Azerbaijan, Baku, Feb.14 / Trend /
Microsoft Azerbaijan and AtaHolding signed an agreement on cooperation in the framework of Microsoft Open Value program. Under the contract, AtaHolding is entitled to install the software, mentioned in the agreement, on the computers, purchased after the signing. An important advantage of the chosen licensing option is the inclusion of update subscription, which allows using newer versions of products, patches, while securing customer information system and its constant development in line with global trends. The organization gets to license the entire suite of products or each of the main products particularly, and use the latest versions of selected products for the entire term of the agreement.
"Informing the market on the mandatory usage of the licensed software on the state level, as well as numerous activities undertaken by the Copyright Agency of Azerbaijan Republic in this area, are paying off, and today large organizations in Azerbaijan, are already going, through the stage of legalization. This important step is taken consciously and regarded as a business investment, not IT expenditure. After all, it is no secret that Information Technologies hold a prominent place in modern businesses. It's impossible for business to flourish and implement big projects, without a strong IT infrastructure.
AtaHolding Company's policy has always kept pace with the times, in regard to IT security, that's why the question of licensing the entire structure of the software caused no doubt, - stated the head of AtaTechnology, Mais Yusifov. - The question was only in the method of licensing. After receiving the quality advice from Microsoft Azerbaijan, LLC AtaTechnology chose Open Value Licensing. In this version we were drawn to two main points. First is the separate payment, which makes it possible to have free funds and invest them in business. Second is the right to use all the new products, released for the duration of the contract. I deliberately did not name the data security matter, because I think it is the basic advantage of licensing, and it is already implied. Besides the above mentioned, there are so many other benefits of OVL which we are already familiar with, and have yet to learn, because our company is in the process of new products and licenses introduction".
"We are pleased that in Azerbaijan, our partners are beginning to actively work towards implementing Microsoft solutions. Previously, such agreements were signed only with large corporations. This project has shown that the partners can also offer solutions for small and medium businesses under the Microsoft Open Value program ", - said the General Manager of Microsoft Azerbaijan, Rufat Hajialibayov.
Benefits of Open Value:
Small one-time spending on software purchase: payments are made in the form of annual installments, which eliminates the lack of working capitals problem.
Single electronic agreement for the organization: more convenient management of licenses and additional orders.
Inclusion of all related parties in the agreement to centralize procurement and license management.
The right to obtain the latest versions of Microsoft software products, which will be issued within three years of the agreement (Software Assurance), and any previous versions. No need to keep track of the versions will lead to reduction of administrative costs and unplanned expenses for new versions purchase.
Significant discounts for operating systems licensing, applications and client access licenses for the entire computer framework.
Expenditure control for software acquisition when licensing the entire computer framework - the cost of licenses for basic products per one PC remains constant throughout the term of the agreement, and automatic inclusion of Software Assurance option, can hedge against the possible rise in prices due to the release of new versions.
Additional benefits package, offered to customers with Software Assurance program, includes staff training, technical support, access to TechNet resources and much more to make the most of purchased software.
Reducing the risk of unlicensed software use. During the term of the agreement Open Value customer receives the right to use licensed products on any computer in the organization, including new PCs added during the period of the agreement, provided that, the order placement was made during the month of installation.
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Started to operate in 2003, OJSC "AtaHolding" invests in different economic, financial and intellectual resources, as well as corporate governance. The authorized capital of "AtaHolding" is 83.9 million manat, and is mainly aimed at development of finance, information technology, industry, services and tourism.
In the financial sector of "AtaHolding", the following structures are functioning: OJSC "AtaBank", OJSC "AtaInsurance", OJSC "AtaLizinq", LLC "AtaTurizm" in the tourism sector, "AtaTravel" and 5 star "Excelsior Hotel Baku", "Shamkir Poultry", in the industrial sector "AtaTechnology" LLC, in Information Technology. Since 2008 "AtaHolding" OJSC, owns 48.99% of the existing "VTB Bank (Azerbaijan)" shares in Azerbaijan, a subsidiary of the largest financial institutions "VTB Group" in Russia.
In all business entities within the group of "AtaHolding" companies, activities are based on the principles of excellence, the latest technology and corporate governance. In 2006, the management system of "AtaHolding" was certified to ISO 9001:2008 by the "Bureau Veritas" international company.
The Holding is committed to effective use of the physical and intellectual resources of Azerbaijan, investing in job creation, meeting the needs of shareholders, customers, employees, and as a result, improving the welfare and development of Azerbaijan's economy.
"AtaHolding" OJSC is actively participating in social programs, charity events, and also supports projects in culture and art development, contributing to improving the levels of education improvement in the country.
In 2007 "AtaHolding" OJSC signed a sponsorship agreement with the International Ice Hockey Federation and the main sponsorship agreement with the International Wrestling Federation in 2013-2017, respectively. Today, "Atasport" club operates with the guidance of the holding.
In order to support sport development in our country and promote the achievements of Azerbaijan in the international arena, "AtaHolding" OJSC always pays attention to this field, by sponsoring international competitions and provides all needed assistance for Azerbaijani athletes to achieve their results.
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