One of the differentiators for License Manager when it comes to managing software license entitlements is the ability to import Microsoft License Statements (MLS) in their raw state. That, in its own right, is a major labor-saver for organizations - eliminating the need to manipulate or transform data before it can be imported into the license management solution.
But in the case of License Dashboard, that feature is something of an iceberg - impressive enough above the waterline, but the... [More]
Recently, License Dashboard sponsored the first Gartner ITAM event to be held in Europe. Among the keynote presentations from Gartner analysts and other distinguished speakers were a number of messages that made IT Asset Managers in the auditorium wince. Namely that the trend of increasing software vendor audits continues while at the same time, IT Asset Management solutions are currently in a lifecycle phase that Gartner likes to call the ‘trough of disillusionment’.
'Dashboard Daiquiris' were the order of the day this week as the License Dashboard Bar Wizards stole the show at the Gartner ITAM event in London - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3TT1yVBzKQ
Over the last 10 years, nearly every aspect of managing an IT environment has increased in complexity, including the ITAM process. From desktops, laptops, PDAs and servers to software, contracts and maintenance agreements, the task of managing the thousands of IT assets spread across an organisation has become an extremely difficult one.
By implementing an effective ITAM technology solution, however, along with appropriate business processes, you can quickly and efficiently manage your IT investments and leverage better control of costs related to compliance, procurement, budgeting and forecasting.
When it comes to choosing the right tools, surely all you have to do is to select the cheapest one, or one which integrates best with your existing infrastructure? Wrong! Unfortunately, when it comes to managing your IT assets, there is one snag – licensing! [More]