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Are you ready for an Oracle audit? Must-read advice from Gartner

how to survive an oracle software audit.pngLike many major vendors, Oracle has been stepping up its reviews of customer accounts. Here are some important recommendations from Gartner for how software asset managers can ensure their processes comply with Oracle’s unique license terms and policies — and avoid costly penalty fees.

Dimensions of Software Asset Management/License Optimization—What size is right for you?

Rightsize licenses.pngThere is a great deal of focus on software asset management and software license optimization in the marketplace today.  Vendors continue to make amazing claims about their capabilities and IT asset managers continue to struggle to gain control over their SAM programs.

 

As with many things, success of SAM/SLO programs depends on your approach.  The “dimensions” series of blogs attempts to provide my view of how to optimize the SAM/SLO program and maximize benefits from it. Keep reading to find out how to achieve these benefits for yourself.

Many talents of SAM: see what all it can do!

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Some people think that Software Asset Management (SAM) is difficult to deal with.  I hate to argue, but I tend to disagree. When handled correctly, SAM is capable of handling many of your critical business needs.

 

Keep reading to learn how SAM can help you. 

 

Join us at the HP Software Asset Management Showcase 2014

Join us for a complimentary HP event held in partnership with SAP and Equifax, on January 21, 2014. This is your opportunity to discuss SAM best practices, tips and tricks with SAP and Equifax. You can attend in person in Frankfurt Germany or in some of the European HP offices.

 

Keep reading to find out how you can register and attend. 

How dynamic should software asset management be? 4 IT drivers for your SAM system

rory canahan.jpegImagine your software asset management system as a living breathing animal. If you don’t monitor and care for it properly, it will easily get out of hand.

 

Keep reading to learn how to maintain and control SAM by taking a step back and evaluating its true purpose.

 

Guest post by

Rory Canavan – CEO, SAM Charter

Ineffective SAM? - Another company fails Oracle audit - was it intentional?

I read an article this week that AGL energy failed an Oracle audit and had to pay $800k fine.  I believe this is something that was not intentional, but rather an example of an organization where software compliance is not yet part of daily decision making.

 

I describe a few ways companies can become non-compliant and talk about HP solution for Oracle DB compliance.

Understand the full value of Asset Manager on Software Asset Management!

Asset Manager brings tremendous values in Software Asset Management… That helps HP customers optimize their license investments while minimize their legal risk on software compliance.

Please join Nicolas Rousseau, Sr. Product Manager of Asset Manager, in a 90 minutes webinar where he goes through the value that Asset Manager provides in SAM. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gaDecsEuK1A

 

If you want to get a quick overview of SAM through meaningful screen shots, have a look to: http://h30499.www3.hp.com/t5/IT-Asset-Management-Blog-an/Do-you-want-to-have-a-quick-tour-of-Asset-Manager-SAM/ba-p/5611505.

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New Asset Manager Web Usability package: get additional web usability features for free!

For several years now, Asset Manager has been providing value to its customers out of the release cycles through content packages: SAM Best Practice package, Cloud Billing package... and now: Web Usability package.

Discover the exciting features (QBEs, advanced filters, multi record edition, welcome wizards...) and see a quick tour with screen shots of what you can get for free with a 30 second import into Asset Manager 9.3X or 5.2X.

New SAM Best Practice package! SAP, extended license sku library, implementation console...

Asset Manager stays on top in Software Asset Management with the release of this new cumulative package that adds to the Out Of The Box best practices released under the SAM content package:

- More coverage with not less than 50 new applications and titles covered by the out of the box counters

- Streamlined implementation with the SAM BP implementation console

- More processes (merge discovered computers with procured ones, renew maintenance contract...)

- Better integrations: extension of the SKU license library for license data import, integration with SAP License analysis Workbench (LAW) to integrate SAP users accounts reconciled with procured licenses by OOB counters

- An Asset Manager SAM presentation and fast tour was added to the package that gives the big picture, before drilling down into details.

 

Asset Manager keeps providing more value without implementation effort.

 

HP Asset Manager, the solution for your Oracle Compliance (full white paper)

Oracle is one of the top 3 publishers where enterprise companies invest their money today. The official price list for one Oracle Enterprise Edition processor license is today $47 500 (http://www.oracle.com/us/corporate/pricing/technology-price-list-070617.pdf)!

… and Oracle license compliance is one of the most challenging to maintain

An Oracle compliance audit can quickly turn into a very expensive exercise. HP Asset Manager, with the Oracle SAM Best Practice package, gives you the tools and best practices to help avoid cold sweat.

This white paper gives you a practical understanding of Oracle Licensing, as well as HP Asset Manager’s answers and ready to use solutions for being successful in Oracle compliance management.  It finishes with an Oracle SAM tour in Asset Manager across the interface. With Asset Manager, you can achieve huge savings savings through license use optimization and decreased legal risk through crystal clear visibility on compliance.

Struggling with Oracle compliance? Fearing an audit? HP Asset Manager is the plug and play solution!

Oracle is one of the top 3 publishers where enterprise companies invest their money today. The official price list for one Oracle Enterprise Edition processor license is today $47 500 (http://www.oracle.com/us/corporate/pricing/technology-price-list-070617.pdf)!

… and Oracle license compliance is one of the most challenging to maintain

An Oracle compliance audit can quickly turn into a very expensive exercise. HP Asset Manager, with the Oracle SAM Best Practice package, gives you the tools and best practices to help avoid cold sweat.

This series of 3 weekly posts will give you a practical understanding of Oracle Licensing, as well as HP Asset Manager’s answers and ready to use solutions for being successful in Oracle compliance management.  The series will finish with an Oracle SAM tour in Asset Manager across the interface. With Asset Manager, you can achieve huge savings savings through license use optimization and decreased legal risk through crystal clear visibility on compliance.

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  • I have been working at HP AM R&D for more than 7 years. I led the transition of the product and now I am one of the R&D Managers driving transformation and roadmap of the HP AM product.
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  • Vesna is the senior product marketing manager at HP Software. She has been with HP for 13 years in R&D, product management and product marketing. At HP she is responsible for go to market and enablement of the HP IT Performance Suite products.
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