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Forrester: Top 10 facts about private cloud

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(link to original article at the end of the post, published here through WordPress share) by Lauren E. Nelson Cloud is an essential component of every enterprise tech management strategy in today’s era of empowered employees and customers, but sifting through market noise to design a robust cloud strategy isn’t easy. Your developers and business leaders are going around you to ... Read More »

Six Takeaways on Microsoft Licensing

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This is a detailed article on challenges keeping up with Microsoft’s ever-changing EULAs. Print it out and read it – will help you save money, remain compliant and have peace of mind.  In summary, the takeaways are : CALs are the most confusing aspect of Microsoft Licensing SQL and Sharepoint create significant exposure Microsoft Licensing Statement (MLS) is often incorrect ... Read More »

The Licensing Education Business Case

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The Business Case for Education in Software Asset Management Gives the best ROI – low investment with high returns by Mohammed Ashraf Managing software assets continues to evolve from a tactical pain into a strategic imperative. While IT budgets have remained flat, software costs continues to grow in terms of its percentage share of the overall IT budget.  On an ... Read More »

SAP : 10 Answers your CFO and CIO need

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These are the answers your CFO and CIO need. Lack of transparency is a burden. 10 Questions You Need to Ask About Your SAP Install (article by our partner organisation, link to original at bottom of post) A detailed understanding of the SAP licensed user/usage metrics is critical for any SAP Administrator. The challenge, in our opinion, is that SAP ... Read More »

Flaws in Contract Management

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Contract Management Flaws that are Submarining your Business (from apttus.com, link to original article at the end of the post) Whether companies realize it or not, Legal is at the crux of everything your company does, from compliance risk to payment agreements to customer relationships. Yet most companies are under performing when it comes to contract management, causing a tremendous amount ... Read More »

Is Your Contract Management Solution Putting Your Company at Risk

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Is Your Contract Management Solution Putting Your Company at Risk ? by Matt Patel (link to original at end of this post, published here through WordPress Share) I find it amazing how many legal departments still manage contracts with email and Microsoft Word. Sure, some of them also use a document repository to organize contracts. And yes, this system might work. But ... Read More »

4 Misconceptions Of Software Audits

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One of the best articles I have read on misconceptions end-users have on vendor audits. As the author says – The results of this survey may surprise you. Four Misconceptions About Software Audits by Debra Brandt (link to original article at the end of the post, published here through WordPress Share) Software audits are a fact of life. Even companies ... Read More »

Union Hospital Sues Attachmate Seeking a Declaration of Non-Infringement

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You never expected this in an audit. Union Hospital Sues Attachmate Seeking a Declaration of Non-Infringement (link to original article at the end of the post, published here through WordPress Share) Copyright attorneys for Union Hospital, Inc. of Terre Haute, Indiana filed an Indiana copyright lawsuit against Attachmate Corporation of Seattle, Washington in the Southern District of Indiana asking the court to declare that Union Hospital ... Read More »

Avoiding Licensing Confusion in Citrix XenApp Environments

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You need to know the finer points when implementing Citrix XenApp. How To Avoid Software License Confusion When Delivering Applications in Citrix XenApp Environments (link to original article at end of post, published here through WordPress Share) Virtualization is an important efficiency tool, allowing organizations to provide optimal access to software applications to users without hands-on installation. Increasingly, many IT ... Read More »

Entitlement & Contract Management helps reduce software costs

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Traditional methods of software asset management are not exactly the best when you want to both remain compliant and reduce costs. Traditional methods can make you compliant by true ups and paying additional fees to software publishers. A more proactive approach is required if you want to reduce expenses and still remain compliant. The right way to do it is ... Read More »