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Laura Stevens | Certero

Principles of Software Licence Optimisation (SLO)

Apr 16th 2014 at 12:37 AM

Managing software and the associated licenses is a key challenge for many organisations today due to the complex vendor licensing rules and availability of license types.

Both small to medium businesses and large multi nationals purchases and holds a lot of software licences.Sometimes, understanding the terms and conditions of a software license document as well as the product use rightsis complex and requires industry expertise which can often be expensive and time consuming. There are many software solutons and processes which are necessary for the complete management of software and optimisation.

Software licence optimisation techniques are employed to improve and optimise the management of software licences from its installation, maintenance to its removal.There are two major benefits of employing Software Licensing Optimisation techniques is:

•    Preventing overspending on software licenses
•    Ensuring compliance and minimising risk from software vendor audits

The panic situations during annual audits and maintenance of software can be avoided by using the Software Licence Optimisation strategies and solutions which can be supplied bySoftware Asset Management vendors. A clear idea of what is present and what is not in terms of software licences will be available by employing strategies, reducing the time spent on software maintenance and worrying about compliances.Also, it will reduce any threat of non-compliance and general IT costs to the company.

Using the asset management tools for software optimisation can help to improve internal IT processes and software budgeting often resducing software sopend by as much as 30%.


About the Company:

Certero is a leading specialist in Software Asset Management, PC Power Management and Password Reset solutions and Services. Based in Australia and with international Partners we provide innovative solutions to help our customers drive out the complexities and costs with a rapid Return on Investment in the region of 4-6 months. For more details, you can also contact us at +61 (0) 3 8679 4108.

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