The scope of traditional ITAM tools often ends with compliance – skipping cost optimization altogether and providing no visibility of software usage. The result is that even within compliant organizations 33% of desktop software is either unused or rarely used. In the datacentre, deployment of software rarely considers licensing implications and the complexity of server licensing (including core and processor calculations and virtualization) exacerbates the problem – licensing costs are high and achieving compliance can be a nightmare.
1E’s Optimal License Strategy solution provides the tools and expertise you need to identify and implement an optimal licensing strategy based on the specific requirements of each vendor. Our six-step methodology will reduce your license requirement – and slash your software costs.
Identify areas where specific changes to the IT environment could result in dramatic software license cost reductions.
Our process provides you with specific IT changes (for example moving VMs between a cluster) and the associated impacts – you choose what actions to take based on your requirements.
We understand the specific data needed to optimize specific vendors/products in your environment. Wherever possible we’ll leverage your existing inventory sources to provide this.
Reduce license requirement and cost while increasing performance, capacity and other important measures.
Prioritize goals based on impact – potential savings and risk profile.
If the data required is not available from tooling, we will help you decide how best to close the gaps.
Specific action plan required to implement to realize optimization strategies.
Specific data is required for specific vendors. 1E will leverage existing inventory tools to consolidate data required for license demand calculations.
Vendor/product specific reports detailing license demand, cost analysis and optimization strategies. You choose which actions to take moving forward.