Simpler Licensing Options to Give Customers Better Access to Cloud Solutions

Industry analysts forecast the continued ascension of cloud infrastructure technology as a key market driver for the foreseeable future. For example, IDC’s 3rd Platform describes a vast array of always-connected smart mobile devices and pervasive use of social networking layered over a cloud-based server infrastructure as the primary growth driver of the ICT industry over…

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Buy now, pay later with Deferred Payments from Microsoft Payment Solutions

By Seth Eisner, General Manager, Microsoft Payment Solutions This is the second in a series of blog posts about how Microsoft Payment Solutions is designed to help companies achieve their strategic objectives through thoughtful cash flow management. Wouldn’t it be great if your new IT needs always arose at the start of your fiscal year?…

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Nine Key Updates in the Microsoft Volume Licensing Agreement Refresh 2012

The Microsoft Volume Licensing team recently completed its annual agreement refresh with the goal of improving overall partner and customer satisfaction. These changes help support business and product evolution, help clarify language, and align and simplify agreements. Outlined below are the key refresh highlights in 2012, which include Enterprise Programs, Open License and Open Value,…

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Licensing Made Easier

Partner describes how flexible payment solutions impact deals, benefit customers A number of factors influence the way that customers approach volume licensing for new technologies and uptake into their environments.  In today’s economy and shrinking budgets, along with the fact that customers either are or have become much more savvy with their IT spend, customers…

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WWLP Mail Bag: The New Enterprise Agreement

A Microsoft Volume Licensing Expert Answers your Burning Questions on the Enterprise Agreement This month on the blog we’ve provided a number of resources designed to help our customers get the most of their Enterprise Agreement (EA), featuring benefits available through the EA along with a case study on how a U.K.-based customer cut costs and…

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ECI Helps UK Customer Cut Costs, Boost Automation with Private Cloud

Our colleagues in the UK recently wrote about a customer looking to reduce the costs of virtualization charged by the incumbent vendor.  The case study is interesting in that it demonstrates the strategic role that volume licensing can play, particularly as customer uptick increases for virtualization and the private cloud.   For those who may not know,…

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Microsoft’s Lady Licensing Details How System Center 2012 Licensing Makes Cloud Management Easier

Microsoft’s own “Lady Licensing,” Emma Healey, posted a blog entry today about System Center 2012 (SC 2012) simplifing its multi-SKU lineup to two editions (datacenter and standard) to provide an integrated solution to manage applications across private, public and hybrid cloud scenarios.  She discusses how the updated licensing changes better align users with a hybrid cloud management…

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