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  • SAP Indirect Usage and How to Mitigate Against the Risk
    SAP Indirect Usage and How to Mitigate Against the Risk
    Telma Rafael, Senior Presales Consultant - SAP at Snow Software Recorded: Feb 5 2018 47 mins
    SAP and Diageo hit the headlines when the High Court ruled that SAP had the legal right to pursue Diageo for up to £55 Million in damages for something termed Indirect Usage.

    Any SAP customer that has third party systems interacting with their SAP landscape could potentially be liable to major unbudgeted costs.

    This webinar will define what Indirect Usage is and discuss why SAP are actively pursuing this as an additional source of revenue. Furthermore, it will present a step by step plan for mitigating against the very serious financial risk that SAP Indirect Usage poses to organisations.
  • Oracle Town Hall
    Oracle Town Hall
    Theo Gray (PwC), Abhi Joshi (PwC), Kevin Cardenas (Snow Software) Recorded: Dec 14 2017 55 mins
    Abhi Joshi - PwC Forensic Services, Partner & US Software Asset Management Leader

    Theo Gray - PwC Forensic Services, Sr. Associate - Former Oracle Licensing Consultant
    Kevin Cardenas - Snow Software - Oracle Licensing Consultant

    Join Snow Software and PwC for a lively and informative conversation about managing your Oracle software footprint.

    Topics of discussion will include:
    1.Oracle Licensing
    2.Oracle Policy
    3.Oracle ULA Renewals
    4.Oracle Certification
    5.Oracle and VMware Observations
  • Get SAP Audit Ready: Three Steps to a Successful Audit
    Get SAP Audit Ready: Three Steps to a Successful Audit
    Martin Snookes, Senior SAP Specialist, Snow Software and Telma Rafael, Snow SAP Solutions Consultant, Snow Software Recorded: Dec 7 2017 41 mins
    Keeping on top of SAP® licensing is a time-consuming and complex task, and the correlation between licenses defined in a contract versus technical entitlement to use the SAP system has always been open to interpretation.

    The need to license third-party applications which indirectly access the SAP system only adds to that complexity. Find out how to proactively address the most common pitfalls of an audit.

    SAP licensing experts from Snow will cover how to:

    1.Reduce direct licensing costs
    2.Discover and mitigate Indirect Access risk
    3. Automate your license optimization

    Don’t walk into unexpected audit fines! Make sure you’re prepared and reduce the risk.
  • The GDPR Emergency Kit: How To Address the Major Obligations
    The GDPR Emergency Kit: How To Address the Major Obligations
    Dr. Ljuba Kerschhofer-Wallner, Senior Manager, Deloitte Germany & Matt Fisher, Senior VP of Product Strategy, Snow Software Recorded: Dec 6 2017 44 mins
    By 25 May 2018, less than 50% of all organizations will fully comply with the EU's GDPR says Gartner[1].

    Snow Software and Deloitte have joined forces to help you accelerate your path to GDPR compliance.

    In only 30 minutes, we highlight which key GDPR articles you need to focus on to accelerate compliance, show how to get visibility of personal data risk and present a GDPR Emergency Kit including:

    •How to get visibility of business processes and applications which process personal data (whether on-premises, across cloud or on mobile)
    •How to use key contextual information about these applications to complete a critical GDPR requirement - Records of Processing Activities (RoPA)
    •How to use reporting to prove another key GDPR requirement - technical and organizational measures (TOMS) to ensure a level of security appropriate to the risk.

    [1]Gartner Research: Adapt Your Cloud Hosting Proposition Now for Imminent GDPR European Privacy Regulations. 29 March 2017
  • Das GDPR Emergency Kit
    Das GDPR Emergency Kit
    Dr. Ljuba Kerschhofer-Wallner, Senior Manager, Deloitte Germany & Markus A. Götz, Manager, Snow Software Recorded: Dec 5 2017 45 mins
    Bis zum 25. Mai 2018 werden weniger als 50% aller Organisationen die GDPR der EU vollständig einhalten, sagt Gartner[1].

    Snow Software und Deloitte unterstützen Sie gerne gemeinsam auf Ihrem Weg zur Einhaltung der EU-Datenschutzgrundverordnung (DSGVO, engl. GDPR).

    In nur 30 Minuten erläutern wir, auf welche wesentlichen Inhalte der DSGVO Sie Ihre Aufmerksamkeit richten sollten, um rechtzeitig compliant zu werden. Wir zeigen Ihnen, wie Sie die Risiken ihrer Verarbeitungstätigkeiten mit personenbezogenen Daten erkennen und präsentieren Ihnen den GDPR Emergency Kit, mit u.a. folgendem Inhalt:

    •Wie erhalten Sie Transparenz über die Geschäftsprozesse und IT-Applikationen mit personenbezogenen Daten (On Premise, Cloud-basiert oder mobile Apps)?
    •Wie können Sie wesentliche zusätzliche Informationen über diese IT-Applikationen nutzen, um eine der Kernanforderungen der DSGVO, die Erstellung eines Verzeichnisses der Verarbeitungstätigkeiten, zu erfüllen?
    •Wie können Sie Reports nutzen, um weitere Kernanforderungen aus der DSGVO zu belegen, v.a. die technischen und organisatorischen Schutzmaßnahmen (TOMs) für ein angemessenes Schutzniveau für personenbezogene Daten?

    [1] Gartner Research: Adapt Your Cloud Hosting Proposition Now for Imminent GDPR European Privacy Regulations. 29 March 2017
  • Otimize o valor do seu investimento SAP
    Otimize o valor do seu investimento SAP
    Elvis Martins & Marcelo Lira Recorded: Nov 29 2017 11 mins
    O licenciamento SAP é complexo e as definições contratuais são difíceis de interpretar. Além da complexidade, falta de visibilidade e atividade dos usuários no sistema SAP, faz com que seja um desafio para alocar o tipo de licença correta.

    A Snow convida você a participar do webinar para entender como um gerenciamento eficaz de Ativos de Software SAP, oferece enormes benefícios para o seu negócio em termos de optimização de custos e conformidade.

    O Elvis Martins, palestrante do webex pela parte da Snow, é um auditor de licenciamento SAP. Mais recentemente ele tem vindo a aconselhar os clientes em como otimizar os seus ativos. Também contaremos com a presença do Marcelo Lira, responsável pela área de Contract Compliance Services & Risk Consulting na KPMG.
  • Measuring the return on investment from a SAM program
    Measuring the return on investment from a SAM program
    Allen Biehl, Director, Snow Software Recorded: Nov 23 2017 34 mins
    Putting a Software Asset Management program in place requires a substantial and sustained commitment on behalf of an enterprise. This involves putting in place controls and processes to assure best practices, the purchase and integration of a SAM platform for managing on-premise desktop and data center software, PCs, laptops and mobile devices, as well as Cloud and SaaS software subscriptions. Determining what the return from this investment is a key consideration for most organizations today. John Burleson will show tools in practice today to estimate the returns from this effort, and show case studies that have in real-life played out to produce demonstrable and calculable returns.
  • Find out the do's and don'ts during an Oracle audit!
    Find out the do's and don'ts during an Oracle audit!
    Christian Den Boer & b.lay Director, Richard Spithoven Recorded: Nov 21 2017 60 mins
    Together with our partner b.lay we tackle the fundamental aspects our customers face during an Oracle audit.

    It is no secret that most software publishers now have software audit practices and some are aggressively pushing license compliance audits as part of their revenue model. Gartner[1] states that 68% of organizations experience two or more audits annually so it’s best to be well prepared.

    This webinar will cover key aspects of the Oracle Audit process and understanding the real deal of the cloud resolution offered in case of a non-compliance situation.
    Topics covered during the webinar are:
    - Common misunderstandings and issues
    - Oracle audit process
    - The cloud deal
    - Best solution to tackle a software audit

    [1] Competitive Landscape: Software Asset Management Tools. Published: 26 August 2016. Analyst(s): April Adams, Hank Marquis, Gary Spivak
  • Microsoft Audit Success: The five key failures to avoid
    Microsoft Audit Success: The five key failures to avoid
    Michael Krutikov, Global Product Marketing, Snow Software & Rich Gibbons, Licensing Analyst, The ITAM Review Recorded: Nov 9 2017 45 mins
    Three-quarters of IT and finance leaders fear a software audit by Microsoft. More than Oracle, IBM or SAP. In fact, 68% say they have been audited by the world’s largest software publisher in the last 12 months alone* and this looks set to increase.

    But software audits don’t need to be scary if you’re armed with the right information and insight.

    The key is identifying and addressing the key points of failure in a Microsoft software audit:

    •SQL connections
    •SQL virtualization
    •Managing Office editions
    •Self-Provisioning of Office 365
    •Azure sprawl

    Join Microsoft licensing guru, Rich Gibbons from ITAM Review and compliance pros from the world’s leading SAM technology provider, Snow Software, for a 45-minute masterclass in Microsoft audit readiness.

    * Snow Software research, December 2016
  • Auditoria de software. O que fazer?
    Auditoria de software. O que fazer?
    Ricardo Zenha, Daniel Galvão, Rodrigo Carril Recorded: Nov 9 2017 43 mins
    Sabemos que gerenciar os ativos de software das organizações sempre foi uma tarefa desafiadora por conta da complexidade das métricas de licenciamento dos fabricantes e a Transformação Digital pode piorar ainda mais esse cenário.

    Participe do Webinar e aprenda os passos necessários para ter sucesso nas Auditorias de software.

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