Some of the changes Microsoft are not good for customers, Forrester says. One change means Microsoft's paid Software Assurance option - which gives customers free access to updates - may not be as good a deal anymore.
"Analyst house Forrester has identified five key issues that IT buyers need to consider before purchasing Microsoft products and upgrades after the company's recent pricing and licensing changes.
Although most of the changes were in favour of the customer, Forrester said that Microsoft has not done enough to address concerns such as the complexity of licensing for desktop virtualisation, and the mismatch between the cost and value of Office upgrades."
Your White Papers Search Results
Survey Analysis: Customers Rate Their BI Platform Functionality
Gartner's research of the Business Intelligence market is the most highly respected in the industry. This particular research details the...
Independent Research Study Big Data: A Look at the Real Costs
On-Demand Webcast It is widely reported that a Hadoop platform is a factor of 20 or more lower in price than a data warehouse platform. But the...