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Category: Software Asset Management

Articles

  • Market Guide – Office 365 Optimisation

    April’s Market Guide looks at options for Office 365 optimisation. With Microsoft becoming the single largest SaaS provider it is likely that they will be the first enterprise-wide SaaS vendor IT Asset Managers need to get to grips with. Salesforce and Adobe may have been the...

  • How Netflix over-deployed 10,000 instances in Amazon AWS

    A Twitter thread by a Netflix engineer gives a great insight into some of the intricacies of cloud – in this case Amazon AWS – and how even those who know what they’re doing don’t always get it right! Background The engineer tells us that most deployments at Netflix use...

  • Get to grips with unmanaged cloud spend

    This article is the first of a four part series by AJ Witt of ITAM Review and Josh Brazee of Aspera. The series explores concepts & practical advice for managing Cloud deployments to minimise cost and risk whilst maximising value.  Part One – (This article) provides an overview...

  • Building confidence in your License Entitlement

    A recent thread on our Forum opened a discussion around what constitutes a proof of license entitlement. This article explores that discussion in more detail, providing practical tips for recording entitlements in your SAM system in order to generate Effective License Positions (ELPs)...

  • Market Guide – Free Inventory Tools

    Interested in finding out what’s running on your network but don’t have budget? Or maybe you’d like to verify the inventory your primary paid-for tool is providing? If so a good option is to deploy a free inventory tool. Modern tools and protocols can provide you...

  • Frictionless SaaS – Trends for 2019

    SaaS Subscription Management vendor Blissfully have published their SaaS Trends report for 2019. This report is based on aggregated and anonymised data from their customers and provides a number of fascinating insights into the SaaS market. You can download the report here The report...

  • Software Uninstall Forensics

    This article has been contributed by Alex Cojocaru, Senior Advisor, at Ernst & Young.  As Software Asset Management (SAM) professionals one of our main focus areas is managing the installed software. We want to know how the installed software reconciles with the available software...

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