Spam / UCE Management is an increasing issue for many organisations who find themselves balancing costsand resource issues against growing internal customer / user dissatisfaction. This workshop encouraged tif.Members to share best practice in combating Spam / UCE, and to identify any specific actions that tif. can takeforward on behalf of the Membership.
The consultancy Deloitte has argued that the one of the reasons that 7 out of 10 IT projects fail is poor test management. Organisations often struggle to attain the desired balance between test coverage and time to delivery.
Download the Output Report from this Forum workshop. It was attended by 21 people representing 16 organisations from a wide cross-section of enterprises, including media, financial services, retailing, public and government bodies, pharmaceuticals, transport and utilities.
One of the actions from the Promoting Excellence in Supplier Management workshop held in May was to run aseries of workshops looking into promoting excellence in I.T. Hardware, Software, Networks and Services.This is the first workshop in this series and it will address Software Supplier Management.This workshop will examine and identify what is best practice when working and negotiating with software suppliers. Focussing on topics such as Licence Management and Upgrades.
In a complex world of changing technologies, organisations are having to work harder to understand how to monitor, manage and reduce their licence costs for software procurement. They also need to know whether their procurement processes are delivering value for money in a globalised world.
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In a continually evolving business and IT landscape, and with a constant focus on cost reduction, organisations need to understand how to cut licensing costs, how to be sure that their procurement processes deliver value for money, and that oversights in contracts do not lead to costly downsides or penalties later. Spending can be optimised through the right contract, in the most cost efficient currency or country.
Most organisations have a matur...
As the recession bites expect demand for Licence audits from suppliers to increase as they seek ways to meet revenue targets. This report through presentations and discussion lays out how to tackle Software Asset Management (SAM), the use of tools, contracts, and the management of audits. The event was attended by 20 senior Asset and Commercial managers from 17 organisations including some with European or worldwide operations
Software Asset Management has become an increasingly important area largely driven by the ever more aggressive stance being taken by software vendors over licence compliance and the changing of licensing models. This mounting pressure on I.T. groups to make cost savings – allied to the high costs associated with repetitive and labour intensive manual processes makes asset management a complex area.
This report will provide a greater understanding of the benefits of using tools for software discovery and licence management and how to monitor software used throughout the organisation. Additionally, the information contained within this report will allow corporate IT professionals to face audits with more confidence and establish an improved working relationship with software vendors.
With all the hype around Social Networking being the solution to all your internal collaboration issues the Forum has, unsurprisingly, held a couple of online sessions (Social Networks: Friend or Foe?, Corporate access to Social Networking Sites) to find out what's going on in the real world. Members agreed that they would like a workshop in 2010 to share, compare and evaluate their internal solutions, whether you've bought off-the-shelf or built it from scratch.
16 Organisations took part in this Forum workshop to discuss the strategy and announcements that emerged from the recent Lotusphere event.
The workshop, on 10th February, featured presentations on a range of products and plans announced at the show, including Lotus Notes, Domino, XPages and Mashups, followed by a roundtable discussion covering how Lotusphere announcements will affect organisations and product strategies; Experiences of Lotus Product pilots: problems, solutions, workarounds; an...
More and more organisations are experiencing the benefits of social media tools to connect employees, share knowledge and experience and support learning and collaboration.