Q Listed as Top 10 Supplier of IT to the HE Sector

December 2, 2015


TOP 10

Q Associates have been recognised as a top 10 supplier in the CRN report on IT procurement within UK universities. A rundown of the top universities by IT spend reveals that Q Associates is ranked 10th of the top 100 suppliers and is also a “Top 5” supplier to 5 of the universities listed.

“Q have been operating in the Education sector for over 30 years now and this is excellent recognition for the company as a leading provider of IT solutions and services to universities across the UK” said David Cue, Managing Director, Q Associates.

The survey of education IT purchasing decision makers and Freedom of Information (FoI) data received from nearly 100 universities featured in the report painted a buoyant picture of IT spending in the UK education sector. More schools, college and university IT managers questioned had seen their IT budgets rise for this academic year than fall. Information obtained from universities suggests higher-education spending hiked more than a tenth in the academic year ending 31 July 2014.

The ICT market moves swiftly and the education sector is no exception.  With the continued rise in competition across the HE sector, student success and satisfaction now depends increasingly upon services delivered through advanced technology platforms.

Beating Austerity through IT Efficiency

Q Associates dedicated team of specialists work with over 200 public sector clients through G-Cloud, NSSA and other strategic frameworks. Our specialist technical services are designed to optimise the delivery of core IT services through improved performance and reduced budgetary pressure.

Our services focus on critical aspects of IT operations:

  • Strategic IT Efficiency
  • Infrastructure Optimisation
  • Data Protection & Information Security
  • Cloud Advisory Services
  • Database Management
  • IT Strategy Planning

Public sector leaders are facing growing pressure due to the dramatic changes posed by the current state of austerity measures.  Q Associates are helping our customers in the following areas –

  • The Budget Gap – Reduce cost. Reduce risk. Improve efficiency.
  • The Skills Gap – The right skills when you need them
  • The IT Gap – Efficient. Available. Agile. Secure
  • The Data Gap – Aligning information to business goals.


Click below to download the full CRN Intelligence Education Report 2015 or contact us if you’d like to know more about how Q Associates are helping Higher Education customers. 

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Contact Q Associates today if you have any questions or would like to discuss your IT requirements in more detail. Tel: 01635 248181 Email: Info@qassociates.co.uk


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