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SAM Your Way To Savings

Florence Court · September 17th 2020

Thanks again to all of you who joined our Webinar and for those of you who were unable to join please email nofear@samcraft.co.uk and we will send you a link to the recording. One thing that was really highlighted during the webinar Q&A was just how much the financial landscape of business has changed in…

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Somewhere over the Rainbow

Florence Court · August 19th 2020

Do you remember a time when business transformation was something that took forever? Do you remember when Windows version upgrades had to be planned a year in advance? Do you remember sitting through months and months of weekly meetings debating change controls and project priority? Well just recently things have changed. In April 2020 Microsoft…

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The importance of Software Asset Management – Post Covid-19

Krystol Slocombe · August 17th 2020

As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, the way we work has begun to change. To support these changes every single business has had to decide how best to utilise its IT investments. This has seen a clear shift in focus for internal IT functions and also for the software vendors. At SAMcraft we have…

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Software Asset Mastery

Florence Court · June 18th 2020

We’ve been having lots of conversations during lockdown about SAM services from companies who’ve realised that they might have developed a bit of a habit for software. And who are we to judge? It happens all the time, big business, medium size business and even small businesses can get caught up in the habit of…

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Home workers of the World Unite and take over…

Florence Court · March 31st 2020

Working from home was the daydream most, if not all, of us had dreamt. A top 5 dream scenario of every IT employee was to be designated ‘WFH’. Seriously, nothing short of a generous five figure pay rise, or a dungeons and dragons figurine based on your own likeness, would be as good as designated…

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Don’t turn an Exit into a Brexit

Florence Court · December 12th 2019

Today, those of us in the United Kingdom will be readying ourselves to vote in the general election. Once again the media will focus its attention on Brexit, what the election result will mean for the Brexit negotiations and, ultimately, the time frame for Britain’s exit from the EU. At the best of times Brexit…

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Do it, or maybe don’t do it all, yourself

Florence Court · November 19th 2019

It was certainly the case a few years ago, if you listened to the marketeers, that the best possible solution to any enterprise size SAM dilemma was to build an in-house SAM function. The message was loud and the message was clear “if you want SAM done properly, do it yourself”. But was that really…

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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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