Learn why the time is now for data center transformation due to the end of Microsoft support to Windows Server 2003 and see what your organization must do to upgrade performance, scalability, availability, manageability, and security.
The fundamentals of security and management of software have not changed. But the new computing environment – mobile devices, cloud computing and virtualization – requires new approaches to familiar challenges. What’s more, software publishers are bringing a new energy to their own vigilance. A capricious economy has many of them stepping up the number of customer audits. As organizations deal with these software licensing challenges, they also face increasingly sophisticated security threats that continuously morph, just a step ahead of remedies to stop them. Organizations need a comprehensive approach to security and software asset management. This white paper will examine the interconnection between SAM and security, offering practical advice on how enterprises can protect themselves and where to go for support.
All organizations require software systems to conduct daily operations. These strategic enterprise assets are often acquired or created in isolation of each other as an organization grows, particularly for those that provide services rather than physical products. Over time, these systems become complex, overlapping and highly dependent on one another, so more effort must be expended to discover the full effects of any system change. The ability of an entity to update, replace or improve the overall capabilities of the enterprise can become severely impaired. Moreover, support and administrative costs for these critical assets inevitably grow to be a major burden. Add to all this the need to control licensing, follow the organization’s policies and ensure security for the internal network, and it becomes clear that some manner of oversight is required for the enterprise to be successful.
CDW’s Technology Insights guides provide a high-level, informative take on today’s most pressing IT solution areas and related issues. Speaking to the interests and concerns of IT managers and their staff, as well as their enterprise counterparts, the guides provide up-to-date summaries, strategic guidance and best practice tips on the technologies driving IT operations forward.
Man Investments is one of the world’s largest independent alternative asset managers.
With a fast moving and diverse IT infrastructure, Man needed to be able to automate software license compliance reporting in conjunction with optimizing license usage and sourcing.
The real test of any SAM system goes beyond creating a one-time Effective Licensing Position (ELP) for a given software publisher. To be truly valuable, the SAM solution has to have the ability to manage change.
Being able to work from a dependable list of software that has been approved by, and which also serves the business, means that finite IT & SAM resources are not wasted through the support of legacy software that might be deemed redundant, and should keep a company on track technically by not becoming dependent on aging software.
This 10 –Minute Guide from SAM experts at Snow Software will show how to establish and maintain a Software Catalog for the purpose of ensuring that your software estate remains relevant and fit for its business purpose.
In a perfect world, managing the discovery of software assets, the capture of license entitlements and optimization of an organization’s software usage and compliance situation would be a single-click operation. Unfortunately, the world is not perfect and those charged with managing an organization’s software compliance, availability and expenditure face a number of challenges that can easily derail a Software Asset Management (SAM) program.
This paper from the SAM experts at Snow Software investigates some of the major challenges facing SAM managers and IT executives and highlights how to build a successful strategy to overcome them, ensuring the SAM program delivers true value to the business.
As mobile computing becomes an increasingly important technology, the need for robust, reliable wireless networks is growing. In addition to enterprise-issued devices, users are bringing their own tablets and smartphones and demanding access to IT resources. Organizations need a wireless infrastructure that can support these demands.
Our research shows that in addition to mobile demands, aging hardware is driving many organizations' wireless upgrade plans. Download this white paper to read more about the research.
The EMC VNX series is designed for flash using MCx multicore software optmized to deliver unprecedented transactional performance and capacity efficiency with no trade-offs. VNX can flexibly deploy flash that optimizes capacity, performance, or both to meet your application workload requirements (dedicated or mixed) - affordably.
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All-Flash Arrays (AFAs) are the preferred choice to accelerate high-performance OLTP and decision support/analytics applications on Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server databases. But not all AFAs are equal. Performance is just one dimension. XtremIO excels in all.
In this Analyst Insight, we will focus on how Corporate IT is using Private Clouds to meet the increasing demands of their end-users and gain better operational control, while at the same time lowering the costs for their IT services.
The virtualization of Tier 1 mission critical applications has long lagged the virtualization of Tier 2 and Tier 3 apps in large part due to concerns about performance availability and management. The availability of Priority Optimization on HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage eases these concerns while giving organizations the confidence to accelerate their virtualization of Tier 1 apps.