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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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  07/28/2017 |   COMPAREX Blog Editorial Team
Creating a Strong Password in 5 Steps

If you use 12345 as a password you should definitely read our latest blog article. As hacker methods are becoming ever more sophisticated, creating a secure password is crucial. Here are our 5 tips for a secure password. Read the full article ...

 

  07/19/2017 |   Oana Moldovan
Managing Your Modern Workplace with Microsoft Office 365

Has the modern workplace already entered your office? Oana Moldovan explains how Yammer, Office 365 and Teams can help create the modern workplace and how to use these tools efficiently. Read the full article ...

 

  07/14/2017 |   Mukul Chopra
Digital Privacy Laws: How Europe Protects Your Online Data Differently than the U.S.

Europe and the U.S. are facing far-reaching changes regarding digital privacy laws. Are you up-to date? We compared how Europe protects your online data differently than the U.S and how multinational companies are affected by that. Read the full article ...

 

  07/12/2017 |   Frank Sander
How to Solve SQL Server Problems

Users may encounter problems when working with SQL Server, but they can be avoided with the right know-how. This blog article investigates serious problems of the type “My application has stopped working.” Read the full article ...

 

  07/10/2017 |   Thino Ullmann
What’s new in Windows 10 S?

Windows 10 S is the latest operating system released by Microsoft. What’s new in Windows 10 S and what are the differences to other Windows versions? Thino Ullmann took a closer look. Read the full article ...

 

  07/10/2017 |   Anton Neidel
Why Windows 10 Can Help to Beat Cyber Attacks

WannaCry may be over. But are you prepared for the next cyber risk? Anton Neidel explains why Windows 10 can help to protect your IT. Read the full article ...

 

  07/03/2017 |   COMPAREX Blog Editorial Team
Tech News: IT Insights in June

What has been going on in the IT world in June? We compiled the latest vendor news and trending topics of the past month. It just takes you a few minutes to stay up-to-date in the world of IT. Read the full article ...

 

  06/30/2017 |   Thino Ullmann
The 5 Keys to Success with Intercultural Teams

Communication inside of companies is becoming increasingly challenging in an age of heightened globalization and internationalization. Colleagues in international positions communicate simultaneously across national borders and time zones Read the full article ...

 

  06/29/2017 |   Mukul Chopra
Ransomware: To Pay or Not to Pay?

This week, the barrage of ransomware has once again reached global proportions. Petya, like Wannacry, will not be the last ransomware we will have to encounter. Read the full article ...

 

  06/28/2017 |   Maximilian Hoppe
How Do I License Test and Development Environments?

Finding the right software licenses for test and development environments is a science in its own right; after all, not only do the requirements change all the time, there are also numerous restrictions. Read the full article ...

 

  06/26/2017 |   COMPAREX Blog Editorial Team
Securing Your Data Center From Natural Disasters

Natural disasters are no longer freak occurrences. Companies will face substantial loss of revenue if a datacenter fails, paralyzing the entire IT infrastructure. So you need to take action! Read the full article ...

 

  06/21/2017 |   Maximilian Hoppe
Open Source Software: Dos and Don’ts

Are you allowed to do whatever you like with open source software? Regrettably no, as the vendor’s terms of use apply here as well. Read what happens if you fail to stick to the small print. Read the full article ...

 

  06/19/2017 |   Frank Sander
5 Typical SQL Server Problems and How to Get Rid of Them

Many IT administrators struggle repeatedly with similar problems when dealing with SQL Server. It’s time to put an end to this predicament! Read the full article ...

 

  06/16/2017 |   Franz Schildberger
Your Guide to Choosing a Software Portfolio Analysis Solution

SAM solutions have promised software compliance and lower risk in case of an audit. But knowing your software inventory can do so much more for your business. However choosing a software portfolio analysis can be quite challenging. Read the full article ...

 

  06/12/2017 |   Frank Brünger
5 Must-Ask Questions When Licensing Virtual Teams

Teamwork in hermetic office complexes is a thing of the past. The future of international collaboration lies in virtual teams. Read the full article ...

 

  06/09/2017 |   COMPAREX Blog Editorial Team
3 Facts about Microsoft Teams

In mid-March Microsoft announced that its latest collaboration tool, Microsoft Teams, has rolled out to Office 365 users worldwide. What is Teams and how can it affect my personal teamwork? Read the full article ...

 

  06/07/2017 |   Rik Schaap
Achieving Excellence with Software Asset Management

Achieving excellence in your SAM practices is not that hard. Rik Schaap explains how these four best practices will help you to get the most out of SAM. Read the full article ...

 

  06/02/2017 |   Thino Ullmann
Enterprise 2.0: Social Media in Companies

Social networks belong to most companies’ communication strategy. But have you ever thought about using it internally? Thino Ullmann shines a spotlight on Social Intranet and explains the benefits of the Digital Workplace. Read the full article ...

 

  05/31/2017 |   Anja Dörner
Cloud Computing and Data Protection: What You Need to Know

In an age of digitalization, the issues of cloud computing and data protection are extremely significant to almost every company. But many decision-makers remain concerned about security when migrating their data to the cloud. Read the full article ...

 

  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 ...

 

  03/08/2017 |   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 ...

 

EuroCloud Germany Award encourages COMPAREX in its cloud computing strategy

Leipzig, 24.05.2012 – The ICT service provider COMPAREX has been honoured by the Association of the German Cloud Computing Industry, EuroCloud Germany_eco, for the project kiv.TrustedCloud at the Kommunale Informationsverarbeitung Baden-Franken (KIVBF), a municipal IT solution provider. The award in the category “Best Case Study Public Administration” encourages the CloudMACHER (cloud enabler) at COMPAREX once more in their holistic cloud computing approach: their aim is to support their customers with comprehensive know-how and to find a way into the cloud that considers the customer’s individual environment and requirements. In order to reach this goal they focus on vendor-independent advice.

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COMPAREX Wins Two EMEA Awards at VMware Partner Exchange 2012

Leipzig, 17.02.2012 – The COMPAREX Group has been named the EMEA recipient of two VMware Partner Network Awards in the categories Infrastructure Virtualization Partner of the Year and Government Partner of the Year by VMware. The awards were presented at VMware Partner Exchange 2012, VMware’s annual partner event, on Feb. 14 in Las Vegas, Nev. The awards once more confirm the COMPAREX Group’s leading role in virtualization and cloud solutions based on VMware technologies. In 2011, COMPAREX was presented with the VMware EMEA Infrastructure Virtualization Competency Award.

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COMPAREX acquires DATALOG

Leipzig, 06.02.2012 – Global player with a soft spot for SMEs: leading IT service provider with German roots and revenues now exceeding a billion euros boosts its SME expertise.

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COMPAREX Acquires Indian Software and Services Expert IRIS Unified Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

Leipzig, 18.10.2011 – The COMPAREX Group has taken another strategic step forward in pursuit of its international growth strategy by acquiring Indian software consulting and technology services specialist IRIS Unified Technologies Pvt. Ltd. The acquisition, closed on October 14th, follows the foundation by COMPAREX of an Indian subsidiary in Delhi earlier this year as part of its expansion in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region. It is planned that IRIS will operate under the COMPAREX brand. The new company will focus on leveraging the significant potential of the Indian market for the COMPAREX Group. IRIS Managing Director Navin Kapur and his leadership team will continue to head the merged Indian organization with more than 70 employees.

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CA Technologies honours COMPAREX as LAR Partner of 2011 for Europe, Middle East and Africa

Leipzig, 25.05.2011 – CA Technologies has honoured IT service provider COMPAREX, formerly known as PC-WARE, as LAR Partner of the Year FY 2011. The award is bestowed in recognition of the highest revenue generated with CA products in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region and was presented on 10 May at the annual Distribution and Partner Horizon Summit in Marbella.

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