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The mobile revolution – PT II

In part II of this III part series, I will explore how SAP are adapting to the world of mobile, and also how the new relationship between SAP and Apple will see SAP make apps tailored for Apple mobile devices.

Proactive Automation

Like many organizations around the word, Snow is increasingly making use of Cloud technologies as part of our everyday business. Some of the applications we use to help run our core business functions are cloud-based and our development and services teams are increasingly turning to virtual and cloud-based resources to stand up test environments, customer proof-of-concept instances and more.It makes perfect sense when you can stand up a virtual machine in seconds.  

Why SAM is the unofficial #1 priority for a CIO

The exact order of CIO priorities for 2016 and 2017 may differ slightly, depending on which report you choose to read. But there is a general consistency and the Top Ten CIO priorities usually look something like this:

  1. BI & Analytics
  2. Cloud
  3. Mobile
  4. Security
  5. ERP
  6. CRM
  7. Digitization
  8. Infrastructure & Datacenter
  9. Industry-specific applications
  10. Networking / Data / Integrated Communications


The Mobile Revolution - PT I

In part I of this III part series, I will explore how the computing world is in a constant state of change. Right now, the greatest shifts are happening in the move from  premise-based applications and infrastructure to SaaS/IaaS platforms together with the acceleraton towards these applications and services being accessed from mobile devices rather than PCs and laptops.  


Magic Quadrant for Software Asset Management

As business professionals and buyers, we want to know that the products and services we are looking at are going to be right for our organization and its needs. The cost of getting it wrong is at best wasted money and at worst career-limiting. The classic example is perhaps the Gartner Magic Quadrant. From Enterprise Mobility Management to Enterprise Backup Software and Integrated Appliances, the Magic Quadrant has become the go-to reference point for an increasing number of organizations in the buying cycle for a given solution to validate their purchasing decision.

SMB guide to managing Microsoft

Microsoft licensing represents a complicated challenge for any organization. There are so many different technologies, license models and environments to manage and optimize. Add to that the very real threat of an audit or review, and you’ve got yourself a bit of a headache!

Is SAM Winning?

The Business Software Alliance (BSA) has today released the figures for its latest annual report on software piracy around the world. The watchdog believes that 39 percent of software used globally is pirated. 

Open Store for Windows 10 Pro Users

Microsoft announced that organizations can no longer block access to the Windows Store for users on Windows 10 Pro. Previously, organizations could create a group policy to restrict Windows 10 Pro users from accessing and downloading anything from the Windows Store. Microsoft say the move is down to a design change and because Windows 10 Pro users are small to medium sized organizations that do not want as much control as those with Windows 10 Enterprise Edition. 

Why open source needs SAM

One of the main goals of a Software Asset Management (SAM) team should be to find the right software for their users to fulfil their role and add value to the business – at the best price possible. With tight budget constraints, organizations may increasingly look at seemingly ‘free’ software in order to reduce costs.

Welcome to the Future...

Over the past few weeks we have been teasing you with new features for our up-and-coming release of Snow License Manager 8. At last, we’re really excited to be able to share our new Software Asset Management (SAM) platform with you.