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As part of regular and ongoing customer engagement, Microsoft Worldwide Licensing and Pricing (WWLP) executives, Joe Matz, Microsoft corporate vice president (second from left), and Richard Smith, general manager of business marketing (at right), headed over to Hanover, Germany, to meet with chief information officers (CIOs) from several of Europe’s largest companies in conjunction with CeBIT 2011, the biggest worldwide IT fair. Over several days they visited with and listened to customer feedback, as well as shared their latest thinking related to the rapidly evolving strategies regarding licensing and pricing.
From small companies to large enterprises, cloud computing is an important new revolution in how we think about software and services.
PCs started transforming the workplace in the 1990s, when the emergence of personal computers made highly-specialized applications more accessible to everyone. When the Internet emerged, many applications became “internet-facing,” which means that they could communicate over standards-based Web protocols. This idea was revolutionary—and still remains popular—because you can reuse simple parts to create more complex solutions.
The Microsoft Windows Intune product team is looking for organizations interested in influencing the future of cloud based IT management and security.
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Join us on Wednesday, June 15th at 9am PST for an informational live meeting webcast featuring IDC’s Al Gillen, Program VP, System Software, IDC and Randy Perry, VP, Business Value Consulting, IDC.
Al and Randy will discuss a recent IDC study that found that a PC that uses all six Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) technologies can realize and annual IT productivity savings as high as $252 per year, or a 36% reduction in annual IT costs.
We hear it from our customers every day: Today’s increasingly-mobile workforce wants seamless, reliable, anytime access to their applications and data on a growing set of devices such as laptops, mobile devices, and home PCs. As we respond and address these user demands, IT’s priority is to maintain compliance and manage the corporate environment responsibly and efficiently.
Gone are the days when IT Pros could consider the PC portion of their IT infrastructures, at least, to be fairly simple to support. It’s getting harder to remember that time, when business populations could be divided neatly into two groups: full-time employees who worked primarily at offices on desktop computers and a smaller set of users who generally worked from afar on laptops.