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Microsoft Licensing – focus on the money [Video]

In this video SAM industry veteran Christof Beaupoil, President and Co-Founder at Aspera Technologies, shares his experience with Microsoft Licensing. Christof’s insights include: The biggest differences between US and European SAM The two biggest lies in License Management Pearls of wisdom when working with Microsoft Licensing The biggest risk with Microsoft Licensing Advice to SAM newbies Aspera... 

Understanding the Microsoft Licensing Statement

This article was contributed by Paul DeGroot, Principal Consultant at Pica Communications. The Microsoft Licensing Statement (MLS) is a critical document for managing Microsoft software assets, but it’s poorly understood and Microsoft account teams may sometimes withhold an MLS from customers who need it. Ensuring that this document is accurate and up to date is essential to compliance. Built... 

Salesforce.com Licensing Quick Guide 2015

‘Salesforce.com licenses are nowhere near as complex as some vendors, but they still need active management to ensure compliancy.’ Compared to the likes of Oracle, SAP, IBM, Microsoft and Adobe, salesforce.com licensing is reasonably simple to understand and manage. With that said, there are still opportunities for salesforce.com customers to utilise their licenses and make cost savings. This... 

Prioritising your Software Licensing Risks

Introduction All organisations face risks with their software licenses. Some enterprise organisations will have hundreds of thousands of different applications and thousands of different software vendors installed within their environment. It is therefore unrealistic to make the ITAM or SAM team address all of the risks associated with the vendors and software installed within the environment. Organisations... 

Software Ownership: Who should ‘Own’ software licenses within an organisation?

‘It is important to remember that no single person, department or organisation actually ‘owns’ any piece of software’ Software license ownership is a common talking point within organisations. Who owns the license, or who has taken responsibility for ‘ownership’? It may be the case that nobody has been made responsible, or that there isn’t a dedicated and well communicated software... 

What happens when your Subscription License ends?

Reaching the end of an agreement Subscription licensing is a hot topic within the SAM (software asset management) world at the moment, with a number of organisations dipping their toes into the unknown waters of non-perpetual licensing. But what should you expect to happen once your subscription agreement comes to an end and you don’t want to renew? Or, if you do want to renew, how should you manage... 

SAM in the Oracle Environment: Hitting a Moving Target for a Compliance Bulls Eye

A compliance Bullseye By Christof Beaupoil, President and Co-Founder of Aspera Technologies Inc.  When it comes to Oracle licensing, the universal question is: Why do they make it so hard? The answer is simple: Because they can. IT experts agree about three things: Oracle’s database and software applications are best-in-class The rules governing Oracle’s licensing agreements are perhaps the most... 

Upgrading to Adobe Creative Cloud

Upgrading to Adobe CC There are a number of changes within Adobe’s licensing metric for Adobe Creative Cloud, and they have re-organised the software bundles. We have posted a number of documents and licensing guides for Adobe Creative Cloud, including Adobe Licensing Quick Guide 2014, Creative Cloud – A look into the crystal ball and The Pros and Cons of Adobe Creative Cloud. Hopefully you have... 

Oracle ULA – Tips to achieving a successful exit

Tips to achieving a successful exit This article has been contributed by Piaras MacDonnell  of SureDatum. To learn more about Oracle Licensing, please join us in one of our upcoming events. Learn more here > http://www.itassetmanagement.net/events/ An Oracle Unlimited License Agreement, Oracle ULA, is probably the most misunderstood of the enterprise license agreements. How come something that... 

SAP Licensing Quick Guide (2015)

This Quick Guide is available in PDF format – simply subscribe to our free newsletter to download If you would like further information on managing the complexity of your SAP licensing agreements, why not join us at one of our free events taking place this year? For more details visit our Events Page. A special thank you to Aspera (Platinum Sponsor) and Flexera Software (Gold Sponsor) for supporting...