White Paper: Microsoft stunts its own growth through licensing complexity

The purpose of this paper is to highlight key discussion points for further dialogue with Microsoft on behalf of the Campaign for Clear Licensing.

This paper collates the feedback from over 100 worldwide Microsoft customers on their concerns and challenges with software licensing.

Executive Summary

This paper collates the feedback from over 100 worldwide Microsoft customers on their concerns and challenges with software licensing and recommends five recommendations for positive change.

Key issues with Microsoft Licensing are tracking, licensing complexity, bundling and transitioning to new license models. The five recommendations to Microsoft include clear measurement metrics, audit clarity, a knowledgebase and communications plan.

Download: Microsoft stunts its own growth through licensing complexity

If you have any questions regarding the report or feedback on Microsoft please contact me.

Martin Thompson, December 2014.

@itammartin

http://uk.linkedin.com/in/martinthompson/

martin at clearlicensing dot org

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