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Software Asset Management
For Best Results, Focus on the “M” in SAM
So you’re shopping for a Software Asset Management tool. One of the things you’re certain to hear during presentations and demos is how quickly you can get to SAM nirvana. With their tool, you just enter your purchase details and any discovery data you have about software installations and voila! Magic happens behind the scenes and your SAM challenges are vanquished. Their tool is the mythical “easy button”.
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Reflections on 2017
As 2017 comes to a close, the Eracent team would like to thank our customers and partners who have contributed to our success. We would also like to thank everyone who took the time to speak with our team at industry conferences and events during the year. In reflecting on 2017, Eracent had a very good year.
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Using ITAM Data for Cloud Migration – Preparation, Verification and Optimization
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.
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Automated License Harvesting and Benefits
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.
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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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