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How to License Microsoft in Citrix

Licensing Microsoft applications in environments like Citrix is one of the biggest ‘gotchas’ that Microsoft customers and Software Asset Managers face. We often see that organizations misinterpret the licensing rules resulting in overspend or non-compliance, two positions you do not want to be in.

Adobe Upgrade Simplified

In 2013 Adobe released a statement indicating that they will no longer be selling perpetual software. Instead, it was to release something called Creative Cloud and move the license model from device to subscription user with regular updates and storage from the Cloud. 

Managing Mobile Device Usage Agreements

How do you relate to your mobile phone? Greg BaylisSnow’s Mobility Expert and I were discussing this just the other day and acknowledged that users have a completely different mindset towards their phones than they do to their computers.

Remove Blind Spots From your Network

If you’re a CIO or an Infrastructure & Operations (I&O) professional, you don’t need me to tell you how complex and dynamic your network is. And even though you probably don’t know where they are, you’ll be aware that you have blind spots on the network. Can you answer with confidence that you know?

Self-Fund your SAM Program

Thanks in no small part to the confusion between Software Asset Management and compliance, SAM programs are often seen by some less-enlightened stakeholders as a necessary evil. A program that increases operational costs without driving tangible business benefits.  A grudge spend, if you like.

Use S/4HANA to get rid of your SAP shelfware

Why there’s never been a better time to reduce ongoing SAP costs In this blog article I look at opportunities available to SAP customers to significantly reduce their ongoing license costs and explain why now is the best possible time to negotiate. For the practical steps, Snow have created a guide on how to turn shelfware into S/4HANA credit Whether you’ve been to an SAP event in the past year, attended a user forum, or visited SAP’s website, you won’t have been able to miss it - SAP Business Suite 4 SAP HANA.

How SAM assists with Technology Decisions

I was recently contacted by a frustrated Software Asset Manager on social media who found out that their Senior Management team has selected a new Software Asset Management Technology without his consultation. The SAM Manager tells me that the reason they have purchased this particular solution is because the Senior Management team has a strong relationship with the vendor so they got a large discount.

$1.2 Trillion spent on Cloud, scoring vendors & too many metrics!

Snow Software is a Premier sponsor at Gartner IT Financial, Procurement & Asset Management summit for 2016. Tuesday’s focus at the Gartner IT Financial, Procurement and Asset Management Summit was an interesting blend of vendor management importance, third party support tactics and real-life challenges organizations are facing with Cloud and SaaS technologies.

 

Mega Vendors, Cloud, and Audits

Snow Software is a Premier sponsor at Gartner IT Financial, Procurement & Asset Management summit for 2016. The focus for Monday was on mega vendors, Cloud challenges and, of course, software audits, with a number of experts giving their views and opinions on what best practice Software Asset Management should be. Here are the takeaways from Day One at the Gartner IT Financial, Procurement & Asset Management Summit 2016 in London.

Managing the Change from Perpetual to Subscription Licensing

Change Management can help ensure such a change in licensing models and technologies is implemented within the IT Infrastructure with as little disruption as possible. This is just one example of how Change Management can help with Software Asset Management related matters. There needs to be a close relationship between SAM and Change Management as software and technology changes all the time.

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