Israel signs new software supply deal with Microsoft after saying it wouldn’t

Jonny Caldwell

The Israeli government has finally signed a deal with Microsoft to renew its licensing agreement to give government employees access to the company’s line of software, according to a report from Reuters. The government hasn’t stated how much these new services will cost.

Previously, the government said that they were not going to sign a deal with the tech giant, citing that Microsoft’s new licensing terms would more than double its annual spending for their services. They stated that its annual cost for Office, Windows, and server software was $27 million at the time.

While we still don’t have the details to the new agreement, perhaps in the end further negotiations helped create a deal to make both sides happy. Do you think the government made the right decision on renewing the agreements, or do you think other cheaper alternatives would have been better? Your thoughts are welcome in the comment section below.