Brian M O’Curran February 14 2011 01:53:43 PM
|Hi, Thanks for stopping by. You didn't read it wrong, it's Billion's with a "B." It's amazing how fast the money adds up with we're talking about software licensing costs. Software can be a large percentage of an IT budget for any given year. If I could show you how to reduce that spend and either be a hero or help fund some other, higher profile (and probably higher ROI) project, would that be worth a few minutes of your time? |
For the past several years, IBM's Project Liberate team has been engaged in helping my customers to understand alternatives with respect to Microsoft Enterprise Agreements, and, in most cases, guiding them to save money. A LOT OF MONEY!
We help customers understand their Enterprise Agreements, and show them alternative strategies to purchase their Microsoft licenses often resulting in lower costs than are available via the Enterprise Agreement. You can benefit by learning to buy what's needed versus buying into a bundle of products that might not get fully utilized. In the process, customers have "liberated" budget dollars to fund other projects or initiatives.
Customers with Microsoft Enterprise Agreements might be able to save up to 40% or more on the cost of their renewal through this no-charge evaluation of their current Enterprise Agreement.
During a a typical engagement, we:
- Help you to evaluate your current expenditures within your Microsoft Enterprise Agreement and provide alternatives based on current deployment plans, product readiness and end user segments.
- Share best practices that other customers are using when negotiating Microsoft Enterprise Agreements (Office Pro vs. Office Standard, OS Upgrade charge vs. OS upgrade with hardware refresh, etc.).
- Help you understand what analysts are recommending when negotiating contracts with Microsoft.
- Deliver a presentation about cost savings using our experience with Microsoft contracts.
Project Liberate engagements have helped customers around the world to achieve significant cost savings. There's never an obligation to purchase or replace any software.
Value Proposition for you:
- Potentially reduce your Microsoft bill, using the same products you use today via alternative buying options.
- Savings can self-fund innovation and productivity initiatives.
- Reduce your dependency on Microsoft bundles, buying only what you need.
- No-charge consulting engagement.
Look, this stuff is complicated. I know. Anymore, who can spend any money without getting the absolute maximum return? Give me a call and we can talk. Might be the best call you make this week. You certainly have nothing to lose... I'm not a high pressure sales guy, I'm not going to hound you until the end of time. Just two people talkin' - no pressure.
Yeah, I'm in Michigan too.... or
send me an e-mail bmoc at us dot ibm dot com
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