Businesses and IT functions are faced with a plethora of challenges every day. Customers demand more from the business they buy from, and so they need to constantly be evolving and staying ahead of their competition through technology. The reality is that most organizations are the same below the water line. They all have data … Continue reading Software Asset Management & Open Source Software: Enabling Digital Transformation
Organizations often struggle to achieve efficient management of their software assets when there is a need for multiple discoveries and inventory tools in their organization. Knowing what software is installed on an organizations network is important to accurately evaluate software compliance and expenditure. However the inventory of installed software often comes from configuration management tools … 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 and management of software licenses, SaaS subscriptions, and entitlements as well as their related purchase and contractual documentation. Where does it begin? After defining the SAM project scope and objectives, … 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 misconception about Software as a Service (SaaS) is that they do not have to be managed within an organization. Due to the nature and delivery of the software, employees believe they can consume them without advising 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
At the beginning of the year, millions of people make New Year resolutions in hopes to improve their health, relationships, and overall well-being. In the workplace, the new year marks the time to review progress, milestones, and improvement of the previous year. For IT, the beginning of the year is a great time for a … Continue reading Top 5 New Year Resolutions for IT
IT Asset Management (ITAM) is an essential part of IT. More organizations are investing in ITAM tools as they are realizing the notion thought up by Philip Green. He expressed, Good, bad or indifferent, if you are not investing in new technology, you are going to be left behind. As a result, organizations are hopping on the bandwagon and investing … Continue reading 10 Steps To Jumpstart Your ITAM Project
An Enterprise Application (App) Store is a portal that displays software to specific end-users. Usually set up for employees, this portal gives access to software like cloud services, licenses, and mobile apps. The variety of software depends on what the organization authorized, ranging from small monthly subscriptions to costly software licenses. The interface is normally … Continue reading What Is An Enterprise App Store?