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Fifteen Gotchas to Diffuse an Oracle Audit

In this three-part series, Richard Spithoven, partner at license consultancy b.lay, helps you to outrival the powerful vendor. In this post, he outlines his first five gotchas.

Raging with the machine – the three phases of process automation

There are three phases to process automation: doing things better, doing more things, and doing more things with less. With each phase comes maturity and benefits like improved quality, better consistency, reduced waste, and cost containment. Combined, the goal of automation is maintaining a competitive edge. What’s in it for your organization? How can you rage with the machine?

Three steps to determining Oracle compliance

Need a how-to on Oracle licensing? This three-step guide, complete with useful links and tips, is a must read for all new SAM managers who need to gain an understanding of how to determine compliance for your Oracle estate.

SAP Indirect Usage – Is SAP Changing the Nature of its Relationship with Customers?

Software giant SAP seems to have taken the love/ hate relationship with its customers to new heights recently. We take a look at why SAP has been doing this and what it might mean for the future of SAP’s customer base.  

Snow releases Script for discovering Wannacry 

Snow’s specialized script identifies the reach of the Microsoft patch and the status of the SMB protocol in your enterprise. 

Top Five ‘must-dos’ to contain SaaS costs

The cloud is the future. Or so many IT pundits will have you believe. And they may be right; but for the wrong reasons. 

Five Microsoft Audit Failures to Avoid - Your Questions Answered

On April 27, Snow Software ran a webinar in collaboration with ITAM Review to detail Five Audit Failures to Avoid. During the webinar, we asked questions to better understand the urgency and top concerns of our attendees – we share those responses here. We received many questions during the live event, and as promised, we’ve provided this “Questions Answered” blog in which Microsoft expert and co-presenter, Rich Gibbons, Licensing Analyst with ITAM Review provides the answers. 

The importance of the user experience

When it first came out in 1979, I desperately wanted a BIG TRAK toy tank. Not only did it look like a spaceship on six wheels that had come straight out of Battlestar Galactica (the tank bears more than a passing resemblance to the famous spacecraft of the original TV series that first aired in 1978), it was a programmable computer at a time when only NASA scientists had access to them. 

Three Overlooked Microsoft Audit Tips

There are few single words that can change your mood, your day, and potentially your life in an instant. One of those words is “Audit”. No one likes audit. It’s a simple five-letter word, a basic concept, and yet once it’s out there – there is nothing simple about the aftermath.

IBM calls time on ILMT 7.5 – What it means for you

With IBM removing support for ILMT 7.5 at the end of April 2017, what does it mean for the many organizations around the world that rely on this proprietary tool to help reduce their overall IBM licensing bills?

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