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Software Asset Management in the age of Cloud Computing by Sheshagiri Anegondi (Sheshu) The IT community has been vending the idea of cloud computing as a panacea for all the ills facing the world. Well, in a way this is true. The author has been a convert to cloud computing since more than a decade – when the idea was ... Read More »

Software asset management is key to datacentre planning

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An ordered approach to managing software and hardware assets is essential to maximising your datacentre. By Rory Canavan (link to original article at the end of the post) An ordered approach to managing software and hardware assets is essential to maximising your datacentre. We are all too aware that businesses typically view IT as a utility, and should therefore be ... Read More »

Microsoft to audit 30,000 companies by 2014 – in the US alone

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This is slightly older news before the new management at Microsoft took over. But still worth a read. Have you received your audit letter from Microsoft yet? It may not be called that—it will go by a much friendlier name, such as a free Software Asset Management (SAM) engagement, cloud-readiness assessment, True-Up tech-check or similar innocuously-named, friendly-sounding assistance. But make no mistake. You’re ... Read More »

Microsoft licensing lessons learned – Mobility, BYOD and Desktop Virtualization

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By Scott Rosenberg  , Miro Consulting, NJ (link to original article at the bottom of this post) Neither BYOD and/or desktop virtualization are inherently bad. If the funding is there for the correct licensing and the benefits of improved security and device and account management are realized, these approaches can be quite favorable to you. Server virtualization is the generally ... Read More »

Five Things that can go wrong without IT Contract Management

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By Matt Shanklin Businesses of every size are parties to numerous types of contracts, from software contracts to landscaping contracts. Keeping up with contracts is, frankly, boring work. Thankfully, you can now use IT contract management to do the heavy lifting and keep up with every kind of contract your business is a party to.   For small start-ups in ... Read More »

Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Licensing

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By Tim Hegedus Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 comes with the availability of two primary editions – Standard and Datacenter. The versions are identical from a technical perspective with the only difference being virtualization rules. (Link to original post at the bottom of the article ) Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 comes with the availability of two primary editions – ... Read More »