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Microsoft EA License Costs Increasing Oct 1

A new fiscal year for Microsoft, a new range of price increases for its products. Shortly after its new fiscal year kicked off in July, Microsoft announced pricing and programmatic discount changes that will go into effect on October 1, 2018. This is in addition to the 30 percent price increase for Microsoft Unified Support, [...]

September 23rd, 2018|

Government Premier Support – Stay Compliant with US Nationals

Federal CIOs are being tasked to move to a National cloud while streamlining operations and working with increasingly shrinking IT budgets.  They are mandated to maintain U.S. compliance and security standards while advancing their entity's mission and better serving its citizens.  As part of the mandate for data sovereignty, some CIOs are finding "US Persons" [...]

September 21st, 2018|

Don’t Rely on Twitter for Your Azure Premier Support

Companies worldwide continue to adopt various types of cloud computing to power their businesses at a high rate: Industry analyst firm Gartner predicts that the infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) market will grow by 35.9% in 2018 to reach $40.8 billion by the end of the year. The software-as-a-service (SaaS) industry is expected to grow by 22.2% to reach $73.6 billion by the end of 2018. [...]

September 10th, 2018|

Enterprise Cloud Backup as Easy as 3-2-1

In today’s business world where data and availability are everything, it’s no longer good enough to have one copy of all your enterprise data – including sensitive customer information and intellectual property – locally stored in one place as a backup. Industry best practice tells us that you should follow the 3-2-1 rule – 3 [...]

September 4th, 2018|

Ready For Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday?

When enterprises look at their security posture, they generally are looking to counteract the latest malware of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks to ensure their data is safe and maintain business continuity. However, chasing what is covered most in the press will leave you wide open to the biggest cause for enterprise data breaches: [...]

August 24th, 2018|

Middle East – Avoid 40% Microsoft Premier Support Cost Increase

Earlier this year, Microsoft announced that it was doubling down on expanding its Microsoft Office 365 and Azure services into the Middle East by opening its first data center in Abu Dhabi. By doubling the number of Azure regions available, in tandem with its goal to be in 50 regions across the globe, Microsoft is [...]

August 20th, 2018|

UK – Avoid 40% Microsoft Premier Support Cost Increase

Microsoft transitioned from a Premier to a Unified support model in July as a response to the rise in cloud services. The catch, though, is that Unified support will apply across all on-premises and online Microsoft applications – not just online services. Essentially, this means you potentially have more support for products you do not [...]

August 13th, 2018|

Scandinavia – Avoid 40% Microsoft Premier Support Cost Increase

Microsoft transitioned from a Premier to a Unified support model in July as a response to the rise in cloud services. The catch, though, is that Unified support will apply across all on-premises and online Microsoft applications – not just online services. Essentially, this means you potentially have more support for products you do not [...]

August 6th, 2018|

Microsoft Pay Per Incident (PPI) Alternative

Looking for a Microsoft Pay Per Incident (PPI) alternative?  See 5 reasons why companies of all sizes are switching from MS PPI to US Cloud Premier Support services. When you decide to use Microsoft software and services for your business, you expect to receive the highest quality support possible. Oftentimes, when companies sign enterprise agreements [...]

July 30th, 2018|

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