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Tag: Filipa Preston

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  • The rising importance of user management

    In this video Filipa Preston, CEO of Software Optimization Services (SOS), shares why she believes user management is a growing priority for Software Asset Managers. SOS are based out of Perth in Australia and won the Microsoft SAM Partner of the Year 2016. Key talking points: Cost...

  • Land and expand…. what is possible when SAM is done right

    In the video below I interview Filipa Preston, CEO of Software Optimization Services from Perth in Australia. Filipa describes her recent Microsoft 2016 SAM Partner of the Year award and how the case study that won her company the award was a text book example of the value possible...

  • Let’s meet in 2015, ITAM Review Spring Events Schedule

    I am pleased to share our events calendar for Spring 2015. Unfortunately our week of events planned for New York were cancelled due to the ‘January 2015 nor’easter’  – these have all been rescheduled for May. Sorry for any inconvenience caused during the...

  • What is the future of software? (and what does it mean for SAM?)

    Office for iPad has already moved to the freemium/premium model, with users paying only for consumption What does the future hold for software? How will it be delivered, how will it be priced, and will we ever be able to move to a usage-based pricing model? In my opinion, all enterprise...

  • How do you convince the CFO?

    Stop the CFO from wanting to show you the exit As an IT asset management consultant, I’m in this business because I want to be remembered for making a difference. But ‘making a difference’ can mean different things to different people. For the CFO for example, making a difference...

  • 2013: A Year in ITAM Review

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! As 2013 begins to draw to a close, I thought it would be nice to finish off the year with a final article that’s an overview of what has happened at the ITAM Review over the last 12 months.  That’s right, this will be our last post for 2013...

  • How many machines, really?

    “Lack of visibility is the biggest challenge” The most common challenge we face when starting a new software / IT asset management project is obtaining reliable data on exactly how many assets we’re dealing with. Lack of visibility is the biggest challenge. In SAM/ITAM...

  • Australian SAM Partner SOS certified by KPMG

    Australian IT software asset management accolades don’t come along every week by and large, so good news this week comes from Filipa Preston who is CEO and founder of Software Optimisation Services, a boutique IT and Software Asset Management (SAM) consultancy practice. Preston...