Tag Archives: Software Licensing

Case Study on Cano Petroleum Inc

Kaseya has empowered IT operations to run more smoothly. Tasks that took hours or days before now just take moments. That results in fewer interruptions to the business; allowing thecompany to focus on business objectives rather that a “tech”taking up their workday installing patches and upgrades.
– Jon Morgan, Manager of Information Technology, Cano Petroleum.

As a publicly traded oil and gas company, Cano Petroleum, Inc. must comply with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, reliably accounting for all revenue streams and corporate expenditures in an effort to ensure transparency throughout the accounting process. The company uses innovative technology to extract additional oil and gas from mature fields throughout Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma, necessitating the need to centralize compliance efforts through its headquarters in Ft.Worth.

For the IT department, ensuring SOX compliance means being able to account for all IT assets, making sure systems are maintained regularly and consistently, protected from malicious security threats like spyware and viruses, backed up properly and can be recovered easily in case of data loss. Cano also has to ensure that help desk issues are dealt with accordingly, corporate resources are not being used for personal use (within reason) and the company is in compliance with the software licensing agreements it has in place with vendors. Read more on Cano Petroleum Inc

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Case Study on Schahin Group

Case Study on Schahin Group

Business Needs: Schahin Group is a Brazilian conglomerate active in the country’s main development sectors: oil and gas, engineering, real estate development, telecommunications, and energy. To support its growth, the firm relies on Microsoft software and HP hardware.

The nature of its business requires Schahin to open temporary operations at major construction sites for a year or two. This means employee counts may fluctuate significantly during the year. As a result, the firm finds it difficult to accurately predict its software licensing needs.

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White Paper for Virtualization Pays Off

Small and mid-sized businesses are hopping on the virtualization bandwagon. A recent study indicates that a healthy number of SMBs have virtualized some aspect of their IT environments. Many say they are already enjoying some benefits they anticipated but that those benefits carry some tradeoffs in complexity, software licensing issues, lack of skilled resources and new management hurdles. Click here to read more…

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Case Study on Hellmann Worldwide Logistics

Six months after implementing a SAM program, the work of buying and managing our software and hardware was reduced by about one-half. It’s easy, and we no longer have any challenges with licensing.
Krzysztof Maryniak, Service Desk Specialist, Hellmann Worldwide Logistics.

Business Needs: Hellmann Worldwide Logistics is one of the world’s largest logistics providers. The company’s offerings include shipping by truck, air, sea freight, and courier as well as warehousing services for customers in 134 countries. Until recently, the company’s Polish headquarters outsourced its IT services. By 2004, however, the office in Raszyn, Poland, had established an internal IT department. In April 2005, the chief managing officer required the fledgling IT department to identify the company’s computing resources, modernize the infrastructure, and ensure that the company’s software licensing was legally compliant…

Solution: The IT department began working with Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and Software Assets Management services provider – RESPONSE Sp. z o.o. to set up a Software Asset Management (SAM) program. SAM refers to industry-standard processes that help companies manage their software and ensure compliance with licensing agreements. Microsoft by SAM Providers helps companies to establish SAM programs as part of its offerings, focusing on four steps: (1) performing a software inventory; (2) matching the software to licenses; (3) reviewing policies and procedures for software acquisition, deployment, use, and recovery; and (4) establishing an ongoing plan for keeping licenses and documentation up to date…
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