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Category: Software Asset Management

Articles

  • ARTICLE: 15 Steps To Completing A Software Audit

    Sandi Conrad of Conrad and Associates in SouthWestern Ontario shares her 15 stage process for completing an internal software audit. Sandi recommends you take these 15 steps in turn or consult the skills of a qualified SAM consultant to help you.

  • ARTICLE: Software Asset Managers – The Skills to Look For…

    Cynthia Farren, Software Asset Management Expert at Cynthia Farren Consulting explores the Skills and Qualifications required for an effective Software Asset Manager. Software Asset Management (SAM) is a combination of automated tools, key process controls and talented individuals....

  • 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...

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