Blog, News & Events

Here’s a selection of the latest news, views and insights from industry leaders and experts from across the globe.

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GoTo deliver Sales Enablement Session to ASM Team

We’d like to extend a huge thank you to the team at GoTo who visited our office to deliver Sales Enablement sessions. We enjoyed meeting the partner team at Goto and learning more about the capabilities of the products and building on our existing strong partnership.

The team enjoyed a lunch provided by Goto through the Wildfire Pizza Company.

Adele Hope-Urwin, Head of Vendor Alliances said

It’s great to host GoTo for our Sales Enablement session at our Cheshire HQ. It’s brilliant to see so many of the team opting to join the meeting.

Goto software is designed to support end-users’ unified communications & collaboration and IT management & support needs.

Liselott Maidment, Senior Partner Manager at Goto said

It’s really important to us to develop our strong partnership with ASM and to understand how we can continue building on our shared successes. Running these Sales Enablement sessions ensures that we continue raising awareness for GoTo across ASM and foster great working relationships.

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Bose Professional deliver first in-person Sales Enablement Session

We’d like to thank Russell Harpham, Enterprise Development Manager from Bose Professional who visited our office to deliver the first in-person Sales Enablement session. The team enjoyed meeting Russell and understanding the Bose Work initiative and developing our partnership further.

Adele Hope-Urwin, Head of Vendor Alliances said

”It was my pleasure to host Bose for the first in-person sales enablement session at our new head office. Bose offer a fantastic product range of high performance audio systems for all environments, to suit all businesses. It was great to learn more about the solutions with such a valuable session for our team”.

News & Events

ASM Connect 2022: Unlock Hidden Potential

We recently held ASM Connect 2022 at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium in London and it was great to get our team, customers and vendors back together at an in-person event after such a long time.

During the event our guests heard keynote speeches from Futurists Matthew Griffin and Amelia Kallman sharing insights about how emerging technologies such as AI, the Metaverse, VR, MR and XR will impact the future of work and the customer relationship.

Our visitors also had the opportunity to take part in activities in the prestigious stadium. Many guests were given an exclusive tour of the football ground which proved a fantastic moment for football fans. Some guests even challenged themselves to The Dare Skywalk, ascending the 100 steps leading the stadium’s exposed rooftop walkway and onto the viewing deck 46.8 meters above the pitch!

With the venue being one of the world’s most technologically advanced stadiums it proved a perfect opportunity to showcase the new branding for the ASM Group.

Iain Tomkinson, ASM Sales Director said

“The feedback from the event has been excellent. The Futurists have inspired our guests to think about the future and which technologies will be set to make an impact. I would like to extend my thanks for everyone who attended including our customers and key sponsors. I’m not sure how we’ll top this next year, but we’ll certainly try!”

An event such as ASM Connect 2022 brings our eco-system of disruptive vendors straight to the customer so they can learn about innovative technology first-hand. For this event we hosted Kollective, GoTo, Nitro, 7Signal, Jamf, Checkmarx, Camunda, Primer and Bose Professional.

The event was thoroughly enjoyed by all and we are already looking at where we can host ASM Connect 2023!

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ASM Technologies go Krazy and take home 1st Place at Northwich Krazy Races

ASM took home first place at the very first Northwich Krazy Races!

The day was truly fantastic with over 15,000 people coming together to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support whilst having a great time. It was wonderful to see so many of the wider ASM team come along with their families to join in with the fun and support our Krazy team.

A huge thanks goes to our Krazy team; John Shorter, who also built our winning kart; our driver Ruta Porwoll and performance team; Julie Blackburn; Theresa Noden and Joanne Royle!

John Shorter, Business Systems Manager at ASM said

“We are thrilled to be winners of the very first Northwich Krazy Races event! We entered the competition to support the local community and the support we received back during the day was incredible. The kart was built from scratch by ourselves over evenings and weekends to resemble a computer mouse and to win 1st place against tough competition at our first event is truly fantastic! Thank you to all involved in the organisation of the event and to all the other teams who made us feel so welcome. A thoroughly enjoyable day was had by all!”

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A fresh new look for ASM Group

We are extremely proud to announce a brand-new look for the ASM Group. Our business has gone from strength to strength over the past 3 decades and our new look is set to support significant future growth plans.

As a partner of choice to Global Systems Integrators and Resellers we bring tail spend management alongside an infinite eco-system of disruptive vendors across 4 continents and 55 countries globally. Our new look and feel website allows us to showcase the unique relationships held between ASM and our Platinum Partners.

Iain Tomkinson, Sales Director, said:

“We are really excited to launch the new branding for the business. We wanted to represent our evolution and from an industry perspective. We have moved from a linear perspective and bring content to the forefront utilising colours and clean images. The team were tasked to represent the personality of the business, innovation and our ecosystem of vendors. I’m sure you will agree with me that they have captured in our new branding the essence of ASM, leading into the next part of our exciting journey as a business.”

The team are looking forward to taking our brand forward whilst continuing to represent the values developed over the past 30 years.

If you want to learn more about ASM and how we can support your business, get in touch with one of the team HERE.

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Financial year end 2021-22

Today, we are delighted to announce that for the third consecutive year the ASM Group has delivered double digit growth. Turnover has increased across all entities in which we operate.

Yet again we have experienced strong organic growth across EMEA, through the strategic expansion into more regions and acquisition of new customers. ASM’s unique business model continues to support a fulfilment infrastructure across 4 continents and 55 countries globally.

We continue to partner with disruptive vendors to bring value to Global System Integrators and Value-Added Resellers, which in turn support organisations across the globe.  We have also expanded our ecosystem of Partners and forged new relationships with vendors whose technologies are truly disrupting the market.

During the year, we opened the doors to our prestigious, state of the art office at Gadbrook Business Centre which was built with sustainability, innovation and collaboration at the forefront. Our expansion has also created new positions within the business, and we are delighted to welcome our new colleagues to the team.

As we look forward to the coming financial year, we are excited to collaborate in person with our customers, partners and vendors, developing our strong relationships to stand us in good stead for continued growth.

We’d like to extend our thanks to our team, customers, vendors and partners for their continued support.

ASM Group delivers double digit growth for another consecutive year

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ASM Group delivers double digit growth for another consecutive year

We wanted to share some exciting news with you.

We are delighted to announce that for the third consecutive year the ASM Group has delivered double digit growth. Turnover has increased across all three of our businesses (UK, Germany and France) driven both organically, and through the strategic expansion into more regions and acquisition of new customers.

Our growth demonstrates the resilience of our footprint across EMEA and continued commitment to our customers. We continue to be the partner of choice to Global System Integrators and Value-Added Resellers. ASM’s unique business model continues to support a fulfilment infrastructure across 4 continents and 55 countries globally.

Through our team’s work on a variety of exciting projects, we have expanded our ecosystem of Partners and forged new relationships with vendors whose technologies are truly disrupting the market. To recognise the dedication of our excellent collaboration with our vendors, we’ve received numerous awards.

During the year, we opened the doors to our prestigious, state of the art office at Gadbrook Business Centre which was built with sustainability, innovation and collaboration at the forefront. Our expansion has also created new positions within the business, and we are delighted to welcome our new colleagues to the team.

2021 also saw the launch of series 2 of the ASM Connected podcast, in which hosts, Iain Tomkinson and Stephen Dale, collaborated with key speakers, futurists, and business leaders from across the globe to explore emerging technology trends, innovation and more.

I’m incredibly proud to work with such a dynamic, resilient, and dedicated team” said Iain Tomkinson, Sales Director.

“In September, ASM will be 30 years old and I believe that our ability to adapt to everchanging landscapes and customer demands has been key to our success. As we look ahead, this coming financial year is really about developing robust, long term relationships with our customers and partners to equip us for strong growth in the future. After two years of remote working, video conferencing and virtual events, we’re really looking forward to coming together with our customers, partners, and team to celebrate our joint success over the last two years”.

Something exciting is coming, watch this space for more updates…

Financial year end 2021-22

News & Events

ASM awarded 2021 UKI Distributor of the Year by GoTo

We were thrilled to have been announced as the 2021 UKI Distributor of the Year by our Platinum Partner, GoTo at their UKI and Nordics Partner Summit 2022.

Adele Hope-Urwin, Head of Vendor Alliances at ASM Technologies said

“We are delighted to have won Distributor of the Year with GoTo. After working closely with their excellent team, it’s great to have been recognised for such a prestigious award”.

Working in partnership with ASM, GoTo software is designed to support end-users’ unified communications & collaboration (UCC). This award is a true testament of fantastic collaboration and we look forward to a long and prosperous continued partnership with GoTo.

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Top 10 Emerging Technologies for 2021

2021 Emerging Tech in Review. It’s not really a panda burger!

We talked about emerging tech a lot throughout 2021. Series 2 of the ASM Connected podcast has been a great success and our esteemed guests have told us how far we have come and where we are going next. Futurist Matthew Griffin of the 311 Institute, who started out in distribution, even talked about as far forward as 30+ years from now. But in order to predict the future, we must look at the past, said Brett King in episode 3, so we have looked back at 2021 to see how our business has aligned with what the futurists have been talking about.

Starting off with Enterprise Content Delivery Network (ECDN). This has moved rapidly from emerging to essential and we’ve enjoyed this journey with our partner, Kollective Technology. It’s no surprise that big companies are using more video for internal communications and the need for scale has challenged many. In episode 2 of ASM Connected, Richard Potter from Microsoft discusses their focus and commitment to the hybrid and remote working future which Kollective are supporting. Together we’ve helped deliver a greater ROI for users of Teams throughout 2021.

Biometric Authentication reminds us of this year’s challenges, when making payments using facial recognition on our phones was thwarted by our face masks. It was back to entering a passcode which is so last decade. Thanks to our partner, Idenprotect, we’ve seen some great steps forward this year towards eliminating all passwords. In episode 3 of ASM Connected, Futurist, Brett King explains a whole new future of payments technology which will change our in-store experience entirely. Goodbye passwords, hello responsible proactive finance.

Virtual Reality has been building for a few years now. You may have seen a virtual reality tour of Tottenham Hotspurs new stadium before it opened in 2019 or enjoyed the TV show “Your Garden Made Perfect” which introduced many of us to the practical uses of VR during lockdown 1.0, when we all got into gardening. Oculus seem to be leading the charge, but if you listen to ASM Connected episode 5 with Futurist, Amelia Kallman, you’ll hear how Ray Bans, Microsoft and obviously Apple will all be in the race for our brand loyalty in the future. VR has been the most popular answer this year when we’ve been asking our podcast guests about their favourite tech gadgets.

Internet of Things is another buzzword we have all heard a lot about this year. Other than our connected home devices, the enterprise use cases have been slow to emerge outside of the manufacturing sector. However, it’s picking up pace and we may even see a leap directly to the Internet of Everything next year. We’ve seen significant development with our customers in IoT in the utilities and in the facilities management sector this year, but don’t rule out the progress that has been made in the retail and supply chain sectors. In podcast episode 7, Cate Trotter gave us some great insights into the massive transformation in retail. Subscribe to ASM Connected to be the first to hear the episodes with Brett Phaneuf and Inma Martinez; due out early next year, as they discuss IoT projects ranging from autonomous boats to smart cities and cars that are superior to humans.

Robotic Process Automation is the trend that has probably been talked about more than any other.  We all can’t decide whether to fear it or embrace it. I think on every podcast this series we have talked about how AI, machine learning and RPA are supposed to be bringing about the leisure society, but I haven’t seen many people work less hours in 2021, so I think there is some distance to go yet. Even automating simple tasks has been a challenge for many of our customers, but we have been really impressed with our partners at Keysight Technologies, Eggplant who are leading the way in automated software testing. It’s our favourite application of automation as it’s adding value in every sector our customers work in.

3D Printing is an interesting one. The tech is not so new, but it’s the use case and application that have advanced this year. We’ve come a long way from printing that missing Lego brick to solar roof tiles, replacement human body parts, and DNA matched meat free food. In Episode 4 of ASM Connected, Futurist, Matthew Griffin shares his thoughts on 3D printing and is a huge fan. You’ll soon hear our podcast with Dr Ruchi Pathak Kaul who is changing people’s lives with the use of 3D printing as a pioneer of maxillofacial surgery.

API Security is nothing new to us at ASM Technologies. We’ve been working with the industry leaders and pioneers at Forum Systems who have worked in this emerging space for the past 18 years. Everyone is integrating via API’s now. They are like digital glue, but any interface is a threat in a zero-trust world, so the more interactions we create, the more API Security becomes significant.

Device Management sounds a little less sci-fi than some emerging trends, but don’t underestimate the important role it has played in empowering and connecting people during the Covid pandemic. Our partners at Jamf have gone from strength to strength this year with use cases across health, education, business, and public sector bringing the familiar Apple user experience to enterprise and so much more. In the first series of the ASM Connected podcast, episode 2 with Elizabeth Lucas from Jamf covers the important role this technology has played in patient visitor communication in hospitals.

Big Data Security and Analytics has been one our most active trends this year. Our partners at Grafana have been super busy as their open-source platform delivers impressively on the observability imperative. In ASM Connected episode 6 of series 1, podcast legend Dave Russell explains the complexity of the layers of big data, in a way that even we understand.

Finally, Human Insight AI is an exciting trend, even if it sounds a little more niche than the others we’ve reviewed. In fact, the human and societal impact of new tech and our curiosity about AI have been consistent threads during Series 2 of ASM Connected. Keep a look out for our soon to be released podcast with Inma Martinez where we learn how emerging technology in the transport sector is already superior to humans and is improving further to keep us safe. Subscribe here to ensure you don’t miss an episode. Our partners at SmartEye are ones to watch in this emerging trend.

We’ve really enjoyed our contribution to emerging tech trends throughout 2021 and would like to thank all our excellent customers, vendor partners and podcast guests for joining us on this journey.

You’ll have to listen to episode 4 of ASM Connected with Matthew Griffin to hear the story about the panda burgers!