Maggie MacInnes provides invaluable support to client on software licensing, purchases and installations. Maggie has been with Net-Defence since 1998 and has seen, first hand, the incredible speed of change in the IT sector. Our ‘Meet the Defenders’ series gives you insights to some of our specialist areas. Here we find out more about Software licensing and installations;
“One would think that hardware was the biggest cost within an IT department budget but for most organisations software licences commands the highest expenditure,” says Maggie. “What’s more, managing the renewal of licences has become time consuming and complex for clients.
The financial impact of missing licence rentals can be high. Even if a client has negotiated a fixed cost deal over a number of years, if they miss a renewal the software company will charge full price for all further renewals. Most renewals can double in price if missed and we’ve seen examples of companies paying tens of thousands of pounds in additional costs, simply because they forgot to renew in time.
At Net-Defence we work closely with all of our clients to monitor their software licence renewals and proactively alert them to impending deadlines. As a standard part of our service, we prepare fully costed reminders 3 months in advance of renewal dates. This simplifies the management of licences for them and ensures that they avoid being hit with the extra cost of missed renewals.
We have a long-term relationship with suppliers so are able to negotiate significant discounts on renewals which are passed onto clients, adding value to our relationship.
The pace of change in the sector is incredible and our teams are working now to assess what the cyber threats will be in two years time so that we can develop solutions for clients ahead of the curve and mitigate against the threats of tomorrow.
Our solutions are truly end-to-end but with an emphasis on protecting against cyber threat in everything we do, whether that’s hardware, telephony, cabling, software or cloud services. Everyone in the team is an expert in their field so our clients have peace of mind that, whatever the issue, we will find the best solution to meet their business needs.”
Net-Defence is an award winning digital security specialist, helping organisations protect assets, data and people in an age where there is significant risk from digital breach. Our core services include expertise in Penetration Testing, Cyber Essentials, Social Engineering, Secure IT, Secure Telecoms, Governance, Risk Management and Compliance.
We are part of Ogilvie Group, a 65+year old family business that employs over 500 people nationwide and turnovers in excess of £250m.
If you would like to discuss how Net-Defence could support your organisation contact us.