19th October 2020
Welcome to the October edition of the Vanquish Tech Newsletter. Our London office is slowly beginning to reopen with the team working both in the office and remotely. Despite our new normal at work, we are optimistic about the future – for us, customers and our partners. We can’t wait to share more about our news and plans.
NEW INTERNAL SALES TEAM & WORKSPACE LAYOUT
To reopen the office in Battersea Reach while minimising the risk to employees and clients, we have added security features to comply with COVID-secure workplace guidance.
New protocols include frequently deep cleaning the office, sanitiser stations, masks, and changes to the layout of the workspace. A big thanks to Plastock for providing acrylic desk dividers to keep social distancing in practise!
With the new changes, we are ready to welcome our new internal sales members under the Government Scheme from November.
New Lockdown Laws are affecting the IT Channel! What can you do to ensure you get what you need?
With stricter lockdown measures coming into place across the country companies have moved to ensure they can keep to ‘business as usual’ by further enhancing their Work From Home policies and procedures. This has put a strain on the IT Channel as remote working devices such as laptops, webcams, headsets, monitors, and printers are increasingly in demand. Stock levels have begun to dwindle and lead times are increasing as we move into the winter quarter, IT Managers are expected to delivery remote solutions for their staff in a turbulent time. There are a few best practice procedures to help manage these demands:
Order in advance: In order to assure you have the IT solutions in place to meet project demands you need to order earlier than you would normally. If you normally allow 4-6 weeks for deliveries assume 8-10 as the new normal and put your orders in accordingly.
Adjust Budgets: Bring budgets forwards to allow POs to be raised in order to keep up with the advance ordering procedure. It’s also important to adjust your IT budget so it leans more towards client devices and remote-working products for the short-term to allow your staff to get what they need.
Be Flexible: Now is not the time to be concerned with uniformity; if the laptop model you’ve been ordering for staff isn’t going to be available look to change models and even vendors. Business continuity is more important right now than conformity in terms of IT products.
It's a crazy period for the IT Channel but also an exciting one, we are here to help alleviate your procurement headaches so please get in touch with us!
BREAST CANCER NOW
West Ham United women’s team has released a limited-edition pink shirt to show the Club’s support for Breast Cancer Now.Following the success of last season’s campaign, which saw the specially-designed Umbro pink shirt sell out in record time and raise significant funds for a fantastic cause in the process, the women’s team will once again wear the shirts for every fixture throughout October, which marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The clean design of the pink shirt features the pink ribbon on the front, the international symbol for breast cancer awareness, while the back incorporates instructions on how to check for symptoms and the Hammers’ iconic cross-irons symbol.
In honour of this special month, Vanquish is going pink & donating £5 to Breast Cancer Now for every order processed with us. For every pink shirt you purchase through us, we will donate £10 per shirt. Get your shirt by sending us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the number of units, the type of shirt and size.