Microsoft is one of the biggest software vendors on the planet. In their portfolio they boast some of the most recognisable names in the software industry. They also boast some of the most complex licensing metrics in the industry.
Small and Medium Business (SMBs) in particular face unique Microsoft licensing challenges, with confusion about upgrade and downgrade rights, cross edition rights and even the Companywide rule, SMB SAM Managers spend the majority of their time managing their Microsoft estate. We are also finding that auditors are knocking on their doors – so how can you prepare yourself for the dreaded ‘A’ word?
Join David Foxen and ex Microsoft employee and licensing guru Kelly Woods as they discuss the challenges faced by SMBs with Microsoft licensing, how you can be audit ready and how you can be proactive and efficient in your management of Microsoft licenses.
RecordedMay 27 201648 mins
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Telma Rafael, Senior Presales Consultant - SAP at Snow Software
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.
Martin Snookes, Senior SAP Specialist, Snow Software and Telma Rafael, Snow SAP Solutions Consultant, Snow Software
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.
Dr. Ljuba Kerschhofer-Wallner, Senior Manager, Deloitte Germany & Matt Fisher, Senior VP of Product Strategy, Snow Software
By 25 May 2018, less than 50% of all organizations will fully comply with the EU's GDPR says Gartner.
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.
Gartner Research: Adapt Your Cloud Hosting Proposition Now for Imminent GDPR European Privacy Regulations. 29 March 2017
Dr. Ljuba Kerschhofer-Wallner, Senior Manager, Deloitte Germany & Markus A. Götz, Manager, Snow Software
Bis zum 25. Mai 2018 werden weniger als 50% aller Organisationen die GDPR der EU vollständig einhalten, sagt Gartner.
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?
 Gartner Research: Adapt Your Cloud Hosting Proposition Now for Imminent GDPR European Privacy Regulations. 29 March 2017
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.
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.
Christian Den Boer & b.lay Director, Richard Spithoven
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 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
 Competitive Landscape: Software Asset Management Tools. Published: 26 August 2016. Analyst(s): April Adams, Hank Marquis, Gary Spivak
Michael Krutikov, Global Product Marketing, Snow Software & Rich Gibbons, Licensing Analyst, The ITAM Review
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:
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.
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.
SAP’s end of year is approaching fast and it is aggressively pushing customers to transition over to its next generation SAP technologies. This is a unique opportunity for you to strike a hard bargain over your move to S/4HANA by leveraging your current licensing position and annual maintenance costs.
Snow’s SAP Expert Brian Skiba explains how to take advantage of the cost-saving opportunities available and will explore how to gain visibility of the complete SAP portfolio and empower you with all of the data you need to successfully negotiate. Learn how to:
•Understand what you’ve got
•Is it fit for purpose?
•Leverage your current position towards future needs
Get the inside line on why SAP is driving S4/Hana so hard and turn it to your advantage. Leverage current licenses to get a better S4/Hana Deal
Have you considered how Snow could help you to reduce the risk of your SAP software estate? In episode 2 we explore how to mitigate the risk of indirect usage. SAP customers are becoming increasingly exposed to financial risk through audits, particularly where third-party applications and add-ons indirectly access and use SAP data.
This type of access is known as Indirect Usage.
The cloud is changing what a CIO needs to do. They need to understand the true costs incurred to be able to influence and enable business transformation initiatives. However, without complete and accurate data, they are left unable to lead from the front.
Don’t let the cloud cast a shadow over your role. Listen to find out how to use this as an opportunity to become a trusted advisor and enabler of the digital business.
Snow Software: Vidjin Kalicharan, Territory Sales en ITAM solutions: Pim von Meijenfeldt SAM Consultant
Elke organisatie die zakendoet in Europa moet zich uiterlijk in mei 2018 houden aan de General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) wetgeving, anders kunnen ze worden geconfronteerd met boetes die oplopen tot 20 miljoen euro of 4 procent van de wereldwijde jaarlijkse omzet. Gartner voorspelt dat 50%1 van de organisaties hier klaar voor is.
Bent u er al klaar voor?
Veel organisaties weten niet waar ze hun inspanningen op moeten richten. Graag helpen wij u een handje. Samen met onze partner ITAM solutions nemen wij u graag door de 5 vragen die u als organisatie al zou moeten beantwoorden:
- Hoeveel devices heeft uw organisatie?
- Waar zijn deze devices en wie heeft hier toegang toe?
- Zit er op deze devices een data encryption en een anti-virus programma geïnstalleerd?
- Welke applicaties zijn geïnstalleerd op iedere devices en bezit deze persoonlijke data?
- Welke Cloud applicaties en services zijn in gebruik?
Schrijf u vandaag nog in voor het Webinar GDPR wees voorbereidt voor mei 2018!
SAP customers are becoming increasingly exposed to financial risk through audits, particularly where third party applications and add-ons indirectly access and use SAP data.
This type of access is known as Indirect Usage.
In this webinar, we explain how some of the recent amendments to SAP’s terms and conditions might lead to further exposure for your organization. You will learn how to efficiently highlight activity in the SAP system to identify where Indirect Usage may be taking place and what to do about it.
Don’t walk your organization into a hefty audit fine! Make sure that you’re fully prepared and reduce your exposure to a minimum.
Martin Snookes, Senior SAP Specialist, Snow Software
If you are preparing to submit your LAW Report or getting ready for an SAP audit you need to ensure your SAP License estate is optimised prior to any new purchase. Utilising the Snow Optimiser for SAP software, Snow Software’s Baseline to Audit (B2A) project service enables SAP customers to rapidly determine the true status of their SAP license position prior to any negotiation with SAP.
Michael Krutikov, Global Product Marketing, Snow Software and Martin Thompson, Founder of The ITAM Review
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.
Register today and all attendees will enter a prize draw to win one of 20 free copies of Practical ITAM – The Essential Guide for IT Asset Managers: Getting started and making a difference in the field of IT Asset Management, by Martin Thompson from ITAM Review. Please click here for full terms and conditions http://ow.ly/7sSW30f6b3W
Diederik Van De Sijpe, Hans Vandewijer, Christian Den Boer & Ruben Claes
The complexity of getting visibility and control on your IT spend will only increase in the coming year. Comply with the licensing of software vendors is an absolute must, but not an easy task. While your IT landscape is evolving continuously it has a huge impact on how you should deal with Software Asset Management (SAM). What are the key developments you must take in 2017?
Deloitte and Snow Software discuss the six SAM trends for 2017:
1. The gap between IT and the business
2. Growing focus on paying for actual use
3. Growing number of devices
4. Increasing complexity of IT environments
5. The continuous rising number of software audits
6. The ever increasing License complexity
During this one-hour webinar we will go into details on how these trends impact your daily job and how Deloitte and Snow Software can help you battle these trends.
Tim Jesser, Snow Software featuring Forrester VP Andrew Bartels
Cloud solutions offer many benefits. But the ease with which business units can now select and implement Software-as-a-Service applications and Infrastructure-as-a-Service platforms, without the involvement of IT, has created a visibility challenge for the CIO and the IT function.
The more people that initiate IT spend the more opportunity there is for overspend through duplication, missed opportunities for volume purchasing and shelfware. A lack of insight into rapidly increasing SaaS and IaaS consumption makes them less able to partner with business units and assume their role as influencer over all technology usage and spend.
Join Snow Software and a guest from Forrester Research as they:
• Explore the shift in IT spend and how it is driving the need for CIOs to redefine themselves as the Chief Influence Officer.
• Share how to use data and intelligence about what’s happening on the network to protect against unplanned expenditure
• Show how you can retain control of costs, optimization and risk in your IT operations.
Start re-shaping your role in digital business today.
We 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 (www.snowsoftware.com) believes that most organizations today end up paying too high a price for their software.
To address this, Snow provides Software Asset Management (SAM) solutions designed to ensure that the $320 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.
More than 6,000 organizations worldwide rely on Snow to optimize licensing across in excess of ten million devices, from the mobile to desktop, datacenter to the cloud.