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.
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.
I don’t think it’s too much at all. However, I would recommend including some bullets calling out key points from the paper and a distinct call-to-action. Something like this:
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
The majority of enterprise software is now consumed via SaaS or cloud deployments. Despite a perception of simplicity in software acquisition, many cloud contracts require all the rigor and due diligence of contracts for on-premises licensed software. The Enterprise Cloud Buyer's Bill of Rights provides a tool for clients and vendors to change the tenor of contract negotiations from user subservience to an equal and collaborative long-term partnership.
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.
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.
Published By: SugarCRM
Published Date: Jan 07, 2015
The way companies use and pay for customer relationship management (CRM) software has changed significantly over the past decade. Moving from a predominantly perpetual license-based system, where companies paid a large up-front sum and then smaller annual maintenance fees, CRM software providers are now moving towards monthly or annual subscription fees to access CRM software on the Internet.
There’s a disconnect in the way most software companies, even cloud-based SaaS companies, license their systems. And it is all about the concept of "seats" or use licenses. Learn how the Plex Manufacturing Cloud licensing model paves the way for your success with unlimited seats.
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.
Many organizations and agencies would like to improve their debt collection. They are aware that advanced analytics can help them optimize collections to drive down company debt and collection expenditures. However, they perceive that advanced analytics requires massive infrastructure changes, expensive software licenses, analytics expertise, long lead times and major upfront capital expenses.
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.
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