Print in the Channel - issue #9


TD SYNNEX hosts business insights day for students

TD SYNNEX gave more than 20 students from Garth Hill College the opportunity to explore the possibilities of a career in the technology industry by hosting a Business Insights Day at its Business Solutions Centre in Bracknell. The event was organised in partnership with local non-profit organisation, Learning to Work. The objective of the day was to give Year 10 students (aged 14-15) an insight into TD SYNNEX’s business, the role it plays within the wider IT industry and its culture and values. It also provided them with an understanding of the variety of roles and career paths that are available to them at the company and the IT sector. It was also an opportunity for TD SYNNEX to hear from future potential employees about what ‘a great place to work’ means to them. Simon Bennett, director enterprise software and cloud, UK, TD SYNNEX, said: “It was a fantastic day and a unique learning experience, both for the Garth Hill students and our own team. It was genuinely thrilling and inspiring to

see the energy and enthusiasm of these young people, and equally fulfilling to see and hear our co-workers sharing their experiences and positivity with them.” TD SYNNEX hosted the Business Insights Day as a way of encouraging students to consider a career in the technology industry and demonstrate that the sector is open to everyone “We wanted to inspire young people to look at IT as a potential career path,” said Simon. “To show them how unassuming and inclusive we are in our approach, and to emphasise that every role in our organisation is available to everyone, regardless of their gender, sexual orientation, or ethnicity, culture or background, and whether or not they have a visible or non- visible disability or neurodiversity.” The day consisted of a series of presentations and discussions led by different co-workers from all over TD SYNNEX UK. This was followed by a workshop in which the students presented their ideas and thoughts

Simon Bennett director enterprise software and cloud

on what makes a great workplace and working environment to TD SYNNEX.

Brother launches new MPS solutions

Brother UK has launched three new managed print services (MPS) solutions to enhance its support for resellers amid growing demand for print-as-a-service. MPS Essential, MPS Professional and MPS Enterprise are designed for the needs of different businesses, from small organisations with a single office through to complex multi- site corporations and make it simpler for reseller partners to sell contract printing. This launch is part of Brother UK’s strategy to deliver 50% of revenue through contractual sales by 2025. The business says the new offering will help it take advantage of strengthening demand, with 60% of print forecast to be delivered as part of a service in the next three to five years. The new offering guarantees that all ink and toner cartridges can be returned for recycling or remanufactured, meaning that zero waste goes to landfill. Greig Millar, chief revenue officer at Brother UK, said: “The launch will give partners straightforward, better-focused solutions to target businesses of different sizes and expand their revenue streams.”

MPS Essential is designed for small businesses with low volume print requirements. Flexible plans start from £5.78 per month, which provides companies with a printer, free servicing and automatic supplies replenishment. Brother will manage credit checks, maintenance of devices and consumables deliveries, making it suited to resellers selling MPS for the first time. MPS Professional is designed for SMEs with higher volume print requirements. Benefits include tailored user interfaces on machines, additional weekend and bank holiday maintenance support from Brother and on-site demonstrations. Customers can pay per page or build their own package based on their page volumes. MPS Enterprise is a bespoke offering for resellers servicing large corporates with complex printing needs spanning multiple locations. Benefits include specialist pre- sales consultancy for customers, ongoing optimisation of the service through a dedicated Brother account manager and full breakdowns on recycling and remanufacturing to support firms’ reporting on sustainability.


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