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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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✊✊ – 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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When Two Worlds Collide

Florence Court · March 6th 2019

Television fans will no doubt still be absorbed by the events in this week’s special crossover episode of Casualty and Holby City. For those who haven’t seen the show all you really need to know, in order to fully engage with this blog, is that the UK’s most famous fictional hospital has come under attack…

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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 let your Software Audit head over the cliff

Florence Court · January 4th 2019

2018 was a funny old year for umpteen reasons, least of all for the fact that Britain seems to be lurching towards a Brexit shaped cliff’s edge, with many of us Brits have no real idea what’s going to happen. It’s a strange scenario and a bit like being audited by a major consultancy firm….

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No more free refills?

Adel Khan · November 29th 2018

From January 2019 Oracle is planning to alter its commercial model for Java. As you would have guessed the difference between what is considered as ‘billable’ and ‘free’ is about as clear as a misty mountaintop. I suppose we should have seen this coming back when Oracle acquired Sun Microsystems, sooner or later they would…

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