In a world of change knowledge is power.
The cloud shift is forcing a change in the models and delivery mechanisms for IT. However this is not being driven by technology, but rather by social changes and a focus on service outcomes rather than the underlying processes.
Disruption occurs when “new” gets (benefits) are sufficiently valuable to force a fundamental questioning of the willingness to compromise on the gives (consequences).
Scope of Knowledge
From a “knowledge” perspective disruptive change also extends the scope of where to look for information that is relevant. By definition we now need to look in new areas, to refresh our knowledge and learn anew. It is not good enough to continue reinforcing your existing knowledge, you need ideas to be revealed and this knowledge needs to be shared.
The Rhipe Knowledge Cycle
Our world has from the outset revolved around the disruptive influence of the cloud. We work with and impact the views of the players at the heart of these changes and are recognised as industry thought leaders. This cloud knowledge exists across the whole of the Rhipe business and not just in a few “cloud experts”.
Our approach to knowledge covers 5 key stages:
- We capture, create and collect information from both internal and external sources
- Through curation we make this knowledge available for sharing
- Though our brand positioning we identify channels for communication
- We share our experience, educate and engage
- We listen and learn from our interactions, closing the loop of knowledge"]
We strive to make this information available to both existing and prospective customers with the simple premise that the more we all know the more the cloud space will grow and the more we will all benefit.
News & Articles
Simple answer is YES. Longer answer (with caveats) is:
Partner evaluation & testing
Evaluation and testing of products is allowed for a period of 90 days.
This period begins on the date the SPLA partner first acquires the original media for the product (software or online services).
The partner is required to keep records of such deployment benefiting from this right (see page 8-9 of the SPLA Agreement)
Further information can be found on Page 5 of the SPLA agreement.
Simple answer is YES. Longer answer (including caveats) is:
End user demos
A customer may demonstrate its software services for up to 50 prospective end users.
The customer must keep records of all demonstrations including names, and user id’s.
The end user demo period is 60 days.
Further information can be found on Page 5 of the SPLA agreement, & page 4 of the SPLA program guide.
The major change is a change in use rights for the Cloud Platform Suite (CPS): Service Providers are required to use Windows Azure Pack “WAP” for provisioning and deployment of a physical or virtual OSE in the Host Fabric. To see more details of this and other changes please read this post)
Core Infrastructure Suite (CIS) DOES include SQL server std edition to support System Center. However you cannot use the SQL component included to support any other line of business applications apart from System Center. Further details can be found in the Service Provider Usage Rights (SPUR). Details of how to access the SPUR can be found here.