We exhibited our IT efficiency solutions at the IAITAM event in Palm Springs last week. I had the pleasure of speaking on the topic of virtualization, specifically how it impacts licensing and what can be done to reduce costs and save money. It was a great session with engaging discussion and debate throughout. Attendees weren’t shy with questions, challenges and in sharing their own experience (a good sign they were listening!)
We came away from the event hugely excited. Software and IT Asset Managers absolutely get that they can be heroes within their organization by optimizing the purchasing, deployment and usage of software. Can they do this on their own though? No, this is a complex challenge.
We’ve drifted far away from a simple world of device based licensing. These days even determining compliance requires knowledge of several desktop and server architectures and technologies. It also requires an ability to cope with seemingly arbitrary and vendor specific rules which change with the direction of the wind.
That’s a full time job, so how is anyone going to find the time to optimize?
The answer is in using tools which deal with the complexity behind-the-scenes and present just what you need to know and what needs to be done to achieve that hero status. When it comes to harvesting unused desktop software our AppClarity product can do it for you. The desire for such software was evident at the IAITAM event, we call it Software License Optimization, and it most definitely is a ‘thing’.
Click here to learn more about the 1E approach to software efficiency with AppClarity, and watch this space for news of how AppClarity can be used for your server software as well as PCs.