Year: 2013

Energy and the role of IT

I was fortunate enough to attend the Energy Manager’s Association EnPC conference at the Institute of Mechanical Engineers earlier this week.  Incidental to the primary topic at hand (the construction and signing off of Energy Performance Contracts – EnPC) was the startling prediction that energy costs are set to double in the next five years.  …

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3 reasons why you should give Software ID Tags very serious thought…

If we take a step back from the keyboard and think about why we put ourselves through the IT assault course that is Software Asset Management, then very quickly we can arrive at the source answers as prescribed by ISO 19770-1: Risk Management Cost Control Competitive Advantage Equally, we might take our thoughts to a …

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Where have all the silver bullets gone?

“One install equals one licence”, “OEM software lives and dies with the machine”, “You don’t own the software, merely the rights to use the software” etc. etc. Fast forward to today: “Your Oracle ordering document takes precedence over any pre-existing contract you might have signed”, “Improving your processor can multiply licence costs out of the …

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“RTFQ”

This was sound advice I was offered in preparation of an exam: “If you are in any doubt as to what to write – Read The Question.” And so, with this sage advice ringing in my ear, I think back to when it was I last read a software licence – and despite my eagerness …

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