2018 – A retrospective pt1

Wow, 2018 has been a massive year for me. This time last year I was in the interview process for my current job. Little did I know how much I would learn in the job that I would accept and start on the 1st of February 2018.

Coming into the job, all I knew was that I was the first member of a totally brand new team and function within my new Company, Snow Software. All I knew was that they were industry leaders in a practice called Software Asset Management, or SAM for short.

Now for those who have not encountered SAM, it is the practice of monitoring the usage and compliance of software licensing. Yawn, you may say, but having spent some time dealing with the data and the intricacies of software licensing, the massive financial impact of not being compliant, or even being over compliant (having too many licenses) , on businesses in this day and age can really reap benefits when you can monitor and fix the gaps in compliance, especially when one of the large 4 software companies can come in and audit your software usage whenever they want…

Now back to the question at hand, how does one come into a business that performs a function to their clients like this, and then re-present that data to them in a more enriched environment? That was the reason I was employed, and the process to enabling clients to access and act on their data will follow in the next few blogs.