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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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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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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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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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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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✊✊ – 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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Return of the Vendor

Florence Court · February 28th 2019

Back by no popular demand it’s your least favourite, most aggressive, anything but friendly – software vendors!!! Yep, you thought you’d snuck out of 2018 and made it into 2019 unscathed. But just in time for spring here they come,  bringing absolutely no joy whatsoever, it’s the vendors. Please don’t go looking for the magic…

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Please don’t play it Again, SAM

Florence Court · February 20th 2019

In 2019 Do NOT let your software vendor decide which path your business takes – that’s the message of this blog if you haven’t got time to read any further. It’s worrying, but not all together surprising, how many businesses’ we see that are letting the software vendor dictate their software strategy. It is common…

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Don’t push me cos I’m close to ‘the cloud’…

Florence Court · January 17th 2019

The message behind Microsoft’s recent price rises would appear to be telling customers (for the umpteenth time) that the answer to lower costs can be found in the cloud. Apparently, the cloud is the answer to financial freedom from the burden of ever extortionate software licensing but, is that actually true? Who does the cloud…

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