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Cloud Shift - Timing is almost everything

by Stephen White  |  May 30, 2016

Last week I had an all too familiar discussion, without a business case, completed testing or adoption plan an organization were already committing to transition a perpetual on-premises software licensing contract...

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A Magic Quadrant Parabasis

by Michael Maoz  |  May 4, 2016

The Magic Quadrant for the CRM Customer Engagement Center published this morning ( http://www.gartner.com/document/3306017 - for clients), and though I risk running afoul of the rules in Robert Hartwell Fiske's Dictionary of...

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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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Tune into the Cloud: Yes, we have no Banana's

by Gregor Petri  |  April 24, 2016

Tune into: Hybrid Architectures Just like the earwurm  "Yes, We Have No Bananas" seems to come back every decade or so,  IT has a number of issues that seem on...

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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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