Mixed enthusiasm for cost avoidance

Avoiding the need to spend money in the future isn’t always something to write home about. This software licence audit illustrates how we saved £250,000 in future expenditure, but resulted in an overall lack of enthusiasm.   A software package costs £200 per licence. An audit shows that there are 2000 installations—a total cost of […]

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Eliminating unnecessary software licensing costs

The discussion on software licences often centres around software usage without adequate licensing. Over licensed is seldom given the same emphasis, and organisations often find themselves: Buying new software licences while existing licences remain idle. Reallocate unused software licences and assess licence requirements before purchasing new licences. Examples include: staff members who have changed roles […]

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Software licensing models

Managing software licences is not straightforward because of the many different ways in which vendors license software. Although there are many standard software licensing models, each software vendor has commercial freedom to choose their own. Here are some of the popular licensing models: Per-user – one licence required for each user of the system, which […]

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Has software licensing become too complicated?

Following extensive discussions on the implementation of Software Asset Management (SAM), it is clear that there is still a gross misconception about software licensing in general. Licensing implications are seldom thought through when delivering change into organisations. The notion that software is licensed rather than bought is not yet fully embedded in the public awareness. […]

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