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Play it again, SAM

Florence Court · November 13th 2020

Here we all are, back in lockdown again but with nothing left to watch on Netflix and broadband seemingly moving at dial up speeds! So what better time than now to hunker down with your budgets and start thinking about how you save money in 2021.  SAM initiatives seem to have an almost magnetic like…

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Mediate, Alleviate, just don’t forget to Collaborate

Florence Court · October 26th 2020

Often when we try to predict future trends in IT the only reliable source of data we have is the past. We rack our brains, thinking about years gone by and ask ourselves questions like What did we used to do? What do we miss doing? and What will we do in the future? Now…

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SAM 1 Vendor 0

Florence Court · October 9th 2020

Although the need to have a strong defence seems to have escaped most Premier League teams this season, you cannot let it escape your business plans for 2021. As panic begins to set in with regards to software vendor audit activity in 2021, now is the time to begin to think about your defence. How…

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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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