London, 23rd October 2017: Licensing and software asset management (SAM) will be the main focus of UK Oracle User Group’s second annual Licence Management event on October 24th, hosted at London’s Cavendish Conference Centre.
Looking specifically at Oracle Licensing and SAM issues, the event will feature two separate channels that incorporate seminars and Q&As, hosted by both the Oracle LMS team and independent expertise from industry-leading partners of UKOUG, in the data management and accountancy spheres.
With software asset management such a prominent topic thanks to the uptake in cloud solutions and platforms and the difference in licensing models, UKOUG’s event will address the risk of cloud migration, running hybrid solutions and attempting to transition from traditional on-premise licensing to per user, per month models.
“Our event is unique in the sector, in that it will offer an unrivalled level of anonymity and confidentiality to attendees, creating an honest, open and friendly space where representatives can freely raise any issues or concerns they have about their licence management,” comments Paul Fitton, President of UK Oracle User Group.
Traditionally the responsibility of procurement teams, many organisations also lack the policies and processes to effectively and efficiently manage this area, which often accounts for significant spend in any organisation.
The event will also serve to empower in-house teams to make the right SAM decisions, aligning this with a long-term strategy and using it to support data management and data security initiatives.
The keynote will be delivered by Simon Bolton, Senior Manager at KPMG, on how licence holders can maximise their return on investment, which lays the groundwork for a number of discussions around how to best manage and streamline the management of software licences throughout the event.
“Transparency and neutrality is key to gaining the widest participation and driving the greatest benefits for attendees. We want to empower attendees licensing management teams and to foster thought leadership as well as driving innovation and improvements internally to help our members to manage their investment, reduce risk and demonstrate real returns on their investment,” adds Fitton.
About UK Oracle User Group
The UK Oracle User Group (UKOUG) is a not-for-profit membership organisation that provides Oracle licence holders, and the wider Oracle community, with relevant products and services, designed to help them maximise their return on investment in Oracle’s wide range of products.
Established in 1983, UKOUG’s sole focus is to connect licence holders with other organisational users and solution providers, in an environment where best practice for developing education, innovation and information is encouraged.
For more information on the UK Oracle User Group, visit www.ukoug.org.