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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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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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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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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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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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