How to Rationalise Applications for Cloud Readiness
Moving your applications to the cloud can be a complex undertaking. Is your business ready? Application Rationalisation for Cloud Readiness cannot progress successfully without first establishing the rationales on which future services are to be supported.You need to identify a […]Read more
Improve visibility of Hardware and Software Inventory
As the IT landscape of any enterprise changes rapidly, discovering what software applications and what licenses are installed on your network is not an easy task. It is however a necessary step to perform in preparation for an operating system […]Read more
SAP Indirect Access- Control Your Risk!
SAP UK recently won a court case against Diageo in a test case to determine their rights in claiming license fees for users with indirect access to SAP data. It means SAP indirect access can cost millions for customers, resulting […]Read more
The Data Protection Gap- Is ITAM The Problem Area?
Data breaches are on the rise and information that goes missing from a device represents a big risk. Can you afford to take the risk? There is just 12 months left to comply with General Data Protection Act (GDPR), all […]Read more
Overcome Compliance Fear with Application Rationalisation
IT Managers are usually judged successful IF “Nothing Went Wrong!”. This can lead to a focus on effectiveness at the expense of efficiency. Failure to comply with software licensing conditions may result in a public relations nightmare and career risks for […]Read more
Why does IT Outsourcing Increase Software Licensing Cost?
The Business Software Centre Ltd (TBSC) conducted joint research with Professor Ashraf Labib from Portsmouth Business School, University of Portsmouth about software licensing costs across public sector organizations in the UK last year. With over 400 respondents, the research reveals […]Read more
SAM Global Process Maturity Report 2016
The SAM Global Process Maturity Report has been compiled by SAM Charter from the anonymous responses of clients from its partner-base in 2016. The report covers 16 countries and nearly 1.2 million devices, and offers a summary insight into the […]Read more
Challenges and solutions for data accuracy in SPLA reporting
Service Provider Licensing Agreements (SPLA) require monthly reports re what Microsoft software has been deployed by the Hosted Service Providers (HSP). These are sent to the Microsoft License Service Providers in order to prepare the monthly invoices. This method of […]Read more
Mergers and Acquisitions -Software Due Diligence Risks and Opportunities
Putting two organisations together to create a new one will create new IT requirements and reveal duplicate technologies. If you are involved in a merger or acquisition, what are the risks and opportunities from the project? How do you conduct […]Read more
Overview of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
1. What is GDPR? The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will be implemented in the European Union (EU) on 25 May 2018, when it supersedes the 28 current national data protection laws. The aim of GDPR is to strengthen […]Read more