Benefits of SAM – Reducing Costs

Benefits of SAM – Reducing Costs

In our second blog on the benefits of SAM we will be looking at how it can help to reduce costs across the organization. The first article on managing risks can be found here. Cost reduction (along with compliance) is typically cited as a major factor for investing in...

The Challenges of SAP Licensing

The Challenges of SAP Licensing

Your SAP system already records a large proportion of the data that is necessary to produce your Effective License Position (ELP). This includes details of all your: SAP systems SAP system users Roles, assigned roles and authorizations This information needs to be...

Benefits of SAM – Managing Risks

Benefits of SAM – Managing Risks

In the first of 2 blog articles we are going to look at the benefits of implementing a SAM program in your organization. We will look at how it can help in reducing costs in the next article, but this one will focus on risk mitigation. Risk is usually the one area...

BSA Continues Push Against Illegal Software in Australia

BSA Continues Push Against Illegal Software in Australia

With Asia Pacific having the highest overall rate of unlicensed software (61%) of anywhere in the world, it is no surprise to see the BSA very active in Australia. Twenty per cent of users in Aus’ are reckoned to be utilizing unlicensed software, this despite the...

Econocom and Certero Sign Strategic Partnership

Econocom and Certero Sign Strategic Partnership

Econocom and Certero sign strategic partnership to deliver license management solution for SAP and IBM environments across Spain, Portugal and Andorra. Econocom Group, a key player in the European market for digital services for businesses, has become the first...

License Optimization – Beyond ELP

License Optimization – Beyond ELP

So you’ve gone to a lot of hard work and finally achieved the nirvana of an Effective License Position (ELP), so what now? The fact is that your ELP is a static, point-in-time document that is really only the start point on your SAM journey. You now need greater...

The Great Vendor Tool ‘Certification’ Con

The Great Vendor Tool ‘Certification’ Con

We have noticed that here seems to be an increasing misunderstanding in the market about certain vendor tools being ‘certified’ by Oracle, IBM and Microsoft. Whether this is through genuine mistake or a deliberate attempt to misrepresent the facts, we don’t know. But...

Understanding SAM White Paper

Understanding SAM White Paper

If you have been tasked with taking control of software licensing for your organization you will probably have been faced with many acronyms: ITAM, SAM, SLO & SLOE to name but a few! Digging deeper into the exact definition of these will probably not help you much...

The Challenges of SAP Licensing

Understanding SAP licensing

SAP licensing is widely accepted to be one of the most complex models of all the major vendors. Unlike other vendors SAP bases its licensing on usage, but just to add to the complexity, doesn’t always explicitly and unambiguously define usage. One of the key metrics...

Doctors Mobile Devices at Risk

Doctors Mobile Devices at Risk

A recent survey by Skycure, focused on Medicare, highlighted the increasing risk of attack to mobile devices used by doctors. Although the report is mainly US based the same problems will no doubt exist worldwide and lessons can be learned for all healthcare...

The Challenges of Implementing SAM

The Challenges of Implementing SAM

When you are implementing SAM in your organization you will be faced with many challenges. Broadly these can be grouped into three categories: Hardware inventory, software license entitlement and organizational Hardware inventory challenges Today’s IT environment is...

SAM in the Datacentre

SAM in the Datacentre

Many organizations understand the need to effectively manage their software in the desktop environment but overlook software in the datacentre. According to Gartner, 80% of software spend takes place within the datacentre, so managing it is vital. But, due to the...

Microsoft Licensing Update – Secure Productive Enterprise Offer

Getting the Best Out of SCCM

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) is widely used for discovery and inventory, of hardware and software, in the Windows environment. It can also be used for software deployment and removal, again only on the Windows platform. These capabilities are...

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