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Using an MSP to generate an Effective Licence Position


All too often we see managed services that are just PAAS (platform-as-a-service) where the customer effectively leases a hosted tool (and even worse, they are sold on the contents of the future roadmap rather than current capabilities).

If your requirement is to simply outsource the management of a technology then this can work, however you must be clear that you understand the deliverables and that you have had a proof of concept demonstrating what you will actually get, followed by a statement of works or contract that puts this down in black and white.

If we take ‘generating an effective licence position’ (ELP) as a normal (and probably now expected!) output of a licence management service, one way that an MSP (Managed Service Provider) can help you is by providing an ‘on-boarding’ service.



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Established in 2002 in the UK, IT Asset Management Solutions (ITAMS) is a global, vendor independent, IT and software asset management consulting, technology and managed service company.

ITAMS was formed to assist organisations to reduce the cost and risks associated with managing IT hardware and software licence assets.

As one of the oldest IT Asset Management organisations globally, ITAMS have always approached managing software and IT assets from a 360-degree holistic view point, insuring that people, processes and technology are centric to the overall solution. Only with that in mind and coming from the position of trustworthy data are organisations then able to deliver true Hardware and Software Asset Management.

From this come the real benefits, where one is able to truly optimise its position and gain maximum value from an ITAM and SAM Programme.

With a wealth of talent and experience to call on, spanning 14 years in the industry, ITAMS are able to assist any type of organisation, whether it be advisory services through to a full on outsourced managed service.

ITAMS’ advisory, transition and managed services for Enterprise Licence Management (ELM 360) and IT Asset Lifecycle Management (ALM 360) have been built on strong market, industry and niche subject matter knowledge, gained from working with over 400 UK and global, private and public sector organisations, including many from the FTSE 500 and many with 10K-150K employees.

Services include:
• Consulting/Advisory Services: governance, serviceline design, business case, gap analysis, architecture, policy and process design to name a few;
• IT Asset Lifecycle Management (ALM 360) full-on service;
• Enterprise Licence Management (ELM 360) full-on service;
• Advice on Software Tool technology;
• Vendor Audit Defence;
• Education and Licensing-Hub knowledge web portal;
• Operational IT Asset & Licence Management resourcing.

For more information, please contact ITAMS.

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