Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Media Release 21/12/16

Centerprise is proud to announce its award of a £1.7m contract with the renowned European Research Facility for Nuclear Science, CERN.

This year CERN release a global tender for the procurement of two lots of 210,000 HEP-SPEC063 energy-efficient, rack-mountable systems for the CERN Data Centre, located in Meyrin, Switzerland.

The tender required bidders from across the world to provide a solution for the delivery of the required CPU Servers for Physics Data Processing, Acquisition and Control Systems, all according to CERN's predefined specifications and strict delivery requirements.

Another prerequisite of the tender was for bidders to supply test log files for power, storage and system performance, with successful bidders also providing a sample system for evaluation, in order to ensure the results matched those stated on the tender response.

In partnership with E4 Computer Engineering, Centerprise worked and tested a number of relevant solutions in order to ascertain the best fit for CERN's vigorous requirements. Upon completion of testing and pricing, Centerprise presented two compliant solutions which met CERN's criteria and offered the best results from a performance-price perspective.

Centerprise's credentials were undisputed, given its reputation as an established systems integrator and a reseller of a wide array of manufacturers, possessing certifications from Intel, AMD, Microsoft, and other major vendors. This, in addition to the company's ability to demonstrate its robust Quality Management System, as evinced by its notable list of ISO certifications, led to Centerprise's being deemed an approved CERN supplier.

Consequently, Centerprise was awarded a contract by CERN to supply over 210,000 HEP-SPEC063 which resulted in a total of 120 servers with a further order of 15 servers, all which had to be built, tested and shipped within 8 weeks of CERN's purchase order.

Centerprise is proud to declare its smooth completion of the delivery in advance of the required date, with an agreement to provide support for servers delivered to CERN over the next three years.

Centerprise HPC Systems Integrator Account Manager, Ramsey Razzak, said:
"This is a prestigious contract win for Centerprise that validates our ability to build, configure and deliver computational equipment to highly-educated customers with specific configurations and strict deadlines."

Friday, 9 December 2016

 Media Release 09/12/2016

Leading rugged IT distributor, Ci Distribution, has signed a partnership contract with global designer and rugged mobile manufacturer, Getac. 

Having already witnessed phenomenal growth this year, Ci Distribution continues along its rapid path of development with an announcement of its latest partnership with Getac.

Getac offers the most extensive rugged computing product lines, ranging from laptops to tablets and handheld computers. The manufacturer caters to a wide range of vertical markets, including: military & defence, law enforcement, public safety, emergency services, utility, field services, oil and gas, telecommunications, transportation, and industrial manufacturing.

Since 1989, Getac has made a number of technological breakthroughs designed to improve the performance and safety aspects of utilising computers in dangerous environments. Such innovations include QuadraClear® sunlight readable display screens, night vision without goggles, advanced power saving technology, and the industry’s first resistive multi-touch display for use with gloves.

Ci Distribution will be working closely with Getac to actively promote their rugged mobile product lines, therefore offering Ci Distribution resellers an impressive product portfolio spanning across different vertical markets.

Emma, Business Unit Operations Supervisor, stated:

“Ci Distribution are delighted to announce this new and exciting partnership with Getac.  As a long standing manufacturer of Rugged Mobile Solutions the products fit perfectly into our strategy to be the No 1 Distributor of Rugged Products in the UK. We look forward to working closely with Getac and our customers on the products over the coming months.”

Chris Bye, Getac, stated:

“We are seeing a growing demand for rugged mobile devices across a range of sectors as mobility increases and businesses realise the potential ROI and productivity gains. Expanding our ecosystem of distribution and reseller partnerships through Ci Distribution is an important step for us in realising greater market opportunities.”

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Media Release 06/12/2016

Centerprise is proud to announce its successful award to the new Link:2 IT Hardware and Services Framework.

This Framework is to replace the previous Link-IT Framework Agreement, which expired on 16 December 2016, and consisted of 10 lots – 3 of which Centerprise tendered for and was appointed to in 2012.

Link:2 is available to be utilised by all NHS Trusts and Public Sector Authorities, as well as all NHS SBS Members and Associated Members. It covers PC/Client hardware, ranging from laptops and tablets, to Special Clinical IT Hardware and Deployment Services. The Framework provides quality assurance of supply for all IT hardware covered under the agreement and is fully OJEU compliant.

Bidding Link:2 began in September 2016, and like its predecessor, this agreement features a total of 10 lots. In order to be awarded a place on the Framework Agreement, companies had to be ranked in the top 8 bidders. Centerprise is proud to announce its competitive position in the top 8, and its award of a place on 6 different lots.

Centerprise's 6 awarded lots are as follows: Lot 1 Desktops, Lot 2 Laptops, Lot 3 Tablets, Lot 4 Healthcare IT, Lot 7 Printers/Scanners, and Lot 8 Deployment Services.

The Agreement works in conjunction with the Link Solutions Framework, which was awarded to Centerprise in April 2016, and which covers servers and related products and services, as well as storage, networking and third party software.

Centerprise Government and Healthcare Business Unit Manager, Darren Smith, said:

"The NHS SBS Link:2 Framework win is another step in our commitment and ambition to further expand our footprint within the Healthcare vertical."

Monday, 5 December 2016

Media Release 05/12/2016

Basingstoke-based IT distributor, Ci Distribution, has added major brands, Gigabyte (GBT) and AORUS, to a rapidly growing portfolio.

Ci Distribution has entered into a promising partnership both with international computer hardware manufacturer, GBT, and gamer-focused brand, AORUS.

The AORUS brand, focused clearly on the Gaming and Performance segment, has developed a strong following and reputation since launching in 2014. AORUS hardware is specifically designed to suit the brand’s relatively thin and light gaming notebooks, which possess unique features such as high-end GPUs in a stunning, slim chassis design.

Ci Distribution’s role with both new partners will mainly focus on holding stock and actively promoting all GBT and AORUS gaming notebooks.

The addition of GBT and AORUS to Ci Distribution’s product portfolio has greatly bolstered the distributor’s current offering to its reseller database, enabling Ci Distribution to continue to uphold its commitment to the market by offering the best to its customers.

Having witnessed continuous growth in recent months, Ci Distribution believes that this broadened product range – along with its wide market reach in the UK and worldwide – will allow GBT and AORUS to considerably expand their presence within the industry.

The partnership will see Ci Distribution working together with both parties to provide them with the highest level of sales, logistics, and customer support.

Iain Gillogaley, Business Development Manager, stated:
The addition of Gigabyte and Aorus notebooks will allow Ci Distribution to branch into the exciting and growing gaming notebook market. Gigabyte have a growing reputation within this market, and are renowned for being first to market with class leading technical specifications. A varied range of products cover all price points and customer needs, and allow users to experience an immersive gaming experience. With existing links into gaming resellers, the company look forward to bolstering their offering with the addition of the Gigabyte range.”

Steve Clark, UK Country Manager, commented:

“We believe both of our Gaming Notebook brands, Gigabyte and AORUS, will appeal to resellers of all shapes and sizes within Ci Distribution’s customer base. We are delighted to be able to have the opportunity to offer these products to Ci Distribution and its partners. We strongly believe that Ci Distribution is a valuable addition to our network and will enable us take our business to the next level within the UK; we very much look forward to working with them.”

Monday, 28 November 2016

ARTICLE published by CRN Online Magazine
Centerprise is pushing deeper into the distribution space with a new dedicated brand and sales office in Telford. The advent of 'Ci Distribution' will see Centerprise move beyond distributing just rugged devices and into the components and peripherals space.A new office in Telford dedicated to the brand has been established.

Jon Atherton, who joined Centerprise Group as commercial director in March, said the investment marks a big departure for the firm.

"Centerprise as a business has been trading for 33 years, predominantly, as everyone knows, focused on MoD and defence – obviously that has expanded over the years to different verticals, it has had a distribution team for in excess of 14 years but purely focused on rugged devices and peripherals, and they've been very successful selling those to the channel. But it was never separate as a business in terms of the branding. Since I've come on board I felt it was important to split that off, hence why Ci Distribution was born."

"It now has its own logo and focus within marketing and within the business." 

New hires in Telford include (pictured from left to right) Steven Parker, Iain Gillogaley, Ben Davies and Darren Perks, the latter of whom worked with Atherton at Entatech. 

Adding in the rugged device and peripherals team that works at Centerprise's Basingstoke HQ, Ci Distribution has a headcount of 12, up from five when Atherton joined. 

"We've got four people [in the Telford office] who have over 100 years' experience in IT distribution, who obviously know a lot of people at customers and suppliers," said Atherton.

"Our prime focus will be around components and peripherals and some unique products into the market. We are optimistic it will be a success."  Atherton added.

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Media Release 16/11/2016

Leading retailer of high-end computer components and customised gaming PCs, YoYoTech, takes part in one of its most successful events to date.

The Westfield Shopping Centre in London hosted its Technology Showcase event from 26th - 30th October, with YoYoTech situated on its list of exhibitors.

The Tech Show was accommodated with the aim of presenting tot he public the latest technology and innovations brought by prominent IT and gaming companies.

YoYoTech showcased its latest gaming PCs, various peripherals and monitors from a number of vendors, customised systems with a higher SP designed specifically for the event, and of course the Oculus Rift, which proved to be the event's main attraction.

Also present at the YoYoTech stand were representatives from both the MSI Notebook and ASUS teams, who were each offered their own section at the exhibit in order to push their products to YoYoTech customers. This allowed customers to interact directly with some of the top vendors represented by YoYoTech.

In addition to its being a successful event in terms of great sales, the Technology Showcase was also pivotal in allowing face-to-face contact with existing and potential YoYoTech customers, as well as generating further buzz around the brand name.

Business Development Manager, Ryan Pearton, asserted:
"We really showed our customers our Value add, when brought face-to-face with them."

YoYoTech Managing Director, CK Kohli, added:
"A truly amazing event, with a good chance to meet old and new customers, and a great response all around. Most importantly, however, it was great team work and I extend my gratitude to the Centerprise HR and Marketing teams for their help making the event a success. We look forward to attending many more events in the near future – YoYoTech rocks!" 

Monday, 7 November 2016

Media Release 07/11/2016

Industry-recognised IT distributor, Ci Distribution, is now equipped to sell branded refurb tablets, desktops and notebooks by all its tier one manufacturers. Moreover, all Grade 'A' refurbed products are backed with a direct end-user warranty to offer users invaluable peace of mind. 

Ci Distribution will be combining the hardware offering with Centerprise's ADISA-accredited (Distinction) Asset Retirement services. In this way, when it comes to both refurbishing and shredding, Ci Distribution guarantees the highest level of security, offering peace of mind to both its resellers and end customers. 

Ci Distribution can also offer a full retirement service to its reseller partners. Any resellers who take up those services – i.e. add them to their service portfolio – will no doubt be creating a stronger proposition with significantly increased value. 

Ci Distribution Business Development Manager, Darren Perks, asserted: 

"We will be stocking leading brand refurbs, which have gone through a stringent refurb process, to our reseller database at competitive pricing. The refurb market is certainly growing rapidly, especially as environmental concerns are pushing their way to the top of agendas and budgets are becoming 

Perks also stated:

"Ci Distribution will also be looking to partner with resellers and offer them an asset retirement service, which will only strengthen resellers' positions on tenders and quotes. There are so many opportunities which are overlooked when it comes to simply asking our customer the question: 'What are your intentions with your old systems and the data they hold?'"

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Media Release 01/11/2016

Centerprise is proud to announce its successful award to the new RM3733 Technology Products 2 Agreement.This Framework is to replace the RM1054 Agreement, which will expire on November 16, 2016, and consisted of 4 lots – 3 of which Centerprise tendered for and was appointed to in 2014. 

RM3733 is available to be utilised by any public sector body in the UK, and provides a fit-for-purpose and market-leading replacement solution for the RM1054 Agreement. 

Bidding for RM3733 began on May 20, 2016, and unlike its predecessor, this agreement features 6 rather than 4 lots. Centerprise is proud to announce its exclusive position, being the only company awarded a position across ALL lots. 

The Framework's 6 lots are: Hardware, Software, Combined Hardware and Software Requirements, Information Assured Products, Volume Hardware Requirements, and Catalogue. 

Centerprise Defence & Security Manager and RM3733 Pursuit Lead, Phil Boyes, said: 

"The successful award of RM3733 across all 6 lots further strengthens our position across Public Sector. The step change towards an increased evaluation of Quality and Technical opposed to price, strengthens the Government commitment towards SME's such as ourselves."

The RM3733 Framework highlights Centerprise's great standing as a provider of IT products, services and solutions. Moreover, that the Centerprise name appears across every single lot accentuates the company's unique, competitive position amongst other providers on that list. 

Centerprise Chairman, Rafi Razzak, stated: 

"We are delighted to be awarded all the lots in the new CCS Framework Agreement. This is testimony to our value add as an SME operating in the space of the public sector for over 25 years. Our philosophy has not changed; it is based on honesty, trust and respect. We listen to our customer and deliver value for money, coupled with unrivalled services." 

Monday, 17 October 2016

Media Release 17/10/2016

Ci Distribution Announces Partnership with Transcend

Industry-recognised IT distributor, Ci Distribution, announces an exciting new partnership with renowned brand, Transcend.

Ci Distribution is pleased to announce a distribution partnership with Transcend – the leading global brand of digital storage, multimedia and industrial products.

The relationship signifies the start of a host of new partnerships to expand the promising rugged portfolio that Ci Distribution currently supplies.

The newly-established direct connection between Ci Distribution and Transcend allows the companies to join forces in the promotion of their high-quality products.

Darren Perks, Ci Distribution Business Development Manager, stated:

“We are really pleased to be working with Transcend – a strong organisation with a broad portfolio that has the potential for wide market distribution. They have some really fantastic products in their range, which will appeal to both the business and consumer verticals.” 
Ci Distribution and Transcend aim to develop their mutual relationship, which is built on trust, excellent communication, and a willingness to expand market reach within the re-seller community.

James Grant, Transcend Sales Manager, said:
“We are extremely pleased with the appointment of Ci Distribution as a Distribution Partner.  We quickly realised there was a strong fit between both organisations’ goals and aspirations. Ci Distribution certainly offers a vast amount of industry experience and focus, which we are excited to be part of.”

Ci Distribution’s well-rounded experience in the IT Industry, coupled with Transcend’s strong presence in the market, render this partnership a promising one for both parties involved, as well as for their respective customers. 

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Headed by experienced Group Commercial Director, Jon Atherton, the Centerprise Marketing Team has witnessed a 300% increase in manpower (or in this case, woman-power) since March – a month which has seen Karlee Gould (Creative Lead) join forces with new marketing executives, Harriett Walters and Julie Miah. Alongside this trio, an experienced copywriter, Nour Bahgat, has also recently joined the group. In addition, the Centerprise Marketing Department is looking forward to the recruitment of a second Designer in the near future. Well-known to the IT channel, and a seasoned veteran with over 25 years of experience, Atherton asserts:
“With this team, I am confident we will deliver on our promise to offer the Centerprise Group the truly well-rounded representation it deserves.”
Meet the Team!

Karlee Gould (Creative Lead): Armed with a degree in Fashion Design and Illustration, Karlee is in charge of all things design-and-art-related. She has been with Centerprise for 2 and a half years to-date. From crafting unique promotional material, to creating entire websites, Karlee is a one-of-a-kind artist with a keen eye for detail.
“We’re a Super-sonic Ci Machine #NoShame” – Karlee.

Harriett Walters (Marketing Executive): Upon obtaining a Business degree from Kingston Business School in 2014, Harriett lived for a year in Malta, before acquiring relevant experience working for an IT company. Highly-motivated and secretly witty, Harriett never fails to bring a degree of professionalism and friendliness to the table, delivering quality work which speaks for itself.

“Everyone in the team comes from varying backgrounds and experience and I look forward to the coming year and finding out what we are capable of together” – Harri.

Julie Miah (Marketing Executive): In 2014, Julie was awarded a 1st Class Honours Degree in Digital Media from Portsmouth University. After gaining significant expertise working in varying Marketing roles, Julie arrived at Centerprise ready to put her well-rounded experience, contagious enthusiasm, and helpfulness to excellent use.

“Being part of such an energetic team is inspiring; I am positive that our marketing team will excel greatly and I look forward to the future with the creative bunch here” – Julie.

Nour Bahgat (Researcher/Copywriter): Nour studied English Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Reading, after which she completed a Master’s Degree in Publishing at UCL. She acquired practical experience in digital marketing at a number of publishing companies, and is now utilising her combined passion for editorial and marketing to assist the team.

“I am privileged to have been offered a place on this fantastic team. From working on annual marketing plans, to organising wonderful charity events, our department is constantly buzzing with energy. I look forward to helping bring all our creative plans to life!” – Nour.

Aside from the significant growth in people on the ground, Centerprise has aligned its focus to incorporate the Marketing Team directly with Sales, in an effort to maximise future potential as well as increase awareness of all campaigns. Centerprise has also established new partnerships with vendors, and has solidified pre-existing relationships with others, including Dell, Panasonic and Fujitsu.
Moreover, for the future, Centerprise has plans to expand on its current customer focus, which at this point in time is predominantly public sector, and has been such since the company’s foundation in the 1980’s. In preparation to develop its profile in the private sector, Centerprise has initiated a B2B business unit and has expanded its Distribution Sales Business Unit.
Thus, with an increased focus on PR, and with a goal both to create new partnerships and strengthen established ones, the Centerprise Marketing Department is well-equipped to embark on the promising voyage ahead.


Editor’s Notes
Centerprise International

For over 30 years Centerprise has been acknowledged as one of the largest and most respected IT providers in the UK. A real British success story, Centerprise has developed a steadfast reputation for delivering large scale IT projects within the Business, Defence, Education, Government and Healthcare sectors.

For more information on Centerprise, visit:

For more information, images or quotes please contact Harriett Walters at the press office on:


DD:         01256 378206

Thursday, 29 September 2016

For over two decades now, Ci Distribution (Ci D) has been supplying its way to greatness. Established in 1990, Ci D was in the business of delivering a vast array of hardware devices, ranging from components and scanners, to pcs, laptops and mp3 players. In other words, it was in the business of providing the equipment which we have now come to accept as everyday-essentials.

Fast-forward to 2014, Ci D began to invest its efforts in what has now become its main vein of specialisation: distributing ruggedised devices through the reseller channel. These tenaciously resilient pieces of hardware have been afforded more than your average five minutes of fame, from helping formulate the game-changing decisions of the Wimbledon umpires, to providing life-changing solutions for emergency ambulance services.

Owing to its successes in the reseller channels, Ci D saw fit to undergo an expansion of its team, with this year welcoming six brilliant new members of staff. Moreover, in addition to being armed with what has now become a team of 11 sales people, Ci D have a dedicated marketing resource helping them increase brand awareness and further raise their status within the market. Specifically, they have been assigned a member of the marketing team who is capable of offering them a bespoke marketing service, aligned to suit their unique brand – a brand which has now been encompassed in a new logo.

Acquiring its own brand inevitably signifies a bespoke brand image and service, and consequently, a bespoke identity. For this reason, a delineation of Centerprise and Ci D as being two separate brand entities was voted a natural and progressive way forward. The positive aftermath of such a decision is embodied in Ci D’s being listed by the CRN awards as a Specialist Distributor of the Year finalist.

But don’t just take our and their word for it; here is what Ci D business unit manager, Emma Loveless, had to say about the promising future that awaits:

“I am delighted with the re-branding which we hope will now reassure the market that Ci Distribution operates with its own identity. We have a solid strategy in place for growth that will ensure our customers can have the right products for their verticals. It is going to be a challenging but exciting year ahead.”


Editor’s Notes

Centerprise International

For over 30 years Centerprise has been acknowledged as one of the largest and most respected IT providers in the UK. A real British success story, Centerprise has developed a steadfast reputation for delivering large scale IT projects within the Business, Defence, Education, Government and Healthcare sectors.

For more information on Ci, visit:
For more information, images or quotes please contact Nour Bahgat at the press office on:

DD:         01256 378230

Monday, 19 September 2016

Centerprise have secured a contract with CERN, the European Research facility for Nuclear Science, to provide 25 petabytes of storage units alongside a 3 year support contract after demonstrating a substantially successful history of delivering server and storage solutions across the UK public sector.

Physicists and Engineers at CERN are studying the structure of our universe, quite literally particle by particle, in pursuit of discovering the fundamental laws of being. The research is conducted with particle accelerators that are designed, built and operated within CERN with the aim to one day conclude the question; how did we come to be here?

CERN is an intergovernmental organisation with 21 member states and is located on both sides of the French/Swiss border. The existence of CERN provides a platform that enables the international collaboration in the field of high-end particle research in their pursuit to ‘accelerate science’.

Centerprise built, tested and delivered the storage units in excess of 25,000TB ahead of the 8 week schedule. The project was completed in compliance with all specifications which included above industry standard component functionality.

In procurement and completion of the released tender, Centerprise have delivered an extensive infrastructure that contributes significantly to the storage and support network CERN require to maintain the ongoing search beyond the office.

Centerprise will continue to support CERN over the next three years as a recognised and approved supplier of the research facility.


Editor’s Notes

Centerprise International

For over 30 years Centerprise has been acknowledged as one of the largest and most respected IT providers in the UK. A real British success story, Centerprise has developed a steadfast reputation for delivering large scale IT projects within the Business, Defence, Education, Government and Healthcare sectors.

For more information on Ci, visit:
For more information, images or quotes please contact Harriett Walters at the press office on:

DD:         01256 378206

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:

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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. 

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:

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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


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