Snow for GDPR

Can Java still be free after January 2019?

Yes, according to Oracle, but how can it be when Java SE 8 public updates are no longer available?

In his recent blog, Sharat Chander, Senior Director, Java SE Product Management at Oracle, says, “Oracle is keeping Java free and open, providing stability, performance and security updates to the current version, at no cost.” What does this mean to Oracle customers and where should they focus attention to minimize costs and audit risks?


“At Specsavers we have a large global IT estate of mixed applications across a variety of operating systems and platforms. The capabilities of Snow will allow us to gain insights into our estate that we’ve not previously had. In turn, this will enable us to optimize application usage and remain compliant with our various software vendors.”

Graham Dawes Service Strategy & Configuration Manager 

May 25 has come and gone but the GDPR is here to stay

Don’t assume your shiny new privacy statements will protect you from data breaches.

The ICO has disclosed a fivefold increase in the number of data breaches reported since the GDPR came into force so how can we maximize compliance and minimize our risk of exposure?

The Millennials aren’t just coming, they’re in charge

And it’s changing the way your organization needs to manage technology

Matt Fisher looks at the accelerating pace that Millennials are introducing new technologies into the workplace, and how the risks they represent need – and can – be managed.

Liverpool City Council

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Liverpool City Council (LCC)’s current challenges around GDPR are the time and effort required in the identification of all applications that hold Personal Indentifiable Information (PII) across the estate. LCC have chosen Snow GDPR Risk Assessment through Bytes Software Services to alleviate these challenges by automating the discovery process which will save our organization approximately 780 hours of resource and contribute to LCC’s overall organizational objectives.

Craig Moss I Software Asset Management, Liverpool City Council


Are You a Guardian, a Decision Maker or a Consumer?

Whatever your primary role, our aim is to help you do it better

The types of role accessing and using information from the Snow platform is growing.  Matt Fisher, SVP Product Strategy, introduces the three core stakeholder types: Guardians, Decision Makers and Consumers, and explains how Snow is addressing their needs.

Achieving GDPR Compliance is Difficult. SaaS Just Made It Harder.

Unknown SaaS usage can be a GDPR landmine. Learn how to defuse it before it is too late.

Tim Jesser discusses an area of particular GDPR risk, the prevalence of SaaS usage, what makes SaaS especially risky, and how to mitigate that risk.

Beware the Vendor Certification Game

Unearthing the reality of “vendor certification” SAM programs

Several SAM providers claim their products are “vendor certified” and that their reports will be accepted in place of reports by the auditing vendor. Like the millions you’ve been promised by the fictitious prince, some things are too good to be true. This blog explores the realities, limits and risks of so-called “vendor certification” programs.

7 Steps to Kickstart Your GDPR compliance

How to identify key risks and where to concentrate your efforts before the regulation is introduced on May 25, 2018

After years of warning and clarifications, the time is nearly here.  Enforcement of the EU’s General Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR) is due to start on May 25, 2018.  Affected organizations find themselves at vary states of readiness, with some years into their journey and others just now realizing the mountainous effort required to achieve compliance.

If you find yourself in the latter camp, don’t despair.  The hardest part of any long journey is starting.  Here are seven steps to help start you down the path.



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