016?

Announced some time ago, they are now scheduled for rollout: Microsoft is all set to launch the new versions of Windows Server in the second half of 2016. Besides necessary product modifications and new cloud-inspired features, there will be a number of changes to the license rights. Read the full article ...


  05/10/2016 |   Motzkus, Henrik
The Microsoft StorSimple Virtual Array

COMPAREX Expert Henrik Motzkus spoke with COMPAREX Newsroom not long ago to explain what makes Microsoft StorSimple such a great option to get started in the hybrid storage cloud. Read the full article ...


  05/03/2016 |   Vogel, Marco
Yes, vSAN! Server virtualization with VMware software defined storage

Server virtualization is dead. Long live server virtualization! The analysts agree: 75% of the x86 servers are virtualized, and the room to manoeuver is getting tight. Reason enough for VMware to look for other things – different ways and means to accommodate even more of their customers’ needs. Read the full article ...


  04/25/2016 |   Hendriks, Christiaan
Dos & Don’ts for Microsoft Licensing within a Hosted Service

Many organizations are currently investigating the possibilities to purchase a hosted service. They want to realize savings on hardware and management as well as great scalability and flexibility potentials. Such a move raises some questions. Read the full article ...


  04/22/2016 |   Rupp, Thomas
VMware NSX Network Virtualization Platform in a Cloud Data Center

So let’s talk network virtualization. Most of the cloud installations that I have accompanied in recent years in my position as architect and project manager really started to pick up as they moved toward the finishing line: The classic network components! Read the full article ...


  04/13/2016 |   Yahyai, Elnaz
Business Intelligence for everyone: Getting started has never been this easy!

The range of products and services on the BI market is broad and makes the technology accessible to everyone. Whether an enterprise-wide information management system is needed, or if users are to be given the option to analyze their own data; getting started in BI has never been this easy. Read the full article ...


  04/06/2016 |   Motzkus, Henrik
Microsoft Azure StorSimple: Easy Entry to the Hybrid Cloud

As we heard just recently from our COMPAREX MVP Eric Berg, storage is among the scenarios that are particularly suited to hybrid solutions. Today his colleague, COMPAREX IT Architect Henrik Motzkus, is recommending the great entry-level solution for cloud novices: Azure StorSimple. 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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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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Accelerating Growth: COMPAREX Opens Singapore Office and Appoints Sebastien Sisombat as New Executive Vice President for Asia

Leipzig, 09.11.2015 – Global IT provider COMPAREX has opened a subsidiary in Singapore and has appointed Sebastien Sisombat as Executive Vice President for Asia. These steps represent a deeper attention to the Asian market in the international growth strategy of COMPAREX, following recent market entries in Canada and Turkey.

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Autodesk appoints COMPAREX as Gold Partner VAR

Leipzig, 05.11.2015 – International IT service provider COMPAREX has recently been appointed as Gold Partner VAR (value-added reseller) by world-leading design software specialist Autodesk. This status is effective for the European Economic Area and Switzerland. It guarantees customers of COMPAREX better conditions and a higher Autodesk expertise with regard to compliance, license consolidation and optimal license management.

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Next generation IT solutions: COMPAREX takes over Turkish IT-service expert Dataserv Information Technologies Inc.

Leipzig, 19.10.2015 – In the course of its geographical growth and portfolio strategy the international COMPAREX Group has acquired a majority share of Turkish Dataserv Information Technologies Inc. (Dataserv). The acquisition follows the foundation of a subsidiary in Istanbul earlier this year as part of COMPAREX’s expansion in the EMEA region. Established in 1997, Dataserv is a fixture at the Turkish IT solution market. As a pioneer in delivering software licensing and cloud services it is a perfect fit for COMPAREX’s Turkish SoftCare offering.

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