|Future Information incorporates three
distinct, specialized areas:
Companies can save millions on their IT software expenditure by
strategically planning their purchases, forecasting their future
software needs – and then using this information to invest in
appropriate software and software licences.
Future Information is equipped to assist customers achieve these
savings by drawing on our in-depth knowledge of the licensing
options available from the various software vendors, as well as our
unmatched understanding of the software itself and vendor
By combining this knowledge with an in-depth understanding of our
customers’ current and future business focus – and bearing in mind
that no two organizations have the same software requirements or
license options – we help customers develop a software strategy
which aligns with their business strategy.
LICENSING MANAGEMENT AND AUDITS:
What software does your company have? Is it legal? And if it is
legal, are you eligible to benefit from a software volume license?
Because licensing software is complex, few SA companies can answer
these questions with any degree of accuracy. As a result, they may
be inadvertently using software illegally - and as Business South
Africa’s anti-piracy campaign gains momentum, they could find
themselves on the receiving end of hefty fines.
Future Information is equipped to help customers identify whether their
software is legal through the use of an enterprise-wide software
audit. We then help to make the transition from illegal to legal
software simple and painless.
The same audit procedure can be used to determine whether the
company is paying too much for its software: volume licenses can
reduce this bill considerably.
Future Information will help customers keep track of
changes and requirements and manage their licenses, thereby ensuring
ongoing maximization of software spend and eliminating the risk of
illegal software utilization.