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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.

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

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