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Category: IT Asset Management

Microsoft Products Reaching End-of-Life in 2025

It’s not that far away. 2025. That year (and into 2026) spells the end of some on-premises software and end-of-support dates. This could leave your organization with unsupported software. And if there are regulations imposed whereby that cannot be abided, then there’s some work to do. However, some of the alternatives could be limiting – or, at least, more costly. Microsoft has increased its focus on subscriptions be they on-premise or cloud-based. This blog intends to provide an overview of […]

Upcoming Webinar: Microsoft Azure vs AWS

On June 28th, Miro Consulting’s Tim Hegedus will address some of the major differences between Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services (AWS) and help you to determine which cloud is right for you. Topics will include: Hybrid Model Support Features & Differences Virtual Network Cloud vs Private Cloud Licensing Methodology Costs more… June 28th @ 2:30 – 3:00 PM ET Click here to register for event: https://miroconsulting.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_FlH7DvqkS1G70GR-yxrmXA

10 Best Practices for Moving Oracle to the Cloud

If you’re running Oracle Database, you might wonder whether it’s the right time to migrate to the cloud. Miro Consulting, along with the cloud migration experts at Pythian, addressed these topics recently in a collaborative webinar. It will show you how to migrate in a safe and cost-effective way by knowing up front: Topics: The Oracle license implications of migrating to the cloud How you can save on Oracle Support costs if you’re considering OCI Why it’s important to define […]

How Oracle Licensing Is Affected By Current Business / Industry / Technology Changes

Now more than ever decision makers are faced with difficult choices. A number of factors may be affecting your business, including loss of revenue due to pandemic, shift to remote collaboration, pressure to move to the Cloud, and striving to stay on top of industry and technology changes. Most of these decisions would likely have software licensing implications. Here are a few examples: Move to the Cloud: When choosing between on-premise, hardware hosting provider or Cloud platform, a proper comparison […]

10 Signs of a Fake Microsoft Audit

Warning: When you wisely refuse to participate in a Fake Microsoft Audit, the unscrupulous Microsoft Reseller will often contact Microsoft and tell them to audit you for real.  If you received a solicitation like the one below, now is the time to make sure your fully compliant with Microsoft’s Licensing policies before you are hit with the real thing.  Learn more here. Do you know how to spot a fake Microsoft Audit?  Learn the 10 Signs of a Fake Microsoft […]

Modern Policies Supersede Legacy Software Contract Terms

Modern Policies Supersede Legacy Software Contract Terms Server Metric Just because a legacy contract doesn’t include rules on virtualization or multi-core processors, it doesn’t mean the organization can simply ignore the vendor’s current policies on those subjects.  When virtualization technologies were developed, software vendors changed the way servers were licensed.  When a server had a single processor and core, the entire server was licensed as a Server metric. With the introduction of hardware with multiple processors and then multi-core processors, […]

5 Unusual Ways to Save on Microsoft Licenses & Subscriptions

You know the basics, but do you know these advanced strategies for saving on your Microsoft spend? Your organization could save hundreds of thousands of dollars by taking advantage of these special techniques and Microsoft programs, but only if you know what to ask for. 1. Independent Contract Review When your contract is up for renewal, many organizations simply assume that there’s no need to review the details more than in the past. Unfortunately, a lack of diligence and oversight […]

IBM Ends Support for ILMT 7.2.2 and 7.5

IBM will be discontinuing support for two older versions of the IBM License Metric Tool (ILMT) soon, and recommends migration to ILMT 9.x.  Even though many users are still on v7.5, IBM will discontinue support for the product in April 2017.  IBM has listed resources to assist with planning your migration. Why would someone want to use IBM’s License Metric Tool (ILMT)? IBM’s Passport Advantage Agreement (IPAA) is the master document for all of IBM’s distributed software – PVUs, RVUs, users, etc. […]

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