Contract management

MS SA Customers Never Win !!!

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By Sheshagiri Anegondi Software Assurance (SA) is a program by Microsoft to enable customers get access to upgraded versions at a discounted price. SA is not support or maintenance – though many customers believe it is.  Yes, SA comes with some benefits of a limited number of support calls, training vouchers, planning services etc but it is not a fee ... Read More »

VMware vs. Hyper-V licensing and pricing exposé

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Compare VMware v/s Hyper-V Licensing and pricing (published here through WordPress share, link to original article at the end of this post) There are many links in this article that give additional information to compare VMware and Hyper-V. Like the Red Sox vs. Yankees and Hatfields vs. McCoys, VMware vSphere vs. Microsoft Hyper-V is a natural rivalry, with both vendors ... Read More »

CIOs now come under Sarbanes-Oxley

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Dec 15 2014 : This was the deadline for a new Sarbanes-Oxley framework regarding management of Technology Assets. Read the article below to get details of what needs to be done in the control, governance and reporting of technology assets and its management. Article by Craig Calle, SHI. (link to original article at the end of this post, published here ... 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 »

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 »

Contract Management Key to IT Asset Data Visibility

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Visibility of IT Assets Data is key to compliance management, risk and cost reduction. Leaving revenue on the table, failing an audit, paying up penalties – these are the regular happenings in large and small enterprises. These issues can be solved with a little discipline and using tools for contract and compliance analytics. This article is about both ‘Buy Side’ ... 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 »

Three Contract Lifecycle Nightmares

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Three Contract Lifecycle Nightmares By Jason Smith, Apttus (link to original post at the end of the article.) More often than not, sales figures are the metric used to measure a company’s market performance. But in many cases contract administration can have an equally significant impact on the bottom line. Inefficiencies that start there have a way of rippling throughout ... Read More »

What is Contract Management ? What is a Contract ?

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Contracts are the cornerstones of any business. They are an agreement today of what you will receive tomorrow. This is a very good academic article and explains in detail what is meant by a contract and how to manage contracts.  Best way to read this article is to take a print out, take a pen and make notes. It is ... Read More »

Do Cloud contracts guarantee performance ?

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Are Cloud SLAs very simplistic ? Do they even capture the performance needed by customers ? Or, are they hiding behind uptime metrics ? This article throws some light on what you need to look out for when signing cloud contracts. You may end up needing to make a lot of changes to the contract and add the clauses that ... Read More »