With Microsoft ending extended product support for Office 2010 in October, organisations that are still using this version may believe their only migration path is to the subscription based Office365. Nevertheless, there is a more cost-effective solution that most conventional Microsoft Resellers don’t talk about: pre-owned perpetual licensing. This option can provide a more up-to-date Office suite for only slightly more than an annual Office 365 subscription.
Topics: Office 365, Perpetual Software Licensing
As an IT manager, you are always under pressure to deliver more capability, greater speeds, and less downtime across your network, which means keeping up with the latest technology. But with software manufacturers moving their customers to a subscription model, your latest upgrade often lies in the cloud with products like Office 365, AZURE, or AWS, leaving you with your old on premise licences that you no longer need. In the past, these were money down the drain, but what if you could recoup some of the first year of your new subscription fees by selling your now redundant, old software? With Discount Licensing, you can!
A large number of academic institutions are in possession of old software licences that they either have forgotten about or presume are not worth anything, but did you know that they could actually be resold back to a vendor for a reasonable price?
If your academic institution is sitting on unused volume licences, this can be a valuable asset that you can sell on to a trustworthy vendor to recoup some of your original costs.
Topics: Recycling Software License Assets, Second-Hand Software, Software Asset Management
Since the UK – and much of Europe – went into lockdown, many businesses have been temporarily closing or seen their revenues impacted. As a result, businesses are being forced to cut costs and to look for new ways to save money.
As software is often business critical, buyers are searching the internet for the best deals but it is important to know what to look for first. There are times when the cheapest option isn’t the best!
Whether you are looking to upgrade your office suite or simply maintaining compliance the cost of software licensing can be expensive. A conventional Microsoft reseller will automatically tell you that the most cost-effective way to licence your business correctly is to buy Office 365 or Azure and move away from on-premise perpetual licensing to a subscription cloud-based solution.
Topics: Second-Hand Software
When a 24/7 service provider decided it was time to refresh their Office 2013 Standard, they looked towards the Cloud. Being a subscription, it would be Opex rather than Capex expenditure so would possibly be easier to get approved internally. They had observed that other decision-makers in their industry were making the switch to Microsoft Cloud that led them to think that the Cloud was a more cost-effective option for their 4000 seats.
At Discount Licensing, we buy and sell pre-owned, perpetual software licences, working closely with a variety of large businesses across Europe. Trading in your surplus software licences or purchasing pre-owned ones can help you save a significant amount of money for your business.
Pre-owned, perpetual software licences can offer excellent value to a business looking to maximise its savings. When it comes to perpetual software licence resellers, they must abide by the Software Directive 2009.
Purchasing pre-owned software is quick and easy, saving you a significant sum of money. We have many satisfied customers across Europe – in fact, as much as 60% of our business takes place around Europe. Opting for pre-owned perpetual software licensing over cloud-based upgrades means you get permanent access to software for a fraction of the original price.
IT giant Microsoft has been making headlines for the wrong reasons recently, after a new report has revealed that some 250 million of its customer records – spanning 14 years – have been exposed for all to see online without password protection.
Topics: Second-Hand Software, Cloud Software
The second-hand software market is booming as more and more businesses come to understand what an effective way it is to save money. Very few businesses don’t require some software to operate effectively while most are always looking for ways to save money without affecting operational performance. That’s what pre-owned software offers, effective software for a lot less money!
Topics: Second-Hand Software