Cloud Licensing

Insight’s customers are increasingly challenged to define their software licensing obligations in the cloud. Licensing rules are frequently updated and are inconsistent between the various cloud providers and platforms. This can result in license compliance issues as well as sub-optimal cloud spend configurations.

Insight provides clarity on current-state cloud licensing requirements and helps to drive cost avoidance opportunities by optimising cloud assets.

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Domain expertise

Our advanced knowledge of key publishers and vendors will help you determine the best approach.

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Guidance and support

From delivering a strategy to completing negotiations on your behalf, we support you.

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Proven track record

We've completed hundreds of engagements, supporting our clients through audits, renewals and optimising cloud investments.

Transform software challenges into a clear path forward.

Effectively aligning your software strategy and business goals can mean the difference between innovation and stagnation. From negotiating agreements to handling disruptive events and reducing costs, there’s always an opportunity to improve. Go beyond standing still and accelerate your IT strategy.

We deliver clarity. Our experts will work to understand your data and systems and engage with key stakeholders to provide improvement recommendations and plans. And, we’ll help implement our suggestions to achieve positive business outcomes.

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Optimisation Services

— Optimise investments to build a sustainable competitive edge.

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Supporting your cloud journey

Without the right checks and balances for your cloud solutions, the IT budget can spiral out of control. We’ll reduce complexity, manage costs effectively and plan future cloud sourcing options.

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Cloud consulting

We’ll help you with migration workshops, assessments and policy advice to ensure a successful public cloud adoption.

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Subscription optimisation

We’ll analyse usage and subscriptions to inform cost and consumption optimisation efforts.

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Ongoing improvements

We’ll deliver regular consumption reports and alerts so you can take appropriate cost-saving actions.

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CSP Billing services

We'll streamline cost management — sending the right invoices to each business unit, department or cost center.

Make better, data-driven asset decisions.

By collaborating with your stakeholders, we’ll deliver a clear path to improve your existing and future software strategy.

Licensable footprint

Enhance how you deploy and use software entitlements. We’ll create a detailed picture of your consumption versus entitlements — providing recommendations to eliminate unnecessary licenses, mitigate risk and optimise your future position.

Commercial contracts

Achieve optimal pricing, rights and terms in your commercial structures. We’ll elevate your negotiation strategy with contractual and commercial benchmarking insights that include concession data, discount models and more to achieve flexibility.

Cloud Management

Realise the true value of you licence investments and commercial frameworks in the cloud. We support your journey by maximising your consumption, reducing your waste and enabling frameworks for continuous improvement.

Strengthening your SAM processes

A comprehensive assessment of SAM tools and processes identifies risks in how you manage your software lifecycle. We architect and develop processes and policies aligned to the latest standards to ensure effective software asset management.

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Our experts will provide training and practical
support to help you:

  • Assess the maturity and effectiveness of your license management
  • Enact optimal policies and procedures from framework to design
  • Implement best practice and data management across the lifecycle
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By implementing a number of best practices, organisations of every size can be successful at cloud cost optimisation.

— 7 Best Practices for Public Cloud Cost Optimisation

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Strategic audit defense

Audit requests are becoming regular occurrences — and falling short could cost your business thousands of dollars in settlement fees. Working with our experienced consultants, you’ll get the expertise to mitigate risk during the audit lifecycle.

Whether you’re preparing for the next audit or are in the middle of an audit, we’ll support your organization at the level you need:

  • Advice on managing the scope and internal resource impact of an audit
  • Scenario analysis and workshops to define the appropriate tactics for your situation
  • Support to address results and reach an acceptable commercial settlement

Delivering a range of actionable insights

Be able to act, not simply react. Together, we will evaluate your current state to build the business case for change or uncover quick-win savings. We offer day-long workshops or accelerated analytics to solve a single issue or discover improvement opportunities.

Engaging with our experts helps you:

  • Adjust to the latest licensing changes
  • Configure your tools to provide actionable insights
  • Align your IT teams to best practices

Increase your return on investment.

We’ll assess your business needs and provide the guidance to help you increase budget efficiency and minimise risk.