Feb 2018

Cloud computing has revolutionized the way many organizations manage their IT, but it’s not without its critics and concerns. Perhaps the greatest concern for many has been entrusting mission critical data and functions to a third party. This was more [...]

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Jan 2018

When it comes to commonly used productivity software, Microsoft® has dominated the market since the introduction of Office in the early nineteen-nineties. Microsoft Office is such an industry standard that even its competitors must have some degree of compatibility to [...]

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Jan 2018

It has been interesting to watch the progression of portable computing during recent years. While businesses and consumers typically want devices which are smaller and lighter, manufacturers are faced with constraints surrounding battery life and connectivity, among others. Microsoft®, Qualcomm™ [...]

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Dec 2017

Microsoft’s® Volume Licensing Program has been around since 1993, and its various components are the most common way organizations purchase software licenses from Microsoft. The primary agreement within the program is the Enterprise Agreement (EA), which is intended for medium [...]

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Dec 2017

Much has been said and written about Microsoft’s® post-Ballmer strategy of offering Microsoft products on devices and platforms which compete with Windows™. There were many years during which it made sense to leverage the market dominance of Windows, particularly with [...]

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Nov 2017

We have been predicting for some time that while AWS is considered the market leader in cloud computing, Microsoft has a tremendous advantage with Azure and Office 365 among enterprise customers. On November 7, 2017, Forbes declared Microsoft to be [...]

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Oct 2017

Many industry experts believe that cloud computing is still in its infancy, but we’re seeing an increasing number of large organizations abandoning their datacenters and relying upon cloud service providers for many of their IT needs. Even companies in some [...]

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Sep 2017

You don’t have to focus on Microsoft® every day to notice that they have dramatically improved their public perception (and stock price) during the past few years. Those who do focus on the software giant tend to attribute it to [...]

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Sep 2017

Sometimes I feel like I have posted about software licensing audits too often, but I keep receiving inquiries from (rightfully) concerned organizations who are being audited. Major software providers such as Microsoft®, Oracle®, IBM®, and others have increased their efforts [...]

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Aug 2017

Microsoft® has teamed with Flexera™ to provide an automated software asset management solution for their volume licensing customers. This is being presented as a way to “Increase Software Supply Chain Transparency & Strengthen Customer Relationships”, but anyone electing to engage [...]

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