Modernize Your Microsoft Licensing for the Cloud Era

Microsoft licensing is often one of the top five expense items in enterprise software budgets. Many organizations are unfamiliar, of licensing or contractual changes, and rely on a reseller to provide direction leading to potential overspending or compliance risks. This interactive session will cover licensing, negotiation tactics, discounting, audits, managing the reseller relationship, changes to Premier Support and more.

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SAM is the data enabler for your business

How do you best leverage the information which you gain from your SAM discovery to support your wider business? This can be Cyber security as well is traditional licensing and procurement. We believe that SAM holds the key to many other business issues.

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Selecting and Implementing an ITAM tool

What tool manufacturers don’t tell you about implementation, building a tool implementation team and negotiating with tool manufacturers to increase your chances of success.

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Overcoming the Pitfalls of Doing it Yourself

Many corporations try to “DIY” ITAD, from data erasure to auctions to recycling. But the risks of old assets are not for the faint of heart, and few corporations have implemented the best practices internally to eliminate those risks. What do you need to establish to do-it-yourself?

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Basics of Licensing Microsoft SQL Server and Windows Server

Licensing metrics and measuring compliance for Microsoft server products can be confusing to the novice. Ken Shaw of Belarc will present the basic licensing metrics for SQL Server and Windows Server, show how to apply the rules in example cases, and show a model process to measure compliance.

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The Role of ITAD in Data Security

With the increased emphasis on data security, ensuring that your organization has a developed ITAD program in place can play an important role in meeting data security compliance obligations. Whether it be GDPR or CCPA, every organization will need to take a holistic approach to their data security including ensuring that there is an ITAD program in place that plays a part in helping to mitigate any potential risks associated with the IT Asset Disposition process.

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Asset Strategy Management – Connecting Reliability Strategies to Work Execution

Implementing ASM regains control of asset performance, costs and risks through ensuring that strategies are continually maintained and improved over time to ensure alignment to the current operating and environmental contexts. To be successful there are several key foundational elements that are essential to deliver maximum value and range from key aspects of strategy decision making to fundamental characteristics of the ASM process. Attendees will leave with a foundational roadmap to develop or improve equipment maintenance strategies so they can be confident that they are doing the right maintenance on the right equipment at the right time to achieve the […]

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5 Essential Principles to Building Best in Class SAM

Building a successful Software Asset Management program is like climbing a mountain; mountains and IT environments differ, but best practices are the same. Many SAM teams stumble and don’t reach their goals. Some organizations outsource their SAM to increase their SAM success. There are five essential principles to building best in class SAM that can be learned from mountain hiking. What are they? This session will draw on 25 years of experience building best in class SAM programs across hundreds of companies.

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IT & Cloud Usage Optimization through Data Driven Insights

In today’s fast-paced world of technology, companies strive to transform and digitize their businesses by leveraging the public cloud, while having to manage IT operational, compliance, and security risks. This session will focus on efficient ways to baseline, optimize, and secure your IT environments both on-premise and in the cloud through powerful asset and usage data, along with actionable insights.

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Six Keys to Success in Your Salesforce Contract

Ill-defines terms and weak vendor relationships lead to overspending on contracts. To avoid that, you need proven processes you can rely on to get the right contracts for your organization and- build better vendor relationships along the way. This session will help attendees strengthen their negotiation position for Salesforce.com

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