Print.IT Reseller - issue 110

BULLETIN Optimise IT event On September 19, Espria, in partnership with some of its key strategic partners, held the third of a four-part series of events across the UK. The event showcased new services and developments to help businesses do more with less. Chief Client Officer Andrew Lashley said: “Optimise IT has been the go-to event for industry leaders and technology innovators for over 20 years. Attendees have the unique opportunity to network directly with key decision-makers and discover new ways to deliver IT strategies more effectively and efficiently.” The 2023 Optimise IT tour will conclude with the connectivity and hybrid office theme, where Microsoft will be amongst those taking to the stage on November 22 at Gray's Inn in London. Digital Office Solutions marks 25th anniversary Teesside-based managed print solutions provider, Digital Office Solutions is celebrating its 25th anniversary year and has announced a new collaboration with Konica Minolta. Along with noticeable changes in the market and customers looking to embrace digitisation following the pandemic, the firm is also seeing an increase in customers proactively contacting it for complete solutions that are tailored to their needs rather than looking to invest in new hardware alone. General Manager Jackie Jones, at Digital Office Solutions said: “Whilst the hardware is slower to change, it is developments in software and document management solutions for example that have rapidly changed customer expectations. When we discussed a potential partnership with Konica Minolta it was its support and investment in these services that really was a key factor in our decision.” Regional Sales Manager James Hamer added: “This partnership enables us to provide our customers with the latest bizhub multifunction print devices, backed up by the manufacturer’s direct support, with our team delivering personalised local support from a wellestablished and trusted independent managed print solutions expert.” Kingsfield IT named on CCS framework Public sector IT specialist Kingsfield IT has been named as a supplier on Crown Commercial Service’s (CCS) Network Services 3 framework (RM6116). Kingsfield has been named on five lots, in what it says is both a huge achievement for the growing tech team and an essential move for public sector bodies looking to boost integration and save on costs. The new NS3 framework brings cloud communications to the forefront of public sector technology, enabling government bodies, such as the NHS, to access communication software to help boost staff productivity and efficiency. Kingsfield will be largely tasked with providing connectivity solutions to various public sector bodies and their dedicated team of staff. This includes introducing cloud telephony that will largely support public sector staff by instilling an improved and unified communications service. Kieran Shah, Head of Public Sector said: “The entire Kingsfield team is incredibly proud to be on not one, but five lots of the latest iteration of the Network Services 3 framework. We believe this framework is a game-changer for organisations struggling to keep up with the increased demand for more remote and hybrid work options. Our specialist team will partner with other premium technology providers to bridge the gap between public sector institutions and the technology they need to support their internal and external communities.” PRINTITRESELLER.UK 7 Aurora expands into Newcastle Aurora has opened another new office, this time in Newcastle. With the new location, the firm aims to strengthen existing customer relationships and forge new partnerships across the Northeast, create employment opportunities and contribute to the local economy. The company offers a broad range of managed print services, telecoms, access control solutions, print fleet optimisation, document security, eco-friendly printing initiatives and smart building management. Aurora’s Newcastle office is staffed by a team of highly skilled print management professionals dedicated to providing tailored print solutions that address the unique challenges faced by local businesses. Regional Sales Manager Stewart Hunter said: “We are proud to introduce our new office in Newcastle, enabling us to engage more closely with local businesses and deliver high quality managed print services. Our team is dedicated to providing efficient, cost- effective, and sustainable print solutions that empower businesses to optimise their printing infrastructure.” New website Parallel Office and Document Solutions has unveiled a new website as it celebrates its third year in business. Redesigned with a fresh look and user-friendly interface, enhancements include a new support area where customers will find FAQs, how to guides and will be able to raise support tickets, a dedicated blog and resources section, offering insights, industry news, and tips on optimising document management processes, as well as a series of client success stories. Founder Gavin Auckland said: “As we commemorate three years of transforming businesses through efficient document management, we are thrilled to unveil our new website. This milestone not only showcases our growth but also reinforces our commitment to helping businesses thrive by harnessing the power of cutting-edge office and document solutions.”