What is Software Asset Management (SAM) and how can you develop a SAM practice to reduce risk, save money and empower business agility?
This educational and interactive webinar provides an introduction to SAM for those new to the field. Martin Thompson, founder of ITAM Review, and Michael Krutikov, Global Product Marketing with Snow Software will share how organizations like yours have driven quantifiable efficiencies and delivered ROI by managing their cloud and on-premise software more efficiently.
Learn the key steps to implementing a best-in-class SAM practice and how to avoid the most common pitfalls when starting a SAM practice.
During this webinar you will learn:
•What SAM is and how it differs from basic asset management
•The ROI you can deliver with a SAM practice
•Top 3 common hurdles to avoid when starting your implementation
•Tips to getting your SAM solution started successfully
•Best practices from other successful organizations such as Carnival and Sky.
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With a strong track record in Education, find out how Snow Software provides a consolidated view of all licenses, enabling staff to use just one interface to manage multiple software vendors, device types and locations across all platforms.Read more >
To create greater competitive advantage and better customer experience, organisations need to build their digital capabilities with innovative solutions and initiatives.
WhiteSpider is an expert in Software Defined Technologies - the building blocks of a digital infrastructure - and one of Cisco's leading partners in designing and delivering Application Centric Infrastructure
In this webinar we will be looking at how Software Defined Technologies are supporting organisations as they create digital capabilities through:
1. Enabling Scalability and Agility: Be able to rapidly scale, and react quickly to the changes in business requirements.
2. Delivering intelligence: Detailed, predictive and actionable analytics
3. Developing automation: Solutions that enable orchestration and automation reducing the need for, and cost of, human intervention.
4. Promoting collaboration: Simplifying and unifying the communication between IT and Business.
We will be looking at specific examples of where WhiteSpider has enabled these capabilities through solutions we have delivered in Motor Racing, Healthcare and Manufacturing.
Join Chuck Maniace, Antonio Di Benedetto, and Tim Roden on April 25 at 1:00 pm ET to learn about:
• The sales tax complexities particular to the software industry, with emphasis on recent developments
• Insights into best practices from a former Tax Manager at a technology company
• Tips on how to effectively and efficiently manage your compliance concerns
Earn 1 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credit: Additionally, we are offering 1 CPE credit for attendance, participation, and completion of the required questions in this webinar.
Discover the evolution of the software delivery chain at ICBC. Hear how ICBC automates its core banking application deployment from demand management to operational rollout, using HPE Software solutions. Moving toward risk control architecture to improve compliance with local regulation, software security, and quality.
Join this webinar to learn how!
Everything evolves, and the current evolution in business speed and performance has been led by the cloud. From data centers to workloads, it’s impacted and shifted the way we process and deliver information. In fact, according to the 2018 Cisco Global Cloud Index, cloud data center traffic will represent 95 percent of total data center traffic by 2021 and SaaS workloads will comprise 75 percent of total cloud workloads.
In addition, virtualization in the cloud and across your business network serves as a catalyst for greater automation. Taken together, infrastructure modernization and automation are critical to effectively meeting the increasingly rigorous demands to create new customer experiences and operate more effectively.
Today’s modern businesses require a new foundation for success, and software-defined networks will play a key role. Join us on Wednesday, March 14th, for “Infrastructure Modernization: Software-Defining Your Business,” a free webinar from Comcast Business. Our expert panelists will share insights about:
- Automation: The key to network modernization;
- Simplifying WAN management;
- 5 things to know about network virtualization;
- How software defined networks support digital transformation; and
- Features of a scalable, cost-effective, strategic SDN solution.
Meet our panelists:
- John Burke, principal research analyst, Nemertes Research. John advises key enterprise and vendor clients, conducts and analyzes primary research, and writes thought-leadership pieces across a wide variety of topics.
- Allan Langfield, executive director, product management at Comcast Business, manages challenges and implements effective strategies for growing and enhancing product, process, and organizational capabilities.
As the automotive industry embraces software and connectivity to deliver innovative features and functionality, the code bases of in-vehicle systems have grown exponentially, sustained by increasingly complex software supply chains. The pace and magnitude of this change challenges the incumbent resources and processes that OEMs and their suppliers possess to test and harden these interconnected and often safety-critical systems. This paradigm, compounded by the evolving threat landscape and sophistication of cyber attackers, is elevating the level of risk associated with automotive software quality, security, and compliance. As demonstrated by recent vehicles hacks and the subsequent recalls and unwanted attention from regulators and mainstream media, insecure software poses a very real threat to the automotive industry.
Join Chris Rommel of VDC Research and John Jacott of Synopsys’ Software Integrity Group as they explore the mounting software challenges faced by OEMs and their suppliers. Learn how the automotive industry can adapt by leveraging existing solutions and best practices to drive down risk while maintaining agility and the innovative edge that modern technology affords.
Snow Software's Mission: To stop organizations paying too much for the software they consume
Whether it’s through lack of control, lack of understanding or lack of compliance, Snow Software believes that most organizations today end up paying too high a price for their software.
To address this, Snow Software provides Software Asset Management (SAM) solutions designed to ensure that the $326 billion spent every year on enterprise software is money well spent – ensuring organizations have the appropriate licenses for the software they use – not too many, not too few.
Today, more than 6,000 organizations around the world rely on Snow Software's on-premise and cloud-based SAM platforms to manage software licensing across more than eleven million devices, from mobile to desktop, datacenter to the cloud.
Headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, Snow Software is the largest dedicated developer of Software Asset Management solutions, with more local offices and regional support centers than any other vendor.
Snow License Manager is designed to reduce the risk, cost and complexity associated with software assets and licensing. Thousands of organizations around the world rely on Snow License Manager to help them avoid overspending on software entitlements while ensuring that they are fully compliant with licensing rules.
Snow License Manager is the hub of Snow’s advanced Software Asset Management (SAM) platform – providing a unified view of all the software and hardware assets, license entitlements and application usage metrics.
Learn how to audit & manage all devices, from mobiles to PCs & Servers (physical & virtual) with Snow Inventory. Identify all licensable software installed on the network.
Snow Inventory supports major enterprise computing platforms, including:
•Windows and Windows Phone
•Mac OS and iOS
Who do you call when your software licensing is in a mess?
Whether you’re facing an imminent vendor audit or need to optimize your software licensing, get help from the Software Asset Management heroes at Snow.
They’ll help make sense of your software usage and licensing, optimizing your position to minimize both costs and risks and be your best defense against the software auditors!
Our tireless team of experts have got it covered. They are always ready to help and always ready to take action.
The inevitable march to the cloud has begun and Hybrid Cloud is a huge milestone in that journey. It’s easy to use on-prem infrastructure and public cloud in parallel for your workloads, but a lot of friction occurs when these two worlds come together. High Availability, security, and interoperability are just a few. Demand for Data Sovereignty and GDPR throws another wrench into the mix. Storage solutions need to keep up with evolving demands and SDS will play a huge part in making Hybrid Cloud a reality.
In this session we'll look at:
- Common pitfalls when building or transitioning to a Hybrid Cloud infrastructure
- The effect of different use cases on Hybrid Cloud implementation
- The future of Hybrid Cloud and how to get there
Software defined and X as a Service are terms often used by organizations pushing “the next big thing”. Just like Cloud and DevOps before them, these are real movements and real principles that businesses and IT teams are embracing to deliver the services their own customer base have grown to expect. However, what does reality look like from what was proposed?
In this talk we look at what Software defined and “as a Service” mean to our customers, both independently and together as a consumption model for IT. We examine the benefits that could be realized as well as the challenges and shifts in behavior and policy that will be required to be successful.
How are you delivering “Software Defined Services” and what does it mean for your business, developers and in turn impact your customers? Join us as we summarize the journeys our customers are going on and what it means to them.
The financial services industry (FSI) maintains high-value assets and typically operates in a very complex environment. Applications of all types—web applications, mobile applications, internal web services and so forth—are being developed quickly in response to market pressures by developers with limited security training and with relatively immature processes to support secure application development. This combination presents a juicy target for attackers, and data shows that the FSI continues to be a top target. Attempts to introduce security into the application life cycle frequently face challenges such as a lack of available application security expertise, concerns about costs for tooling, and a fear among product owners that security processes might impede the development cycle and slow their response to market conditions.
This webinar will explore:
- Who is the financial services industry (FSI)?
- Drivers of application security
- Inhibitors of application security
- The foundation of a secure SDLC
Learn about the Software Asset Management journey at BMC and the management challenges they faced internally, the solution they chose to meet those challenges, how they measure the success of their SAM program, and lessons learned along the way.Read more >
"Every service provider today has investment heavily in physical networking equipment. All their customers are all connected over the legacy network in one way or another. In order to maximize the ROI, there must be a simple and quick way to orchestrate new services using new network functions virtualizations (NFV) technology on top of the old network.
This live demonstration will showcase how this can be done, using the service orchestration, automation and activation capabilities of PacketFront Software’s BECS platform integrated towards an open source platform consisting of OPNFV, OpenDaylight and OpenStack."
Learn how software license optimization empowers IT Procurement, Sourcing, and Vendor Management to control costs for software licenses and cloud services, and negotiate better agreements.Read more >
Digital transformation is real, and it's happening, although there is still a very long way to go. We believe it is an inescapable truth that every business is becoming a digital business, controlled by software, which is the manifestation of these digital transformations. Businesses must react, driven by the imperatives of improving intelligence, agility and their customer-centricity, with the ultimate goal of survival in a digital world.
Join Nick Patience, Founder and Research Vice President for Software, as he dives into the three business imperatives behind digital transformation and what specifically will be transformed in 2017.
Flash storage technologies will continue to be a front-runner in 2018 for storage vendors and consumers, however why is it that only 2% of data centers have gone all flash? What are the challenges that storage providers and data center infrastructure managers are still facing with flash, despite it's importance in the marketplace?
In the age of digital transformation, IT Infrastructure must embrace new technologies and software-defined storage systems, while still maintaining server and data center performance.
Join this webinar with Flash gurus Alex Best and Alfons Michels to learn the essential steps to take to ensure the perfect coupling of Flash. Sign up to discover:
• 3 reasons why only 2% of data centres have gone All Flash
• Ideal coupling scenarios where All Flash can help vs Challenging environments for Flash
• 2 essential steps to take before you invest more
View this Webinar to get an overview of the benefits of integrating IT Service Management and Software License Optimization solutions to drive efficiency and cost savings.Read more >
This real life case study will explain the challenges a utility company faced with a classic infrastructure, and the huge benefits gained from implementing a Software Defined solution.Read more >