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ISO 19770-1 has had a makeover, but has anyone noticed?

A few key points to consider for the update to the international standard for SAM

There’s a new update to the ISO 19770-1 international standard for Software Asset Management (SAM) with many new changes. The launch has been fairly low profile, but that’s probably a reflection on the SAM community and the fact that the standard is developed by volunteers (unpaid, in their own time) who are ITAM professionals rather than marketing experts.

Security Loves IaaS Automation

See how Snow can help leverage the power of IaaS in your organization, securely and cost-efficiently

Leveraging the power of IaaS within an organization tends to be challenged by the fear of security breaches and lack of IT expertise. As a result, the technology often remains locked down in the IT department. Snow’s automation doctor, David Svee, has a remedy that enables you to unleash IaaS with a multitude of positive benefits. 

Your Top 5 Concerns for Software License Optimization

The topics you've considered important over the past year and a half

A look back at the most read blog topics from the last 18 months.

2018 resolutions for cloud cost containment

Three recommendations to keep your cloud costs under control

To ensure the CIO and CFO don’t spend the year tackling massive, unexpected bills for their cloud usage, here are three recommendations to help contain cloud costs.  

Patching the Meltdown/Spectre data leak

See the extent of patching in your network in a single view

The IT world of 2018 woke up to an unwelcome bang in the form of Meltdown and Spectre – two widespread hardware vulnerabilities. To encapsulate the problem, which security experts have classified as catastrophic, billions of computers and devices are at risk as the vulnerability exposes the data stored in the most protected part of a device’s hardware; the place where passwords, encryption keys, and other credentials are stored.

Audit – A Five-letter Word That Evokes Four-letter Responses

How Software Vendors Leverage Audits to Increase Sales.

For vendors, audits are just another revenue stream. But, if you are prepared, you can turn an audit request into an opportunity to save money and optimize your licenses.

The GDPR compliance Emergency Kit – How to address three of the most crucial obligations.

Your questions about the GDPR answered

On December 6, Snow joined forces with experts from Deloitte to help organizations around the world prepare for the introduction of The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in May 2018.  You can view an on-demand version of the webinar here.

2018: Top Five Factors Impacting Software Spend – Part II

It’s all about the data

The final spurt toward year-end is on. Plans, ideas, and strategies for 2018 are forming, ready for kick-off in the new financial year. Q4 is always busy, but it also lends itself to strategic thinking, providing a welcome a break from the constant solving of tactical problems. Here’s a look at the factors impacting IT spend in the coming year (Part II).

2018: Top Five Factors Impacting Software Spend – Part I

It’s all about the data

The final spurt toward year-end is on. Plans, ideas, and strategies for 2018 are forming, ready for kick-off in the new financial year. Q4 is always busy, but it also lends itself to strategic thinking, providing a welcome a break from the constant solving of tactical problems. Here’s a look at the factors impacting IT spend in the coming year.

SAM I AM, I DO SO LIKE MY HAM WITH SAM

How HAM and SAM work together to speed implementation and improve results

As the IT landscape changes, with decentralized technology purchases driven by Digital Transformation efforts driving the Disruption Gap between IT and business units, HAM (Hardware Asset Management) is a complementary practice to SAM (Software Asset Management) in controlling costs, management resources and compliance for organizations. This blog looks at the people, process and technology that support an effective management solution for hardware and software across the entire estate.

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