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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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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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