Microsoft recently announced that there will be important pricing changes in 2017. Here is a summary of their announcement:
From 1 January 2017, Microsoft will be increasing British pound pricing to match the pricing for enterprise software and cloud services within the EU/EFTA region.
Most enterprise cloud prices are likely to increase by 22% and on-premises enterprise software will rise by 13% in order to better reflect the euro levels.
For business customers, the changes will not affect existing orders under annuity volume licensing agreements for products that are subject to price protection.
See the full Microsoft announcement here.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has also publicised that its hardware prices will be increasing from 1st December 2016. This is due to the drop in value of sterling against the US dollar and the need to ensure harmonised pricing for the multi-region customers.
HPE prices are expected to rise between 6 and 12% depending on the product and the exchange rate.
What the impact will be isn’t clear yet – but clearly, there are significant price increases on the way.
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