Are you up-to-date on Microsoft licensing agreement benefits? This morning I read another case study about a client who saved a lot of money (around $50K) by replacing a third party tool with a tool that they already owned by virtue of their Microsoft licensing agreement. In this case, it was replacing the anti-virus solution with Microsoft Forefront Client Security. Microsoft certainly has not been top-of-mind in terms of security solutions; in fact, I've seen clients chuckle at the thought of using a Microsoft solution to provide security.
Microsoft Licensing Agreement
Yet Forefront is a darn good product and we are seeing more and more clients implement it. Microsoft seems to slowly be winning over the hearts and minds of the IT community with some of their newer products.
Over the weekend I wrote a post on Quickly Reaping the Benefits of an Acquisition. Consolidating the anti-virus solution into a single platform is a quick way to reduce duplicate costs. It has a direct impact on the acquired and acquiring organizations. Talking about cost reduction? Well, this is an easy places to save money. For some organizations, it can be a large savings.
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