SCC has cemented its reputation as the UK’s leading IT managed services provider by winning Managed Service Solution of the Year at IT Europa’s prestigious European IT and Software Excellence Awards.
IT Europa’s European IT & Software Excellence Awards recognises best practices in customer solutions by Systems Integrators, Solution VARs, MSPs and ISVs across Europe.
The award represents SCC’s second managed services accolade in under five months, after being named Managed Services Provider of the Year at the CRN Channel Awards in November, as Europe’s biggest independent IT services business continues to gain recognition for its continued investment and growth in cloud delivered managed services.
SCC was selected by the judges for the successful delivery of WHSmith’s complex Data Centre migration project, as part of a large infrastructure outsource contract with the prominent high street retailer.
With more than 1,000 stores across the UK, WHSmith is one of the UK’s most recognisable brands, with uninterrupted IT service delivery critical to its success. SCC was acknowledged the time spent planning each intricate phase of the Data Centre migration project, and its collaborative approach.
SCC Chief Executive James Rigby said: “I’m incredibly proud that SCC has been recognised for our IT managed services by IT Europa. It’s testament not only to our continued investment in IT services, but also the wonderfully talented people we have at SCC, and their commitment to building lasting, successful relationships with mid-market customers like WHSmith who share our values around dependability, partnership and, above all, service excellence. This project in particular was complex and challenging – but, together with WHSmith, the delivery was executed without any disruption to BAU and I’m delighted to accept the award of Managed Services Solution of the Year.”
Ian Windsor, CIO at WHSmith, added: “Technology is critical to our business and we need to ensure our staff have the tools they need to provide great service to our customers. We have tens of thousands of products in our stores, with complex ways of deciding what stock goes to what store. It’s all driven by technology, so we need a partner that does its role properly and doesn’t rely on us to manage them. SCC run IT services as an extension of my team, which is great.”