Is your SAM program in La La land?

Managing software in a large IT organisation is becoming increasingly important. The simple truth is that the internet of things proliferates new software and complexity which ultimately drives business and shareholder value. Software and the management thereof becomes increasingly important and a software asset management (SAM) program becomes business critical. Any vendor that tells you that they have the silver bullet to this complexity is quite honestly, in La La land.

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Automating your Windows 10 migration

1E’s approach is a Windows 10 Migration is to provide zero-touch (100% automated) migration to 90% of the PCs within your organisation. Total automation of the migration process means a desk side visit is not required in the majority of cases and many more machines can be migrated at the same time.

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Software waste report exposes untapped cost savings

1E recently released their 2016 Software Usage and Waste Report. We thought it useful to highlight some salient points and relate it back to our experience in the South African context. Software license waste is prevalent in all organisations of all sizes and...

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Think of your investment in your SAM tool as an insurance policy

Few of us live without insurance. In a risk-averse society, the threat of future potential financial losses is too great for most of us to ignore. These policies largely take the form of life, household and medical insurance. If you do not see SAM as strategic, you should definitely be seeing it as an insurance policy.

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POPI compliance and its impact on IT Operations

The POPI act is placing tremendous pressure on IT departments from a compliancy perspective. Granted there have been many false starts with this legislation but companies must comply and the financial consequences and reputational risk could be dire. Nomad provides a very elegant and quick win from a compliancy perspective and provides a double benefit of actually removing branch office servers as a consequence. Hence delivering large operational cost savings.

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Enterprise ready wake on lan for better patch management

One of the most common myths and misconceptions around power management is wake on lan and it’s shortcomings. IT administrators still mistakenly believe that Wake on Lan is not ‘enabled’ on their network and hence power management is not an option as they have no ability to wake devices for patching purposes.

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