Prepare for Your Microsoft Annual True-Up (and EA Renewal) – 14 Cost Saving Tips

True-Up and Enterprise Agreement (EA) renegotiation can be a tense time. There is a lot of money at stake. Microsoft likely grasps the ins and outs of licensing far better than you do, yet neither side truly knows how many licenses are used, and whether these licenses are the right size.

There is good news, however. Significant cost savings come from identifying unassigned or inactive licenses and reducing these costs through carefully curated license management, license redeployment, re-harvesting, and the re-assignment of inactive licenses. If you do so, you will have far fewer or even no wasted licenses.

One large enterprise, – okay very large – identified $14 million in potential annual savings through the CoreView Microsoft 365 Health Check. That enterprise used CoreView’s deep license analytics to renegotiate its EA deal – much to company executives delight!

View Now

Microsoft Office 365 License Optimization Report

To understand how enterprises are managing their Office 365 licenses, CoreView analyzed more than five million workers from enterprises that are actively using its SaaS Management Platform (SMP); have undergone a complimentary CoreView Office 365 Health Check analysis; or are using the free CoreDiscovery solution that discovers license optimization and savings opportunities, finds vulnerabilities, and helps IT teams understand what operators and end users are doing with Office 365.

Read on for a breakdown of the full report, including three core findings.

View Now

Master O365 Governance, Enforce Security Policies, and Achieve Regulatory Compliance

Top IT pros understand the value of a well-oiled IT machine that is efficient, safe, abides by compliance regulations, and fully serves the strategic business needs of the organization through proper IT governance.

Now that Office 365 is running the productivity show, IT managers need to insure the Microsoft cloud suite helps meet all these goals – and that means supporting true IT governance, regulatory compliance, and that O365 and its end users comply with the organization’s security policies.

View Now

Conversational Microsoft 365 Management

There are solutions in the marketplace that help improve onboarding and offboarding, provide greater insight into the services being used, provide license management, automate things that you would typically have to do manually (or through a script that you have to take the time to figure out and build) and more. Microsoft 365 opens the door for new cloud-based solutions to take what is built-in and make it better, giving us more options.

In this book we'll explore:

  • Opportunity costs through licensing management of Microsoft 365
  • The difficulties of managing Microsoft 365 through multiple admin consoles
  • The value of SaaS Management Platform (SMP) to enhance Microsoft 365 management
View Now

Solving Your Top AP Challenges in 2021

79% of accountants say manual processes are their biggest challenge. From data entry to chasing approvals, managing AP can be time-consuming and costly.

Download this white paper to learn:

  • Top challenges of managing POs, invoices, payments and expenses and how to solve them
  • Steps to mitigate risks such as duplicate payments
  • Solutions for managing AP from home
  • How to reduce the cost of invoice processing by more than 80%

Get Whitepaper

A Guide to Choosing the Right AP Automation Tools

How much time does your accounting team spend entering invoice data and chasing approvals each month?

Manual accounting tasks are time-consuming and tedious, and they can lead to costly errors and fraudulent activity.

Automation tools can help tackle these challenges and allow your AP team to focus on more valuable tasks.

Download this free white paper to learn:

  • The different types of automation tools available
  • How implementing AP software can reduce invoice processing costs by up to 80%
  • Why you need a full 360° solution that manages POs, invoices, expenses and payments

Get Whitepaper

The 2021 Tidelift open source maintainer survey

In early 2021, Tidelift fielded its first-ever comprehensive survey of open source maintainers. Nearly 400 maintainers responded with thoughts about how they fund their work, what they enjoy about being a maintainer, what they don’t like so much, along with a host of other interesting insights.

Over the following pages, we’ll share nine of the most interesting findings with you.

Get Whitepaper

Thinking upstream about White House cybersecurity order 14028

A few months ago, the U.S. White House released cybersecurity executive order 14028, an attempt by the United States government to use its purchasing power to create positive changes to the way cybersecurity is addressed around the world.

Recent high profile breaches like the Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack or the SolarWinds software supply chain attack have shown that our cybersecurity defenses are woefully inadequate. This executive order forces a higher standard of cybersecurity for any organization selling software to the federal government, which in turn makes it the de facto global standard for all software in the future.

Tidelift CEO and co-founder Donald Fischer shares his perspective on how the cybersecurity executive order impacts software supply chain security. He’ll brief attendees on the key issues addressed by the executive order, including software bill of materials (SBOM), supply chain security, and provenance requirements. He’ll outline the gaps that most organizations will need to close in order to stay in compliance. And he’ll share a proactive approach to addressing open source software supply chain health and security upstream.

If you want to ensure your organization is fully prepared for the coming changes, you won’t want to miss this briefing.

View Now

Cooking with Tidelift

When cooking for friends or family, many of us go out of the way to seek the freshest, tastiest ingredients possible. You may have favorite producers at the local farmers market, or brands from the grocery that you've come to know and trust. But when choosing the ingredients that make up our open source applications, we often bring in new libraries without any guarantees that they are safe and well maintained.

We wanted to distill the idea of managing open source down to something so simple, you could explain it to a child, so that’s why we wrote a children’s book about enterprise open source software management. Yes, we just used the phrases “children’s book” and “enterprise open source software” in the same sentence.

We call it Cooking with Tidelift, and it will show you how we can help you create catalogs of known-good, proactively maintained open source components to ensure your apps are as safe and healthy as they can be.

View Now

MDM is Dead. It’s Time to Shift to Android DevOps

Digital leaders have a uniquely successful approach to transformation. Innovators are agile, forward-looking, and data-driven. They’re focused on continuously adding customer value. Digital leaders are also far more likely to address processes and infrastructure during the innovation lifecycle.

According to a recent EY study, just 8% of organizations have an established and active framework for governing emerging technologies. Ignoring IoT risks during the innovation lifecycle can have immense consequences. Even products that are life-critical such as pacemakers have a failure rate of 0.2% during firmware updates. Most often than not, there is a cost when brands treat improvements or updates to their smart device fleets as an afterthought.

It’s time for the industry to shift their hearts, minds, and technologies from MDM to Android DevOps.

View Now

Learning Paths: Creating Pathways to Success

Today, there is a greater need for self-directed, online learning and training than ever before. Thankfully, eLearning tools like learning management systems (LMS) are available to meet this need. Without direction, however, learners may become lost as they progress in their studies. Whether you’re teaching your customers how to use a new product or guiding an employee through compliance training, your eLearning offerings need a clear and sensible structure to guide them. See how to create Learning Pathways for Success.

Get Whitepaper

7 Strategies for Virtual Training Success

With remote or hybrid work now the new normal for a large percentage of people, businesses must find new ways to keep employees engaged and educated on new skills, initiatives, etc. For many, virtual training is the best option. Reach your team wherever they are working with virtual training programs.

Get Whitepaper

Building Blocks for a Successful eTraining Program

There’s no single right way to build an eTraining or eLearning program. But there are some important building blocks to ensure your program is a success.

While all of this may sound complicated, understanding the key building blocks will help simplify the process and strengthen the outcome: a successful eLearning program.

Get Whitepaper

The Smartest Way to Empower Your People and Partners

eLearning Empowered.

Inquisiq simplifies eLearning. Whether for your own employees, resellers or other partners, or people subscribing to your online courses, Inquisiq has everything you need to deliver high-quality learning programs tailored to your needs:

  • Award-winning Learning Management Systems
  • Authoring Apps
  • Custom Content
  • Plug-and-play Catalogs
  • The Expertise to put it all together
View Now

How Strong is Your MDM Security?

6 Layer MDM Cybersecurity Self-Assessment

MDM security in 2020 must be dynamic. You need the flexibility to deploy and manage single-purpose Android devices according to use cases. MDM should offer features to completely wipe and re-provision devices at any given point during the device lifecycle. Most importantly, MDM security should allow real-time or automated response based on insights into devices, apps, and user behaviors.

According to the 2020 Verizon Mobile Security Index (MSI), 66% of organizations admit a mobile cybersecurity issue has spiraled into a “significant organizational calamity” in the past, Your chances of experiencing a mobile cybersecurity incident in the next two years are 28%.

Your mobile security risks vary depending on device type, industry, and most importantly, use case. Pay attention to this 42-point checklist to determine if your MDM security is at risk.

View Now