The University of British Columbia has entered into a Master Service Agreement (MSA) with Long View, a North American provider of IT consulting, outsourcing solutions and cloud services.
Michael Hrybyk, BCNET’s president and CEO, said in a statement, “We are very excited to partner with true industry leaders that have years of experience in effectively managing client software licensing, compliance and assets.”
A Master Service Agreement (MSA) offers BCNET members a pre-negotiated price and service contract for cost-effective software licensing and hardware support.
With application of this agreement, BCNET’s higher-education member institutions will be able to bring down software licensing costs, ease the buying process, and deliver more value for every dollar spent.
“Long View is honored to be collaborating with BCNET, a leader in shared technology services in B.C., to help drive down member costs and save the membership time and energy in managing licensing and support contracts,” said Sarah Malcolm-Morreau, Long View’s director of Licensing and Contracts.
BCNET serves 12 higher-education member institutions in B.C., while its high-speed, high-capacity fiber optic advanced network interconnects 65 of the province’s higher-education and research institution sites – plus 72 colleges, schools and universities – through the Provincial Learning Network (PLNet).
This agreement will enable BCNET members to enjoy lowest price available, and maintain an efficient, streamlined buying process for higher-education institutions in B.C.
Michael Thorson, the University of British Columbia’s director of Infrastructure and Information Technology, said, “Last year, UBC signed a contract with Long View for contract and license management, and Long View has been able to produce significant cost savings without reducing the volume of software purchased. UBC will participate in the BCNET and Long View MSA to ensure we receive the lowest price available for software licensing and hardware maintenance.”
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