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Speedy Hire tools up for savings after rationalising Microsoft licences

“Tools hire firm Speedy Hire expects to save £2m over the next six years after rationalising the way it licenses Microsoft software.”

Computer Weekly reports how Speedy Hire centralised purchasing of licenses and rationalised software for it’s 3,500 user estate with the help of partner Computacenter, BMC Configuration Management software for tracking installations and a reconfigured Microsoft agreements to deliver the savings.

“The company found its existing licensing agreement quoted for a full professional desktop, including MS Office for all users. But only about 60% of its 3,500 staff needed MS Office, so Computacenter recommended that the software was licensed per user rather than through the enterprise agreement site licence. Speedy Hire also deployed AppSense application manager to control which users could access MS Office, in order to reduce the per-user licence fee.”

Speedy Hire tools up for savings after rationalising Microsoft licences

About Martin Thompson

Martin is owner and founder of The ITAM Review, an online resource for worldwide ITAM professionals. The ITAM Review is best known for its weekly newsletter of all the latest industry updates, LISA training platform, Excellence Awards and conferences in UK, USA and Australia.

Martin is also the founder of ITAM Forum, a not-for-profit trade body for the ITAM industry created to raise the profile of the profession and bring an organisational certification to market. On a voluntary basis Martin is a contributor to ISO WG21 which develops the ITAM International Standard ISO/IEC 19770.

He is also the author of the book "Practical ITAM - The essential guide for IT Asset Managers", a book that describes how to get started and make a difference in the field of IT Asset Management. In addition, Martin developed the PITAM training course and certification.

Prior to founding the ITAM Review in 2008 Martin worked for Centennial Software (Ivanti), Silicon Graphics, CA Technologies and Computer 2000 (Tech Data).

When not working, Martin likes to Ski, Hike, Motorbike and spend time with his young family.

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