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SAP Indirect Access Risk Mitigation - PT II

Part 2 of 2: Discover risk, reduce financial exposure and automate license optimization

With an optimized direct license estate (as described in the first blog of this series), an organization has the firm foundation required for estimating potential Indirect Access costs and effectively minimising them. Without truly understanding the Indirect Access to your SAP system, it could leave you on the back foot if an audit were conducted – that is not a desirable position to be in with any vendor, let alone SAP.

Simplifying SAP License Audit Submissions

An insider’s view

In this expert blog, David Morrison, SAP Consultant at Snow Software discusses the SAP license audit process. 

Three phases of SAM maturity with Snow – Part II

Leveraging SAM intelligence and constant optimization

In this second and final post in our series on Software Asset Management (SAM) maturity, Patrik Burvall talks about the value of Software Asset Management (SAM) and how it continues to deliver long after initial compliance has been established.

The three phases of SAM maturity with Snow – Part I

Achieving compliance

The benefits a Software Asset Management (SAM) program deliver vary, depending on the maturity level of SAM within your organization. In part I of this two-part series, Patrik Burvall talks about how you can achieve initial compliance for the majority of your software estate within 120 days

Decision paralysis – how to get started on the GDPR

One approach is to first look at the IT estate and identify the applications that are likely to be used to access personal customer data

The acronym “GDPR” seems innocuous enough, however, what it stands for, i.e. the new General Data Protection Regulation certainly is not. This legal obligation, affecting any organization around the world that does business in Europe (regardless of HQ location), results in stringent demands on the protection and management of personal data.

Kickstart your Software Asset Management practice- Your Questions Answered

- Your Questions Answered

On October 18, Snow Software ran a webinar in collaboration with ITAM Review to help answer the most common questions asked when professionals first hear about Software Asset Management – what is it? And do I need it? 

95% of CIOs expecting to change jobs

Less time on IT delivery, more time on innovation and influence

No longer is the CIO primarily responsible for the delivery of world-class IT solutions.  Well, perhaps that’s not entirely true.  Many still are responsible for that, but it’s no longer what defines a successful CIO.   

How to make the divorce between IT & the Business as painless as possible

Notes from Gartner ITFPAM in Nashville & London

Over the last two weeks, Gartner has held its annual ITFPAM (IT, Finance, Procurement & Asset Management) conferences in the United States and United Kingdom. If there was a key message, it was that the Business has quite definitely issued divorce proceedings against the IT function and is already enjoying life as a singleton again. 

Simplification: the great lie of the Cloud Era

Why the CIO needs analytics now more than ever

At the start of 2017, I tasked our Snow Software sellers with introducing a simple question into their conversations with senior business and IT leaders at organizations around the world. 
The question is short and simple:

Is the cloud making your job simpler or more complicated?” 

With Visibility Comes Security

The SAM manager’s role in corporate security

More devices, greater mobility, BYOD, and more flexible licensing terms are complicating the job of protecting information. With true visibility of the corporate network, SAM managers are well-positioned to help their organizations achieve the right balance between security and efficiency.

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