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More Core: September 2023

By Core Newsroom

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

We're on a roll... CRN Channel Awards 2023

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 - we’ve been selected as finalists in three categories at the 2023 CRN Channel Awards: 

> Cloud Services Provider of the Year 
> Managed Service Provider of the Year; and 
> Reseller of the Year (up to £30m). 

The CRN Channel Awards take place in London in November, and are the most prestigious awards in the UK IT channel. We couldn’t be any prouder of these achievements, that is, until we hopefully get a win (or three)!  

We would like to congratulate all the finalists for their remarkable achievements, and wish them all the best for the final round. We would also like to thank our customers who provided testimonials, and the Awards Panel for recognising the #OneCore team’s dedication to our customer success and care. We are honoured and humbled by this recognition, and we will continue to strive for excellence in everything we do. 


An evening to remember at Vagabond, Shoreditch

On a hot summer’s evening in Shoreditch last month, it was a delight to host customers and partners for an evening of networking, knowledge sharing and wine tasting!  

Our Chief Operating Officer, Asif Sadiq, delivered a short, but engaging, presentation on optimising Azure spend and how to save this year with managed services. Thank you to those who have provided feedback on the event, we’re glad you had a great time and enjoyed the food, drinks and networking! 

“Great event, great idea, and great execution.” – Hans Ulrik Madsen, WorkPoint 365 

“Great venue, good wine and food, and a relaxed place to chat.” – Simon Beal, Angel Trains Ltd 

We look forward to seeing you at our next event! 


Upcoming Events

From Risk to Resilience: A Comprehensive Approach to Public Sector Security & Compliance  
Webinar: Wednesday, 18 October, 11am 

If you work in the public sector, you’ll know how challenging it is to manage risk and comply with multitudinous regulations and standards. In order to protect your data, assets, and reputation from cyber threats and breaches, a comprehensive approach to security and compliance is essential. That’s why we invite you to join our webinar and learn how to assess your current risk posture; and, identify and plug the gaps and vulnerabilities in your security and compliance strategy. Register here to join us on this informative webinar.

Work Smarter, Not Harder with Microsoft Copilot 
Webinar: Thursday 26 October, 11am 

Learn how Microsoft Copilot can help you with various tasks, such as summarising meetings, drafting documents, creating presentations, and finding answers. See a live demonstration of how to use Microsoft Copilot in different scenarios and contexts. Discover how Microsoft Copilot can save you time, reduce errors, enhance quality, and provide insights and recommendations. Achieve more with less effort with Microsoft Copilot. Register now and join us for this exciting and informative webinar.

We have more events coming for you before the end of the year, and we want to know what you want to hear about! Drop us a line
any time to let us know topics you want to learn about, or questions you want answered. Don’t forget, you can also access our on-demand webinars any time at Events by Core.



Fancy an Azure TACO?

How would you like to reduce your cloud expenditure, whilst maximising productivity? Try our Azure TACO! The Core TACO stands for Technical Assessment and Cost Optimisation review, our NEW Azure health assessment, where we’ll review your estate and provide a detailed report on how we can help you optimise your cloud environment, and potentially save up to 40% of your cloud costs, like we did for one of our financial services customers.  

Gartner reported that over 80% of businesses are likely to be overspending on cloud services, so it’s certainly worth finding out if your organisation is one of them! We’ll even run the assessment, worth thousands in value, for FREE, for eligible customers. Speak to your Account Manager to find out more, or request your TACO here.



Core Blog Highlights

We are excited to share with you some of the latest news and insights from the world of Microsoft, and new solutions and services from Core that can add value to your business. Outlined below are some of our latest blogs. We welcome your feedback and suggestions on any future blog topics that would be of value to you – just drop us a line with your questions for our experts or suggested topics! 

Addressing Challenges in the Financial Services sector with IT Managed Services


If you are a financial organisation in the UK, you know how important it is to have reliable and efficient IT management. But how can you achieve that without breaking the bank? In this blog post, we explain how managed services can help you overcome the common business challenges in the financial services industry and give you a competitive edge in the digital world. Read more here

Enhancing Organisational Security and Compliance with Microsoft 365 E5


Cyber security and compliance are vital for organisations in the digital age. Microsoft 365 E5 is subscription based and offers advanced security and compliance features to help organisations protect their data and meet regulatory standards. Learn how Microsoft 365 E5 could help your organisation. Read more here

Elevating Your Organisation's Productivity Landscape with Microsoft Copilot


Microsoft Copilot is an AI Assistant that can help users with various tasks in Microsoft 365, such as writing documents, understanding emails, summarising texts, and designing presentations. It is a new technology that aims to improve user experience and productivity. Read our full blog to learn more about what is coming with this exciting new technology. Read more here

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


Although Microsoft announced both products in close succession, they cater to distinct use cases that warrant separate consideration. Learn how they differ and what they can do for your business. Read more here


Manufacturing in the Digital Age: How IT Managed Services Lead the Way


To keep up with the pace of innovation, manufacturing organisations need to leverage the power of IT managed services. An MSP partnership entails entrusting essential and pivotal IT responsibilities of your organisation to an external service provider, such as Core, operating under a subscription-based framework. Learn more in this blog. Read more here



Feedback from our customers


The issue was resolved quickly and efficiently with clear communication throughout. Great service as always from Core.

Simon Brennan,
Astute Electronics Limited






Thanks. As ever the team responded quickly and to good effect. Excellent.

Robert Bourns,
The Law Society


Very helpful at resolving the issue and patient with my lack of technological expertise.

Toby White,
Transport for Greater Manchester






Great service from start to finish - very quickly dealt with.

Angela Anzalone
Titon Hardware Limited


Responded promptly and resolved the request immediately. Always friendly and professional to deal with.

Emily Henderson,
Continuum Advisory Partners





We look forward to working with you

If you have an upcoming project, or you’d like to talk to us about services to help support your business, simply send us an email or get in touch with your Account Manager and book a business consultation. In the meantime, we wish you all the best for a successful and engaging third quarter. 

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The Core Team

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