RE: Is Flare maintenance worth the price?

Subject: RE: Is Flare maintenance worth the price?
From: "Cardimon, Craig" <ccardimon -at- M-S-G -dot- com>
To: "'Combs, Richard'" <richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com>, "'McLauchlan, Kevin'" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>, "'techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com'" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2012 17:07:59 +0000

Dropping maintenance renewal is not a good idea. Sounds like someone wants to drop Flare.

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From: techwr-l-bounces+ccardimon=m-s-g -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com [mailto:techwr-l-bounces+ccardimon=m-s-g -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com] On Behalf Of Combs, Richard
Sent: Wednesday, July 25, 2012 1:09 PM
To: McLauchlan, Kevin; techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: RE: Is Flare maintenance worth the price?

McLauchlan, Kevin wrote:

> The reason I ask is that I've been on Bronze Maintenance since version
> 1.dot.something, but now a manager here wants to drop the maintenance
> renewal.
>
<snip>
>
> From my perspective, I've always thought of Bronze Maintenance as
> "yearly major update, plus insurance for 50 bucks less than yearly
> major update without insurance."
>
> At any rate, due to the alacrity with which I download and install new
> major versions, I've never been in a position to notice what happens
> to support for the version I just left behind.

So, does this manager want to stop upgrading too? Because from what you say, dropping the maintenance agreement will cost more money, assuming you continue upgrading.

Richard G. Combs
Senior Technical Writer
Polycom, Inc.
richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom
303-223-5111
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rgcombs AT gmailDOTcom
303-903-6372
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References:
Is Flare maintenance worth the price?: From: McLauchlan, Kevin
RE: Is Flare maintenance worth the price?: From: Combs, Richard

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