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  • Five things you should know about cloud economics

    More enterprises today are comfortable with the idea of using cloud services — 73 percent are in the process of developing a cloud strategy. Those who have already invested in cloud are seeing the value and continuing to increase usage. In 2015, 60 percent of enterprise infrastructure decision-makers said they expect to increase spending on cloud services over the next 12 months.

  • Five shades of grey

    Any procurement or asset management professionals who have seen the new movie based on E.L.James’ best selling novels may have noticed the similarity between the eponymous antihero and a license management services consultant.

  • Microsoft’s Cleans Its Windows Licensing To Reveal The Path To BYOD

    The announcement by Microsoft last week of a per-user subscription licensing (USL) option for Windows is significant, and good, news for its customers. I’ve been telling Microsoft product managers for years to phase out their obsolete per-device licensing models, and this is a major step in that direction.

  • Five unique customer benefits of the saas model

    Clients tell us they are turning to SaaS not so much for cost savings but primarily for greater business results: greater business agility and improved collaboration inside and outside the enterprise. But, what can SaaS applications provide that traditional, single tenant applications cannot?

  • Negotiating with Microsoft in June

    June is a such great month - the days are getting warmer, Wimbledon merges tennis with strawberries and cream, the kids are all pleasantly subdued while revising and sitting exams, the World Cup is just around the corner, and (how could we...

  • Expect a call from your Oracle sales rep

    Oracle has missed revenue expectations for three quarters in a row now as its Q3 results fell short of market expectations. The company blamed currency fluctuations and the strength of the US dollar for this latest miss. The company reported...

  • Strategies for negotiating with Salesforce.com

    Despite an increasingly crowded market of cloud applications, salesforce.com is still very much the “darling” of the SaaS world. Some evidence of the provider’s continued fast-paced growth? Strong stock market performance. On...

  • IBM SaaS: Heavy on choice - but light on plug and play

    IBM is making a big push into the SaaS space - boasting 100+ SaaS offerings and $1 billion plus in targeted investments. The good news for buyers is that the strategy is broad, flexible, and open. But, the downside is that the current landscape...

  • How good is that BMC or CA end-of-year deal?

    Many of you will be in the midst of a contract negotiation or maintenance renewal with BMC and/or CA at the moment, because both software vendors do a large proportion of their license deals in the January to March quarter as it’s their...

  • Organisations to rapidly ramp up data services spend

    Improving the use of data and analytics is a top strategic priority for many companies. But organisations face major challenges ramping up their information management capabilities — in particular due to the combination of a brutal...

  • Business technology is not shadow IT spend

    Often I hear from clients or read in industry publications (including those by my Forrester colleagues) that the business is spending more on technology. They almost always refer to this spend as “rogue” or “shadow.” But...

  • Business Agility: The Contingent Workforce Paradox

    There’s a lot of market discussion now about business agility. My colleague Craig Le Clair just published a key report on the topic. He also blogs about it. Craig defines agility as: Business agility is the awareness and execution quality...

  • Get a Grip on those IBM mainframe MLC Costs

    We all like free stuff and we all like saving money. I’m a big fan of any free-to-use tools that help identify cost saving opportunities. I regularly dip into online cost comparison sites for stuff I buy at home, such as house and car...

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