SCC and Microsoft: delivering tangible business outcomes for over 30 years.

Together with Microsoft SCC believes in helping people and organisations transform the way they work, live and play, using technology as an enabler. 

We share Microsoft’s vision of a future supported by sustainable economic growth and equal opportunity for all. Working together we will continue helping organisations achieve more, make a real difference, and create lasting positive impact on the world around them.

From helping organisations create a flexible hybrid workplace to closing the UK skills gap, Microsoft is committed to helping businesses become more accessible and innovative – while remaining competitive through challenging times. As a Gold competency Microsoft partner, SCC is dedicated to supporting these goals and helping you with your transformation, wherever you are on your journey.

SCC is a long standing Microsoft partner that has worked with our mutual clients to drive great customer business outcomes and customer satisfaction across the Cloud and on premise Microsoft Solutions. SCC’s ability to offer managed services as well as hybrid compute and consulting services enables them to provide a wide range of solutions to meet the needs of our customers.

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Fostering a more inclusive workplace

To achieve the future we envision, our industry must better reflect the people we aim to serve. We need more diversity amongst those who are building our future. Together with our partners, SCC are committed to providing equal opportunities and promoting diversity across all aspects of employment. This means that we:

  • Encourage diversity and make it a strength
  • Recognise that different experiences and personalities build innovation and diversity
  • Apply our D&I policy to all employees and customers, clients, suppliers, and contractors

SCC supports diversity and inclusion (D&I) through flexible technologies, by helping organisations create a modern workplace that’s accessible to everybody. Made up of a multitude of diversities, our people come from a range of backgrounds and cultures. Through all of the IT solutions we provide, we are able to meet very diverse customer needs.

Addressing the skills shortage

Like others in our industry, we recognise that the UK is facing a skills crisis with an ongoing shortage of people entering the workforce who have the right technical and digital skills. Together with Microsoft, we are working towards fostering a culture of lifelong learning. All of us working today will need to learn new skills, to make the most of this new world of opportunity, which is why SCC offers opportunities to enable employees to study for qualifications.

SCC works in partnership with local colleges, universities, and training providers to deliver accredited qualifications alongside our own induction programmes and in-house training courses. This includes:

  • 20+ apprenticeship schemes running at any one time
  • Career pathways for level 2 right up to level 7 (Masters) programmes
  • Actively promoting our apprenticeship scheme at local career fairs

Our highly successful apprenticeship scheme offers opportunities to study role specific qualifications, with on-the-job experience and transferable skills needed to succeed in their chosen career. As part of our commitment to learning and development, SCC have been involved in school laptop programmes to enable local children to carry on their education from home. This includes:

While we have a strong focus on addressing the UK skills gap through learning and development initiatives, we are also working to make a change on a global basis. Through our continued investment in our global delivery centre, we support and nurture key skills for employees in Vietnam and Romania, winning awards in Romania for ‘Best Workplace’ and L&D Initiative of the Year.

Building a more sustainable future

With close alignment to the Microsoft vision, SCC are providing services that support our customer’s sustainability goals and reduce their carbon footprint. This includes providing energy-efficient endpoint devices and agile workspaces that allow users to work from anywhere on any device – and access their apps and data securely. We are also helping many customers move to cloud-based solutions such as Microsoft Azure, and offer:

  • Waste management and recycling services include refurbishing and compliant disposal
  • Solutions that extend the usable lifecycle of our customers end user devices
  • Reuse by erasing, repairing, and recycling end of life devices to recover reusable materials

Since 2009, we have been working with CO2balance to calculate and offset the CO2 emissions created from our Data Centres and offices. In doing so, we‘re proud to have achieved Carbon Zero status for these facilities through CO2balance’s support of a range of projects. The most prominent being its Energy Efficient Stove Project in Kenya, and more recently, its Borehole Rehabilitation Project in Uganda.

We continue to look at our own sustainability projects across our operations, with one recent initiative focusing on reducing the overall carbon footprint in our Fareham Data Centre by improving cooling efficiency. We’re also currently investigating the reuse of heat in our switch rooms, and have our recycling waste sorted and collected independently for onward processing at our own waste recycling centre in Birmingham.

Whether you’re looking to encourage more diversity in your workplace or deploy tools that support sustainable business growth, SCC can help you make best use of the right tools to achieve your goals. Our support covers all areas of Microsoft 365 portfolio and while Microsoft’s mission is to make new technology accessible to all, we can bridge the gap between the solutions and what they mean for your organisation. Not only do you get access to a constantly developed range of tools designed to boost productivity – you get expert guidance on how to make best use of your technology, to improve the user experience, and remain competitive.

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