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More Core: November 2023

By Core Newsroom

Welcome to our November edition of More Core – here is our latest news roundup!

Oops... we did it again! CRN Channel Awards 2023

We are thrilled to announce that, earlier this month, our #OneCore team was awarded the 2023 Cloud Services Provider of the Year award in the Solution Provider category at the 2023 CRN Channel Awards! This accolade marks a significant milestone in Core's 32-year history, a testament to our relentless pursuit of excellence in cloud services and our unwavering commitment to delivering unparalleled value to our customers. 

This latest award follows hot on the heels of our successes at the 2023 CRN Sales & Marketing Awards - winning Best Company to Work For (sub £100m) and Best (Reseller) Marketing Campaign – and our Marketing Director, Katie Sloan, winning Solution Provider Role Model of the Year at the CRN Women & Diversity in Channel Awards, where three of our team members were finalists. 

The CRN Channel Awards are the most prestigious awards in the UK IT channel, and we couldn’t be any prouder of these achievements.  

We would like to thank our amazing customers and partners for your wonderful testimonials that contributed to our winning awards submissions!  

We are honoured and humbled by this recognition, and we will continue to strive for excellence in everything we do. Here's to many more years of success and innovation from the #OneCore team!

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Microsoft Copilot: The M365 Game-ChangerMicrosoft_365_Copilot_Icon.svg

It’s the talk of the town... an integrated AI solution that will transform how you work in Microsoft 365. Microsoft Copilot has been launched into general availability for organisations wishing to purchase a minimum of 300 licenses. It’s set to be a game changer for saving time and energy on routine tasks so you can focus on what matters most.  

More than just a tool, Copilot is your personal assistant that can help you with everything from crafting documents, managing schedules, recording and transcribing meetings, providing summaries and analysis, drafting follow up emails – and so much more – all within your Microsoft tenant. 

Keen to see a smarter way to work? Watch our latest webinar on-demand and see Copilot in action. 

The best part is, Copilot is secure, compliant, and scalable for your business needs. Drop us a line to learn more about Copilot and our free ‘Journey to Copilot’ assessment, which will show you the steps you need to consider to be ready to embrace Copilot.  

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From Risk to Resilience | Webinar on Demand

Cyber security has been an increasing concern and priority for organisations in both the private and public sectors for the past decade. Paul Saer, our Head of Public Sector, recently hosted a webinar sharing valuable insights into some of the key benefits Microsoft 365 E3 and E5 licenses can offer to organisations that are looking to modernise their IT infrastructure and enhance their cyber security capabilities. You likely have features available that you haven’t enabled; and could be working to protect your organisation, for no extra cost! 

A recording of Paul’s webinar is available to watch at your convenience here. We encourage you to view it or share it with a colleague who might benefit from the session. 
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Core and CompanyNet: A Unified Identity for a Brighter Future

We are delighted to share a pivotal advancement within our Core family. Since Core welcomed CompanyNet into our group in 2022, we've envisioned a future where our combined strengths forge a path for unparalleled service and innovation. We recently marked a significant milestone in this collaborative journey by proudly unveiling a refreshed logo for CompanyNet, signifying our harmonious stride towards a unified identity. 

This transformation goes beyond a visual update. It's a reaffirmation of our shared commitment, values, and enthusiasm for what we can achieve together. The name ‘CompanyNet’ still stands, but the new branding aligns with Core’s brand identity, showing how our businesses are connected and have shared goals. It’s a way of expressing our internal harmony, the collaboration among our teams, and our joint quest for excellence and growth. 

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Core Blog Highlights

We are delighted to share with you some of the most recent and exciting updates from Microsoft, as well as new solutions and services from Core that can help your business optimise and grow. We welcome your feedback on our published blogs, and your suggestions on what topics you would like us to write about in the future. Just send us an email with your questions or ideas! 

Defending Against Modern Cyber Threats with Managed Services

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Learn about the main cyber security challenges that businesses face in 2023 and how managed services can help them overcome these threats. Some of the trends include the increasing number of internet-connected devices, the sophistication of cyber-criminals, and the need for proactive and adaptive security solutionsShape. Read more here



Transforming the UK Retail Sector: Unleashing the Power of Microsoft Cloud for Retail

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In this article we discuss how Microsoft Cloud for Retail can help retailers improve their supply chain performance in a fast-changing and demanding market. We highlight the benefits of cloud-based solutions such as supply chain visibility, inventory management, and sustainability. Learn how Core’s team of experts can assist retail IT leaders in implementing Microsoft Cloud for Retail. Read more here


 
From Risk to Resilience: Cyber Security doesn't just mean SIEM or SOC solutions

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The importance of cyber security for organisations cannot be overstated. Persuading decision makers to invest in expensive security solutions like SOC or SIEM can be an uphill battle, especially in organisations that have never faced a major cyber breach. However, there are alternative, more cost-effective ways to address cyber security which we introduce in this blog. Read more here

 


 

Core Service Spotlight 

Azure Managed Services

There are still a lot of organisations who are spending more than they need to on cloud solutions and services. Is yours one of them? Learn more about Core’s Azure Managed Services, or read our recent case study outlining how we helped one of our finance customers reduce their Azure billing by 40% and optimised their estate! 

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Smart Services

Core’s Smart Services are rolling engagements based on a consumption-based pricing model, designed to support, develop, operate, and enhance, your Microsoft business environment. 

This demand-based consumption model allows you to pay for what you consume, unlike other models that use licensing or user volumes to calculate support costs. We believe that to support modern workplace growth and innovation, support models need to follow suit. Our Smart Services are perfectly aligned to support and develop Microsoft platforms such as SharePoint, Viva, and Teams, plus the wider M365 environment. Learn more here. 

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Feedback from our customers

 
 

“We feel our business is important to Core, and we feel seen and valued by Core. Obviously price and expertise are important too, and that’s what makes Core a winning team.

Alistair Trigg,
Hart District Council

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 Cornerstone

We have been working with Core for over two years and we are very satisfied with their services. Core is a reliable and professional partner that always delivers on time and above expectations.”

Rob Lever,
Cornerstone PLC

 
 
 
 

“Raised an email on Friday, the issue was solved the same day… and subsequently followed up by Service Desk to ensure all was working. Thank you!”

Maria Korkou,
The Law Society

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“I think the technical expertise we have had access to through working with Core is not something we have available internally, and other universities could have similar needs. Core’s knowledge of the technology, and ability to capture requirements and identify the right approach to deliver them, has been extremely useful. The professionalism of the Core team and their responsiveness has been impressive.”

Charlotte Powell,
Aston University

 
 
 
 

Over the years, Core and the University of Law have built a strong relationship based on trust, expertise and knowledge. Core has always listened to and addressed our specific needs, before tailoring a specific and precise solution.”

Tom Brady,
University of Law

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Core: Your Trusted Partner for Business Success 

We are always happy to hear from you and help you with your business requirements. Whether you have a project in mind, or you want to explore our range of services, we are ready to offer you our expert advice and guidance.  

You can reach us anytime by filling out our contact form or calling us on +44 20 7953 3699. Alternatively, get in touch with your dedicated Account Manager who will be more than happy to assist you and book a business consultation for you. This is a great way to discuss your goals, challenges, and opportunities with us and find out how we can help you achieve them.

In the meantime, we wish you all the best for a successful end to the year.

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The Core Team

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