Trends Report

Consider These Five Criteria When Choosing A Microsoft Volume Licensing Program

Key Factors When Evaluating Enterprise Agreements Against Alternatives

May 24th, 2011
DJ
Duncan Jones
With contributors:
Christopher Andrews , Christopher Voce , Rory Stanton

Summary

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 issues that you should consider, including how to plan and finance upgrades and the products and licensing rules that Microsoft has tied to its Software Assurance (SA) program. It will explain the impact of technology changes such as mobility and cloud on your Microsoft licensing decisions. We'll also predict how Microsoft will try to increase adoption of its flagship Enterprise Agreement (EA) program in the face of threats to its dominance, both from software competitors and from alternative non-Wintel devices.

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