COMPAREX Press releases

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 2016/17 the COMPAREX Group generated (preliminary) revenue of €2.114 billion / $ 2.321 billion.

Here you can find the latest articles of the COMPAREX UK blog.

10.10.2017 | Business as usual: the importance of backing up your cloud email

Migration to cloud is becoming increasingly attractive to businesses, particularly as it allows for employees to work with increasing flexibility at any time, in any place. However, sometimes even The Mighty Cloud can fail us... Read more...
 

05.10.2017 | Software Asset Management: the marriage of reduced costs and increased security

Having a well-managed software portfolio can offer you business a wide range of benefits, particularly in way of protecting you from overspending and auditing fines... Read more...
 

13.09.2017 | Update your software today to avoid a rough patch

Despite significant investment in tools and solutions, companies often fail to do the basics when it comes to protecting their IT estate... Read more...
 

06.09.2017 | Support, manage and optimise your software portfolio: managed services by COMPAREX

With so much software deployed – both in the cloud and on-premise – it is increasingly difficult for organisations to keep tabs on the applications installed... Read more...
 

11.08.2017 | CLOUDSEC 2017: Talking data protection in the cloud

Next month, COMPAREX will be at CLOUDSEC, one of the world’s largest internet security conferences... Read more...
 

28.07.2017 | Unified communications: revolutionising productivity with Skype for Business

Being able to communicate across multiple channels offers your organisation more benefits than mere conversation... Read more...
 

14.07.2017 | Is your business one of the 50% unprepared for GDPR?

You better prepare, or it'll cost you! GDPR will be in-force sooner than you think... Read more...
 

16.06.2017 | Long-term strategy is key to digital transformation in retail

City centre high-streets are grasping for tenants to fill empty space. High-profile casualties continue to fall victim to the rise of online shopping giants, leading many retailers to an uncomfortable truth… Read more...
 

13.06.2017 | Safefy first: meeting the challenges of remote working

For businesses to achieve the ultimate benefits remote and mobile working can deliver, they must provide technologies that enable employees to collaborate effectively and securely… Read more...
 

08.06.2017 | When digital transformation meets manufacturing...

Traditionally, manufacturers have been preoccupied by a focus on reliability, incremental improvements, and close relationships with customers. However, the next era of competition for manufacturers will be framed digitally; entailing the evolution every link in the manufacturing value chain... Read more...
 

02.06.2017 | What is driving digital transformation in the banking sector?

Financial institutions have traditionally been reluctant to adopt new approaches. However, over the last five years, banks have become frantically engaged in digital transformation initiatives to meet the latest customer demands... Read more...
 

31.03.2017 | Transforming local government through digitalisation

To reduce the government’s budget deficit of £63.8bn, local councils are being asked to reduce costs and improve productivity through digitising the delivery of public services... Read more...
 

24.03.2017 | Safeguarding the NHS through digital transformation

As budgets shrink across the public sector, the NHS has been tasked to do much more with far less. However, this is no mean feat... Read more...
 

20.03.2017 | You have reached your destination: three top tips for licensing SQL Server 2016

With SQL Server 2016 built for hybrid cloud, it reflects investment into technology…whilst showing that Microsoft still appreciates the reluctance of some who enjoy the best of both worlds... Read more...
 

15.03.2017 | What does digital transformation mean for education CIOs?

Digitalisation has changed the way in which students want to study and educators want to teach. Every area – from primary to secondary, to further and higher education – has been impacted by digital transformation... Read more...
 

13.03.2017 | Taking your data to the next level – literally.

With SQL Server 2016 built for hybrid cloud, it reflects investment into technology…whilst showing that Microsoft still appreciates the reluctance of some who enjoy the best of both worlds... Read more...
 

07.03.2017 | We are moving!

After twelve years up on the Hill, our London team are moving into a brand new office... Read more...
 

06.03.2017 | Ready for the road to SQL Server 2016?

With data having become the lifeblood of business, it’s key we have latest-and-greatest technology implemented to maximise its potential usage... Read more...
 

Growth in Public Sector for COMPAREX

Harrow-on-the-Hill, 21.05.2015 – Global IT licence and services provider COMPAREX has successfully achieved a place on the new Crown Commercial Service RM1058 Technology Services framework. The framework enables COMPAREX to offer public sector bodies a range of services including support, network and content se-curity, audit services, asset management, infrastructure and platform support and maintenance.

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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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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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Focus on strengths – Hansjörg Egger becomes new CEO of COMPAREX

Leipzig, 03.09.2012 – Changes at the helm of COMPAREX: Hansjörg Egger takes over as CEO (Chief Executive Officer) of COMPAREX AG with effect from 1. September 2012. He has been responsible for the operational business of the global IT services company since 2009 as its COO (Chief Operating Officer). In his new role, Egger will pursue the goal of sustainable growth by focusing on the company’s core strengths. In doing so he will be building on the accomplishments of his predecessor, Dr. Klaus Elsbacher, who set the course for the positive business development of the Group by spearheading a successful reorganisation and expansion strategy and is now leaving the company following completion of that development phase.

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Concentrated competence in Microsoft technologies – COMPAREX ranks fifth worldwide

Leipzig, 25.07.2012 – In a recent study by Redmond Channel Partner (RCP), COMPAREX ranks fifth among the 50 most important Microsoft partners worldwide. With 13 Gold and 10 Silver Microsoft Partner Network Competencies and its official MS Cloud Accelerate Partner status, COMPAREX is the only Microsoft partner headquartered in Germany among the top ten. Microsoft Partner Network Gold Competencies are exclusively given to companies which regularly and comprehensively invest in employee training. Only one percent of all Microsoft partners worldwide achieve this status.

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