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Category: Software Asset Management

Articles

  • Clarity with Software Asset Management ROI Figures

    The UK based SAM consultancy start up, SAMPractice, has recently announced it’s first year results. Jason Allaway, CEO for SAM Practice said he was ‘delighted‘ with the results. Unfortunately the figures supporting their results look slightly dubious. Can SAMPractice...

  • Tools For Research On Vista Migrations

    Two good sites with advice on hardware and software compatability for Windows Vista: Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor – which includes a quick and intuitive tool for benchmarking your systems Windows Vista Compatibility Center – search engine for finding individual applications...

  • Demonstrating Quick Wins in Software Asset Management

    The Pareto principle can usually be applied to mitigating the risks associated with software. That is, 80% of the headaches, compliance issues and financial risk of software can be reduced by targeting 20% of your software vendor portfolio. I expect that this is not an approach...

  • Irwin Mitchell saves £65,000 a year with green IT strategy

    Computer Weekly reports that Irwin Mitchell, a UK law firm with more than 2,500 employees, expects to save a total of £65,000 a year by driving down power consumption in its IT department.Gary Thomas, head of IT at Irwin Mitchell, said the company is working towards compliance with...

  • Four migration lessons from Vista early adopters

    An interesting article in Reseller News in New Zealand highlights the “Four keys to Vista migration success”. 1. Tie the OS upgrade to your company’s natural PC refresh cycle. 2. Beware of application compatibility hiccups. 3. Rework software developed in-house to...

  • Software Compliance Policy Basics

    Enterprise IT Planet follow up their article last month regarding software piracy with some useful advice on defining your software compliance policy. They look at the basic controls every business should have in place. Software Compliance Policy Basics

  • Leeds completes ‘painless’ Windows XP upgrade

    Silicon.com reports on Leeds City Council’s XP migration using Centennial Discovery from ITAM Vendor Centennial Software. “The mammoth task of migrating the council’s staff of more than 12,000 laptop and PC users to Windows XP was streamlined using Centennial Discovery...

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