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Embrace, Transform and Reinvent

Snow Software was a Premier sponsor at Gartner’s IT Sourcing, Procurement, Vendor & Asset Management Summit, September 2018

The theme of this year’s conference was to embrace velocity and innovate to influence and impact business performance. So what did this mean for the target audience?

Oracle Faces Class Action Lawsuit Over Cloud Business Claims

What is the real demand for Oracle’s cloud offerings?

Beginning in August 2018, a series of law firms announced they had filed a securities class action lawsuit on behalf of their client alleging that Oracle and certain executives issued false and misleading statements about its cloud business.

Does the New Digital Access Detection Tool from SAP® Reveal or Conceal License Liability?

SAP® customers must decide between two license models – but can they with the information available?

After announcing a new license model in April 2018, SAP released a tool to estimate potential digital access liability, so customers could decide whether to stay on their legacy model or move to the new.

BUILDING THE BUSINESS CASE FOR IT ASSET MANAGEMENT – PART 4

PRESENTING YOUR BUSINESS CASE

In the previous three blog posts in this series we looked at the importance of aligning ITAM to business priorities and calculating and articulating the benefits. In this post we look at the format for the business case, and the information that needs to be included to provide a complete picture of the proposed investment.

BUILDING THE BUSINESS CASE FOR IT ASSET MANAGEMENT – PART 3/4

WHY ARE WE DOING ITAM – ADDITIONAL BENEFITS

In Parts 1 and 2 of this series we looked at aligning ITAM with business initiatives their associated IT projects, and identifying the specific benefits related to those projects. In this section we look at the additional benefits that may help support your business case.

Microsoft Pricing to Go up by 10% in October 2018, Here’s What You Should Do About It

Who is affected, what to watch out for and recommendations for your organization

On June 25, 2018, Microsoft announced they would soon increase pricing, but what may not be clear is who this change is going to affect. This blog will help decipher who exactly is affected by these coming changes, what effect they can have and recommendations on how to minimize the impact to your organization.

BUILDING THE BUSINESS CASE FOR IT ASSET MANAGEMENT – PART 2/4

In Part 1 of this blog series we highlighted the need to align ITAM investment with funded business and IT initiatives. In this blog we examine how ITAM supports some of the typical IT projects that organizations may be investing in.

May 25 has come and gone but the GDPR is here to stay

Don’t assume your shiny new privacy statements will protect you from data breaches.

The ICO has disclosed a fivefold increase in the number of data breaches reported since the GDPR came into force so how can we maximize compliance and minimize our risk of exposure?

SAP´s Sales and Audit Teams: Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

SAP separated its sales and audit functions but is the audit process less open to abuse?

In April 2018, SAP announced the separation of its sales and auditing functions to ensure a fair, transparent and consistent license experience for customers. Has it succeeded? Is it a realistic aspiration? How empathetic is SAP really being to their customers and the challenges they face?

Building the Business Case for It Asset Management – Part 1/4

Aligning ITAM to Business Priorities

Many IT asset managers struggle to make a truly compelling business case for investment in ITAM or SAM. This failure is often due to the fact that the business case is created in isolation, focused on the need for ITAM in general rather than linking it to specific and prioritized business initiatives writes Victoria Barber. 

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