Partners Plan for Microsoft Dynamics ERP Cloud Vision, Part 1: Changing Business Models and Market Perception

Microsoft's announcement at Convergence 2011 that it plans to start supporting and, to some extent, deploying cloud versions of its Dynamics ERP solutions starting with NAV "7" had conference attendees buzzing. But some partners are still wondering exactly what this means for them. 

With many of Microsoft's own plans still uncertain or at least under wraps, partners - especially those whose business model is entirely based on license and maintenance sales - are starting to look at ways to adjust and thrive even as the landscape continues to shift.

Re-examining the partner business model

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About Linda Rosencrance

Linda Rosencrance is a freelance writer/editor in the Boston area. Rosencrance has over 25 years experience as an reporter/investigative reporter, writing for many newspapers in the metropolitan Boston area. Rosencrance has been writing about information technology for the past 16 years.

She has covered a variety of IT subjects, including Microsoft Dynamics, mobile security issues such as data loss prevention, network management, secure mobile app development, privacy, cloud computing, BI, big data, analytics, HR, CRM, ERP, and enterprise IT.

Rosencrance is the author of six true crime books for Kensington Publishing Corp.

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