Is Microsoft Office 2013 right for you? Here are the right questions for small and midsize businesses and enterprises to ask.
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Bid adieu to the box. The CD installations of tech yore are a thing of the past. That said, while Microsoft's marketing machine is revving its engines behind Office 365, you can still get the "traditional" version of Office 2013, although it comes in the form of product key card download. The budget and capital expenditure folks undoubtedly will have their say in this decision: Office 2013 Professional runs $399 for a single perpetual license, whereas the Office 365 Small Business Premium edition -- which includes the full desktop version of Office apps -- can be had for $150 per year, per user. Bear in mind that the lower-tier Office 365 packages for small businesses don't actually include the full-blown versions of Word, Excel or other popular applications.
IT Service Management Must EvolveThe idea of technology being delivered as a service appeals to the 409 IT pros responding to our Service-Oriented IT Survey. But cloud providers are competing for that work, and CIOs are being selective.