About EasySAM

EasySAM is an independent Software Asset Management (SAM) consultancy, an impartial advisory body without any agendas other than providing analysis and advice around the software you purchase and deploy. EasySAM helps organizations correct any potential overspend on software and make sure that any risks are proactively identified and addressed. Software is an asset that is easily overlooked, often not being reharvested or used to its full capacity. As it makes up a large portion of any IT budget this is an area where you can see quick returns if managed correctly.

EasySAM can tailor a package around varied needs – from ad-hoc consultancy and training, to baseline reports, to a full managed service. Whether this be for your full estate or just a review of your server or desktop environments, EasySAM support a vast array of vendors and are pleased to report that we are one of Microsoft’s Gold Certified SAM Partners. With a combined audit & compliance experience in excess of 40 years, the EasySAM team has successfully delivered over 300 customer audits, currently manage software compliance for 42 customers and have provided measured cost savings exceeding £11m to our customers. We ideally would like to see you spending less time ‘number-crunching’ and more time making money saving decisions and doing strategic planning with the management data we provide.

News

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Nov2015
A software pirate has found an odd escape hatch in his quest to avoid paying huge damages to companies claiming he stole their products: He must make an anti-piracy YouTube video go viral. The 30-year-old man from the Czech Republic pirated Microsoft's Windows 7 and 8 operating systems and distributed media and software on filesharing ... Read More

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Oct2015
Earlier today, the jury in the much awaited Oracle v Rimini Street trial ordered Rimini Street to pay $50 million in damages to Oracle, including a personal assessment of damages of $14 million to be paid by Seth Ravin, CEO Rimini Street. The case started out with Oracle claiming $245 million ... Read More

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Aug2015
The Crown Commercial Service (CCS) has signed a licensing deal with Oracle, which it claims will deliver "additional savings" for the taxpayer over the next three years. The CCS, which is an executive agency sponsored by the Cabinet Office, aims to bring together policy advice and direct buying in order to ... Read More

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Aug2015
Is it better for local government bodies to use open source or proprietary software? It's an argument that generates heated opinion on both sides. Supporters of the former highlight the savings that come from getting rid of licenses, while those who prefer the latter argue that proprietary products need little ... Read More

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Jul2015
Windows 10 is live, and with it comes product portfolio changes, adjustments to Software Assurance (SA) benefits, and a bevy of new features and enhancements. But perhaps the biggest change is how updates are delivered. Here is the breakdown of these changes, and considerations for how to acquire Windows 10 ... Read More

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Jun2015
Recently you were given the role of IT Asset Manager for your corporation – Congratulations!  However, while this sounds like a wonderful new opportunity, you are a little concerned because you’re not sure where to begin.  You have a general idea about the concept of IT Asset Management (... Read More

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Jun2015
It’s 10:30 on a Tuesday and you’ve just started in on your third cup of coffee when the mail arrives.  With a few minutes free before your next meeting, you scan the pile quickly and spot a letter from one of your major software vendors.  You weren’t expecting any correspondence and it ... Read More

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Jun2015
The vast majority of enterprise customers I speak with these days are very interested in Microsoft’s Office 365 offering, many are already in the process of evaluation or deployment, or have already deployed it.  Office 365 is a subscription based productivity offering from Microsoft which does not offer the option ... Read More

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Jun2015
Just because you can put workloads in the cloud doesn’t always mean that you should.  License compliance is often an afterthought in the race to the cloud to get solutions that are faster, cheaper, and considered better by not only IT but also the business.  The insatiable growth of shadow ... Read More

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Jun2015
The number of staff blowing the whistle on employers using unlicensed software is on the up, according to the BSA. Between 2013 and 2014, the number of workers who shopped their bosses to the authorities rose by 50 per cent. The industry body made the claims as it launched its Fact ... Read More