Print.IT Reseller - issue 110

01732 759725 12 BULLETIN Ricoh extends partnership with the Prince’s Trust Ricoh has announced an extension of its partnership agreement with the Prince’s Trust. As a silver patron, the enhanced partnership will see Ricoh UK and Ricoh Europe working together to help disadvantaged young people aged between 11 and 30 build the skills they need to find employment. The new extended agreement sees the two operating companies join forces to expand support of the charity’s operations and youth programmes, through a combined programme of volunteering and fundraising. As part of this partnership, Ricoh donated 20 multifunctional and print devices. This will support day-to-day operations of the charity’s locations which have received the new devices, with a value of £250,000, along with support services. Proofpoint announces award winners Proofpoint has recognised its top performing partners during its annual UK Partner Connect summit. The event brought together Proofpoint channel leaders and channel partners from across the UK to reflect on a year of continued success in light of increasing market demand for innovative and integrated solutions to mitigate cyber risks. The following partners were recognised for their dedication to expanding Proofpoint’s footprint within the UK in the last 12 months: Partner of the Year 2023 – CDW; Growth Partner of the Year 2023 – Softcat; Specialist Sales Team 2023 – Bytes; Logo Acquisition Partner of the Year 2023 – Brookcourt and Technical Champion 2023 – Andrew Pearce, Westcon. Richard Enderby, Security Practice Lead at CDW said: “We are honoured to be recognised as Proofpoint’s 2023 Partner of the Year. Together, Proofpoint and CDW help organisations identify and stop the threats that target your workforce and provide the tools they need to stay safe and alert. We look forward to seeing our partnership with Proofpoint go from strength to strength and to continue to help organisations in the UK reduce risk and protect their greatest and biggest asset – their people.” Cybersecurity challenges Exclusive Networks and One Identity have announced a new partnership in the UK and Ireland which will allow even more customers and partners to access the extensive portfolio of Identity and Access Management (IAM) products provided by One Identity, helping them to unify their approach to managing access rights for better visibility and control, verify everything before granting access to their most important assets and helping them adapt to an evolving threat landscape. With favourable reseller conditions and a robust award-winning partner program, One Identity has solidified its position as a trusted and leading solution for VARs, system integrators, and MSPs. “One Identity is excited to partner with Exclusive Networks as a distributor in the UK&I region, with their experience and partner reach in the security marketplace, Exclusive Networks are a great fit to help One Identity support and grow our partner ecosystem,” said Simon Hendy, Channel Manager for the UK&I at One Identity. Matthew Paynter, Vendor Director UK&I at Exclusive Networks added: “Our partnership with One Identity demonstrates our continued mission to enable channel partners to shift to a unified approach to identity security and is part of our commitment to innovation and expanding the security capabilities of our partners. Protecting identity has never been more important, end customers want to control their security and not let it control them, they should be looking to One Identity as a key component of their long-term risk mitigation strategy.” Elanders UK joins Two Sides Elanders UK, the global supply chain service with print and packaging solutions has joined print and paper advocacy group Two Sides. Ian Bates, European Marketing and Partnership Director at Two Sides said: “Welcoming new members on board is always a pleasure. Our partnership with Elanders will help us communicate the great sustainable story that print, and paper-based products have to tell, to brands and businesses that must be informed about the positive environmental attributes of these materials. We look forward to working with Elanders moving forward.” • Tackling the digital divide Circular Computing and Kent County Council are partnering to tackle the digital divide by providing thousands of remanufactured laptops to vulnerable people in the region, helping them stay connected with sustainable technology. Using the carbon neutral remanufactured laptops supplied by Circular Computing, those currently digitally excluded in the county now have the opportunity to access technology for free through Kent County Council’s digital inclusion and capabilities team to help them get online. To date, over 4,500 laptops have been provided by Kent County Council following the partnership. By investing in Circular Computing's carbon neutral laptops, the Council will lead by example of not only tackling the digital divide but making a significant contribution towards meeting its 2030 net zero targets. For every remanufactured laptop bought instead of new, Kent County Council will prevent approximately 316kg (700lb) of CO2 emissions entering the atmosphere, save over 190,000 litres of water from being extracted and stop the mining of 1,200kg of the earth's resources. 20 23 Royal Lancaster · December 5 BOOK YOUR TABLE NOW DECEMBER 5 ROYAL LANCASTER 2 0 24 For more information please email [email protected]