Managing IBM License Complexity
IBM provides thousands of products in its portfolio and uses a variety of license models, contract terms and conditions. These license models can be very complex, causing frequent confusion for organisations trying to grasp the concepts while maintaining license compliance. While at first IBM licensing may seem incomprehensible, some education on the license models and licensing scenarios will help minimise the confusion. In addition, a more automated approach to managing licenses enables organisations to gain control, reduce ongoing software costs and minimise license liability risks. Read on.
Cloud is often seen as the key to digital transformation success and a growing number of businesses are now turning towards it as a means of modernising applications and migrating current business systems. “Cloud first” business strategies have become the new normal but some companies still struggle to integrate their on-premise data centres with hyperscale infrastructure. This report looks at the critical factors driving cloud adoption and highlights the advantages AWS Cloud can offer your organisation when you migrate your Microsoft applications. Download whitepaper »
By 2018, the majority of enterprise workloads will be deployed to the cloud as organisations continue to increase the rate IaaS and SaaS adoption. A decreased management burden, increased scalability and reduced hardware costs have all helped to build the business case for cloud migration, with Microsoft applications recognising additional benefits in terms of security and performance. This 451 Research paper looks at the current state of cloud adoption amongst organisations and discusses the benefits migrating Microsoft workloads to the public cloud could have for your business. Download whitepaper »
Boards of directors are too often kept in the dark about the security risks to their organisations. That’s what the Ponemon Institute discovered last June when they surveyed members of the board of directors and IT security experts from the same companies. The Ponemon researchers found that 30% of directors acknowledge that they don’t understand the risks that their organisation faces in security matters. Yet more than 50% of the IT security experts believe that the directors who sit on the boards of their companies don’t understand the security environment that they are working in, or the risks it represents. Read this today.. Download whitepaper »