As an IT leader, you are tasked with procuring and budgeting the IT needs for your department or organization. However, in today’s complex licensing and hybrid deployment environments, it can be extremely difficult to track the usage of software across your environment. At present all your efforts go in mapping procurement, entitlements and usage tracking, to meet your compliance needs and the ability to defend an audit. And despite your best efforts in taking the right steps, some questions still linger – Am I overspending? Are there consolidation opportunities that I am missing out on?
Software and hardware have become complex and multi layered, with usage computation and utilization tracking becoming nearly impossible to do manually. Virtualization and Clouds and workload mobility bring in new opportunities for consolidation that can significantly improve your license utilization and overall cost rationalization.