Do you remember the good old days? When recycling software involved nothing more than removing a user’s name from an AD group and all was ok(ish) with the world? (That’s if recycling ever took place!) And while the compliance drive to “trim our IT sails” was echoed in the halls of IT best practice, the … Continue reading Software Recycling in the SaaS world
How do you know what software installations are on your network? Normally, organizations invest in discovery tools, like Microsoft SCCM. The next step is identifying who is authorized to use which license. An authorized license means an individual has access to use it. In this blog, we are going to cover why you need to … Continue reading 6 Reasons to Reconcile Software Installations
As CIOs are taking a seat at the business strategy table, software license management is becoming a key part of businesses’ competitive advantages. The conversation used to focus on license compliance but now there is a shift toward automation, and managing software efficiently. Effective license positions are still important but just a small part of … Continue reading 5 Best Practices for Software License Management
Recycling is not just a term for reusing material. It is used in the world of software license management. It may seem strange as it implies the recycling of intangible assets. However, that is the very reason it’s important. Note the word asset. Organizations own assets. So it’s in the company’s best interest to get … Continue reading How to Recycle Software Licenses and SaaS Subscriptions
Organizations struggle to efficiently manage their software assets when they need multiple discoveries and inventory tools. Knowing what software is installed on an organizations network is important to determine software compliance and costs. However, the inventory of installed software often comes from configuration management tools which are primarily purchased for other operational IT activities. For … Continue reading Managing Software Licensing with Multiple Inventory Tools
Software Asset Management (SAM) is the process of keeping track of all software assets in an organization. This can include: Applications installed on employee computers Management of software licenses, SaaS subscriptions, and entitlements Documentation related to software purchases and contracts Where does it begin? After defining the SAM project scope and objectives, a typical Software … Continue reading What can SAM do for you?
As consumers keep choosing cloud subscriptions over the original software license, more and more vendors are making the switch as well. Microsoft only released Office 365 in 2013 but 85% of Fortune 500 companies have at least one of Microsoft’s cloud product and 50 000 new small businesses sign up for Office 365 every month. … Continue reading 4 Cost Saving Tips for Cloud Subscriptions
Imagine you need a car, but you’re not sure if you should rent or buy. How do you go about deciding? You most likely think about your current financial state, and what the spouse and kids will want. You also remember you want to go on vacation in the near future so it’s better to … Continue reading The Financial Implications of Switching to Cloud Subscriptions
Using a spreadsheet to track software licenses or cloud subscriptions might be effective for small organizations. However, as your software estate grows, it becomes increasingly difficult to manage your software assets and their processes. If you aren’t convinced, here are 10 reasons why you need to reconsider managing your software assets in a spreadsheet. 10. … Continue reading Top 10 Reasons NOT To Manage Software Licenses In A Spreadsheet
A common mistake people make about Software as a Service (SaaS) is that they don’t need managing within an organization. Due to the nature and delivery of the software, employees believe they can use them without telling their IT manager or department. Since the software is accessible through the internet as opposed to on-premises, it … Continue reading Why Managing SaaS Subscriptions Is Important
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