Halliburton already awarded no-cost academic licenses for its engineering software - but wanted to make it even easier for its academic partners to use it. That's why it's hosting the software on Windows Azure, eliminating the schools' costs for on-premises installation, maintenance, and license management. The schools gain flexibility to add or move classes, and students can use the software on their own PCs and tablets. It increased scalability for both its academic partner and itself. And it provided easier and faster access to the DecisionSpace software.