Harry Kost

About Harry Kost

Harry Kost is partner at ITsyndicaat and contributes to our blogs based on his broad experience in the ICT industry.

In ever increasing Software Licensing complexities – Managed Services will be the standard!

Software License Management in the services oriented organisation no longer stands for cleaning up the licensing mess and looking after compliance. The new software licensing world provides dashboards that show costs and identify risks; parameters that facilitate business steering

Managing software licenses is complex these days: your stock management application is hosted by a third party; in a datacenter that you […]

By |October 16th, 2014|Harry's opinion|0 Comments

Software licensing cost figures in the CFO Dashboard !

Organizations build on effective functional software. What about non-budgeted costs, contract risks and governance damages?

Who is the software licenses owner who is responsible for licensing agreements and licensing risks? Is it the holding, a subsidiary or the external services provider for the desktop deployment? Software licensing contracts often stipulate that licenses may not be deployed in other organizational entities […]

By |October 2nd, 2014|Harry's opinion|0 Comments

Who is auditing

We have all seen Gartner’s latest figures on vendor software auditing.

But isn’t it a misperception to focus too much on the compliance capabilities of Software Asset Management over its ability to streamline procurement of software?  This hurts organizations  because compliance often is not a compelling enough reason to get management excited to invest in SAM.

An organization should manage the full […]

By |September 12th, 2014|Harry's opinion|0 Comments