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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.

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  09/27/2016 |   COMPAREX Blog Editoring Team
10 Shortcuts for MS 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 ...


  08/11/2016 |   COMPAREX Editorial Team
Enterprise Advantage on MPSA: New Microsoft License Model for Medium-Sized Enterprises

New: Microsoft expands its license model. From 2017, medium-sized enterprises will be able to benefit from the Enterprise Advantage for MPSA! 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 ...


  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 ...


  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 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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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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