May 12th 2009
Microsoft Campus, Thames Valley Park, Reading, RG6 1WG, Room: Chicago 1 and 2
Why should you attend?
1. The conference agenda is designed to help customers understand the dynamically changing business environment impacting the UK and driving the need for Software Asset Management, as more and more of the IT budget is being spent on software. The event will also showcase the results of the IDC run survey to illustrate the UK’s attitudes towards SAM adoption, the current state of Sam adoption and what businesses need to do make SAM a business and IT priority.
2. The day will split into two streams, commercial and technical and will include customer case studies, keynotes, advice from leading vendors such as Microsoft and Oracle. Attendees will also be given a free copy of an impact analysis tool to help organisations quantify the benefits of a SAM programme. Microsoft aims to be presenting in 3 areas 1) customer case study 2)Keynote 3) in the commercial stream on leveraging the efficiency of ongoing SAM
3. Research has proven that companies that implement a SAM strategy can save up to 30% in IT costs in the first 12 months and between 5-10% each year thereafter. In a recent KPMG study, organisations with greater maturity in their SAM practices saved up to 50% in IT labour costs
4. The event is being hosted by Microsoft, at Microsoft’s UK headquarters, Thames Valley Park, Reading – this is a great opportunity for you to meet with Microsoft Software Asset Management and Licensing experts
5. Effective Software Asset Management gives you visibility and control of your software assets, across your organisation. It helps you to reduce the legal, operational and financial risk due to poor management practices. It also prevents over and under-licensing of software and puts you in a very powerful negotiating position with your software vendor when it comes to renewal of your licence agreements.
Who should attend?
CIOs, IT Directors, IT Managers, Compliance Officers, Internal Audit Leaders, CFOs, Financial Directors, CPOs, Purchasing Specialists, Procurement Directors and Managers, Strategists and Technicians who are responsible for software asset management, corporate compliance, governance and risk.