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Software Asset Management Focus Group Meeting

Senate House, University of London, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HU

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The event is held in the Court Room.

Managing, optimising the purchase, deployment, maintenance, utilisation, and disposal of software applications

Get involved in discussion about all matters relating to Software Asset Management with Chest and two SAM providers to the Chest Community.

License Dashboard and Snow Software are both joining the meeting.

Agenda

10.30 - Refreshments

11.00 - Snow Software will cover numerous topics, including how 100% Asset Visibility is key; Usage Metering Leads to Savings; Service Desk Relief Through Automating Processes; GDPR; Cloud.

12.00 - License Dashboard look at ‘Why Software Asset Management is relevant to Cloud Transition’ Shifting from traditional software and delivery models to cloud-based software as a service (SaaS) poses several challenges to organizations, not least in terms of Software Asset Management. You’d be forgiven for thinking that migrating to the cloud will simplify your organization’s software license management stresses, but in reality things are potentially about to get a lot more complicated… and costly. Migrating to the cloud will impact on both licensing compliance and financial exposure, as well as the prospect of managing a software estate split between traditional and cloud-based delivery models. Naturally, organizations must fully understand their current IT estate in order to make informed decisions about which users or instances to take to the cloud.

13.00 - Lunch

14.00 - Closed session with Eduserv. Everyone will have the opportunity to highlight issues relating to licensing, deployment or use of the software with colleagues from Eduserv and other institutions.

15.00 - Close

Suggestions for other topics are always welcome - email Ben Offiler

Refreshments and lunch will be provided.

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