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Transformers – Digital Transformations

Florence Court · November 5th 2019

Regrettably we’re not here to talk about the popular 1980s toy line and cartoon series, what we’re going to talk about today are the types of technological changes that routinely occur across our businesses aka Digital Transformations. A long time ago, before the advent of the desktop computer, when the IT department performed an upgrade,…

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Don’t be Afraid to Ask…

Florence Court · October 25th 2019

Is there really such a thing as a stupid question? Well, I suppose being stood in the rain and asking someone “is it raining?” might be considered stupid but it’s also a great way to start a conversation with someone you don’t know. The pressing question for right now is “where is all this waffle…

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STOPTOBER..?

Florence Court · October 8th 2019

A message from SAMcraft this STOPTOBER STOP your software budget from disappearing STOP accepting annual license fee increases STOP Ignoring Software Asset Management STOP paying more than you need to for your software licenses STOP automatically renewing your software contracts STOP believing everything the vendors tell you STOP taking the resellers word for it STOP…

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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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