Cloud Competition Has Growing Impact for SMBs
Over the past few years, major cloud providers have been aggressively competing. At times, it’s been an all out price war with Microsoft, Amazon, Google and others lowering prices to beat the others. But it’s also been a race for new features and capabilities, as innovation and unique services can attract and retain customers.
The challenge for small and mid-size businesses, however, is that much of the competition as been focused on the Infrastructure and Platform as a Service (IaaS and PaaS) segments of cloud computing. And while lower prices on cloud processing and storage are great, most SMBs are using Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions.
Change is happening and you can benefit.
As an incentive for companies with Enterprise Agreement (EA) pricing to move off Microsoft, Google started things off by offering Google Apps for free until customers’ EA agreements end. The program, available to companies with 150 or more licensed users, removes the “double pay” period for companies that want to “go Google”.
More recently, Microsoft lowered the minimum licensed user count from 150 to 50 for its FastTrack program, which provides Microsoft partners with resources and customers with rebates to cover the cost of migration. Companies with 50 or more licensed users can save up to 75% (or more) on their deployment and migration.
Enter Cumulus Global and More Savings
Focused on serving small and mid-size businesses, these programs are good, but not good enough. So, we are adding to the deals.
New to Google Apps for Work
- Google Apps for Free through the end of your Microsoft EA term (150 license minimum)
- 14 months for the price of 12 (5 license minimum, 12 month renewal terms)
New to Microsoft Office 365
- FastTrack discounts and rebates (50 license minimum)
- Migration savings of 35% to 70% (5 to 50 licenses)
From Direct to Partner
- Existing Microsoft O365 and Google Apps for Work customers can save up to 10% on licensing and up to 20% on support and other services through our Switch & Save program.
The Next Step is Yours
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