Softcat becomes official iMeet® reseller in the UK


Marlow, UK, 11 April 2012 – IT provider Softcat has added iMeet, an innovative video conferencing solution from PGi (NYSE: PGI), to its portfolio of software-as-a-service apps. This news comes hot on the heels of the announcement that Deutsche Telekom has signed an exclusive reseller agreement for the same solution in Germany.

As well as making iMeet available to private and public sector customers throughout the UK, Softcat plans to use the solution itself, at its offices in London, Manchester and Buckinghamshire: at least 200 members of its customer-facing staff will have access to the software.

iMeet makes it possible for up to 15 people situated anywhere in the world to collaborate on tasks as if they were in the same location. It offers the ability to share videos, images, documents and presentations with other participants. The service runs in a web browser, so people can use it without having to worry about ActiveX controls or software downloads.

Micheal McHugh, PGi’s European channel sales director, said, “A key focus for PGi in 2012 is on developing distribution channels for iMeet in Europe. Softcat is a leading UK reseller, with a high profile customer base and quality reputation. We are delighted to align with Softcat to offer iMeet to their business customers, giving them an innovative way to meet in video that is simple, personal and always available – anywhere and from any device.”

Sam Routledge, solutions director at Softcat, anticipates that there will be a high level of demand for iMeet. “There is clearly a market for ad hoc video conferencing and document sharing, and iMeet is a particularly attractive, modern solution,” he said. “We feel that our customers will find it easy to use and will enjoy its simple, elegant user interface.”

Over the course of 2011 and 2012, Softcat has won VMware’s Partner of the Year, EMC’s Growth Partner of the Year, Dell’s UK and EMEA Partner of the Year, and Symantec Partner of the Year. It is one of just a handful of UK suppliers accredited by HP as a strategic ‘Cloud Centre of Excellence’, and recently received ‘Cloud Champion’ certification from Microsoft. In late 2011, Softcat became the first reseller to retain the Reseller of the Year award at the CRN Channel Awards in two consecutive years.

For more information please contact:
Robert Hayward
Resonates SLM Ltd
Tel: +44 (0) 1635 898 362
softcat@resonates.com
www.resonates.com

About Softcat
Softcat (www.softcat.com) is a leading provider of software licensing, hardware, security and related IT services. Softcat, founded in 1993 by chairman and majority shareholder Peter Kelly, remains privately owned and currently employs more than 400 people. It achieved a turnover in excess of £200m in its last financial year and has been profitable since inception, resulting in a strong balance sheet and very firm financial foundations.

The company sells and supports products and solutions from all the world's leading IT companies. On all its portfolio products and solutions it offers a full range of services, including advice and guidance, technical design, product sourcing, implementation, support and project management. It enjoys a trading relationship with over 1,500 longstanding customers, predominantly from the UK corporate sector but also including large enterprises, small businesses and public sector organisations.

As an organisation Softcat cares passionately about two things – outstanding employee satisfaction and world class customer service. It believes the former drives the latter.

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About SoftcatSoftcat (www.softcat.com) is a leading provider of software licensing, hardware, security and related IT services. Softcat, founded in 1993 by chairman and majority shareholder Peter Kelly, remains privately owned and currently employs more than 500 people. It achieved a turnover in excess of £300 million in its last financial year and has been profitable since inception, resulting in a strong balance sheet and very firm financial foundations. The company sells and supports products and solutions from all the world's leading IT companies. On all its portfolio products and solutions it offers a full range of services, including advice and guidance, technical design, product sourcing, implementation, support and project management. It enjoys a trading relationship with over 5,000 longstanding customers, predominantly from the UK corporate sector but also including large enterprises, small businesses and public sector organisations. As an organisation Softcat cares passionately about two things – outstanding employee satisfaction and world class customer service. It believes the former drives the latter.

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There is clearly a market for ad hoc video conferencing and document sharing, and iMeet is a particularly attractive, modern solution,” he said. “We feel that our customers will find it easy to use and will enjoy its simple, elegant user interface.
Sam Routledge, solutions director at Softcat
A key focus for PGi in 2012 is on developing distribution channels for iMeet in Europe. Softcat is a leading UK reseller, with a high profile customer base and quality reputation. We are delighted to align with Softcat to offer iMeet to their business customers, giving them an innovative way to meet in video that is simple, personal and always available – anywhere and from any device.
Micheal McHugh, PGi’s European channel sales director