by Julie Golding, U.S. MPN Lead

Julie Golding 2011

Cloud computing can help your customers increase their IT flexibility, reduce deployment costs, and manage operations. The market opportunity with cloud computing continues to grow. According to a Microsoft survey conducted by Edge Strategies in 2012, 50 percent of small and medium businesses (SMB) say cloud computing is going to become more important for their operations, and 58 percent believe working in the cloud can make companies more competitive. image

You can expand your business and position your company as a trusted advisor by starting to offer cloud-based solutions that are equivalent to your existing on-premises solutions.

Your Microsoft Action Pack subscription gives you resources that help build and deliver on-premises solutions around Microsoft products and technologies. For example, your internal-use software benefit in the Action Pack lets you use Microsoft software in your business, so you can sell what you know. Through the Cloud Essentials subscription, you can get similar, cloud-related benefits. In just a few minutes, you can enroll in Cloud Essentials, and access internal-use software licenses for Microsoft Office 365, Windows Intune, and Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online.

As a member of the Microsoft Partner Network, you are already eligible for Cloud Essentials, and can enroll through the  link on the Cloud Partner program benefits page.

Then, take advantage of the resources we offer to help you market and sell your cloud-based solutions:

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