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How much is that software in the window?

Florence Court · August 16th 2019

“Florence, do you think we are paying too much for our software?” I get asked this question a lot by customers and the answer is usually “How do you think, you, as a customer would ever really know the answer to that question?”. Actually, our answer probably isn’t quite as robotic as that last statement,…

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BlueHat – RedHat …

Florence Court · July 22nd 2019

For months now the industry has been speculating about the IBM and Redhat merger. Back in September 2018, when talks of the merger first began to appear, our initial thoughts were to try and avoid the doomsday talk and ask the question “What would this merger actually mean for businesses?” Linux devotees are petrified that…

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Cloudy with a chance of confusion

Florence Court · July 11th 2019

Everybody is still talking about the Cloud, Cloud this, Cloud that…Cloud everything. The trouble is only the vendors, or Cloud sellers, seem to be making full use of the Cloud. In the recent film ‘Creed’ legendary fictional boxer , Rocky Balboa, seemed about as confused by the Cloud as many of our customers once were,…

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Whose License is it anyway?

Florence Court · July 1st 2019

Process, Process makes Perfect. We’re not the first people to say that ‘Process makes Perfect’ but it is true and it’s also really rather catchy. Oh, how I wish we were the first people to have said it – although if we were you wouldn’t be reading this now and we’d be parked up in…

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✊✊ – Software License Audit are you compliant?

Florence Court · June 10th 2019

Software License Audits are a nightmare, any of you reading this and who have had the misfortune of going through one will agree. Once the vendors get a sniff that you might have software compliance issues they will swarm in and look for whatever money they can extract from you (oh and do rest assured…

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Coming to a SAM Theatre Near You

Florence Court · May 21st 2019

Spoilers, suddenly everybody seems awfully worried about spoilers. I open up twitter and I am besieged by “don’t spoil Endgame” tweets…I turn on the TV this morning and am greeted by a lengthy warning that precedes a ‘spoiler free’ discussion of Game of Thrones. The lesson was that whatever you do at the moment just…

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Just for a Rep..

Florence Court · May 7th 2019

We often get asked why we don’t have customer testimonials on our website, or a page devoted to the logos of the companies we are working with? The reason we don’t have this is really quite straightforward, at SAMcraft we don’t publicise who we work with because we respect the discretion required for maintaining our…

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The hunt for Redhatober

Florence Court · April 18th 2019

Easter is nearly upon us and it’s time for SAMcraft to reminisce about the Easter Egg hunts of our youth. Imagine if you will 1980’s Britain and a high stakes race across the back garden of a suburban semi-detached house. Picture the scene as we tear through the undergrowth competing with siblings, nature and mysterious Boo…

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Process makes Perfect

Florence Court · March 18th 2019

Without wishing to sound like the proverbial broken record, how many more times do we have to explain that Process is the key to long term success in Software Asset Management? The glamourous world of SAM is so focused with Audit Defence, Software Savings and Software Optimisations but a world away from all that glamour…

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When Two Worlds Collide

Florence Court · March 6th 2019

Television fans will no doubt still be absorbed by the events in this week’s special crossover episode of Casualty and Holby City. For those who haven’t seen the show all you really need to know, in order to fully engage with this blog, is that the UK’s most famous fictional hospital has come under attack…

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