SOURCE: iQuate


October 15, 2012 11:00 ET

IAITAM ACE Speaker Announcement: "SAM Isn't a Problem," Says iQuate's Jason Keogh

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Oct 15, 2012) - iQuate, a global leader in inventory and discovery solutions for complex IT environments, today announced that for a second consecutive year, Jason Keogh, Founder and CTO of the company, will speak at IAITAM's annual ACE Conference & Exhibition. 

The title is: "SAM isn't a problem -- so why are there so many solutions?"

The central theme is that Software Asset Management (SAM) goes well beyond license management and compliance. Rather, it includes a whole set of processes that take place throughout the entire software lifecycle, encompassing everything from asset acquisition (procurement) through to asset disposal (retirement).

"License management is a key focus of SAM because it provides real benefits to an organization, including cost savings, reduced risk of vendor audits, and regulatory compliance," says Keogh. "However, SAM has many influences throughout the organization and can enable more transparent cost-effective procurement and planning processes."

Another important point Keogh will make is the fact that datacenters have the most potential to benefit from SAM practices, especially those that include software spread across hybrid virtual and physical servers. Software deployed on servers in datacenters make up the majority of an organization's total software spend -- typically 70-80%.

Keogh will draw from real-life iQuate customer successes to illustrate how the company solves licensing and other SAM issues across both server and desktop estates. 

"iQuate's iQSonar product delivers where typical SAM solutions -- especially the discovery elements of these solutions -- fail," says Keogh. "iQSonar provides granular levels of detail about the environment. It is entirely agentless, multi-platform and returns complete details on hardware, software, virtualization and clustering."

iQuate delivers an enterprise software platform engineered to gather all of the data required to accurately establish software licenses from vendors such as Oracle, IBM, Microsoft, Symantec and VMware, as well as identify hardware.

Keogh's presentation will be part of the Virtualization Track at IAITAM ACE 2012, October 18, held at Rancho Las Palmas Resort in Palm Springs, CA.

About iQuate
Headquartered in Dublin, Ireland with offices in San Francisco, Sydney, Paris and São Paulo, iQuate is the global leader in IT inventory and discovery. Its flexible discovery platform, iQSonar, delivers complete, continual and accurate visibility of highly complex physical, virtual and cloud environments to help companies manage their server-based software licensing and ensure license compliance.

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