Vice President IT Strategy & Architecture
GlaxoSmithKline / Belgium
Global Software Asset Manager
AstraZeneca Plc. / UK
With an all-embracing overview over the used software in a company, the available licenses and actually practiced authorities – costs of a possible over-licensing can be dimmed as well as the risk of under-licensing can be reduced.
In practical experience though, reaching the above mentioned goals, is not that simple as a number of factors are in the way: Positions and processes within the different departments are not clearly arranged and structural changes within the company lead to new informational deficits and software suppliers continually offer new license-models. In addition, technological evolution in the IT-Sector (Service oriented architecture, virtualization, cloud computing and software as a service) does not only bare a great potential of reducing costs but also hold a number of potential risks which cannot be ignored – especially if parts of the used software in a company run on-premise and other parts on-demand or as software as a service.
Multiple companies are still involved with the task of managing the licensing-situation operatively rather than using it strategically e.g. the future hard- and software acquisition or for the choice of the future service-partner.
Within the Software Asset Management Strategies Europe 2012 a number of representatives from considerable companies from different industrial sectors will present their strategies, processes and systems solution and will talk about specific projects in the field of transparent and efficient Software Asset Management in different case studies. Attendees will discuss about individual solutions and practical approaches. Defining fundamental roles, functions and processes in a company, up to determining tools for software metering and even large-scale projects as concerted establishment of software asset management in companies will be debated.
Within the Word Café Sessions, the attendees will discuss current topics and challenges for SAM and SLM from different points of view. The discussions on the round tables will focus on enterprise structures, processes, methods and strategies, on new technologies that will change the face of software asset and license management in the future or on how to build a compliant software management system with software tags.
Attend the Software Asset Management Strategies Europe 2012 and meet top-speakers of worldwide well-respected companies. Take part in our interactive B2B-Platform and benefit from an exciting and profitable exchange of experiences in the heart of berlin.
We look forward to welcoming you!
Your we.CONECT Team