Reigning in the Cost & Complexity of Managing Software Licenses
According to the global 2012 Key Trends in Software Pricing & Licensing Report just published by Flexera Software and IDC, enterprises overwhelmingly recognize the importance of software license management. The survey polled IT executives across 20 countr
Compared to other objectives, 82% of enterprise respondents to the survey (up from 72% a year ago) indicated that managing software licenses and usage is either important or very important.
Moreover, 33% of enterprises indicated they are either dissatisfied or very dissatisfied with their current method for managing software licenses and usage.
Ensuring continual application readiness
One element of managing the complexity of the software license estate revolves around Application Readiness – the processes by which enterprises package and deploy new software, and migrate existing software to new operating systems like Windows 7 &8, or to new environments, the cloud, virtualized and mobile environments.
Migration planning requires extensive planning, taking into account hardware and software considerations, application com-
— Vincent Smyth, General Manager, Flexera Software, responsible for EMEA and the Indian Subcontinent