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How Mature is Software Channel Transformation?

by Stephen White  |  January 15, 2019

Channel transformation is a term readers may encounter infrequently. The phrase represents a business model shift from fulfillment and transactional activities, to solution and services selling. From a software selling...

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Doing Business with Microsoft - Inspire Part 4

by Stephen White  |  July 20, 2018

The final keynote of Microsoft Inspire (combined with Microsoft sales conference Ready) was relatively short, but commenced with a demonstration of admiration for Satya Nadella from the on site partner...

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Microsoft Inspired to Go Vertical and Stop Selling Licenses

by Stephen White  |  July 12, 2017

During the past week news of a Microsoft restructure has surfaced, details of the changes being made had been kept under wraps until Microsoft’s FY was complete. Some twelve months...

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Evolution of Microsoft Licensing Programmes

by Stephen White  |  March 14, 2017

Last month, having completed a breakfast briefing to a set of European clients, I was approached with a question which began ‘I’ve heard a rumour ….’ In a discipline where...

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Microsoft, Brexit and That Price Increase

by Stephen White  |  November 7, 2016

Ramifications of Brexit may be wide-spread and plentiful, yet difficult to predict accurately. What has been clear is the confidence / uncertainty impact on the value of sterling - having...

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What’s in a name? Microsoft package and licensing changes

by Stephen White  |  October 4, 2016

Microsoft are ringing the changes Periodically we see a set of licensing changes from Microsoft. Early in 2016 a number were announced or took effect. This month, immediately following a...

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Interaction and Insight into the world of Software Resellers

by Stephen White  |  September 19, 2016

Arguably the most positive aspects of being a Gartner analysts is the quantity of client interaction we enjoy. Having been an analyst for nigh on two years now, it’s amazing to consider that...

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What does an end to Adobe auditing and license compliance activity really mean?

by Stephen White  |  August 3, 2016

There may be several answers to this question, however between the question and potential answers lies a series of feasible explanations: A. License revenue growth resulting from SaaS and subscription...

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Office 365 5th Birthday Milestone

by Stephen White  |  June 30, 2016

Microsoft has been in business now for over 40 years, with annual revenues of more than $90BN, clients across all sectors and a dominant, but declining, software market share of 13.3%...

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Microsoft Renewals - the Season for Finding Carrots in the Cloud

by Stephen White  |  June 7, 2016

Last week's column drew attention to the need to evaluate timing before committing to a cloud subscription model and aligning timing of any commitment Currently many organizations are looking to finalize...

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