Published By: Acquirgy
Published Date: Dec 09, 2009
For 6 months we evaluated leading PPC technology platforms including Marin, Kenshoo, Aquisio, SearchForce, Omniture, Clicable and others. Using a SWOT analysis, we compared their capabilities for small clients, as well as clients spending more than $1 million a month. We also explored their value for both lead generation and ecommerce clients.
As a valued customer, Adobe understands that your enterprise takes extensive advantage of our software, with anywhere from hundreds to thousands of licenses for a variety of Adobe solutions. With the Adobe Enterprise Term License Agreement (ETLA), we are now making the management and procurement of your Adobe software simpler, more flexible, and predictable.
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At the start of every year, more than 80% of your annual IT spend is likely already committed – in the form of depreciation, maintenance, and support for infrastructure – inhibiting your ability to bring new capabilities to the business.
Making matters worse, these dollars often lie hidden in the form of inefficient or ill-advised software license management. If you don’t have the luxury of a mature vendor management function, you probably struggle to see the full picture of your future maintenance costs.
This guide will give you the tools to assess your IT spend by identifying potential blind spots and uncovering the benefits of ELAs and TLAs. Some blind spots may include:
• Limited visibility
• Productivity barriers
• Risk exposures
Download now to learn how to formulate a plan to yield savings--savings that fa
Published By: AppSense
Published Date: Aug 21, 2009
Learn how AppSense Application Manager enables IT Administrators to reliably and effectively enforce software licensing policies on client devices, and therefore gain greater control over the deployment of applications in a Windows Terminal Server environment.
BizCarta assisted Country Energy in deploying LANDesk Management Suite to identify which Microsoft applications were running. That project identified and subsequently removed unused software valued at $1,671,000.
Even if one minute a day is lost to productivity drains because of PC horsepower allocation to security scans and remediation, the cost over a year across a medium-sized enterprise adds up quickly. A 10,000 employee operation would face over $10M in direct productivity losses alone. As an early trigger for expensive PC hardware refresh is an onslaught of help desk calls, many companies find that they can actually extend the hardware refresh cycle out another 12–24 months simply by employing a security solution that does not tax the PC as heavily. The indirect costs associated with brand reputation and opportunity losses add untold thousands of dollars per year as well. Further, some institutions under green initiatives monitor power consumption related to security measures favor solutions that use less energy. As such, forward-thinking enterprises are looking beyond the software license fees when evaluating security software alternatives.
Published By: CA ITAM
Published Date: Sep 09, 2008
Learn more on how improving the efficiency of software inventory and license management processes can provide you with a host of benefits, including improved IT governance through stronger software compliance standards and processes, automated correlation of relevant software products within an organization’s infrastructure to their respective licenses, and reduced costs in the areas of license procurement, use rights and software purchases.
A software audit can be either an internal process, executed by an in-house team or consultants, or it can be done externally, by the vendor. If done internally, the results are used by the organization to check what software is installed across the network, how the software is being used and how this usage compares with the entitlements owned by the organization. If you haven’t already been audited—get ready; it’s not a case of if, but when.
Software piracy, whether accidental or malicious, is a problem for software vendors as these activities can directly affect the bottom line. Organizations that use software are affected as well. Along with rising software prices, they can face stiff fines and other costs for noncompliance with software licenses. This can come as a result of an audit that software vendors are more inclined to initiate in a lackluster economy. This white paper will discuss actions to take before, during and after an audit. As well as outline the best ways for the enterprise to remain compliant with software licenses.
All organizations require software systems to conduct daily operations. These strategic enterprise assets are often acquired or created in isolation of each other as an organization grows, particularly for those that provide services rather than physical products. Over time, these systems become complex, overlapping and highly dependent on one another, so more effort must be expended to discover the full effects of any system change. The ability of an entity to update, replace or improve the overall capabilities of the enterprise can become severely impaired. Moreover, support and administrative costs for these critical assets inevitably grow to be a major burden. Add to all this the need to control licensing, follow the organization’s policies and ensure security for the internal network, and it becomes clear that some manner of oversight is required for the enterprise to be successful.
Software asset management (SAM) solutions promise to fix all that. They present a set of tools, practices and processes that take the uncertainty out of software licensing and enable organizations to fully optimize software inventories.
Man Investments is one of the world’s largest independent alternative asset managers.
With a fast moving and diverse IT infrastructure, Man needed to be able to automate software license compliance reporting in conjunction with optimizing license usage and sourcing.
In a perfect world, managing the discovery of software assets, the capture of license entitlements and optimization of an organization’s software usage and compliance situation would be a single-click operation. Unfortunately, the world is not perfect and those charged with managing an organization’s software compliance, availability and expenditure face a number of challenges that can easily derail a Software Asset Management (SAM) program.
This paper from the SAM experts at Snow Software investigates some of the major challenges facing SAM managers and IT executives and highlights how to build a successful strategy to overcome them, ensuring the SAM program delivers true value to the business.
Published By: CollabNet
Published Date: Mar 31, 2012
In this session, you will learn that successful Continuous Integration relies on carefully preparation of a versioning control and change management strategy. We will cover which issue management, Subversion and Git best practices will maximize value
Published By: CopiaTECH
Published Date: Mar 18, 2008
No longer worried about viruses, Trojan horses, worms, identity theft, and phishing scams? Do you feel as if you have gone the distance to protect your company and your network from impending doom? Sleep at night? Well, there is one tiny itty bitty little detail that can be a can of worms that makes a good old virus look quite friendly, the software license agreement.
With Quest Workspacetm Asset Manager, you can easily find data on hardware and software inventory and compare it to records on what's been purchased as well as what's actually in use. Centrally track and manage the IT contracts and licenses then generate usage reports automatically that you easily correlate to actual purchase costs and legal responsibilities. For managing software licenses, Quest Workspacetm Asset Manager goes beyond simply scanning and identifying software. It traces software usage through metering and quickly identifies if it's being underutilized, sitting idle or if the appropriate number of licenses have been purchased. From one solution, you can implement IT asset management best practices that eliminate overspending and ensure license compliance.
Published By: Flexera
Published Date: Feb 19, 2019
As the technology landscape grows and evolves with new devices, new software, and new platforms, keeping tabs on an organization's IT assets is a moving target. How can you gain accurate visibility of software assets to drive strategic and financial decisions that impact finance and reduce security risk?
A commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Flexera shows the potential return on investment for a Data Platform customer. Through their research, Forrester found that customers achieved a 302% ROI with their investment, with payback within months by benefiting from multiple use cases throughout the organization in the following areas:
-Cost savings from reduction in licenses
-Avoided increases in licenses from audit activities
-Hardware maintenance savings
-Reduced effort for divestiture activities
Get the full study to learn how your business can benefit from Flexera solutions.
Published By: Flexera
Published Date: Feb 19, 2019
Driven by easy-to-consume infrastructure and services, the adoption of public cloud surged in 2018. As a result, enterprises are seeking cost management solutions tools to curb waste, optimize cloud costs, and increase transparency. However, businesses must also factor the cost of licensed software into this equation, otherwise they may leave significant savings on the table.
The ""Software License Management as a Critical Part of Cloud Cost Optimization"" white paper by industry analyst Enterprise Management Associates explores the consequences of not considering software license costs when deploying in the cloud and pinpoints why it occurs. Download the white paper to learn how.
The enterprise data warehouse (EDW) has been at the cornerstone of enterprise data strategies for over 20 years. EDW systems have traditionally been built on relatively costly hardware infrastructures. But ever-growing data volume and increasingly complex processing have raised the cost of EDW software and hardware licenses while impacting the performance needed for analytic insights. Organizations can now use EDW offloading and optimization techniques to reduce costs of storing, processing and analyzing large volumes of data.
Getting data governance right is critical to your business success. That means ensuring your data is clean, of excellent quality, and of verifiable lineage. Such governance principles can be applied in Hadoop-like environments. Hadoop is designed to store, process and analyze large volumes of data at significantly lower cost than a data warehouse. But to get the return on investment, you must infuse data governance processes as part of offloading.
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