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Three ways to cut software costs – Gartner

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"Many organisations can cut spending on software by as much as 30% by implementing three software licence optimisation best practices, according to Gartner.

The keys to reducing software licence spending are application configuration optimisation, recycling software licences and software asset management (SAM) tools, the analyst firm said.

‘Achieving software savings is a complex exercise, but the potential savings are just too large to ignore,’ said Hank Marquis, research director at Gartner. ‘Automated software licence optimisation is a relatively new discipline and most organisations are at lower levels of maturity.

‘The variety of licence entitlements also makes it tough for IT leaders to spot savings, especially in environments with many software publishers and titles. But it's worth pursuing, as spending reductions contribute directly to the bottom line as gross profit.’

According to Gartner's latest global IT spending forecast update, organisations will spend $332 billion on software in 2016.”

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NCC Weekly News Update 19 July 2016 



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