A couple of weeks ago I needed to buy a new lawnmower. I bought a Honda mower from a company that I’ve bought other tools from in the past; they give great service, their prices are reasonable and the fellow I dealt with actually seemed to care about what my needs were. Anyway, I bought the lawnmower and didn’t give the transaction another thought. The mower’s great and I’m a happy boy.
There are a lot of people out there gnashing their teeth over the whole question of Microsoft’s push for subscription licensing, specifically Office licensing via Office 365. Indeed, there is a yawning chasm opening up between those of us who see advantage in the subscription model and those who cling to the old licensing models. While there are many arguments for and against the subscription model, and a lot of them well thought out, the heart of the discussion comes down to what you plan to do with your subscription license.
I have talked about the market changes that face all of us that are involved in supplying IT services in previous posts. The Cloud (all of it , but particularly the Microsoft Cloud offerings like Office 365) is changing the market landscape in ways no one would have imagined just a few years ago. And while we all see the “traditional” IT market eroding at an ever increasing pace, those that choose to can also see a world of new possibilities.
This is a little bit of a rant, so be prepared.
One of the great things about the tech industry is that you get to meet and work with some truly interesting people with a heavy lean towards the “Type A” category. In my 30+ years in the biz I’ve been privileged to work with,and sometimes ,if I’ve been really lucky, lead some truly great teams. My present stint at itgroove has provided me with the chance to work with another great team and Sean Wallbridge, our Prez and leader, has built a truly diverse group.