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The economic impact of Corona

10. March 2020

Corona virus forcing companies to implement working from home – this software is needed now

Having spurred panic-buying in pharmacies, health and beauty retailers and supermarkets, the coronavirus has now reached the software industry. Software vendor VENDOSOFT has experienced a 20% increase in demand for Remote Desktop Service CALs in the past week alone. Since Monday of this week, demand from companies has continued to soar even further.

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Microsoft Remote Desktop Services (RDS) is an umbrella term for a function of Microsoft Windows Servers that enables users to remotely access data and Windows applications. With the help of RDS, a connection can be established with the servers in the company’s network from a remote location. If you’re telling your employees to work from home, licence regulations require you to have these access licences.

VENDOSOFT prepared for the strong demand

The elevated demand comes as no surprise to the reseller of new and used software. According to VENDOSOFT managing director Björn Orth, the company is fully stocked. There are some minor shortages, but only of older, and thus particularly inexpensive, versions, such as Microsoft Windows Server 2016 RDS CAL or its predecessor from 2008.

‘We have bought RDS CALs for Microsoft Windows Server 2019 proactively,’ reports Orth. If required, downgrading to earlier versions is also possible. The licence expert can thus reassure companies worried about how they will manage the unexpected demand for more home office workstations.

Acquire RDS CALs at a good price

Unlike Microsoft itself, VENDOSOFT also distributes RDS licences as used software – and thus 30% to 40% below the original price. ‘This should be good news for IT managers. After all, this unexpected demand for Remote Desktop Service CALs is unlikely to have been incorporated into the 2020 IT budget,’ explains Björn Orth.

With so many people working from home, it makes sense to simplify the communication channels between employees, in addition to the connection to the company server. Appropriate solutions include the Microsoft Cloud products Office 365 and Microsoft 365, which include Microsoft Teams – a platform that enables chats, discussions, notes and file attachments for communication within teams.

With so many people working from home, it makes sense to simplify the communication channels between employees, in addition to the connection to the company server. Appropriate solutions include the Microsoft Cloud products Office 365 and Microsoft 365, which include Microsoft Teams – a platform that enables chats, discussions, notes and file attachments for communication within teams.
VENDOSOFT is subsidising both products at a rate of EUR 50 per month, now and for the next three months! All information available at vendosoft.de/shop/cloud-loesungen/

VENDOSOFT is ready and able to deal with the rush for remote working spaces. Microsoft Licensing Professionals provide advice free of charge on the optimum licensing for your company.

Important links for IT managers who have to set up more home office workstations due to the corona virus:

Remote Desktop Service CALs to connect to company servers

Microsoft Teams to improve communication

Further Microsoft products: Shop


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