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Traps to Watch for When Moving to Office 365

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There are both benefits and challenges of moving to Office 365. Secondly, MS is pushing all its customers to move to Office365. Beware of the licensing pitfalls.   Traps to watch out for when moving to Office 365 by Angus Kidman (link to original article at the end of this post) With Office 365, Microsoft is pushing all its customers ... Read More »

IDC 2015 Predictions : Analytics, Vendor Sourcing

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Analytics,  Vendor Sourcing, Security, IT-as-a-Service….. These are the predictions from IDC for the coming few years. To me the most interesting predictions were about greater reliance on partners, changing vendor sourcing relationships, changing mode of technology control.  IDC 2015 Predictions (link to press note from IDC is at the end of the list of predictions.) The predictions from the IDC ... Read More »

Case Study : Simplify your Licensing – And pay 90% more

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Simplified SAP licensing can mean paying upto 93% more. This article gives us a couple of good case studies simplified licensing and user ratios. Better practices can reduce costs. Of course this will mean that you have to be more disciplined in license and contract management.   SAP Agreements: A Gold Mine of Savings Opportunities by Steven Zolman (Link to original ... Read More »

IBM Licensing Jargon

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Understand a few of the most important IBM licensing metrics and jargon. The challenge is applying IBM’s licensing theory in the real world.   IBM licensing: The acronyms start with the name and get progressively more complex by Ruben Claes (link to original post at end of article. Reproduced here through WordPress share) Software licensing jargon used by the different ... Read More »

Traps to Watch For When Moving to Office 365

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There are both benefits and challenges of moving to Office 365. Secondly, MS is pushing all its customers to move to Office365. Beware of the licensing pitfalls.   Traps to watch out for when moving to Office 365 by Angus Kidman (link to original article at the end of this post) With Office 365, Microsoft is pushing all its customers ... Read More »

Thoughts on Protection from Software License Non-Compliance

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by Sheshagiri Anegondi (Sheshu) How does a company protect itself from the risk of non-compliance . Below are a five ways that you could use. Thoughts on Protection from Software License Non-Compliance The rate at which software publishers and their trade groups are requesting audits is increasing by the year. Industry associations such as the Business Software Association (BSA) and ... Read More »

Business Case for Education in SAM

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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 »

IDC 2015 Predictions : Analytics, Vendor Sourcing

Prediction 1

Analytics,  Vendor Sourcing, Security, IT-as-a-Service….. These are the predictions from IDC for the coming few years. To me the most interesting predictions were about greater reliance on partners, changing vendor sourcing relationships, changing mode of technology control.  IDC 2015 Predictions (link to press note from IDC is at the end of the list of predictions.) The predictions from the IDC ... Read More »

License Education key to software compliance

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SAM education – Key to effective management, control and protection of the software assets Also 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 ... Read More »

New : MS per user licensing for SA customers

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  Microsoft announces per user licensing for Enterprise Customers (from MS website. Link to original at end of this post) Windows 8.1 Windows 8.1 offers the experiences that users love while delivering enterprise-grade capabilities that IT departments need. Whether you want to upgrade your PCs to Windows 8.1, gain access to offerings such as Software Assurance and the Microsoft Desktop ... Read More »