"It was the kind of scenario that used to strike fear into
Microsoft partners' hearts, and Tim Marshall remembers it well. A
midsize business was evaluating collaboration solutions, recalls
Marshall, vice president of technology at Neudesic LLC, an Irvine,
Calif.-based solution provider and Microsoft Gold Certified
"'Microsoft came in and pitched Exchange and SharePoint and so
forth to the customer and said the licensing was going to be
$500,000 [€413,700], give or take,' he says. Then another
vendor came along and proposed a Linux-based solution with
licensing price tag that was hard to beat: zero. That's when
Microsoft called in Neudesic..."
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