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Microsoft Licensing Update – Secure Productive Enterprise Offer


A new Microsoft Licensing option was recently announced by the Redmond giant that combines the latest technology across Windows, Office 365, Enterprise mobility and security. A new SKU offers a licensing solution across enterprise security, productivity, analytics and voice solutions.

This addresses the increasing concerns felt by organizations over security:

  • In 2015 alone, 160 million customer records were compromised, costing businesses an average of $3M per breach.
  • The #1 obstacle to corporate IoT adoption through 2017 is considered to be security.
  • 1.5 million fraudulent login attempts are currently deflected by Microsoft each day for their consumer online services.
  • 89% of 2015 data breaches had a motive relating to theft or espionage.
  • Companies are expected to spend $202 billion a year on cybersecurity tools by 2021, up 66% from this year.



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Certero are a vendor and supplier of products and solutions for: IT Asset Management (ITAM), Software Asset Management (SAM) and Software License Optimization and Entitlement (SLOE). Complimented by tailored services, our mission is to provide the best solutions that work individually and holistically together, seamlessly and optimally on a single platform – AssetStudio.

The AssetStudio platform consists of a number of products designed to solve a specific software asset management problem. It covers the entire IT estate, including: mobiles & tablets, laptops & desktops, servers, datacentre and the Cloud. Across all the major software environments: Microsoft Windows & Apple Mac OS, IBM, SAP, Oracle and UNIX/Linux.

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It is currently estimated that on average, 70% of a software asset manager’s time is spent collating, interpreting and analyzing data from various sources. This leaves only 30% to actually act upon the knowledge, perform software optimization tasks and drive forward the software asset management agenda within the organization.

Now, with a single, holistic source of hardware and software asset information, with integrated reporting transforming data into useful knowledge, managers can access the information they require in seconds.

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• Takes feeds from all the major ITAM solutions
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• Delivers a common modern graphical user interface across the entire platform
• Offers rich integrated reporting and business intelligence to quickly find the information you need

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