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Unauthorized or unlicensed software poses significant security risks in addition to the financial and productivity issues it can generate. Reports from various industry organizations found that unlicensed software use “is a strong predictor of malware encounters.” Some estimates say that a single malware attack can cost an average of $11 million in terms of remediation, lost productivity and beefing up processes. As a unified solution Asset Vision provides actionable intelligence to identify unwanted and unsafe software. With dynamic discovery, normalization and automatic reporting you can be confident in having high quality data to act on.
Unused software represents a non-performing asset within a company. Estimates suggest companies over buy licenses by as much as 20%. This presents numerous opportunities to save money. But to do that you must know what software you have and how it is being used. Watch this 2 minute video to see how Asset Vision can help you know what you have, who is using it, and how it is performing.
Asset Vision is designed for Global 2000 IT Operations and Service Delivery leaders who focus on asset compliance, software asset management, vendor relations and procurement. With Asset Vision, you can stop spending time manually separating old data from new data and provide compliance and asset inventory reports, using an intuitive, straightforward tool that frees you from the complexity of today’s disconnected processes. In this short video, learn how Asset Vision can help you to become empowered with data and information to help improve business outcomes.
Concerns over Software Asset Management (SAM) have built to a crescendo over the past four years, and now dwarf discussions about managing hardware assets. Learn how an integrated SAM tool set coupled with world-class SAM program management can help you achieve the business transparency, vendor control and cost savings you need from your SAM program.
Not all software license liability exists as a result of installed software. It is common for expense server-based products to generate a liability as a results of active services. This video explains how Asset Vision can be used to detect such liabilities accurately, including specific support for Oracle and SQL Server. In addition Asset Vision’s service detection can be used to identify not licensable services that are critical to migration and other IT transformation initiatives.
People, Process and Tools. Software Asset Management is a combination of all three and nowhere is this more important than in formulating a strategy for managing the contracts associated with your license agreements. The record keeping alone can be a daunting task and without a well thought out plan it can be very difficult to achieve the success SAM can bring to an organization. In this short video we present five tips to achieving success in Software License Contract Management.
IT Asset Usage Metering of hardware and software contributes to providing critical data that impacts compliance, risk and cost management initiatives in an organization. This short video covers three potential use cases where usage meeting can add real value to an organization.
IT inventory baselines are the heartbeat of any successful compliance, cost or risk management program. To effectively enable these initiatives, an organization must shed their historical or archeological-like approaches to ITAM, and become a strategic aid in IT Cost Optimization.
SaaS applications are leaking into enterprises at an alarming rate. The ease with which business units can define and configure an application strategy based on SaaS has given rise to a form of “Shadow IT”. This video explores how IT organizations can track the implementation of SaaS applications across enterprise with a view to identifying adoption trends that present optimization opportunities, or deployments that run counter to organizational policies.
Taking a proactive approach to rationalizing a software portfolio, based on an understanding of who genuinely needs the software, can save fortunes and ensure software auditors leave empty handed. This short video takes a lighthearted look at the benefits of software portfolio rationalization. See how this approach can help you save time and money.
SQL Server is an expensive relational database, particularly when instances are deployed that end up serving no business purposes. The rapid increase in virtualization, coupled with the ease with which machine instances can now be configured has created a problem of SQL Server Ghost towns, where instances of SQL Server can exist with no business related activity. Heightened Microsoft audit activity around SQL Server means such a situation can be very expensive. This video explores how steps can be taken to rapidly identify these SQL Ghost Towns and therefore reduce the likely expense of an audit.