“Tools hire firm Speedy Hire expects to save £2m over the next six years after rationalising the way it licenses Microsoft software.”
Computer Weekly reports how Speedy Hire centralised purchasing of licenses and rationalised software for it’s 3,500 user estate with the help of partner Computacenter, BMC Configuration Management software for tracking installations and a reconfigured Microsoft agreements to deliver the savings.
“The company found its existing licensing agreement quoted for a full professional desktop, including MS Office for all users. But only about 60% of its 3,500 staff needed MS Office, so Computacenter recommended that the software was licensed per user rather than through the enterprise agreement site licence. Speedy Hire also deployed AppSense application manager to control which users could access MS Office, in order to reduce the per-user licence fee.”
About Martin Thompson
Martin is also author of the book "Practical ITAM - The essential guide for IT Asset Managers", a book that describes how to get started and make a difference in the field of IT Asset Management.
On a voluntary basis Martin is a contributor to ISO WG21 which develops the ITAM International Standard ISO/IEC 19770.
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