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Leveraging Azure Arc to Enable Extended Security Updates

Azure Arc is a solution offered by Microsoft, that extends its cloud platform services and capabilities to on-premise, multi-cloud and edge environments. The solution can also be leveraged to provide customers with an alternative option to seamlessly deploy Extended Security Updates (ESU) for Windows Server 2012/2012 R2 or SQL Server 2012 as part of your existing Azure billing.

Beyond Data: How to Build a Successful ITAM Program by Focusing on People

IT Asset Management (ITAM) is all about maximising the value of your organisation’s technology. However, achieving this goal requires a three-pillared approach: data, process and people. While data is often seen as the key to driving solutions, it’s only one piece of the puzzle.

Managing IT Contract Renewals: Why It Matters and How to Get It Right

In today’s lightning-fast digital era, nailing IT Asset Management (ITAM) is key for businesses looking to maximise their tech investments and stay compliant with licensing agreements. One critical piece of this puzzle is managing contract renewals, including software licenses, maintenance agreements, and other IT contracts.

Software Asset Management – Are we doing it right?

Author: Meesha Nayan – Service Delivery Lead / Senior SAM Consultant at The Mastermind Group When you read the term Software Asset Management, you might think about managing your software assets in an optimal and effective manner. But are you really managing it the way you should? Different definitions of SAM give you different perspectives. […]

Putting the AI in ITAM

In 2024, AI is transforming ITAM, with a focus on building trust. Some tools use AI to suggest changes to licenses, while others plan to make it easier to ask questions and analyse data. IT managers may assist with AI contracts, and AI’s key role is in improving cost control for the growing AI-driven cloud infrastructure.

Navigating ITAM Challenges Amid Microsoft’s 2024 Product Changes

As we move further into the digital age, organisations are constantly adapting to evolving technologies. Microsoft recently announced significant changes to its product lifecycle support, retiring several products and ending support for others in 2024.

Flexera to Acquire Snow Software

Given the growing dominance of global software players offering turnkey enterprise management solutions, will the Flexera purchase of Snow Software alter how global enterprise and public sector organisations are currently dealing with their ITAM and FinOps strategies?

Changes to IBM’s Passport Advantage Agreement – A must read for IBM Customers

The revised IPAA should be reviewed thoroughly to understand the changes IBM has made as it is going to affect all the current and prospective IBM customers both in the short and long term.

Licensing Office Professional Plus on AWS

Commencing the 1st of October 2019, License Mobility is a requirement for dedicated hosts from “Listed Providers” such as Amazon.

Reclamation! Reclamation! Reclamation!

The reclamation process can be difficult for any organisation across all industries; however this is an integral part of the software lifecycle and can help reduce overall IT spend.

Software Vendor Audits on the Rise – Things to Know

With a volatile global market currently, we are seeing increased software vendor audits. Here we discuss things to know and inherit risks associated with vendor audits.

Managing the Increasing Cost of Software for Business

Companies face surging software costs amid inflation and market uncertainty. With a 10-30% increase and a 6.1% CPI rise, IT and finance departments must strategically manage and mitigate ongoing financial challenges.