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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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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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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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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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