Microsoft

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) provides a variety of products and services worldwide including the Windows operating systems for PCs, MS Office software, Xbox game consoles, and Dynamics business applications for ERP and CRM. Based in Redmond, Wash., US.

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  • Microsoft
  • Technology Pricing & Licensing
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Quick Take: Microsoft's Asia Pacific Analyst Summit 2013

    Clear Signs Of Progress Despite Obvious Internal Resistance

    Forrester attended Microsoft's second annual Asia Pacific Analyst Summit in Singapore last week for an update on the company's progress in transforming into a devices and services company. The event...

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  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Let's Clear Up The "Indirect Access" Mess

    Systems Of Engagement Will Cause Unexpected Software Costs Unless Buyers Take Action To Clarify Their License Agreements

    Forrester sees an increase in questions from clients about licensing disputes caused by so called "indirect access" scenarios. In these cases, software sales teams have told clients that they are...

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    Report:Software Audits: The Pain, The Shame, And The Gain

    If You Haven't Been Audited Yet, Chances Are You Will Be Soon — So Be Prepared

    Forrester sees a growing list of clients that find themselves forced to pay out for noncompliance. It seems that software audits are causing increasing pain as organizations struggle to keep abreast...

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  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Evaluating Microsoft's Software Assurance

    Are You Making The Most Of The Benefits On Offer?

    Whether acquired via the Microsoft Select Plus agreement or Enterprise Agreement (EA), many organizations have signed up to the Microsoft Software Assurance (SA) program, but time and again we find...

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  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Licensing Changes — What You Need To Know

    Repackaging And The Move From Per-Processor To Per-Core Licensing Will Affect The Way Your Organization Uses SQL Server

    Microsoft's recent announcements will affect the way your organization licenses its SQL Server product and what you have to pay to use it. To prepare for these changes, sourcing and vendor management...

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  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:How To Negotiate A Better Microsoft Office 365 Deal

    Concentrate On Who You Are Buying For And How You Want To Buy

    As many businesses are now evaluating moving their Microsoft Office applications online and into the cloud as a way of reducing infrastructure and staffing costs, sourcing and vendor management (SVM)...

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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Six Steps To Negotiating A Better BI Deal

    Use Forrester's Approach To Help You Get More For Your Money

    Many business intelligence (BI) vendors do not publish list prices. Some do not even provide list prices under NDA to their customers and prospects. Plus, BI pricing and licensing models differ...

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  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Consider These Five Criteria When Choosing A Microsoft Volume Licensing Program

    Key Factors When Evaluating Enterprise Agreements Against Alternatives

    Selecting the right Microsoft volume licensing program is a major decision for IT sourcing and vendor management executives and it gets more complicated every year. This report analyzes the key...

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  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Five New Microsoft Licensing Twists That Every IT Buyer Should Know

    Buyers May Need To Refine Their Microsoft Licensing And Adoption Strategies

    Forrester has studied Microsoft's recent pricing and licensing changes and found several that could have profound implications for enterprise IT departments, including price increases and repackaging...

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    Report:Take A Fresh Look At Microsoft's Subscription Program

    Recent Price Cuts Could Make It Sourcing Managers' Best Licensing Option

    Many enterprises are considering upgrading to new Microsoft products, but they lack the capital budget and are worried about the double impact of software depreciation and Software Assurance (SA) on...

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  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:VMware Is The New Microsoft (And Why Virtualisation Is Neither Free Nor Cheap)

    While VMware is increasingly viewed as the de facto choice in server virtualization for the enterprise, Hydrasight notes that VMware's ascendancy shares many similar characteristics to the rise of...

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