Here's an interesting read from Computer Weekly. It seems a UK insurance firm needed to demonstrate governance and control of its IT assets in preparation for going public, and they turned to ZENworks to do the trick.
As part of its push for a better view of its IT environment, Standard Life deployed an integrated software and hardware asset management tool from Novell, which is now providing the insurer's shared services centre with an accurate real-time view of its software usage.
"We started using the ZENworks Asset Management tool from Novell to satisfy our own internal auditing needs ahead of the flotation, but it has also put us in a more competitive position when negotiating licensing terms with our suppliers," said Derek McGavigan, desktop architecture manager at Standard Life.
"We already had good relationships with our key suppliers, since we took care from the outset to choose them carefully and get the contracts right. But we are now better placed to make judgements about our licensing needs, since we have a more accurate picture of our software usage."
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