Milestone Kills Go, Slashes Express Pricing, Launches Enhanced Version Free

Author: Brian Karas, Published on Sep 12, 2016

Milestone is shaking up the industry again with enhanced free software and a major price drop.

6 years ago, Milestone launched their first free VMS as well as radically cut entry level VMS pricing.

This time, they are going farther.

In this report, we examine the details of the new enhanced free offering, new price cuts, how it relates to the Chinese race to the bottom, and what impact it will likely have.

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