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Licensing & Costs

How to Understand The New Area of SaaS Negotiation

Executive Summary

  • SaaS negotiation has become an increasingly important area to understand.

Introduction

SaaS negotiation is sufficiently new that it does not have an entry in Wikipedia (as of this article's publication).

What is a SaaS Negotiation?

SaaS negotiation is just the same process of negotiation that occurred with on premises software, except adjusted for SaaS or cloud applications, databases, etc. SaaS negotiation...

The Brightwork Research Cloud Spend Management Guide

Executive Summary

  • Cloud spend management has become an increasingly important area to understand.

Introduction

Cloud spend management is directing spending in a way that

What is a Cloud Spend Management?

The following quotation does a good job of explaining how Cloud spend management fits within the overall context of SaaS management.
Cloud spend management is the process of actively managing internal SaaS licenses. Today,...

The Brightwork Research SaaS Spend Management Guide

Executive Summary

  • SaaS spend management has become an increasingly important area to understand.

Introduction

SaaS spend management is directing spending in a way that

What is a SaaS Spend Management?

The following quotation does a good job of explaining how SaaS spend management fits within the overall context of SaaS management.
SaaS spend management is the process of actively managing internal SaaS licenses. Today,...

The Brightwork Research Guide to Managing the Challenge of Cloud Sprawl

Executive Summary

  • Cloud sprawl has become an increasingly important area to understand.

Introduction

Cloud sprawl results from large numbers of SaaS applications being purchased and used by businesses rather than IT departments to meet needs not met by the approved IT purchased applications.

What is a Cloud Sprawl How Can It Lead to SaaS Chaos?

This quote does an excellent job of explaining...

The Brightwork Research Guide to Managing the SaaS Discovery

Executive Summary

  • SaaS discovery has become an increasingly important area to understand as SaaS applications have proliferated.

Introduction

SaaS discovery is increasingly vital due to SaaS sprawl, which is the outcome of large numbers of SaaS applications being purchased and used by businesses rather than IT departments to meet needs not met by the approved IT purchased applications.

What is a SaaS...

The Brightwork Research Guide to Managing the Challenge of SaaS Sprawl

Executive Summary

  • SaaS sprawl has become an increasingly important area to understand.

Introduction

SaaS sprawl results from large numbers of SaaS applications being purchased and used by businesses rather than IT departments to meet needs not met by the approved IT purchased applications.

What is a SaaS Sprawl How Can It Lead to SaaS Chaos?

This quote does an excellent job of explaining...

How to Understand The New Area of SaaS License Management

Executive Summary

  • SaaS license management has become an increasingly important area to understand.

Introduction

SaaS license management is sufficiently new that it does not have an entry in Wikipedia (as of this article's publication).

What is a SaaS License Management?

This definition does a good job of explaining how SaaS license management fits within the overall context of SaaS management.
SaaS Management is a...

SAM Software

Our Analysis of Snow Software on SAM + SAP Square Peg Article

Executive Summary

  • Snow Software made observations regarding SAM software fitting SAP like a square peg in a round hole.
  • Brightwork reviews this article for accuracy.

Introduction

In 2016 Snow Software published the white paper SAM + SAP How Does the Square Peg Fit in the Round Hole? In this article, we will analyze Snow Software’s white paper.

Article Quotations

As SAP Landscapes and Licenses Have...

Our Analysis of Snow Software’s Article on SAP’s LAW Transaction

Executive Summary

  • Snow Software makes the argument that the LAW transaction is more designed for SAP instead of customers.
  • We analyze the proposal that the LAW transaction is the only license transaction any customer needs.

Introduction

Snow Software published the white paper SAP's License Administration Workbench is NOT a Software Asset Management or License. In this article, we will analyze Snow Software's...

Analysis of Snow Software on Determining SAP Indirect Access Exposure

Executive Summary

  • SAM software helps software companies manage their licenses and control predation on the part of software vendors. Indirect access, but type 2 indirect access, is a type of license control enforced by SAP.

Introduction

This article will analyze Snow Software's article on whether it is possible to determine your internet access exposure.

Article Quotations

"SAP licensing is complicated. License entitlements can be...

How Accurate Was Snow Software on their Optimizer for SAP?

Executive Summary

  • Snow Software covers topics related to SAP indirect access and how to minimize the ongoing SAP licensing overhead. In this article, we evaluate Snow's article for accuracy.

Introduction

In this article, we will focus on Snow Software's media output on SAP indirect access.

SNOW OPTIMIZER FOR SAP SOFTWARE AT A GLANCE

  • "View consolidated usage data across all SAP systems
  • Automate SAP user license administration
  • Identify and trace indirect usage
  • ...

How Accurate is the Certero Article on Software Audits?

 Executive Summary

  • Certero published an article on dealing with SAP software audits.
  • We reviewed this article for accuracy.

Introduction

Part of what we do at Brightwork Research & Analysis is reviewing the accuracy of IT entities' media output. In this article, we will focus on Certero's media output. Certero is a software vendor that offers SAM software.

Virtualization

Virtualization is a mature technology that...

How Accurate Was Snow Software on Ways to Cut Spending on SAP

Executive Summary

  • Snow Software wrote an article about ways to cut spending on SAP.
  • We analyze this article for accuracy.

Introduction

Snow Software wrote a paper titled 5 Ways to Cut Spending on SAP Software. In this article, we will analyze this paper.

Quotes from Snow Software’s Article

SAP has more than 40 named user license types in its standard definitions, ranging in...

Fake Innovation

Venture’s Deceptive Cover Story for Domain Squatting

Executive Summary

  • The venture is a domain squatting company that pretends to be so much more.
  • What we cover is how Venture provides false information to customers about what they do.

Introduction

I found a company named venture when I typed in tents.com into Google. The venture is offering the domain for...

How Common is Research & IP Theft in IT?

Executive Summary

  • The vast majority of consulting, analyst, and hedge funds/Private Equity entities present information that does not show references.
  • This, along with our experience, shows that they are stealing much of their IP.

Introduction

I noticed that companies that present information to their clients have been approaching my research entity, Brightwork Research & Analysis, do not use references. I...

Fake Innovation is Used as an Excuse by Companies for Excess Profits

Executive Summary

  • The book The Value of Everything describes fake innovation by companies used to obtain excessive profits.

Introduction

We often hear businesses, entrepreneurs or sectors talking about themselves as ‘wealth-creating’. The contexts may differ – finance, big pharma or small start-ups – but the self-descriptions are similar: I am a particularly productive member of the economy, my activities create...

How to Combine SmartWater’s Lies with Jennifer Aniston’s Greed

Executive Summary

  • How the Bottled Water Industry Works
  • How Much Lying is Too Much Lying?
  • Do People Have Unlimited Rights As Long as They Are Involved in Commerce?
  • Jennifer Aniston
  • More Accurate Billboards

Introduction

I was driving and saw a billboard for SmartWater with Jennifer Aniston on it. The caption read
“Because it's designed smarter.”
I immediately thought “what idiocy.”

Our References for...

The Relationship Between Company Size and Research Output

Executive summary

  • Fake Innovation in Pharmaceuticals
  • Fake Innovation at Microsoft

Introduction

An interesting, though undiscussed topic, is what type of or size of an organization is conducive to research and innovation. In this post on private vs. university research, we delve into the structural issues which limit the research discoveries in private companies which lack the innovation sharing infrastructure and incentives that private companies have vis-a-vis academia. However, in addition...

IT Lawsuit

The Brightwork Research Computer Expert Witness Lawsuit Support

Executive Summary

  • We are the only research entity that provides computer expert witness services.

About Our Research Focus

We are both a research entity that focuses on software and is a provider of computer expert witness services.

The Categories of Software Expert Witness Firms

It is crucial to consider the different categories of companies that offer computer expert witness services.

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The Brightwork Research Information Technology Expert Witness Lawsuit Support

Executive Summary

  • We are the only research entity that provides information technology expert witness services.

About Our Research Focus

We are both a research entity that focuses on software and information technology and is a provider of information technology expert witness services.

What is a Software License?

To begin, in understanding information technology, let us review what is the software license.
A...

The Brightwork Research Computer Software Expert Witness Lawsuit Support

Executive Summary

  • We are the only research entity that provides computer software expert witness services.

About Our Research Focus

We are both a research entity that focuses on software and computer software and is a provider of computer software expert witness services.

What is a Software License?

To begin, in understanding computer software, let us review what is the software license.
A...

The Brightwork Research Big Data Expert Witness Lawsuit Support

Executive Summary

  • We are the only research entity that provides Big Data expert witness services.

About Our Research Focus

We are both a research entity that focuses on IT and provides Big Data expert witness services.

About Big Data

To begin to discuss the topic of Big Data expert witness services, let us review a definition of Big Data.
Big data refers...

The Brightwork Research SAP Indirect Access Lawsuit Support

Executive Summary

  • We are the only research entity that provides SAP indirect access lawsuit support.

About Our Research Focus

We are both a research entity that focuses on SAP and is a provider of indirect access lawsuit support.

SAP Indirect Access

Indirect access is a license restriction enforced by SAP that demands that customers pay SAP in...

The Brightwork Research Cloud Computing Expert Witness Lawsuit Support

Executive Summary

  • We are the only research entity that provides cloud computing expert witness services.

About Our Research Focus

  • We are both a research entity that focuses on and provides cloud computing expert witness services.

About The Cloud

To begin in understanding the cloud, let us review a definition.
Cloud computing[1] is the on-demand availability of computer system resources, especially data storage...

The Brightwork Research Software Licensing Expert Witness Lawsuit Support

Executive Summary

  • We are the only research entity that provides software licensing expert witness services.

About Our Research Focus

We are both a research entity that focuses on software and software licensing and is a provider of software licensing expert witness services.

What is a Software License?

To begin, in understanding software licensing, let us review what is the software license.
A...