Gartner predicts Software License Optimisation & Entitlement (SLOE) Tools are on the rise

At the recent Gartner ITAM summit in London, analysts made a bold statement on the future of Software License Optimisation: “By 2017, 20% of organisations will have implemented an SLOE tool up from &g ...
October 24, 2014

Why you need comprehensive ITAM for effective SAM

A recent Blog post from Gartner Analyst Victoria Barber got us thinking. The advice given by the leading SAM analyst states that: “Anyone who is considering ‘setting up a SAM programme’ or ‘reviewing ...
September 25, 2014

Software Vendor Audits reach record highs

Data collected by Gartner shows that vendor license compliance audits are increasing for organisations of all sizes and industries. New leading research firm Gartner released its latest research paper ...
August 24, 2014

Using Asset Management Tools for Windows Migration

22nd May 2014 Are you ready for the 8th April 2014? As of the 8th April Windows XP will be no more. There are many organisations who lack the skills and expertise to migrate, but will soon find themse ...
July 22, 2014

Software Licence Optimisation (SLO): key contributor to IT cost containment

22 June 2014 I recently read an article listing the Top CIO priorities for 2014 and amongst the top 3 was ‘reducing the cost of IT’ and ‘Business Intelligence and analytics’. The focus on reducing the ...
June 22, 2014

Oracle Compliance Surprises

22nd April 2014 In this role we speak with a lot of organisations ahead of Oracle software audits. A theme that emerges again and again at these discussions is how surprised they are that their Oracle ...
April 22, 2014

The Future's Bright for SAM

There is always confusion at the start of every year over which trend will transform how we operate. In September Gartner hit the nail on the head when they described the ‘Nexus of Forces’ – a plethor ...
March 21, 2014

Moving Up the Software Asset Management (SAM) Maturity Model

A journey is defined as the act of “travelling from one place to another” but on one journey another can start. And it is what happens along each journey that defines how it comes to be remembered. So ...
February 16, 2014

Turn Your Software Titles Into Assets

Conducting audits on behalf of software publishers gives us a great insight into the breadth of software installed across the enterprise environment. But with so many titles it’s difficult to see the ...
January 12, 2014

Creative Destruction: Creating new value through regular software cataloguing

When asked what required most expenditure from the IT budget over last three years, 34% of respondents to UK publication Computing’s survey listed licensing as the number one cost, as businesses enter ...
November 10, 2013

Software Mega Trends increasing license management challenges

Where once software applications were purchased and installed on a single device, now they can be run in virtual environments or accessed on a pay-as-you-go basis. On my recent travels through Europe ...
October 20, 2013

From ITAM to Software License Optimisation (SLO)

Licence to BillOn a trip back from Europe earlier this month I came into discussion with a passenger who was trying to understand his software usage after receiving a letter from a software vendor loo ...
September 15, 2013
 

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