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Anyone who has witnessed an Asset Vision product demonstration delivered by me will have heard the phrase "My Five Favorite Data Points." I can't recall exactly when I first fostered this phrase, but the sentiment has been around from the moment I engaged with my first customer on behalf of Scalable Software. These preferred pieces of information (with examples) are: Who Used ("Will Degener") What Software ("MS Word") From Where ("His Laptop") For How Long ("32 Minutes") How Intensely … [Read more...]
We are all very familiar with software agents. Many enterprise software tools have their own need for one that is generally unique to their application. These agents are useful as they tend to act on the environment and run without continuous supervision, while transmitting data or performing some function essential to the system it resides on. But there are downsides depending on the use case. There are of course always InfoSec concerns about introducing another agent. But they also require … [Read more...]
To a business, scoring goals is like driving revenue. More goals, more sales, and that means you should always be a winner, right? And everyone celebrates the 'wins' and the people responsible for them. But what about savings? Can’t they have a major impact on a company as well? Think about this. Profit is the real measure. If a $2B company saves $4M in software spend that has just as much impact on profit as an additional $66M of new revenue. In the recent Champion League Finals in … [Read more...]
By Bruce Aboudara and Martin Koegel A clever co-operation: Asset Vision® (Scalable) meets samQ (VOQUZ) Even though companies use a lot of different software, only a few have the resources and expertise to really handle all their software licenses efficiently and with confidence. Therefore, it's reasonable to use a software asset management solution, which is specialized in the different types of licenses. Why you need specialized help on applications like SAP Remembering … [Read more...]
Data is everywhere. Data is used to back up assumptions presented as facts. We look to data to create information that we base business, personal and community decisions on. Not only are the absolutes of the numbers important, but how they were obtained, how they are analyzed, and what assumptions are made are critical to assessing the value of the data. This creates uncertainty and even applying the scientific method is no basis for comfort. One such example is "p-hacking," in which … [Read more...]