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Software licensing and cloud - beware the expensive shortcuts

Sponsored by Snow Software



Date: Thursday 22 June
Venue: Ten at Four Seasons London

Hamilton Place,
Park Lane
W1J 7DR
London

Tel. 020 7499-0888

Timings:

6:30pm - Drinks reception
7:15pm - 3 course dinner
8:45pm - Research Presentation
9:00pm - Round Table Discussion
10:00pm - Post Dinner Drinks
11:30pm - Carriages

For information on attending, please email Lydia Szulc-Krzyzanowska at Lydia.Szulc-Krzyzanowska@incisivemedia.com with your full details and any dietary requirements you have.

About the event:

Cloud computing has turned the traditional IT model on its head by favouring renting over buying. It has led to an explosion of innovation from mobile, through to big data and latterly into the internet of things.

As they have matured, public cloud services have become an accepted part of the landscape, with mission-critical applications and data distributed across remote data centres for reasons of efficiency and agility.

While this has helped to rationalise and simplify some business processes and procurement models, it has also introduced new areas of complexity, particularly around licensing. With most oganisations settling on hybrid cloud model, with core IP kept in house and other assets hosted in the cloud, and others looking at a multi-cloud setup where workloads can be moved across different vendor platforms, ensuring that the way applications are deployed does not break their license agreements is much more difficult than it was before.

Many organisations mitigate this risk by overprovisioning, but this is a very expensive shortcut to take. Others simply cross their fingers and hope for the best, another risky strategy given that every company has a 68% chance of being audited in any given year, according to Gartner.

However, it's not just about licensing, it's really about good governance. By making software and data discoverable and transparent organisations can drive efficiencies in other areas too.

During this IT Leaders Club we will be looking at ways that old software asset management (SAM) methodologies can be updated to address the spiralling costs of licensing and to optimise and rationalise the use of applications in the cloud.

 

How do I reserve my place?

For information on attending, please email Lydia Szulc-Krzyzanowska at Lydia.Szulc-Krzyzanowska@incisivemedia.com with your full details and any dietary requirements you have.

By attending our Dining Club events, you can expect to be covered on computing.co.uk and in our print magazine - giving you the opportunity to significantly increase your market profile.

 

 

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