One in five Office 365 licenses aren’t being used. How do you keep better track of that?

Tune in next month for tips on better use of licenses, and how you can save $$$,$$$

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Webcast The problem with Microsoft Office 365 licenses is that while most businesses never quite seem to know how many they’ve got, paying for more of them, or more expensive tiers with existing ones, seems like the easiest thing in the world.

Knowing which license does what, whether it will include whatever's released next, and whether you're getting a good deal for your money, is a stress. A cynic may even say the entire pricing and management structure was deliberately designed this way.

As we hurtle headlong towards a post-pandemic recession – or at the very least, a future of increased scrutiny of spending as businesses try to recover – having a load of assets sitting around unused yet costing money just won't do.

Luckily, there are people out there who can help organisations stay on top of the ever-growing loadout of Office 365 licenses. One such company is Quadrotech, which polled more than two million Office 365 users, and said it found that one in five corporate licenses isn’t being used at all. If you presume those are all E3 – the average, middle-tier $20-a-month license you’ll find most people using – that’s half a million dollars down the drain every year for an organisation of 10,000 users.

Add to that the fact that many of your E3 users may not need all the features offered by that tier, and could easily make the best of an E1 license for more basic functions, you’re looking at even bigger waste.

On June 4, 2020 at 4pm BST, Quadrotech’s Paul Robichaux will join The Reg’s Tim Phillips to help you start clawing back some of those misaligned licenses. The conversation will focus around how to track the licenses you’ve got, how to stop buying more that you don’t need, and how to make the most of what you’ve got to keep them delivering value.

Sign up right here for the webcast, brought to you by Quadrotech.

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