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Oracle Licensing in the Cloud
As an end-user of Oracle software, your organization is considering moving to the cloud. What are the considerations when making this decision? If you move to the cloud, how will you track, manage and optimize the software licenses? It’s important to know what to do in terms of software licensing and tracking deployments, and have access to supporting data that will enable your organization to make good decisions about optimization.
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The Value of End-of-Life Data
One of the basic benefits of IT Asset Management (ITAM) is gaining an understanding of the hardware and software components that make up your environment.
Better Business Decisions or the Wild West Effect?
Better Business Decisions or the Wild West Effect?
When managing computer hardware assets, it’s critical to have controls in place and access to accurate data on the status of your assets. This enables you to make the best business decisions on how to manage them…otherwise, you can end up with chaos, or the Wild West effect.
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Software Licensing in the Cloud Made Easy
Over the past several years, organizations have been moving more and more internal business processes to the cloud in an effort to reduce infrastructure and labor costs while increasing efficiencies. While this approach may meet these main objectives, it creates Software Asset Management challenges.
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How to Manage Your Mobile Enterprise
In this time of rapid mobile adoption, most people own more than one mobile device. First, we transitioned from the traditional desktop to the laptop. Then we adopted the smart phone over the standard cell phone and added the tablet to our mobile technology acquisitions.
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The Untapped Opportunities of Hardware Asset Management
In recent years, software license management has grabbed the spotlight in the IT Asset Management world because of the plentiful opportunities for cost savings. While many organizations focus on Software Asset Management, Hardware Asset Management has been largely overlooked.
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Data Normalization – Limited or Panoramic View?
When you’re observing a scenic landscape of the ocean, mountains or desert, do you prefer a narrow or panoramic view? A narrow view provides limited visibility, while a panorama is all-inclusive. This same concept can be applied to data normalization.
Integration Methods & Connectors
ITAM and ITSM – From Silos to Integrated Systems
Historically, IT organizations have suffered from the silo effect in which IT Asset Management (ITAM) and IT Service Management (ITSM) functions operated separately and information between the groups and supporting systems was not shared or integrated.
Data Normalization
Is Your Discovery Data Good Enough?
Effective Software Asset Management (SAM) begins with the collection of data – data on your IT hardware and software assets as well as specific attributes about them. Ideally, this raw data is collected via an automated discovery tool and then fed into a normalization engine that transforms the data into software license titles. The normalization process can be done through a SAM tool or manually…regardless of how it is accomplished, the discovery data needs to be complete and accurate in order to gain the most value from your SAM program.
Oracle License Management
Identifying Your Oracle Database Instances with Confidence
Eracent and our trusted partner Konnagar recently presented two Oracle license management webinars – “Managing Your Oracle ULA” and “Oracle License Optimization: Saving Money, Reducing Risk”. The participants posed a few interesting questions, so we thought we’d extend a few of those questions and responses to this forum.