US Department Of Defense Signs $617 Million Agreement With Microsoft
US Department Of Defense Signs $617 Million Enterprise License Agreement With Microsoft
US Defense Department has announced a joint enterprise license agreement for Microsoft products worth $617 million for a period of over 3 years.
As a result, all the Defense Department users can avail Microsoft Office 2013, SharePoint 2013, Windows 8 and Windows Server products as well.
Microsoft is committed to making sure that the technology within the agreement has a mobile-first focus, and DOD expects to begin to take advantage of Microsoft’s mobile offerings as part of our enterprise mobility ecosystem.”
SharePoint is big with them. They also want an operating environment that works seamlessly between platforms (desktop, tablet, phone, server) and geographic locations, something that will make almost everyone happy - no balkanization. MS works well in large organizations, and Windows 8 will eventually increase in popularity - take a tablet to a meeting, all your docs are available during the meeting, and notes from the meeting are instantly available on phone and desktop, and to others via SharePoint and/or cloud. Phones that don't break easily (i.e., Nokia) and easy battery recharging (Nokia) will make Nokia phones attractive.