Over the 20 or so years that we have worked with business owners and senior management of organizations with less that 200 staff we regularly come across the same, repeated concerns facing SME IT management.
In other articles we have illustrated a number of examples of how the small business owner’s lack of knowledge can be an exposure for the business, and we have highlighted the business impacts of dual role/part-time IT management.
Over-Licensing Software To Avoid Under-Licensing Penalties
One major recurring issue that we encounter is that most SME organizations generally have very little idea what IT assets they own.
They understand that under-licensing can result in criminal prosecution for the directors, so they continue to buy software, as they are unable to conclusively determine just how many licenses they may have already purchased.
The business impact of their inability to determine just how many licenses they already have means that they are wasting too much money on procuring licenses for software.
This point is well illustrated in a recent study which investigated IT in SMEs and quotes a senior manager of an accounting practice:
“There is no control over what software has been loaded on the PCs… there is often
different versions of all software on all the PCs depending on when they brought them”.
Stop Wasting Money On Unnecessary Licenses!
When you know exactly the locations, counts and disposition of all of IT assets, you can plan for equipment obsolescence, replacement and upgrades and instead of buying additional licenses, your existing licenses can, in many cases, be redeployed, thus reducing your overall cost of purchases.
Put simply you can stop wasting money on unnecessary licenses!
We can provide your organization with a cost-effective solution to the visibility, security and utilization of all your IT assets. This lowers IT operating costs and keeps you in control.
We do this via PASR’s Real-time Asset Management platform, whereby we are able to maintain a thorough and accurate real-time inventory of all hardware and software IT assets. The business benefits are that you:
- Always know exactly what your organization owns.
- Get accurate snapshots of your company’s hardware and software assets anytime you need them.
- Consistently have the precise information necessary to make wise decisions.
If you would like to discuss this issue and what it means for your business, please get in touch. Since inception in 1996, PASR Technologies has been providing SME business owners with a level of service and support to the SME business owner
that is typically only directly available in very large organisations.
Servicing businesses from 10 to up to 200 employees, our clients range from local SMEs through to regional offices of larger MNCs, and include airlines.
At PASR Technologies, we solve your IT problems before you even realize you have one!