Thomas McGrath
Tuesday, 20 December 2016 / Published in AppClarity, SAM, Software Lifecycle Automation, Uncategorized
In an unseasonal show of anti-Christmas spirit, Oracle is reported to have instigated a first-time global sweep for Java license fees, potentially leading to significant unexpected costs for those enterprises deploying Java-based tech across their endpoints. The technology multinational originally got its hands on Java – as part of its Sun Microsystems acquisitions – back
How 1E is helping the VA to achieve greater IT efficiency in accordance with the new MEGABYTE Act The VA (or, properly speaking, the United States Department of Veterans Affairs) has no small task: it has to turn the immense respect and affection America feels for its armed forces veterans and their families into actual
Thomas McGrath
Tuesday, 27 September 2016 / Published in Better ITAM, SAM, Software Lifecycle Automation, Uncategorized
You may have noted the coverage our Software Usage and Waste Report has been getting across the media this month. “A shocking number of the software applications acquired by companies are considered ‘waste’,” wrote Dennis McCafferty in Baseline. “The current tally of software waste costs US companies $247 per user, or $28 billion,” chimed in
Reduce Costs and Risk for the Enterprise
I had the opportunity to speak at the IAITAM ACE Dublin conference earlier this month. My session was titled, “The Hidden Cost of Unused Software: What is unused software costing your business?” The session was on the final day, and on the final afternoon of the conference, so I did not expect a full room
Global enterprise software waste today stands at 38%, totaling $28 billion of waste in the US alone, or $247 per user, according to a free, new downloadable study published today by 1E. Drawing on exclusive data spanning five years, and covering 149 companies, 16 industries and 4.6 million users, the Software Usage and Waste Report
Peter Beruk
Tuesday, 06 September 2016 / Published in AppClarity, Better ITAM, SAM, Software Lifecycle Automation, Uncategorized
Attachmate audits
When it comes to software vendor audits, most people rattle off the likes of IBM, Microsoft, Oracle or SAP. Rarely do people mention Attachmate audits. However, when the Attachmate name comes up, you tend to hear how aggressive they are when it comes to enforcing their license terms and conditions. First, a bit about Attachmate.
Why should ISO standards be of interest to any end user organization? Peter Beruk: Standards are created to solve a problem. In the software asset management space, the problems are one of risk and cost associated with the management of IT assets. Contributors of ISO standards collaborate to create industry standard, globally accepted solutions, to these
Peter Beruk
Wednesday, 20 July 2016 / Published in Better ITAM, SAM, Software Lifecycle Automation, Uncategorized
At a recent IAITAM conference, two SAM colleagues asked what I knew about the rumor of Adobe ending its audit program.  Given the propensity for vendors to conduct audits given their rights and financial gain, I dismissed the rumor.  Earlier this week, I was asked by Jason Keogh of 1E, who heard the same rumor
Thomas McGrath
Tuesday, 07 June 2016 / Published in Better ITAM, Events, IT Asset Management, SAM, Uncategorized
ITAM Conference 2016
The global IT Asset Management community is set to descend upon Olympia London this week for ITAM Conference 2016, and we can expect lots of fascinating panels and presentations. However, an observer would be forgiven for asking – when it comes to Software Asset Management (SAM), is there anything really new worth discussing? With SAM,
Thursday, 02 June 2016 / Published in Better ITAM, SAM, Uncategorized
SAM Webinar part 4
Thanks to everyone who joined our Strategic SAM webinar on Top 3 Threes of Software Asset Management. We discussed: the top 3 reasons to implement SAM, why SAM projects fail, innovations in SAM today and how to leverage them for successful SAM. Missed the live session? Watch the on-demand recording. Here are some of the