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OpenStack and Gartner: The Facts

by Alan Waite  |  May 3, 2016

I've just returned home, crossing the planet after attending the OpenStack Summit in Austin, TX. Once again I was impressed at the progress made by the OpenStack community and the...

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Latitude and Longitude - locations matter when acquiring Office 365

by Stephen White  |  April 26, 2016

In alignment with many software publishers financial reporting currency and headquarters, experience shows us that a number of international organizations choose to acquire software licensing in US Dollars,. For over a decade this trend...

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Microsoft SAM and Licensing Part 2 - How Will Change Impact Client Services

by Stephen White  |  April 20, 2016

Yesterday's initial episode of this two part series raised some questions regarding Microsoft announcement that licensing and SAM competencies are being retired, today we delve into some potential impacts Licensing...

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Microsoft Calls Time on SAM and Licensing Competencies - Part 1

by Stephen White  |  April 19, 2016

IT leaders and their teams often rely on third parties to deliver services and provide guidance. Microsoft last week announced a change which impacts the route through which capable partners and...

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Software Contract Negotiation - Spring Into Action!

by Stephen White  |  April 11, 2016

Whilst Spring has been slow to take hold in this part of the world (the UK is yet to see 20degC in 2016), for many IT professionals charged with procurement or...

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Tune into the Cloud: Space Oddity

by Gregor Petri  |  March 25, 2016

Tune into: Economic Fall Out By now the new year is already well under way, but for me it began with the realization that many things won’t last forever. We...

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Are Enterprise Software Agreements a Critical Foundation for SaaS Adoption Success?

by Stephen White  |  March 7, 2016

  As application software publishers progressively transition their business models to SaaS subscriptions, conventional licensing programmes and contracts remain a key mechanism for clients to agree commercials and commitments beyond a single year....

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Making the Right Identity Choices for Azure AD and Office 365

by Mark Diodati  |  March 1, 2016

Based upon a recent survey, 62% of Gartner’s clients plan to migrate to or implement Office 365 in the next few years. And if you are using Office 365, you...

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Tune into the Cloud: The Times They Are A-Changin'

by Gregor Petri  |  February 29, 2016

As in other years, the Sunday Times bundled in February another issue of Racontuer's special "Cloud in Business" report with its print edition. As mentioned earlier, I had the honour of contributing...

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Monopolies, Oligarchies, and Our Digital Business Future

by Jack Santos  |  January 27, 2016

Quick civics quiz.   In the United States, monopolies are illegal. True or False? As business people, we have a love-hate relationship with monopolies....would love to be one, but hate having to...

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