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The importance of the user experience

Reponsive, dynamic multi-user platform accommodates all stakeholders

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

Be prepared when facing an audit

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

Using legacy software may expose your enterprise to security risks and hidden costs

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?

The IT procurement robots are coming, how can we ensure they get it right?

Discovery and inventory ensure you know what is being used relative to your entitlements

It’s a well-worn movie cliché: the out-of-control robot providing comic relief. Whether it’s accelerating a production line conveyor belt to warp speed, talking nonsense or chasing its tail in circles, we all enjoy a laugh at our short-circuited automated friends. But assuming the root cause of the problem is programming could be a mistake. What if the programming is working perfectly, but it’s the inputs that are erroneous?

SAM, Effective License Positions and Being a Master of Change

How to ensure your ELP doesn't erode over time

Cut software spend with major software vendors -  If you have recently completed your first ELP, (Effective License Position) then congratulations are in order.  This is no small feat and you should feel a justifiable sense of pride in your work. 

Bridging the disruption gap

How to remove uncertainty and the risk

There is a tectonic shift happening in IT. Or to be more specific, there is an irreversible change occurring in who drives and controls IT spend. CIO's need to adapt to survive.

SAP Indirect Usage – Your questions answered

Reduce risk and gain insight into SAP indirect Usage

On March 15, Snow Software ran a webinar in collaboration with KPMG to explain SAP Indirect Usage and provide a five-step plan to reduce risk. We were asked several related questions and as promised, we have collated these questions. 

AGENTS vs AGENTLESS: what to use and when

Sometimes an agent is the best way to retrieve information from the network, at others, a remote scan will suffice

When it comes to extracting information from machines connected to a corporate network, are agents good or bad?  The real answer is neither. 

From SAM newbie to expert

How to avoid rookie errors

If you are new to Software Asset Management, and want to avoid rookie errors, here is my brief guide on how to sidestep the more common (and not so common) SAM pitfalls. At every stage, the question you need to ask yourself is: Do I trust the results I am putting before senior management and the rest of the business?

Lego or Playmobil – choose your SAM approach

Spend less time building your SAM platform and more time using it

The thing with Software Asset Management is that no organization invests in it for fun. And most are on a strict timeline. Usually there is either a compelling event such as a renewal or audit, or there has been a lightbulb moment that the organization simply can’t continue spending blindly on software and licenses.

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