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5 Ways to Prepare for the Microsoft Office Price Hike

By Matt Maloney on Nov 2, 2021

Microsoft recently announced the first Office price increase in a decade. If your enterprise uses Office, you probably know the platform has rolled out a lot of new capabilities since the last release. The company has essentially reinvented the Office platform as a cutting-edge SaaS service, setting a rate for innovation that would be difficult for many other providers to match. But while the increase appears justified against rising technology costs and upgraded feature sets, it’s still important to take the right steps to ensure your spend matches your needs and usage.

Are you ready for the Microsoft Office price hike? We’ll show you 5 ways to wrangle your Microsoft UCaaS Spend.

Topics: cloud management IT Finance cloud costs SaaS rate plan optimization unified communications trends UCaaS enterprise
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Controlling the Communication Spend Explosion

By Sheikh Ali on Sep 13, 2021

Now more than ever, businesses in this globally connected world are turning to Unified Communications (UC) and Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) solutions to enable seamless collaboration. 

Topics: Technology Expense Management cloud management cloud expense management analytics cloud costs SaaS rate plan optimization unified communications UCaaS enterprise
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Managing Cloud Expenses Across a Hybrid Cloud Environment

By Calero-MDSL on Mar 25, 2020

Mastering the Tangled Web of Cloud Expense Management

Topics: Technology Expense Management telecom expense cloud expense management cloud services CSEM telecommunications cloud costs
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[August 14 Webinar] Cloud Services Expense Management Made Simple (Really!)

By Rob Stratton on Jul 12, 2019

Do you and your IT department spend multiple days each month logging into various cloud portals and accounts to extract data? Do you struggle to assign the actual resource cost utilized by various departments? Can you validate the cost of specific projects and determine actual metrics, including ROI? Are you able to do it alongside all of your other complex spend categories like telecoms, mobility, and market data?

Gartner estimates that through 2020, 80% of organizations will overshoot their cloud IaaS budget due to a lack of cost optimization approaches. Most companies simply ignore the problem, drown themselves in spreadsheets, leverage isolated native cloud tools, hire expensive consultants, use superficial independent software or create plans that are never executed. All of which leads to increased support costs, unbudgeted spend, unanticipated growth, poorly negotiated contracts and individual management processes. Sound familiar?

In this webinar from MDSL, you will learn:

• How you can successfully manage cloud expenses alongside other complex technology spend categories to capture a total cost of ownership
• Why you need automated versus manual control mechanisms in place to help drive transparency and accountability
• How an optimized cloud expense strategy can allow you invest in other projects and drive further innovation
• How a global consumer products company generated a 35% reduction in cloud spend among other outcomes
• More about MDSL’s unique approach to cloud services expense management and a sneak peek at our award-winning solution 

Topics: Technology Expense Management Events webinar information technology cloud management cloud expense management cloud services AWS cloud costs Azure