Webinar: SaaS Optimisation Best Practice, Old Dog, New Tricks

This event has now taken place.   Join The ITAM Review’s Martin Thompson and AJ Witt featuring Eric Feldman of Flexera for a live webinar. ‘SaaS Optimisation Best Practice, Old Dog, New Tricks’ on Wednesday 1st ...
05 July 2018
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This event has now taken place.

 

Join The ITAM Review’s Martin Thompson and AJ Witt featuring Eric Feldman of Flexera for a live webinar: ‘SaaS Optimisation Best Practice, Old Dog, New Tricks’ on Wednesday 1st August at 4pm BST.

 

Topic

SaaS Optimisation Best Practice, Old Dog, New Tricks

Synopsis

  • How to build the business case for SaaS optimisation, how to quantify the risk and begin the business case
    • Opex vs Capex
    • Risk vs Cost
    • Centralised vs Decentralised purchasing 
  • Working with new stakeholders. Who are the owners of SaaS? how do I identify and engage with these new stakeholders who are typically outside the IT department?
    • What skills does a SaaS Manager need? Are they different to an on-prem SAM Manager?
    • Where should you focus your efforts?
    • How do I convince a business department to work with an IT employee, when IT don’t manage the application? 
  • How ITAM Best practice applies to SaaS, what new people, process and technology do we need to address the SaaS challenge?
    • SaaS erodes centralised purchasing, deployment control, and potentially Security & Privacy controls
    • What new policies are required to address this?
    • Does your team need new employees with different skills?
    • How do you discover and inventory SaaS applications? Which techniques are best?
  • Where do you start on your optimisation journey?

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Wednesday 1st August 2018

Who Should Attend

  • CIO’s
  • Senior IT Decision Makers
  • IT Asset Managers
  • Software Asset Managers
  • Software Licensing Specialists
  • IT Procurement Professionals

Why They Should Attend

  • Cost – This Webinar is FREE.
  • Convenience -You can participate in the webinar from a location of your choosing.  No travelling/ travel costs involved.
  • Interaction – You have the opportunity to communicate and ask questions with the presenter and peers.

Agenda

  • How to build the business case for SaaS optimisation, how to quantify the risk and begin the business case
    • Opex vs Capex
    • Risk vs Cost
    • Centralised vs Decentralised purchasing 
  • Working with new stakeholders. Who are the owners of SaaS? how do I identify and engage with these new stakeholders who are typically outside the IT department?
    • What skills does a SaaS Manager need? Are they different to an on-prem SAM Manager?
    • Where should you focus your efforts?
    • How do I convince a business department to work with an IT employee, when IT don’t manage the application? 
  • How ITAM Best practice applies to SaaS, what new people, process and technology do we need to address the SaaS challenge?
    • SaaS erodes centralised purchasing, deployment control, and potentially Security & Privacy controls
    • What new policies are required to address this?
    • Does your team need new employees with different skills?
    • How do you discover and inventory SaaS applications? Which techniques are best?
  • Where do you start on your optimisation journey?

Speaker

Martin Thompson, Owner & Founder, The ITAM Review

Martin is owner and founder of The ITAM Review, an online resource and community for worldwide ITAM professionals.

Martin is an independent ITAM consultant for organizations seeking independent guidance on ITAM strategy or ITAM tool selection. Martin also reviews tools, technology and services in the ITAM market.

On a voluntary basis Martin is the Chief Agitator at the Campaign for Clear Licensing, a contributor to ISO WG21 which develops the SAM International Standard ISO/IEC 19770 and board member of Free ICT Europe which supports the ICT secondary market.

 

AJ Witt, ITAM Industry Analyst, The ITAM Review

AJ Witt is ITAM Industry Analyst at The ITAM Review. Previous to joining the ITAM Review team in April 2018, he was Software Asset Manager for Carnival UK, operators of the P&O & Cunard cruise lines. Coming from a background in IT Infrastructure technical operations IT Security & Compliance, AJ is well-placed to share his experience of how dynamic SAM teams can build mutually-beneficial stakeholder engagement. AJ lives close to the New Forest National Park and enjoys cycling when his son isn’t keeping him busy with music, astronomy, and art projects.

 

John O’Donnell, Senior Solutions Consultant, Flexera Software

Specializing in SaaS Management and Software Licensing.

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Testimonials

This was a great webinar — very informative. I am looking forward to the other 11 modules!
Very well pitched i.e. middle of the road to be understandable for beginners as well as for people with experience in the field. Looking forward to the next module
I thought this module was well organized and well presented bringing together some key points about how to get the ITAM ball rolling and to keep it rolling. I look forward to next months module.
Really good & interactive
Great presentation! Thanks so much for putting these together. I look forward to next month!!
Thanks this is well-aimed and helped me to think about next steps I should be taking.
The session was very informative with excellent examples

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