Shift Your Company’s Culture One Process At A Time

IT Asset Management impacts the entire lifecycle of hardware and software within your organization. Every employee has to adjust their daily behaviors to collectively protect your company from financial, contractual, and security risks. This session will give you an overview of IT Asset Management, best practices to support your program, and the opportunity to collaborate on how to approach your policy and process gaps. Create a baseline of the ITAM program’s current state a) Interview stakeholders and gather pain points b) Document processes and workflows c) Review policies and tools Use ITAM industry best practices to identify gaps Fill gaps […]

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Delivering Software Assets to User Constraints: An IT Perspective

The purpose of this lesson is to educate business leaders of IT constraints starting when a user requests a software asset, to delivery, to retirement of the software asset in medium to large enterprise environments. Upon the completion of this session, business managers will understand the constraints on managing the software delivery to the users and managing the software asset throughout its lifecycle.

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Vendor Negotiation Strategy: Simulation of License Agreement with Usage Data

Understanding the right information to use during negotiations is crucial for an advantage. Without the proper knowledge of the business requirements, regarding technical scope or number of licenses needed, companies leave themselves vulnerable to over-purchase or other unnecessary products and services. Enterprises can maximize their software investment through an in-depth analysis of license usage to accurately categorize users to appropriate license types. Recent trends involve simulation of mapping features to packages and cascading features. All possibilities must be considered before deciding on final numbers.

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Achieving Greater Value with Agile Software Asset Management

Sean Robinson of License Dashboard discusses how IT Asset Management leaders can evolve their SAM programs into a modern Agile framework. Can applying Agile practices to your SAM program produce increased results in terms of cost savings and risk mitigation, whilst achieving the buy-in of multiple digital stakeholders from across your organization? During the session Sean will discuss: – How Do You Measure the Value of Each Activity You Undertake for SAM? – How Do You React to Unexpected Events Such as a Vendor Audit? – How Do You Involve Stakeholders Outside of the SAM Team? – How Do You […]

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Case Study: Accelerating your SAM Maturity Level

During this session, the Software License management team at Software One will interview leadership at Willis Towers Watson, a leading global insurance brokerage company. They will discuss how they were able to partner together and raise their Gartner SAM maturity two entire levels in a short one year time period. (from reactive to proactive and then to service based.)

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Back to the Basics and Beyond- What is in the future for ITAD?

Have you been in the IT asset disposition arena for a long time or is this new to you? In either case, this session is for you. You’ll learn, or be re-introduced, to the importance of proper end of life management of IT assets. What does that entail? Why do we do the things we do? We’ll discuss how the industry evolved, best practices and regulations for which you must be made aware. All are guaranteed to help you with your program, keeping you in compliance and providing value to your organization.

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The Secret Sauce: How to Drive Superior SAM Results with limited Resources

The challenges of managing software in Cloud and hybrid environments puts growing pressure on IT and procurement leaders to control unused software overspend, forecast demand and protect against audits. This increased focus on IT efficiency has generated a global Software Asset Management (SAM) skill shortage, exposing organizations to financial and operational risk. This session explains how to deliver impactful results using a customized solution of SAM Managed Services and Support: – Assess your SAM maturity level – Manage tool operation, data management, usage and demand – Understand entitlements & complex contracts, balance creation and optimization – Navigate vendor scenarios such […]

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The Future of Software Asset Management (SAM) is SaaS Management

Outpacing on-premise software, the growth of Software as a Service (SaaS) is accelerating as entire industries shift to remote workforces. Lines of Business now lead IT in SaaS spending and ownership, decreasing IT’s visibility and control of applications and increasing Shadow IT and its risks. The future of software – and SAM – is SaaS. SaaS Management is now a top priority as organizations prioritize digital transformation and seek to control costs, reduce risk and increase visibility of SaaS applications. This session will provide SaaS-specific guidance to discover, optimize, govern, and plan SaaS, based on best practices from more than […]

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Quest Software Audits

This session will discuss how a Quest audit is conducted, typical focus areas, common pitfalls, challenges and how you can be better prepared if/ when they come to your door

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Pragmatic Approach to Develop a SAM Business Case

This session provides a pragmatic and holistic approach to develop a SAM business case, primarily focusing on the areas where SAM provides value (e.g. cost optimization, vulnerability/ security, and compliance). At the end of the session, participants will walk out with exact steps to develop a business case, what data to collect and how to collect that data.

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