Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.

Microsoft Introduce Pay-as-you-go Computing
Posted on 22-May-2006 16:46. | Tags Filed under: News.


Microsoft Introduce Pay-as-you-go Computing
Microsoft Corp. is announcing a flexible business model for emerging markets powered by Microsoft FlexGo technology.

The pay-as-you-go computing model enabled by Microsoft's FlexGo technology allows customers to have a fully featured PC at home by paying only for the time as they use it through the purchase of prepaid activation cards or tokens. Microsoft has been running trials of the program in Brazil for more than a year and will soon be expanding to select markets in India, Russia, China and Mexico.

The company intends to start a second trial in Brazil this week.

AMD intends to develop processors designed specifically to support Microsoft FlexGo technology. Other partners in the pay-as-you-go program include the HSBC Bank Brasil S.A., Infineon Technologies AG, Intel Corporation, Lenovo, Phoenix Technologies Ltd., Transmeta Corp. and more. These will join Microsoft for the next round of pay-as-you-go and subscription trials in Brazil, China, Hungary, India, Mexico, Russia, Slovenia and Vietnam.

Along with the new pay-as-you-go model, Microsoft has also been working with major telecommunication companies around the globe on subscription computing offerings that provide convenient and predictable monthly payments for a full-featured PC with broadband access and genuine software. With the availability of Microsoft FlexGo technology, it will be possible to expand the potential of the subscription model by enabling telecommunications providers to better secure the PC asset from default and offer this option to a broader range of customers.

Telecommunications partners around the world have worked with Microsoft for more than a year conducting successful commercial offerings under this business model. Over the next few months, Microsoft will roll out subscription PCs with FlexGo technology with Videsh Sanchar Nigam Ltd. (VSNL) (India), T-Com (Hungary), Vietnam Datacommunication Co. (VDC) (Vietnam), SiOL doo (Slovenia) and Telefonica Brazil (Brazil).


More information: http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/payasyougo...
comments powered by Disqus


Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

The world's biggest troll Steve Biddle turns 40
Created by scottjpalmer, last reply by allan on 4-Jul-2015 13:59 (108 replies)
Pages... 6 7 8


Bigpipe and their deceptive trade practice.
Created by kentrixnz, last reply by freitasm on 5-Jul-2015 21:51 (25 replies)
Pages... 2


Ticketek Sort your website - Super15 Final, ticket sales & scalping
Created by keewee01, last reply by mudguard on 3-Jul-2015 15:24 (93 replies)
Pages... 5 6 7


Browser does not accept mime type error geekzone?
Created by gzt, last reply by gzt on 2-Jul-2015 21:57 (14 replies)

Vodafone Smart Prime - Some Questions
Created by StevieT, last reply by StevieT on 2-Jul-2015 19:18 (28 replies)
Pages... 2


How much difference does a master splitter make ?
Created by Mark, last reply by Behodar on 5-Jul-2015 22:16 (12 replies)

PS4 $417.16 delivered @ The Warehouse
Created by timtait, last reply by Geekzonebro on 4-Jul-2015 11:47 (76 replies)
Pages... 4 5 6


Question about New Zealand tax/finance
Created by librax, last reply by andrew027 on 3-Jul-2015 11:12 (25 replies)
Pages... 2