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Microsoft to audit 30,000 companies by 2014 – in the US alone

This is slightly older news before the new management at Microsoft took over. But still worth a read. Have you received your audit letter from Microsoft yet? It may not be called that—it will go by a much friendlier name, such as a free Software Asset Management (SAM) engagement, cloud-readiness assessment, True-Up tech-check or similar innocuously-named, friendly-sounding assistance. But […]

Software asset management is key to datacentre planning

An ordered approach to managing software and hardware assets is essential to maximising your datacentre. By Rory Canavan (link to original article at the end of the post) An ordered approach to managing software and hardware assets is essential to maximising your datacentre. We are all too aware that businesses typically view IT as a […]

Post Award, Visibility is key in Contract Management

By Sheshagiri Anegondi (Sheshu) There is debate on the terminology but essentially, Contract Life-cycle Management can be dissected into two main processes as follows: Pre-Award – As the name implies, pre-award processes are all those activities that are undertaken before any contract is awarded. These processes typically take the longest time to transform and are vital […]

Software License Management in the era of Cloud Computing

Is cloud going to kill the necessity for Software Asset Management? Well, cloud computing is definitely going to change the playfield for Software Asset Management (SAM). But instead of killing the necessity it rather provides more opportunities. Software Asset Management is all about the interaction between technology, policies and humans. This interaction stays the same, […]

Steps for Controlling SAP License Risk by Indirect SAP System Access

Growing number of SAP Customers are seeing increasing SAP License Fees due to indirect access of external tools which are accessing SAP System   From AuditBOT (shared via WordPress. Link to original post at the end of the article) Indirect access means that the user is connecting with a 3r party system outside or inside […]

Oracle Audit Thermometer : Will you be audited?

Answer a YES or a NO to each of the questions below. Then tally the numbers to check your Oracle Audit Temperature.   Have you undergone a hardware consolidation or infrastructure modernisation in the last 18 months? Are you using virtualisation software  such as VMware in your Oracle data centres? Do you have multiple production clones, staging areas and […]

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Growing number of SAP Customers are seeing increasing SAP License Fees due to indirect access of external tools which are accessing SAP System   From AuditBOT (shared via WordPress. Link to original post at the end of the article) Indirect access means that the user is connecting with a 3r party system outside or inside [...]

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