Friday, 30 September 2016

What's the big deal with Big Data?

We've all heard the term Big Data at least once in our lifetime, it has been described many times and in many different ways over the years, but it's likely that you're still left wondering what exactly is it and how it could make a difference to your business?

We've created the infographic below to show you what exactly the deal is with Big Data and how you can leverage it for your business.

And if you want to find out even more then take a look at how HPE empowers data driven business right here! or you can click here to see the current solutions available at Westcoast.

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Simple, scalable finance to accelerate your HPE business

The way that companies are using & paying for technology is changing. Applications and services
are being offered “As a Service” so it makes sense that the 
technology infrastructure that drives them adopts a similar model.

This is why Westcoast and Hewlett Packard Enterprise have joined forces to offer HPE Partner Finance to Westcoast Customers.

We want to ensure that you can offer your clients the perfect solution by shifting the cost of infrastructure from a CAPEX model to an OPEX one, spreading the cost and ensuring they have the HPE technology they need to grow.

Don’t let finance constrain the solution you offer

HPE Partner Finance from Westcoast is the perfect way to ensure that you deliver the solution your clients need rather than the one they have capital for. By utilising one of the options available you will be able to exceed their expectations of what is possible, whilst saving them money at the same time.

Address the subject of finance head on and early in the discussions, and you will free yourself to simply consider the best possible solution based entirely on the technological and business requirements of your clients.

To find out more about HPE Partner Finance click here or contact Westcoast on 0118 912 6000 or

Thursday, 22 September 2016

Take advantage of the growth for mobile and IoT with Aruba partner-ready solutions

By Lee Prior

The HPE Partner Ready for Networking program delivers a best-in-class program that enables you to meet all of your customers’ connectivity needs and take advantage of the growth for mobile and IoT, with  partner-ready solutions in Wired, Wi-Fi, BLE and WAN. The ability for partners to move quickly and be responsive to their customers is what has drove one of the core principles of the program, which is to simplify and make it easier to partner with Aruba.

Starting with tools that drive awareness and attract new business, to straightforward deal numbers that help you understand your profitability throughout the sales cycle, and easily-accessed sales and technical training that will help you to become the trusted advisor to your customers for next-generation edge networks.

Sound good to you? Then take a look at the new HPE Aruba Partner Ready For Networking Program which will tell you everything you need to know to take advantage of this great initiative.

If you have any questions the Westcoast team are ready and waiting to help you. Simply call us on 0118 912 6000 or email

Thursday, 15 September 2016

'Virtually' everything you need to know about HPE Easy Connect

You may have heard a lot about HPE Easy Connect recently, and are wondering what exactly it has to offer. Well in case you are, the Easy Connect EC200a is essentially a Managed IT department in a unit no larger than a cereal box with the power requirements and carbon footprint to match.

Easy Connect will enable you to transform your business from Reseller to Service Provider and in so doing it will help to deepen your relationship with your customers and cement your position as their “go to” resource for all things IT.

Whether you are a Reseller with no current Managed Services offering, a new MSP struggling to scale or an established provider seeking to improve efficiency the EC200a is the right solution…It’s that simple.

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 now available at Westcoast

But what does this mean for you?

You’ve probably seen the news that Westcoast are now selling Microsoft’s Surface Pro 4 and the ultra-sleek Surface Book. This means along with all of your usual Microsoft products and software, you can get all of your Microsoft needs from one place.

So, why should you consider adding the Surface to your product portfolio?

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

From Seed to Tree – Westcoast’s Apple Enablement Portal Can Help Your Business Grow

More than anything, this blog is about passing on useful information to our customers, and if you happen to be an Apple reseller we have some very useful information for you: we’ve revamped our Enablement Portal.

While our original Apple hub did a good enough job at providing the basics for our customers, we felt that it could use a little improvement. Consequently, we’ve spent the last few months researching and information-gathering to find out how we could deliver more of what you’re looking for.  This is what we came up with:

Monday, 5 September 2016

The latest news from CSP this September

By Tom Marwood - Senior Cloud Solutions Specialist 

The first year of CSP was met with an amazing reception through Westcoast, and Microsoft have decided the time is right to release a world of new SKUs upon the market! From the start of September, there are several new options coming to the world of CSP, many of which we are sure will help you drive business through this fantastic Microsoft model.

Thursday, 1 September 2016

Take a bite out of service time with the newly re-launched Westcoast Apple configuration tool

It’s not that often that we blow our own trumpet, but there are some things worth shouting about, and our newly relaunched ‘Westcoast Configured’ is one of them! 

As a Distributor, we know how important it is to get things right for your customers; it’s not just about inspiring repeat business, although that is certainly a draw; it’s mainly about inspiring confidence. Like us, you want your business to be the best in its sector; you take pride in the work you do, and you want to deliver the best possible service. Unfortunately, that can mean spending a large amount of time on what should be relatively simple tasks – such as configuring a new IT investment.

The clue is hopefully in the name, but just in case it’s left you guessing, Westcoast Configured has been devised to allow resellers to configure all Mac models – MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, Mac Mini, and iMac – in all ways imaginable, from selecting the processor to adding accessories, so you can always deliver exactly what your customers are looking for.