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Our difference

We are on a mission to deliver innovative business transforming technology solutions that exceed our customers’ expectations.

Our culture

Our values guide us in everything we do and help shape our culture and customer approach. Find out more about our values and meet some of our team.

Our Microsoft Partnership

As a Microsoft Solutions Partner, we’ve been at the centre of the revolutionary changes that technology has brought to every aspect of life and we continue to stand by their side at the centre of tomorrow’s digital transformations.

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Our partners

We have successfully built relationships with multiple partners that prepare businesses for the future.

Carbon management

We understand our environmental responsibilities as a UK business and IT Managed Service Provider, and we understand how important it is for our customers to partner with responsible providers.


Our team is made up of a diverse group of people from all around the world, and we all have one thing in common: we’re passionate about providing our customers with outstanding solutions.

Thinking of selling your IT business?

Core is a well funded Microsoft Solutions Partner with a 30 year history of being at the heart of control in IT.

We are supported by our bankers and have funds available for strategic business acquisitions. Together with our successful acquisition track record and a commitment to making deals happen, now is the perfect time to talk to us if you are considering selling your IT business.

If you are interested in discussing a potential exit of your IT business, please complete the form on the right. All correspondence will be treated in the strictest of confidence and a mutual non-disclosure agreement will be exchanged prior to any discussions taking place.

Interactive Microsoft workshops

Our workshops are designed to help you realise the value of Microsoft technologies in your business, gain real value from your investment and transform the way you work.

The workshops are a collaborative and immersive experience; our experts will work with you to identify your business objectives and establish the Microsoft technologies to help you achieve them.

Request a workshop

Our range of workshops covers every aspect of the modern workplace including productivity, collaboration, identity, security and compliance and communication, with interactive and engaging sessions that bring the art of the possible to life.

Download our workshop guide

Read more about the interactive workshops we offer, and how they can benefit your business by downloading our guide.

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Managed Services

Discover why Core is the first choice for many organisations looking to add flexibility, efficiency, and expertise to their teams.

Cloud Technology

From Microsoft’s leading platforms to bespoke cloud solutions, Core’s range of cloud technology solutions covers everything the modern workplace needs.

Professional Services

Whichever challenges you face on your digital journey, Core's professional services team has a solution to help, from Automation & AI to our innovative Smart Services.

Public Sector

Certified secure solution for the public sector, providing a reliable, flexible, secure and affordable IT solution.

Commercial Sector

Certified commercial sector solutions, covering all your commercial needs from financial and legal services, through to manufacturing.

Download our Frontline Workers white paper

Learn how technology can help to balance productivity with wellbeing for Frontline Workers.

White paper: How technology is revolutionising the health and productivity of frontline workers

Why customers choose us

Since we were founded in 1990 and started our Microsoft journey, we have supported over 10,000 customers on their communications and collaboration projects, and with the introduction of Microsoft's cloud technology, have grown our capabilities significantly across Microsoft 365 and Azure.

What sets us apart is a talented and passionate team who truly love what they do, demonstrating boundless enthusiasm and dedication in every single project.


"It was apparent from day one that Core had a depth of knowledge in Microsoft 365, which we simply hadn’t found anywhere else."

Greater London Authority

"Core has a lot of experience working with the public sector, which was definitely a benefit."

Angel Trains

"There’s such a good working relationship with Core, it’s like having another permanent person in our organisation."


"We had a really good, down to earth relationship with a few of the guys, and they know what they are doing."

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Windows 365 or Windows 11 for Business? Making the Right Decision

You may have been wondering ‘what is the difference between Windows 365 and Windows 11, and what I need to know to choose the right solution for my business?’

I’ll start by saying that a direct comparison of the two is not justified. Although Microsoft announced both products in close succession, they cater to distinct use cases that warrant separate consideration. Discover how the additional features of Microsoft 365 E5 can help your organisation to improve security and maintain compliance. 

Windows 11

Windows 11, introduced as a complimentary update for compatible PCs, serves as a genuine successor to Windows 10. It's an entirely new operating system, featuring numerous improvements beyond its predecessor, Windows 10. Notable enhancements include visual updates, a modern reinterpretation of the Start Menu, and seamless integration of sought-after Microsoft features such as Teams Chat. 

Windows 365

On the other hand, Windows 365 offers a cloud-based subscription service designed explicitly for businesses. Unlike an operating system like Windows 11, Windows 365 functions as a service that empowers you to create and manage a cloud-based desktop environment. This approach negates the need for local endpoint installations, resembling a virtual desktop hosted in the cloud — a concept Microsoft dubs a "Cloud PC." Microsoft handles the management and upkeep of this desktop environment, with a predictable monthly fee based on your hardware requirements. This subscription complements your existing Microsoft licensing agreement and extends the capabilities of the Microsoft 365 suite. 

The scope of Windows 365 Cloud PC encompasses both Windows 10 and Windows 11, offering flexibility in licensing and compatibility with your suite of applications. Accessing your Windows 365 Cloud PC spans across various devices and operating systems — laptops, desktops, and even non-Windows platforms like Apple Macs. Your local device serves as the bridge for Cloud PC connectivity, whether through web browsers or Microsoft's dedicated "Windows 365" application, designed for Windows 10 and 11 devices. 

Making the right decision

The decision-making process hinges on your operational needs and overarching hybrid work strategy. If your organisation furnishes devices to employees, opting for an Intune-based device management framework ensures inherent security. Conversely, if you're an advocate for an "Any Device, Any Time" approach, Windows 365 Cloud PCs offer a solution. This choice effectively bypasses the need for substantial investments in endpoint hardware while still providing a secure, managed computing environment. 

Windows 365 truly excels when remote or hybrid work models take precedence, providing significant value when employees aren't confined to a central office. While the cost of Windows 365 over two to three years might exceed the investment in equivalent company-purchased desktops or laptops, it's an investment in accessing Cloud PCs from anywhere, using virtually any device, all within a secure environment. This liberates you from the logistical complexities of dispatching physical devices to remote workers, enabling you to seamlessly access your Cloud PC via devices you already own.

If you’d like to know more about how either of these solutions could work for your business, please contact us here for an obligation-free chat with one of our experts.