Migrating business processes and applications to the public cloud enables companies to move away from paying for and maintaining their own infrastructure. When an organization is considering moving to the cloud, what is the best source of data for migration planning? It’s often the data generated by the IT Asset Management (ITAM) program. ITAM data is integral to building the business case for migrating to the cloud.
Does your organization have a process in place for re-using or harvesting software licenses? For example, when a desktop or laptop is retired, what happens to the software licenses that reside on the machine? With a reliable harvesting process, the software assets that can be re-assigned should go into a pool of available licenses for re-use. A Software Asset Management (SAM) tool that manages licenses and monitors application usage can help automate the process of harvesting.
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.
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.