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There is a huge demand for IT skills globally. This was the case before the pandemic and is it likely to remain for years to come as businesses migrate away from legacy IT environments and embrace competitiveness, efficiency, and ability to change.

As the market braces itself for uncertain economic conditions, as well as trying to hire, train and retain skilled technical staff in a marketplace, where wages cannot keep up with the cost of living, the question arises – how do you attract the best workforce to deliver technical innovation?

One viable option is to engage with a suitable specialist partner either as a complete outsourcing arrangement or to complement your in-house skills with expert support.

Let’s consider the highly specialized area of enterprise license software asset management where deep licensing knowledge coupled with IT skills, are essential in understanding, managing, and resolving multifaceted license challenges. Depending on how complex your software license estate and IT infrastructure are (cloud and virtualised infrastructure in particular), you may need a full-time team to manage your ongoing license compliance, or you may only require support during periods of high activity.

Do you embark on an expensive and time-consuming recruitment exercise in the hope that you’ll find the right candidate with the right experience, or do you approach experts in enterprise licensing and take advantage of their resource pool on a predictable cost model and contractual basis?

The Business Case for Engaging with a Software Asset Management Partner

Our recently published whitepaper ‘The Business Case for Engaging with a Software Asset Management Partner’ comprehensively outlines a comparison of the following:

  • Cost of hiring v partnering
  • The operational effectiveness of in-house resource v partner
  • The expertise of in-house resource v partner

In this whitepaper, we conclusively illustrate that engaging with a specialist SAM partner, such as Version 1, is the best approach from a cost, efficiency, and expertise perspective.

About the Version 1 SAM Team

Version 1’s SAM team has 20+ years of enterprise vendor license compliance and software asset management expertise and are best-placed to advise and guide on all things licensing. From audit defence to license right-sizing for cloud or virtualisation, our license and software asset management experts will deliver reduced cost, risk and unbudgeted spend, and improved ROI.

About Version 1

Version 1 proves that IT can make a real difference to our customers’ businesses. We are trusted by global brands to deliver IT services and solutions which drive customer success. Our team of difference-makers work tirelessly to provide independent advice and deliver impactful changes to help our customers navigate the rapidly changing Digital-First world we live in. Our greatest strength is balance in our efforts to achieve Customer Success, Empowered People and a Strong Organisation, underpinned by a commitment to our values. We believe this is what makes Version 1 different and more importantly, our customers agree.

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