Software asset management (SAM) solutions promise to fix all that. They present a set of tools, practices and processes that take the uncertainty out of software licensing and enable organizations to fully optimize software inventories.
Download this white paper to learn more about these 7 things utilities should know about private wireless networks:
Capacity vs. range
Topologies (PTP, Rings, Mesh, PMP)
Licensed vs. unlicensed
Line of sight vs. non-line of sight
Quality of service
In this Quest white paper, get best practices for leveraging native Active Directory (AD) auditing from Microsoft MVP Darren Mar-Elia - and see what auditors are looking for! He also explores third-party solutions that can enhance native AD auditing.
Published By: MuleSoft
Published Date: Jan 25, 2016
IT used to be so simple. Companies owned their own technology equipment and purchased enterprise licenses for many of the applications anybody in the organization might care to use. But then the cloud emerged, and mobile, and social media, and IoT; the world of IT has never been the same. Today's businesses are software-driven enterprises with technology capability distributed throughout the company, utilizing countless third-party cloud-based applications. This new organization requires an cultural shift in the IT organization.
Read this whitepaper to learn:
-How businesses can reorganize themselves into lightweight, agile, modular businesses able to respond to innovations in SaaS, mobile, and analytics
-How to build a technological architecture that can accommodate new technology yet still extract value from on-premises systems
-The advantages of an API-led connected architecture vs. old SOA approaches
Published By: Acquirgy
Published Date: Dec 09, 2009
For 6 months we evaluated leading PPC technology platforms including Marin, Kenshoo, Aquisio, SearchForce, Omniture, Clicable and others. Using a SWOT analysis, we compared their capabilities for small clients, as well as clients spending more than $1 million a month. We also explored their value for both lead generation and ecommerce clients.
A software audit can be either an internal process, executed by an in-house team or consultants, or it can be done externally, by the vendor. If done internally, the results are used by the organization to check what software is installed across the network, how the software is being used and how this usage compares with the entitlements owned by the organization. If you haven’t already been audited—get ready; it’s not a case of if, but when.
What you don't know could hurt your bottom line
Let’s begin with a question: Do you know who is behind the wheel? The reality is that for many enterprises with employees who drive as part of their job, the answer is, “I think so,” or maybe, “no.” Driver risk management has recently become a top issue for many organizations since it directly affects budgets and the bottom line. The fact that there are more than 100 million people driving for work-related activities on U.S. roads and many of them have invalid, suspended or no driver’s license at all should be cause enough for concern. But combining this with the facts that:
• most organizations’ budgets are at best flat
• P&C insurance rates are rising 14% every 2 years
• 90% of crashes are due to human error
• there are fewer qualified drivers available today
• the number of lawsuits around negligence are skyrocketing
• and it becomes clear that understanding exposure to driver risk is imperative for every organization.
So what do
Published By: Diligent
Published Date: Jun 15, 2016
When it comes to gambling, whether online or on the high street, William Hill is one of the world’s leading players. Employing nearly 16,000 people, the company has offices in the UK, USA, Australia and Gibraltar and offers betting to meet the needs of diverse customers: on the phone, online or in one of more than 2,300 licensed betting offices. William Hill has been a Diligent Boards™ client since 2013.
BizCarta assisted Country Energy in deploying LANDesk Management Suite to identify which Microsoft applications were running. That project identified and subsequently removed unused software valued at $1,671,000.
Published By: BlackBerry
Published Date: Mar 12, 2013
Leverage your investment in BlackBerry® solutions. Through to December 31, 2013, organizations purchasing BlackBerry® 10 smartphones can trade up their existing BlackBerry Enterprise Server licenses one-for-one – free.
In an effort to stay ahead of the competition, companies have poured capital resources into information technology. In many cases, this has been done on a group-by-group basis, with each line of business creating its own infrastructure silo. Each silo had its own systems, servers, storage, licenses, and support teams—and each shouldered the total cost of owning and operating a standalone infrastructure.Learn more by downloading this paper.
Published By: AppSense
Published Date: Nov 26, 2012
Download this case study to learn how Chandler Macleod's CIO was able to utilize the AppSense solution to remove the possibility of any users introducing an executable file to their network while reducing the number of their servers by 25%.
Published By: CopiaTECH
Published Date: Mar 18, 2008
No longer worried about viruses, Trojan horses, worms, identity theft, and phishing scams? Do you feel as if you have gone the distance to protect your company and your network from impending doom? Sleep at night? Well, there is one tiny itty bitty little detail that can be a can of worms that makes a good old virus look quite friendly, the software license agreement.
Even if one minute a day is lost to productivity drains because of PC horsepower allocation to security scans and remediation, the cost over a year across a medium-sized enterprise adds up quickly. A 10,000 employee operation would face over $10M in direct productivity losses alone. As an early trigger for expensive PC hardware refresh is an onslaught of help desk calls, many companies find that they can actually extend the hardware refresh cycle out another 12–24 months simply by employing a security solution that does not tax the PC as heavily. The indirect costs associated with brand reputation and opportunity losses add untold thousands of dollars per year as well. Further, some institutions under green initiatives monitor power consumption related to security measures favor solutions that use less energy. As such, forward-thinking enterprises are looking beyond the software license fees when evaluating security software alternatives.
IBM IT service management solutions help control costs, enhance performance and increase security in the virtual environment, with software for IT provisioning, IT monitoring, virtual storage, IT security, usage and accounting, software license management and more.
Published By: SugarCRM
Published Date: Jan 07, 2015
The way companies use and pay for customer relationship management (CRM) software has changed significantly over the past decade. Moving from a predominantly perpetual license-based system, where companies paid a large up-front sum and then smaller annual maintenance fees, CRM software providers are now moving towards monthly or annual subscription fees to access CRM software on the Internet.
I don’t think it’s too much at all. However, I would recommend including some bullets calling out key points from the paper and a distinct call-to-action. Something like this:
At the start of every year, more than 80% of your annual IT spend is likely already committed – in the form of depreciation, maintenance, and support for infrastructure – inhibiting your ability to bring new capabilities to the business.
Making matters worse, these dollars often lie hidden in the form of inefficient or ill-advised software license management. If you don’t have the luxury of a mature vendor management function, you probably struggle to see the full picture of your future maintenance costs.
This guide will give you the tools to assess your IT spend by identifying potential blind spots and uncovering the benefits of ELAs and TLAs. Some blind spots may include:
• Limited visibility
• Productivity barriers
• Risk exposures
Download now to learn how to formulate a plan to yield savings--savings that fa
According to Gartner Research and IBM, software applications traditionally require maintenance agreements costing 10 to 30% of the license cost per year. Understanding these costs, and having the tools to manage them is the basis of Software Asset Management. ScriptLogic Asset Manager is a complete and cost-saving software asset management solution for effectively managing total software costs and utilization.
This whitepaper explores the new SPARC S7 server features and then compares this offering to a similar x86 offering. The key characteristics of the SPARC S7 to be highlighted are:
Designed for scale-out and cloud infrastructures
SPARC S7 processor with greater core performance than the latest Intel Xeon E5 processor
Software in Silicon which offers hardware-based features such as data acceleration and security
The SPARC S7 is then compared to a similar x86 solution from three different perspectives, namely performance, risk and cost. Performance matters as business markets are driving IT to provide an environment that:
Continuously provides real-time results.
Processes more complex workload stacks.
Optimizes usage of per-core software licenses
Risk matters today and into the foreseeable future, as challenges to secure systems and data are becoming more frequent and invasive from within and from outside. Oracle SPARC systems approach risk management from multiple perspectiv
Published By: Oracle CX
Published Date: Oct 20, 2017
This whitepaper explores the new SPARC S7 server features and then compares this
offering to a similar x86 offering.
The key characteristics of the SPARC S7 to be highlighted are:
? Designed for scale-out and cloud infrastructures
? SPARC S7 processor with greater core performance than the latest Intel Xeon E5
? Software in Silicon which offers hardware-based features such as data acceleration
The SPARC S7 is then compared to a similar x86 solution from three different
perspectives, namely performance, risk and cost.
Performance matters as business markets are
driving IT to provide an environment that:
? Continuously provides real-time results.
? Processes more complex workload stacks.
? Optimizes usage of per-core software licenses.
Risk matters today and into the foreseeable future,
as challenges to secure systems and data are
becoming more frequent and invasive from within
and from outside. Oracle SPARC systems approach
risk management from multiple perspectiv
What you'll learn in this webinar:
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TekStream, an AWS Partner Network (APN) Advanced Consulting Partner, specializes in migrating legacy on-premises databases to AWS. Watch this webinar to learn how TekStream helps you break free from commercial database licenses, such as Microsoft and Oracle, and move your databases to the cloud in order to focus on your core business.
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