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Microsoft® Lync® Server 2013 Unleashed Second Edition by Randy Wintle, Alex Lewis, David Ross, Tom Pacyk

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Lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)

The term TCO refers to total cost of ownership. Various solutions have components that are cheaper than others, but what is really important is TCO. Just because one software license is cheaper doesn’t mean that the overall cost to purchase and run a solution is cheaper. For some time, Microsoft has claimed a lower TCO than the competition. At VoiceCon in 2010, Microsoft was able to provide some truth to this statement. VoiceCon held an RFP competition titled “Who Delivers the Goods?” This competition requested that all major UC vendors provide an RFP response. In the end, the responses were used to provide a TCO comparison between vendors. The results showed Microsoft being nearly 50% cheaper than all other ...

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