Wednesday, 27 April 2016

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“Load up a game, crank up the settings, and this bird can really sing” James Archer, Computer Shopper


Centerprise partner YoYoTech have received even more recognition after a review from the industry leading title, Computer Shopper.

The spotlight fell on the Warbird RS12 – the ultra-powerful yet super sleek gaming workstation, crammed with handpicked hardware components.

The workstation received 4 stars from Computer Shopper, as well as a recommended Award, after undergoing the rigorous testing these reviews demand. Computer Shopper is read by technology enthusiasts across the UK and is home to the largest reviews section in any UK tech magazine. This section is often the first port of call for gamers when considering their next PC.

This most recent accolade comes shortly after an ‘Editor’s Choice’ award from MicroMart, proving that YoYoTech are leading the way in the UK gaming workstation market.

For more information about YoYoTech’s range, please visit: http://www.yoyotech.co.uk/

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Monday, 4 April 2016

Centerprise International confirmed their inclusion on “Link: Solutions IT” the new NHS Shared Business Services Framework, with the second highest scoring proposal out of the 15 companies accepted.

Link: Solutions IT is a multi-million pound procurement framework for NHS bodies, as well as other public sector institutions. It will serve as a one stop shop for IT, with a single Lot covering cloud services, networking, virtualisation and managed services; reflecting the ways in which IT has changed in the last decade, as well as the latest trends in public sector IT procurement.

Centerprise International (Ci) has provided specialist IT within the NHS for a number of years. The new framework will run alongside the current Link: IT and so allow Ci to capitalise on their move into managed service provision, as well as providing a full product offering to NHS organisations.

Since diversifying into managed service provision in recent years, Ci is well positioned to build on its wealth of knowledge and experience within the Healthcare sector to supply the full array of services expected through this framework. Ci’s ability to design, implement and support relevant solutions is strengthened by the fact that it owns an impressive manufacturing facility located in Wales – this breadth and depth of capability undoubtedly contributed to Ci’s high scoring proposal. 

Sales Director, Jeremy Nash, said;

“This is another significant framework win for Centerprise. The NHS SBS framework offers NHS, and wider public sector, bodies a flexible and effective means to procure relevant services from a range of trusted suppliers.  We are looking forward to working with NHS SBS and the Trusts to make this framework a success”.

The framework has been orchestrated by the Shared Business Services, a joint venture between the Department of Health and Sopra Steria that provides best practice and economic business services for the NHS. 


Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Centerprise International has named Jon Atherton as Group Commercial Director. In his new role, Atherton will be responsible for maximising vendor relations within the group and ensuring the group’s branding and exposure within the channel is maximised. In addition Atherton will be tasked for all PR and marketing and driving a number of our specialised sales channels.

“Jon is a well-known, respected personality within the channel. With his experience and success spanning over 25 years and his unique ability to spot new opportunities we are very excited by Jon’s appointment as a CI Director. The group over the last three years continues to go from strength to strength, Jon is one of a number of new key appointments” Said CEO, Garry Stevens

Jon Atherton commented; “I am very much looking forward to the challenge and what the role presents in ensuring myself and the business continue to support and grow our existing and new vendors. With the financial stability of CI, the continued growth of the group, the opportunity presented to me and the appetite by the board for potential aquisitions… and the persuasion of Rafi it was an opportunity I couldn’t turn down.”


Centerprise is recognised for their expertise within the rugged channel, supplying MOD, Government and Education channels with all aspects of I.T. With YoYo tech, Adam Continuity and CI Distribution the group is unique within the channel with its’ varied multi-channel approach.


Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Centerprise International partner, YoYoTech have just received a ‘PC Pro Recommended’ mark for their innovative high performance workstation, the Renatus Pro M3.

PC Pro is a popular magazine for technology enthusiasts across the UK. Every year they undertake an extensive workstation group test to find the top machines on the market.  Not only was YoYoTech’s workstation selected, it received the ‘PC Recommended’ mark, overcoming the likes of Lenovo, HP and Workstation Specialists.

The Renatus range has been designed for enterprise grade users and engineered to handle the most resource intensive tasks from 3D modelling, video rendering and audio engineering. Highly customisable,  fitted with industry leading components and the style you expect from YoYoTech, these workstations deliver the power and high performance needed to increase any professional  workflow.

This marks another success for YoYoTech and their range of gaming, professional and enterprise workstations. Only last month the team received the ‘Editor’s Choice’ in Micro Mart for their Warbird RS12 – another fantastic review.

For more information about YoYoTech’s range, please visit: http://www.yoyotech.co.uk/

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Wednesday, 16 March 2016

With George Osborne set to stick to his long term economic plan and continue to cut back on public spending, local councils are faced with enduring austerity measures imposed by the government.


For the past 5 years, local governments have had to do more with less money, but how does this relate to technical IT developments?

The funds for new technology are few and far between, making it difficult for our councils to keep up with the innovation currently sweeping the IT industry. But when this has an adverse effect on their processes, with legacy systems becoming obsolete, our government bodies have to make a change – right?

In theory yes. The public sector is not unique, and like all business they must incorporate new IT into their everyday operation to improve efficiency, communications and processes. So, they are firmly stuck between the need to ride the tide of change and the need to deliver up to 40% savings in real terms by 2019-20.

The Solution?

Off the back of these austerity concerns, a few particular IT trends are rising to the fore in the public sector. By now you would have heard the phrase ‘as-a-service’ – virtualising everything from software to full IT infrastructures, the main benefit of which is the cost savings due to lower infrastructure costs. Gone are the arduous worries about the maintenance of hardware and networking equipment, or the concerns about replacing old equipment, replaced with an efficient, usually outsourced, service.

Now that’s all well and good, but what if our councils are unsure which service would benefit their organisation? With the heavy burden of austerity, mingled with the challenging necessity to keep up technologically, the IT procurement process can be an unclear, daunting prospect.

Here at Centerprise, we can identify key potential cost-saving and productivity measures, with the right people, the right skills and the right technology to help, whether local authorities are considering adopting digital transformation to optimise how they interact, a technology refresh following a planned rationalisation of their real estate, or merely wishing to identify savings associated with the under-utilisation of their existing ICT estate. An Information Technology Asset Management (ITAM) audit across a local authority’s entire organisation is the place to start.

The initial stage of the ITAM audit is a non-intrusive, tailored questionnaire. Once complete, we identify any saving opportunities relating to the under-utilisation of software licenses and/or hardware capacity, and also pin point opportunities for ICT optimisation.

And the best part? We are offering our ITAM audits with a risk free guarantee. We’re confident in our ability to deliver results and support this claim by offering this service to local authorities absolutely free of charge if we’re unable to produce material savings.

If you believe your IT infrastructure is currently underutilised, or you’d like to realise the potential of new IT trends in your organisation, contact the Centerprise Team:


Written by Kathryn Tilling

Monday, 8 February 2016

The annual Basingstoke Deane Rotary Club Charity Concert was a huge success last weekend. On the 30th January, the Band of her Majesty’s Royal Marines performed to a packed audience at The Anvil theatre in Basingstoke.



The Rotary Club is involved in supporting a range of local charities and the concert is a key date in their fundraising calendar. This year, the majority of the proceeds went to the Ark Cancer Charity, who Centerprise have and will be supporting throughout 2016. As the headline sponsor, Centerprise’s chairman Rafi Razzak, who has supported the Rotary Concert for many years, was amongst the memorized spectators.


At a special on stage presentation, the charity’s trustee Merv Reeves thanked Rafi for his long standing support of the charity, as well the fundraising efforts of the Centerprise staff.

As the main beneficiary of the concert, The Ark Cancer Charity received a whopping £10,000 in support of their efforts to build a new state-of-the-art cancer facility in Basingstoke. This unique local cancer treatment centre that will help and support people in the Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust area.

The Ark Cancer Centre Charity is now well on the way to achieving their £5 million appeal as the Rotary contribution enabled them to reach the £1 million benchmark! 

For more information on the Ark Cancer Charity, please click here

Keep an eye out for the fundraising we'll be doing over the next few months, we'll let you know how you could get involved! 



Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Centerprise have partnered with E4 in order to increase its range of high-performance computing (HPC) and data center products devoted to manufacturing, academia and Big Data markets.  

Centerprise International (Ci), one of the largest and most acknowledged UK IT providers, has announced today a collaboration with E4 Computer Engineering. The Italian leading manufacturer of High Performance systems has extensive experience in designing, building and marketing HPC and data center solutions for prestigious research centers as well as for large business enterprises. 

This partnership will be mutually beneficial to both Centerprise and E4.  Ci will have the opportunity to expand its product portfolio with innovative solutions aimed at the research, defence, higher education and more generally Big Data markets. It will also enable E4 to expand on their presence within the UK.

Jeremy Nash, Centerprise Sales Director said;

“This is an exciting development for both companies, as it combines the specialist knowledge of E4 in the field of high performance computing with our considerable experience in building quality, customized hardware solutions and our expansive reach in the UK IT channel” 

Vincenzo Nuti, CEO of E4 Computer Engineering continued;

“We are delighted to be working so closely with a professional company like Centerprise as we are confident the synergy will deliver outstanding results across various industries that require powerful and performing computational solutions." 

To mark the beginning of the collaboration, on 4 February, CI and E4 are co-exhibiting at High Performance Computing & Big Data UK, where they will host 2 seminars dedicated to HPC Trends and Future Challenges.

Piero Alto√®, Marketing & Business Development Manager at E4 Computer Engineering, will focus on the current solutions that have been designed and engineered and give insight into how these solutions can be implemented within general purpose HPC clusters. 

There will also be an opportunity to hear examples of vertical solutions to solve computational requirements from acclaimed computing systems including:

- ARMv8 in combination with GPU accelerators, and
- 4’s accelerated OpenPOWER platform

For more info on how to join the event, visit the seminar page

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