Sep 2019

Beginning in October, Microsoft plans to tighten its licensing rules to stop customers from using their own licenses for Windows, Windows Server, SQL Server and other software on rival cloud providers. By Gregg Keizer Senior Reporter, Computerworld Microsoft this fall will begin [...]

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Sep 2019

Mistakes in negotiations can be costly – in fact, they could cost you hundreds of thousands of dollars over time, which is part of what makes it so important to avoid the critical mistakes when dealing with Microsoft®. Below is [...]

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Aug 2019

Software licenses are among the most important parts of running a modern business. If things aren’t going according to plan, then a single error in the process could slow down or even halt your entire business. Keep in mind that [...]

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Aug 2019

People keep asking me what the most common mistakes I find negotiating with Microsoft®. Here are a few recent mistakes (I prefer learning’s) from the past year from Negotiating with Microsoft®: Always lead the negotiations. In other words do not [...]

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Jul 2019

Why Emerset?

Jul 2019

If you have ever wondered why consulting groups such as Emerset and others exist, consider the complexity of Microsoft’s® Volume Licensing offerings and the amount of money VL customers invest in software and IT. Microsoft® attempts to “simplify” the way [...]

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Mar 2019

Computer software is an integral part of virtually every organizations infrastructure and operation.  Information Technology, whether software, hardware, services or the cost to obtain and maintain them is often the single biggest expense for a company. That should be enough [...]

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Jan 2019

Most organizations find themselves relying upon some degree of cloud computing, whether they are fully committed by abandoning their on-prem datacenter or merely subscribing to Microsoft Office 365™. While some have been reluctant to embrace the cloud, it has become [...]

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Jan 2019

“Cloud computing” has become somewhat of a buzzword during recent years. Many individuals and organizations have embraced it, while others remain skeptical. As with most IT considerations, there is no simple solution that works for everyone, but with respect to [...]

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Dec 2018

Much has been written about the Windows™ 10 October 2018 Update which was recalled shortly after release when some users reported data being lost after the update. Windows 10 1809 was originally released on October 2, but the “data-deletion” bug [...]

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Nov 2018

I have often spoken and written about advantages and disadvantages of the major cloud service providers. There are technical and business considerations when evaluating the major providers, but we have seen increasing instances in which retailers choose Microsoft® or Google™ [...]

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