Published By: ServiceNow
Published Date: Nov 08, 2019
With the rise of SaaS in the workplace, IT leaders and asset managers are challenged with managing a new category of software. This white paper identifies common challenges when managing SaaS, establishes the elements of a strong SaaS license management solution, and provides next steps asset managers can take to elevate their SaaS license management strategy.
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.
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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
This whitepaper explores the new SPARC S7 server features and then compares this offering to a similar x86 offering. The key characteristics of the SPARC S7 to be highlighted are:
Designed for scale-out and cloud infrastructures
SPARC S7 processor with greater core performance than the latest Intel Xeon E5 processor
Software in Silicon which offers hardware-based features such as data acceleration and security
The SPARC S7 is then compared to a similar x86 solution from three different perspectives, namely performance, risk and cost. Performance matters as business markets are driving IT to provide an environment that:
Continuously provides real-time results.
Processes more complex workload stacks.
Optimizes usage of per-core software licenses
Risk matters today and into the foreseeable future, as challenges to secure systems and data are becoming more frequent and invasive from within and from outside. Oracle SPARC systems approach risk management from multiple perspectiv
Published By: Oracle CX
Published Date: Oct 20, 2017
This whitepaper explores the new SPARC S7 server features and then compares this
offering to a similar x86 offering.
The key characteristics of the SPARC S7 to be highlighted are:
? Designed for scale-out and cloud infrastructures
? SPARC S7 processor with greater core performance than the latest Intel Xeon E5
? Software in Silicon which offers hardware-based features such as data acceleration
The SPARC S7 is then compared to a similar x86 solution from three different
perspectives, namely performance, risk and cost.
Performance matters as business markets are
driving IT to provide an environment that:
? Continuously provides real-time results.
? Processes more complex workload stacks.
? Optimizes usage of per-core software licenses.
Risk matters today and into the foreseeable future,
as challenges to secure systems and data are
becoming more frequent and invasive from within
and from outside. Oracle SPARC systems approach
risk management from multiple perspectiv
Download this white paper to learn more about these 7 things utilities should know about private wireless networks:
Capacity vs. range
Topologies (PTP, Rings, Mesh, PMP)
Licensed vs. unlicensed
Line of sight vs. non-line of sight
Quality of service
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.
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.
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.
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.
Published By: ServiceNow
Published Date: Jul 12, 2013
"Unauthorized software, painful software license compliance audits, long fulfillment times, limited visibility, unaccountability... if these issues sound familiar, you are not alone. These are real challenges faced by many IT organizations - with serious consequences if not properly addressed.
During our Software Asset Management webinar you will learn how having asset, configuration and other service management processes together in one system of record provides the control and visibility you need to overcome these challenges."
While software license costs are a major expense, most companies spend very little time managing this critical and widely distributed asset until an audit occurs or a cost reduction program forces attention. This should be the year you flip from being reactive to being proactive in dealing with software asset and license management. Costs savings and peace of mind are just two of the benefits that you will realize.
In this Webcast an analyst from Frost and Sullivan will go over the results of a recently published white paper on this topic and Deloitte & Touche will discuss the benefits their customers have gained in automating their license management processes.
View this Webcast to learn how you can reclaim licenses, avoid unnecessary license costs, achieve continuous compliance, and improve risk management.
Published By: ServiceNow
Published Date: Apr 19, 2013
Unauthorized software, painful software license compliance audits, long fulfillment times, limited visibility, unaccountability... if these issues sound familiar, you are not alone. These are real challenges faced by many IT organizations - with serious consequences if not properly addressed.
During our Software Asset Management webinar you will learn how having asset, configuration and other service management processes together in one system of record provides the control and visibility you need to overcome these challenges.
Published By: AppSense
Published Date: Nov 26, 2012
Download this case study to learn how Chandler Macleod's CIO was able to utilize the AppSense solution to remove the possibility of any users introducing an executable file to their network while reducing the number of their servers by 25%.
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.
IBM IT service management solutions help control costs, enhance performance and increase security in the virtual environment, with software for IT provisioning, IT monitoring, virtual storage, IT security, usage and accounting, software license management and more.
Their ability to deliver services is highly dependent upon their capability to operate with highly reliable and efficient IT operations. The changes described in this case study will help to assure they will be able to achieve that goal.
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.
According to Gartner Research and IBM, software applications traditionally require maintenance agreements costing 10 to 30% of the license cost per year. Understanding these costs, and having the tools to manage them is the basis of Software Asset Management. ScriptLogic Asset Manager is a complete and cost-saving software asset management solution for effectively managing total software costs and utilization.
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