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Made Simple Networking Software Metering & Asset Management Company: Engagent, Inc. Presented by: Todd Perrine E-mail: [email protected] com Web: www. engagent. com Phone: 877 -820 -7980
Made Simple Networking Why Lan Licenser? ü Compliance Lan Licenser ensures legality throughout your Enterprise. ü Reporting Lan Licenser provides custom reporting of software usage.
Made Simple Networking Statement of Direction Lan Licenser provides ü Business intelligence for your computer environment ü Return on investment ü Procurement assistance ü Lower software costs ü Better management of resources ü Improved help desk assistance ü Improved people management & training ü Network communication capacity with users
Made Simple Networking What is Software Metering? The Ability to: ü ü Monitor all applications running on the network Number of users Types of applications Frequency of use Software Asset Management ü Software metering is an essential component of Software Asset Management (SAM) designed to reduce costs and give you control of your enterprise
Made Simple Networking Features of Lan Licenser ü Meters all applications throughout the Enterprise § Applications from servers, CD’s, floppies and H/D’s § Control applications by: § § users, workstations, time groups and cost centers. ü Scalability § Scales from a single server solution to multiple server solution configurations § Fault tolerant ü Low Resource Requirements § Minimal network traffic
Made Simple Networking Features of Lan Licenser ü Flexible metering capabilities: §Active metering §Passive metering §Laptop Support §Offline metering ØEnforce License Limits or restrict access ØGather usage data with no restrictions ØLicense check-out for laptop users ØActive or passive metering for mobile users` üProduct start-up messaging §Notify users and help desk of products not supported §Notify users of software policy, real-time
Made Simple Networking Make Qualified Decisions on: üSoftware purchases ØBuy the software you actually need – not what you think you need! üMaintenance agreements ØWhy pay for maintenance on software that is not used? üSoftware usage statistics ØFind out what software is used the most or the least. üFuture user requirements ØBudget effectively for future purchases based on present trends. üIdentify potential license breeches ØReduce the risk of prosecution. üSimplify organizations desktop ØStandardise your corporate desktops. üIdentify accurate software & support costs ØWhat is the real cost of using particular applications? üHelp desk support tool ØTrain help desk staff to support most used products. üTotal Cost of Ownership ØReduce your TCO based on Real data!
Made Simple Networking Eliminates Hidden Costs Rogue / Conflicting DLLs Many Vendor’s Nonstandard Products Desktop Wasted Lack of Timely Hardware Usage Resources Information Help Desk Multiple Complications Maintenance NO Accountability On Desktop Contracts
Made Simple Networking Save $$$ Instigate Software Asset Management Definition: the cohesive merging of the Physical, Financial and Contractual attributes of software to enable the delivery of cost efficient business solutions. Physical • Inventory Management • Electronic Distribution • Version Tracking • License Tracking Financial • Procurement • Budget Software Asset Management • Cost Control Contractual • License Compliance • Negotiations with Vendors • Contract Maintenance • Supplier Management • Charge back • Organizational Change Management • Year 2000 & beyond Source: - Gartner Group
Made Simple Networking Value proposition Savings made through Software Asset Management Control or Eliminate Unwanted and Unsupported Software *Source Gartner Group
Made Simple Average TCO $11, 580. 00 Savings made by a 30% reduction of TCO $3, 474. 00 Numbers Of Workstations 1000 1500 2000 2500 Average Loss $650. 00 Numbers Of Workstations 1000 1500 2000 2500 Total Cost Per Year $11, 580, 000. 00 $17, 370, 000. 00 $23, 160, 000. 00 $28, 950, 000. 00 $3, 474, 000. 00 $5, 211, 000. 00 $6, 948, 000. 00 $8, 685, 000. 00 Savings made by instigating Corporate Desktop Policy (source IDC) 1000 1500 2000 2500 Potential Savings $650, 000. 00 $975, 000. 00 $1, 300, 000. 00 $1, 625, 000. 00 Savings through SAM Networking Evidence of our value proposition
Made Simple Networking Research and Stats Source – Gartner Group / IDC Enterprises that use their SAM activities to prepare for enterprise negotiations and supplier management will cost-justify the asset management initiative within the first 12 months (0. 7 probability). Driven by the inadequacy of internal strategies, by 2003, 50 percent of enterprises with 2, 500 or more desktops will work with an external services provider for project-based and ongoing asset management services (0. 7 probability). By 2003, 50 percent of enterprises with 2, 500 or more desktops will outsource one or more asset management services (0. 7 probability Through 2004, enterprises that integrate asset management reporting tools as part of internal, financial reporting processes will justify an ongoing asset management investment (0. 8 probability).
Made Simple Networking Inventory Plus License Metering Gives An Accurate Picture Inventory What’s out there? Who’s using it and Lan Licenser how much? Report Wizard Combined Inventory / Metering Report
Made Simple Networking Software Metering - Putting it All Together Inventory Compliance Metering Reporting Procurement
Made Simple Networking Architecture
Made Simple Networking Lan Licenser Architecture: A Typical Site Server (NT 4. 0 or Win 2000 Server) MS SQL DB Database Resides here Tier 1 Able to dynamically add servers as needed and provides fail-over support Data Cache Tier 2 Software Metering Servers (NT, Win 2000) Data Collection Client Agent (Win 3. x, Win 95 / 98, Win NT, Win 2000) Tier 3
Made Simple Networking Licenser Enterprise Manager Architecture New York HQ Site (Parent) London Site (Child) Tokyo Site (Child) Centralized management of licensed product, combined with flexible local management Advanced data management capability over a global enterprise Dynamically share licenses enterprise wide Increased scalability for global organizations
Made Simple Networking Compliance Washington, DC (24 May 2000) -- Results of the fifth annual benchmark survey on global software piracy were released today, highlighting the serious impact of copyright infringement to the software industry. Piracy losses exceeded $12 billion worldwide in 1999 and topped $59 billion during the past five years. The survey, conducted by an independent research firm, was commissioned by the Business Software Alliance (BSA) and the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA). "Software piracy continues unabated, robbing the industry of thousands of jobs, billions in wages, tax revenues and critical investments in new technologies, " according to Robert Holleyman, president and CEO, Business Software Alliance.
Made Simple Networking Other IT Areas that Benefit üAsset Management - Find out how many people are using the app and who they are. üService Desk - Establish what were the last 3 apps that ran before the workstation crashed. üMaintenance - Decide on which versions of an application you need to support (and which can you eliminate). üSecurity - Investigate what unauthorized or restricted apps are being used where and by whom. üHardware - How much disk space on the network can we recoup?