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Microsoft Premier Support Resellers (LSP/LAR/VAR) Ask for Resale Option – US Cloud Delivers

US Cloud today announced a new channel program for Microsoft Premier Support Resellers - LSPs, LARs and VARs looking to reduce costs for clients.  The new program will allow third parties to add US Cloud’s Premier Support to their solution sets as they look for an alternative to Microsoft’s increasingly expensive Premier (Unified) support options. [...]

January 2nd, 2019|

Enterprise Monitoring Series: Part 1 – Setting up for Network Success

Industry estimates put the cost to companies of IT downtime at over $5,000 per minute, on average. The infamous AWS “typo” outage alone reportedly cost companies in the S&P 500 index an estimated $150 million. And with over 48% of IT organizations reporting one outage in the last three years, it’s clear that modern environments have become too [...]

December 27th, 2018|

Microsoft Premier (Unified) Support Questions

As Microsoft converts its Premier Support customers to Unified Support, more and more people are exploring other options and switching to US Cloud Premier Support - a Microsoft Unified Support alternative. Here are 12 common questions answered about it: Are Premier Support health checks or RAPs done remotely, or on site? We [...]

December 23rd, 2018|

Office 365 Premier Support Cost – Optimize IT Costs in 2019

Office 365 Premier Support costs are an opportunity for your enterprise to optimize IT costs and reduce overall business costs in 2019. Let’s look at the top challenges of an enterprise IT cost optimization program, what Office 365 Premier support looks like and how you can optimize Office 365 Premier Support costs or the new [...]

December 17th, 2018|

Azure Premier Support Cost – Optimize to Reduce Business Cost

Azure Premier Support costs are an opportunity for your enterprise to optimize IT costs and reduce overall business costs. Let’s look at the top challenges of an enterprise IT cost optimization program, what Azure Premier support looks like and how you can optimize Azure Premier Support costs or the new Azure Rapid Response Support as [...]

December 11th, 2018|

Microsoft Premier (Unified) Renewals: End-of-Year Tips

As the calendar year winds down, many companies are entering their annual renewal dance with Microsoft, working to get budgets set for 2019.  But more and more companies are struggling with the clock winding down, with Microsoft negotiations getting delayed multiple times.  And this year, that is critical because new Premier / Unified Support price [...]

November 30th, 2018|

Three Cloud Computing Developments in 2018 You Should be Thankful for…

It is that time of year again when we pause and give thanks. As we prepare to break bread around our annual Thanksgiving dinner tables, we ponder the blessings of the past year.  And given our inherent nerdiness, our thankful thoughts turn to technology and, more specifically, the cloud.  We plucked out three developments in [...]

November 20th, 2018|

Microsoft Professional Support Alternative

Many Microsoft technology based organizations are not aware of a Microsoft Professional Support alternative at US Cloud.  The Problem: Small and midsized businesses – which make up more than 90% of all businesses worldwide – are between a rock and a hard place when it comes to Microsoft support.  Many organizations are ditching the delay [...]

October 16th, 2018|

Unified Support for Microsoft CSP’s? You Need a Plan B

By the end of this year, over half of IT spending will be cloud-based, reaching up to 60% of entire IT infra, and 60-70% of all applications, technology, and services spending by 2020.* Look no farther than Microsoft’s explosive growth in cloud with its Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) revenue up 234 percent (that’s not a [...]

October 9th, 2018|

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|

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