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Jaguar Land Rover save £30m optimising SAP

Jaguar F-Type (Jaguar Land Rover is Britain’s biggest car manufacturer, shipping cars like the Range Rover and Jaguar F-Type around the world. ) The iconic British car manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover saved a whopping £30m by optimising their SAP licensing position prior to negotiation. The savings, along with other benefits of SAM including stronger commercial awareness, audit readiness and reclaiming...

Podcast Episode 37: Taking SAM Technology to the Next Level

Taking SAM Technology to the next level In this Podcast, I am joined by Steve Davison, one of my first contacts in the ITAM industry. As Managing Director at Infraware, Steve gives us a low down on the company as well as an introduction to their new generation of SAM technology – SAMsentry. Podcast Topics About Steve Who are Infraware and what do they do? Infraware’s relationship with...

New compliance target in SAP crosshairs, ABInBev face $600m fine

ABInBev brands include Budweiser, Corona, Stella Artois and Becks The £60m potential fine mentioned in the recent Diageo case with SAP over indirect access looks like small beer, excuse the pun, compared to the $600m settlement mentioned for SAP licensing violations for the multi-national drinks group Anheuser-Busch InBev. This is further evidence that SAP are clearly desperate for revenue at any...

Event listing: UK end user only roundtable, London, 16th May

End user only roundtable, London, close to Paddington, Tuesday 16th May, 1pm-5pm. You are cordially invited to join an end user round-table in central London on Tuesday 16th May. This is for end user organizations only. The Chatham house rule applies. Suggested agenda items (provided by the end-user host): Will SAP’s claim against Diageo result I other vendors looking at indirect costs?  Oracle...

Podcast Episode 33: The Legal Perspective “User based licensing is not fit for purpose for most large organizations”

In this Podcast I am joined by Guy Tritton, Intellectual Property Barrister at Hogarth Chambers and previous speaker at our UK Conference to get the legal perspective of ongoings in the ITAM industry, in particular, the recent Diageo and SAP case. Topics covered What is a Barrister? Guy Tritton’s background Vendors and market dominance The legal perspective on the Diageo / SAP case The risks of...

Checklist for identifying SAP indirect access

A recent ITAM Review webinar on SAP indirect access found that 75% of ITAM Review readers felt that the topic of indirect access would be relevant soon. Conversations with ITAM Review readers suggests that the recent SAP vs. Diageo will be used as additional ammunition by SAP account managers and auditors. n = 77 See also: Drinks Company Diageo lose battle with SAP, indirect access continues to wreak...

SAP restrictive practices rile customers. CCL files complaint with Competition and Markets Authority

This article captures the main discussion points and actions from two Special Interest Group (SIG) meetings regarding SAP Licensing. As a result of the conference calls I have, on behalf of The Campaign for Clear Licensing (CCL) logged a complaint with the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) in the UK regarding SAP Licensing and audit behaviour. A follow up SIG call will be scheduled in the next...

Charity Launches Appeal for PC Monitors to Help Fight Poverty

UK registered charity Computer Aid International is calling for donations of monitors to meet demand from schools, hospitals and charities in Africa and Latin America. The charity needs donations of over 2,500 monitors per month to satisfy demand but is only receiving 30% of this number. David Barker, CEO of Computer Aid, says “We are calling for all IT managers who have unwanted TFT or CRT monitors...

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