The Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider program (CSP) is the new business model for customers to purchase Microsoft Online Services and receive support through approved Microsoft Partners. CSP enables businesses to not only migrate workloads to the cloud but also prepare for future possibilities and opportunities as they evolve and grow. Microsoft are encouraging their SMB customers to work with appointed CSP providers in managing their license requirements around office 365.
Cloud computing is increasingly becoming a major driving force in the world of information technology. More and more businesses are adopting a cloud first procurement strategy and see the many benefits and growth opportunities in the various cloud offerings on the market.
Over 95% of global enterprises report using cloud as part of their business. With over $33 billion in annual spend, cloud is now the largest category in IT infrastructure budgets. It’s expected that the movement towards the cloud will continue.