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An employee from the accounting office in a very large organization noticed a discrepancy with a software renewal bill. The software bill was for 1,300 software licenses; however, the department using the software only had 300 users. The accounting office also noted the organization had been overpaying the renewal for the software licenses for three years. It took a closer look at their business processes so that they could determine why they had purchased 1,300 licenses for 300 users.

Every year, this organization went through a hardware refresh of approximately one third of all PC/laptops. When analyzing how hardware and software assets were purchased, they noticed the employee that was assigned to purchasing computers and laptops kept track of all the purchases using a spreadsheet. This person would then issue a PO for the software licenses needed for software to be installed onto the new PC/laptops.

Next, the organization looked at how PC/ laptops were disposed. They determined the person who was in charge of disposing of PC/laptops during the hardware refreshes also used a spreadsheet to keep track of PC/laptops that were decommissioned. There was absolutely no communication between the two people or the two processes.

The conclusion of the investigation determined that the organization was actually throwing away usable software licenses during the hardware refresh. Software licenses assigned PC/laptops that were decommissioned were not reassigned to the new PC/laptops that replaced them. The root of the problem was simple; they did not have a process or software tools in place to properly track and manage their software licenses.

 

More Details :  http://blog.landesk.com/en/four-suggestions-effective-software-asset-management/

I’d like to introduce you to our latest service management release, packed full of goodness to put a spring in your step for the New Year, but that’s not all, keep reading to learn about an exciting competition that you can enter.

Ahh, yes a new year,– time to make a new start at work; forge new relationships, be more efficient, be more productive and leave work at a reasonable hour! We see all around us that those that succeed at work and in building relationships do so through a combination of being more focused cutting out time-wasting activities while making personalized and consistent contact with fellow workers. But here’s the rub, many of us don’t have the time to search out more details about people we work with to make those personalized engagements. We resort to static, one-size fits-none engagement. Hold on though, because the newest major release of LANDESK Service Desk changes all that for IT service management (ITSM) analysts, or anyone in the business using service management to improve their departments; HR, facilities, R&D etc. And our focus for this release, as you might have guessed from the title, is “context”.

Giving Context to Service Management

In our previous major release, we focused on improving Engagement – IT engaging more with the business and having the right tools in place for business users to engage with IT. That is still very much top-of-mind in many service desks and other departments, and to make that more effective we think you need to add context. Because what’s more engaging when you have a conversation?– “Hello, who’s calling, please tell me the model number of your laptop, please hold while I check our other systems to see what software you have installed” or “Hi Andy, so you have a problem with your laptop? – you have a Macbook Air don’t you? ….thanks so confirming you are all fixed? By the way how’s your new iPhone 6 working out for you? I see you’ve been doing a fair bit of international travel lately – is that going to continue, do we need to look at raising the cap on your roaming data allowance?” A right time experience is a powerful way to get richer engagement. And, through the provision of relevant and more personal information IT can both offer to business users and make; relevant choices, actions or deliver content.

More Details : http://blog.landesk.com/en/introducing-service-desk-7-8-age-context/

An employee from the accounting office in a very large organization noticed a discrepancy with a software renewal bill. The software bill was for 1,300 software licenses; however, the department using the software only had 300 users. The accounting office also noted the organization had been overpaying the renewal for the software licenses for three years. It took a closer look at their business processes so that they could determine why they had purchased 1,300 licenses for 300 users.

Every year, this organization went through a hardware refresh of approximately one third of all PC/laptops. When analyzing how hardware and software assets were purchased, they noticed the employee that was assigned to purchasing computers and laptops kept track of all the purchases using a spreadsheet. This person would then issue a PO for the software licenses needed for software to be installed onto the new PC/laptops.

Next, the organization looked at how PC/ laptops were disposed. They determined the person who was in charge of disposing of PC/laptops during the hardware refreshes also used a spreadsheet to keep track of PC/laptops that were decommissioned. There was absolutely no communication between the two people or the two processes.

The conclusion of the investigation determined that the organization was actually throwing away usable software licenses during the hardware refresh. Software licenses assigned PC/laptops that were decommissioned were not reassigned to the new PC/laptops that replaced them. The root of the problem was simple; they did not have a process or software tools in place to properly track and manage their software licenses.

More Details : http://blog.landesk.com/en/four-suggestions-effective-software-asset-management/