Feb 2021

Ever since the COVID-19 pandemic swept across the world, many of us have been forced to work from home. When it comes to offering home working to your employees, Microsoft has two main methods to choose from: VDI (Virtual Desktop [...]

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Feb 2021

As a professional, you definitely heard about ‘audits’, most probably in a financial context. A financial audit is an examination and evaluation of the financial records of a company, to make sure that they are an accurate reflection of the transactions [...]

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Jan 2021

Beyond the Office apps we are all familiar with (Word, Excel, Outlook etc.), most Office 365 subscriptions come with many additional features and benefits. Office 365 E3 for example includes sophisticated security tools, Yammer, SharePoint connectivity, extra tools for storage, [...]

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Jan 2021

Cost cutting is a necessary evil. Many companies evaluate different options for cost savings and some of them are heading their attention towards software spending. In this article, we will address the options you have to save costs on Oracle [...]

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Jan 2021

Our prior article presented the various Microsoft plans which suit lighter users transitioning to SaaS. This article focuses on the various Microsoft suites available for heavier users: Microsoft 365, or M365 are the top tier suites from Microsoft. They are [...]

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Jan 2021

REDMOND, Wash. — October 27, 2020 — Microsoft Corp. today announced the following results for the quarter ended September 30, 2020, as compared to the corresponding period of last fiscal year:   ·        Revenue was $37.2 billion and increased 12% ·        Operating income [...]

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Dec 2020

Every company, regardless its size, has a fiscal year.  The fiscal year is the established period of time when an organization’s annual financial records commence and conclude, but it doesn’t necessarily correspond to the calendar year. Since Oracle has been founded in [...]

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Dec 2020

What is an ELP?

Dec 2020

An ELP, or “Effective License Position,” is a report that details an organization’s license compliance position with one or more software vendors. An ELP is produced when you compare the software licenses you have purchased with the amount of software [...]

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Dec 2020

During the last decade or two, the software industry has faced a gradual shift in the way software is licensed and paid for. Historically, software vendors would sell their software on perpetual license agreements, i.e. the license would not expire. [...]

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Nov 2020

The day has come. Your software vendor has sent you a letter requesting an audit of your software licensing position. Some SAM professionals affectionately refer to these audit letters as “Love Letters,” – they are a friendly reminder of the [...]

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