Driven by easy-to-consume infrastructure and services, the adoption of public cloud surged in 2018. As a result, enterprises are seeking cost management solutions tools to curb waste, optimize cloud costs, and increase transparency. However, customers must also factor the cost of licensed software into this equation, otherwise they leave significant potential for savings on the table.

The Software License Management as a Critical Part of Cloud Cost Optimization white paper by industry analyst EMA (Enterprise Management Associates), explores the consequences of not considering software license costs when deploying in the cloud and pinpoints why it occurs, including:

  • Inefficient license allocation and over-licensing
  • Cost of non-compliance
  • Lack of central oversight to manage compliance and risk

Software License Management as a Critical Part of Cloud Cost Optimization

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