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Category: Software Asset Management



One of the core subjects for the ITAM Review is Software Asset Management. We cover some of the latest stories and best practices pieces in the area. Staying up to date with the latest software asset management news will help keep your team informed on the latest developments in the area.

Below is a summary of articles covering Software Asset Management (SAM) from the archive:

Articles

  • BBC Slashes SAP Licensing Costs

    The BBC has reportedly reduced it’s software spend by using software usage data on SAP licensing. Silicon reports that there were 2,126 staff members with licenses to use their SAP ERP system who had not logged in during a 3 month period, highlighting a potential  £300K ($450K)...

  • News Round Up: Software Audits On The Rise As Times Get Tough

    SiliconRepublic.com reports “Businesses have been warned that the current credit crunch will lead to an increase in the number of software audits being performed on organisations as software vendors look to safeguard revenue streams” Both SC Magazine and ComputerworldUK...

  • 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...

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