The Register has asked Microsoft to explain why price rises are proposed
Agile development and continuous updates means these products are now 10% better than at the start of the year.
Microsoft has something that will compound customers' New Year hangovers for 2018 – a double-digit price hike. According to documents seen by The Register, Microsoft will slap up to 10 per cent on the cost of certain flavours of Service Provider Licensing Agreements (SPLA) in the UK from next year. "On January 1, 2018, …
With the push to sell us services and storage in the cloud all of the big companies know it costs a lot of money to revert back to on-site delivery. So, it's just like a drug dealer operation - get them hooked and then you are on their payroll for life....
I wouldn't mind if, when their service fails, we get adequate compensation (read the very small print on this). Ditto the broadband providers.
If we are going to have a cloud connected world then we need a contract with a two way responsibility. We pay you each month for a service and you compensate us when you fail.
compensation is useless when their failures mean that -
- You can't take orders
- You can't ship stuff
- You can't pay the wages
and you go belly up.
In this case, the compensation would be paid to the Administrators not you.
Clouds carry water that eventually pisses all over you. Then there is no more cloud.
If you're buying into cloud services and not planning on substantial, unexplained, cost increases from year to year, you're just clueless. It doesn't take a genius to figure out that vendors are expert at determining what it costs to leave (more every year you are on their platform), and adjusting their pricing just enough below that threshold to prevent you from actually leaving.
May I have another, SIR!
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