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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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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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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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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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‘SAM’ Same as it ever was…

Florence Court · January 30th 2019

How do you renew your software contracts? What’s the process you use for a renewal? The reason we ask is that it seems more and more companies are still buying software based on a number, not a requirement or with any SAM in mind. It really is the same as it ever was, just make…

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