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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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  05/29/2017 |   Maximilian Hoppe
Why Software Portfolio Management is an Integral Part of any Good SAM Strategy

Do I need Software Portfolio Management? Yes, says SAM consultant Maximilian Hoppe. Discover why Software Portfolio Management can be the basis for long-term value creation. Read the full article ...

 

  05/24/2017 |   Anton Neidel
ATP in Office 365 E5: What’s it all about?

These endless acronyms! Every company uses them, and the Microsoft universe is jam-packed with them as well. For instance we may encounter product acronyms like SPE and EMS or abbreviated features like the one used in today’s topic: ATP, or Advanced Threat Protection. Read the full article ...

 

  05/22/2017 |   Maximilian Hoppe
How Software Asset Management can increase your IT security

Cyber attacks are becoming ever more elaborate. There is no such thing as a complete protection. But the good news is that Software Asset Management can considerably increase your IT security. Maximilian Hoppe explains how it works. Read the full article ...

 

  05/18/2017 |   Mukul Chopra
The 5 Biggest Security Concerns after “WannaCry”

While we are still reeling from the aftermath of the "WannaCry“ ransomware exploit and the global impact of the cyberthreat, it might just the right time to start considering the next set of threats that we need to be concerned about. Read the full article ...

 

  05/17/2017 |   Franz Schildberger
Post Cyber-Attack: Know What You Have

Over the past weekend, the so-called “WannaCry” crypto virus attacked tens of thousands of international businesses, private persons and government agencies. It targeted devices running Microsoft Windows operating systems that lacked the necessary security patch levels. Read the full article ...

 

  05/11/2017 |   Thino Ullmann
The integration of Microsoft Yammer in Office 365 Groups is under way

With the start of Microsoft Yammer Enterprise's integration in Office 365 there is now an even stronger connection between Yammer Enterprise and Office 365 Groups, as Yammer Enterprise will no longer be available as a standalone license. Read the full article ...

 

  05/05/2017 |   COMPAREX Blog Editorial Team
The Most Important (NEW) Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows 10

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 ...

 

  04/28/2017 |   COMPAREX Blog Editorial Team
M is for Macros - Supercharging your day-to-day work

Macros are handy add-ons when it comes to reducing the daily workload and to streamlining the user’s own handling of MS Office. We provide you with a step to step guide on how to get started with macros. Read the full article ...

 

  04/25/2017 |   Maximilian Hoppe
Creating innovation with SAM

Innovation is more than just a fashionable buzzword for companies. In many cases it represents the foundation and the entire reason for existence. Success stories from Silicon Valley to Walldorf and Leipzig are built on the principle of providing solutions that are set apart from the competition. Read the full article ...

 

  04/21/2017 |   COMPAREX Blog Editorial Team
5 Useful Functions in Skype for Business

Skype for Business has brought us all closer together. The program has become indispensable for companies operating on an international stage in particular. COMPAREX has put together five useful functions that every user should know in order to use the tool as efficiently as possible. Read the full article ...

 

  04/18/2017 |   Anton Neidel
Office 365 E5 Plan: How good is the Enterprise Version?

Software vendors are constantly busy adding updates and features to their products. An E5 version is now available for Office 365. The customers are finding it increasingly difficult to keep track of which version is best suited for individual cases. Useful or useless? Read the full article ...

 

  04/13/2017 |   COMPAREX Blog Editorial Team
Famous Google Easter Eggs

As you are probably going to eat loads of sweets and chocolate eggs during the next days, you might want to have look on these kind of Easter eggs that don’t cause a stomach ache. Read the full article ...

 

  04/11/2017 |   Grit Heinig
GDPR in a nutshell - What you should know about the changes regarding European data privacy

The General Data Protection Regulation was created to unite principals of data privacy within Europe. This situation will now be changed by a unique law which applies equally to each EU Member State. Read the full article ...

 

  04/05/2017 |   Dirk Frießnegg
Ransomware: This is how companies can protect themselves!

More and more companies are now threatened by Ransomware attacks, attacks by malicious programs that encrypt data on other computers with the aim to pay a ransom in order to allowed access their data again. Read a Ransomware attacker can proceed, and how serious the consequences can be. Read the full article ...

 

  03/28/2017 |   Rik Schaap
The Five Biggest SAM Misconceptions

Many organizations assume SAM is solely to resolve audits, but it’s much more than that one-shot exercise and expense. Still five common misconceptions continue to prevent many organizations from implementing SAM best practices and optimizing their software portfolios. Read the full article ...

 

  03/21/2017 |   Maximilian Hoppe
Getting ready for software audits with COMPAREX

Software audits are becoming increasingly frequent and can keep entire departments busy for months – time and resources that could certainly be used to better effect elsewhere. What is the purpose behind an audit? And how can you protect yourself? Read the full article ...

 

  03/15/2017 |   Thino Ullmann
Enterprise 2.0: Social Media in Companies

Many companies use social networks as standard communication channels. Many users adopted them as parts of their everyday routines. Thino Ullmann shines a spotlight on Enterprise 2.0 and the role that Microsoft plays in a digital workplace. Read the full article ...

 

  03/08/2017 |   COMPAREX Blog Editorial Team
Tips and Tricks for Microsoft Edge: How to Browse the Web with Windows 10

You’ve downloaded Windows 10, but out of habit you continue to surf the net with the old Internet Explorer or an alternative browser? Our tips and tricks for Microsoft Edge ensure the switch will be perfectly easy. We’ll tell you what’s new and where to find the familiar functions. Read the full article ...

 

  03/01/2017 |   Thino Ullmann
Teamwork with Microsoft Office 365 Groups

Collaboration in a modern environment is the connecting link between all of the products in Office 365. Microsoft Office 365 Groups addresses this issue. Thino Ullmann explains the benefits of teamwork with Microsoft Office 365 Groups. Read the full article ...

 

  02/21/2017 |   Andreas Krüger
Hybrid scenarios with SharePoint 2016 – Sensibly combined at last

Although hybrid scenarios with SharePoint are not new, SharePoint 2016 turns them into a real treat as well. While the data remains resting on the in-house server, users can switch seamlessly between SharePoint On-Premises and Online. Read the full article ...

 

  02/15/2017 |   COMPAREX Blog Editorial Team
Tuning Outlook – 7 Tips to Increase Your Speed

Your Outlook is too slow? In many cases this will be due to incorrect settings that can be remedied quickly. We have put together 7 tips to help you tune your Outlook and get it up and running at full speed. Read the full article ...

 

  02/10/2017 |   COMPAREX Blog Editorial Team
Cyber Threats in 2016: Here’s where the danger lurks

Banks, companies, governments and private individuals – they were all affected by cyber threats in 2016. In this article, we summed up the biggest cyber threats of 2016 and explain what we can learn from them for 2017. Read the full article ...

 

  01/16/2017 |   Martin Teslinksi
9 Myths about Enterprise Mobility: COMPAREX sheds some light

There are some stubbornly persistent myths about enterprise mobility, which now means far more than just checking e-mails, calendars and contacts. Martin Teslinski investigates nine myths about Enterprise Mobility to shed some light on the matter. Read the full article ...

 

  12/21/2016 |   COMPAREX Blog Editorial Team
Individualize Windows 10: The best free apps for a better functionality

Windows 10 comes with great new features. Users can navigate intuitively through an improved Start menu, ask Cortana for advice, or skip back and forth between virtual desktops. But there are a few more tricks to improve the performance of Windows 10. Read the full article ...

 

  12/06/2016 |   COMPAREX Blog Editorial Team
10 Keyboard Shortcuts for Microsoft Edge (Plus: Free Cheat Sheet)

Microsoft Edge includes a number of new, handy features, among them Web Note to write, type and draw directly on webpages. The small e symbol as a desktop icon and keyboard combination has remained unchanged. We have compiled 10 keyboard combinations that make surfing the net that little bit easier. Read the full article ...

 

  11/25/2016 |   COMPAREX Blog Editorial 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 Blog 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 |   COMPAREX Blog Editorial Team
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 Editorial 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 ...

 

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Wilfried Pruschak new CEO of COMPAREX AG

Leipzig, 01.04.2014 – Effective from the start of the new fiscal year, April 1st, Mag. Wilfried Pruschak will be taking the helm of COMPAREX as Chief Executive Officer, joining with Hansjörg Egger and Dr. Thomas Reich to form the company's Management Board.

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COMPAREX Receives Global Renewals Award at VMware Partner Exchange 2014

Leipzig, 13.02.2014 – IT service provider COMPAREX has received the Global VMware Partner Network Award in the Renewals category. The company was recognized at VMware Partner Exchange 2014, the vendor’s annual partner event, held February 10th to 13th in San Francisco, USA.

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COMPAREX establishes subsidiary in the US

Leipzig, 14.05.2013 – Having already established successful operations in Europe, Asia, and Africa, the COMPAREX Group – one of the leading IT service providers in the area of software licensing and license management – will now also develop the North American market with its newly established subsidiary COMPAREX USA. A team with experience in the local IT market and under the management of John Havlick, Executive Vice President of COMPAREX has commenced business operations as of February. The goal of COMPAREX USA is to directly support its existing corporate customers in the world's largest IT market.

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COMPAREX Group to handle global software procurement and software asset management for Vattenfall AB

Leipzig, 29.04.2013 – The Swedish company Vattenfall AB has awarded the contract for procurement of its software to the COMPAREX Group. Positioning itself as a ‘value-added reseller’, the Leipzig-based IT company also outpaced the competition with its software asset management solution in a Europe-wide tender. COMPAREX will therefore also advise Vattenfall on matters of software license management; the objective will be to cut costs in compliance with licenses already in place.

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COMPAREX acquires Dutch Software and SAM experts Agile Software and InfraControl

Amsterdam, 22.03.2013 – COMPAREX, international provider of IT services in the fields of software licensing and licence management, has strengthened its position in the Dutch market with the acquisition of Agile Software and InfraControl. Both companies are currently part of the Dutch Solimas Group and will continue their activities under their own brand name. They will remain located in the city of Alphen aan den Rijn.

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