Good consultancy work
I've been helping them setup Data Leek Prevention in Office 365
The Welsh, it seems, just cannot get enough of Microsoft as 100,000 NHS staff across the country are set to receive a bucketload of the company's productivity wares. The deal comes hot on the heels of a £1.2m deal to see 1,521 "maintained" schools in the region getting their sticky fingers on Office 365 ProPlus. While nearly …
So lets assume the user count is exactly 100,000 and not some more exact number.
At the published government pricing for Microsoft 365 e5 it would be £48.90 * 100,000 * 12= £58.68m
The deal is £39m so saving a bit under £20m
So they are getting a 33% discount and the government list pricing is already discounted from commercial business prices.
Government published pricing for Microsoft 365 E5:
Microsoft has usually given a massive discount for educational use so that deal wouldn't make a fair comparison. They want those little workers to be trained only knowing how to use Microsoft software and not learning anything else.
:) I jest. But better move than shit GSuite. Tell Microsoft you're thinking of moving to them and they throw in the migration for free. Shame the place I worked at ignored that, and ignored that 365 was cheaper than GSuite. Now they are stuck with GShite and still require some Office licenses for certain departments. What a fuck up that has been.
Well unless the NHS was moving away from MS Office buying 365 was pretty inevitable since MS don't really allow you to do anything else. I know one organisation that tried to do Office 2019 on-prem and MS make the whole thing so onerous that they gave up and went 365.
We're all waiting for the screaming to start when the introductory pricing evaporates and the bait and switch is unveiled.
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