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Top 3 Challenges of Managing Enterprise SaaS Spend

By Matt Maloney on Jun 18, 2021

Large businesses are increasingly realizing they have a major problem around SaaS management. The use of cloud services is going up but, unlike with traditional on-prem technologies, few companies had controls in place before the pace of SaaS and UCaaS adoption accelerated. And while SaaS applications were a lifeline for companies and workers when COVID-19 hit, the scope of expenses associated with so much cloud service sprawl is just now becoming clear.

Topics: Technology Expense Management IT service management IT SaaS asset manager software software procurement IT sourcing trends UCaaS enterprise
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Shadow IT: The DIY SaaS That Puts Systems At Risk

By Giulio D'Ali & Simon Mendoza on Jun 3, 2021

Shadow IT has long been a common business unit practice. When the wait for an approved solution from the corporate IT department feels too long, users navigate around the corporate policy and find their own solution. While there’s immediate relief to a pain point, there are compound long-term security and spend implications. How can an organization recover and take control?

Even the most benign of SaaS solutions can put a company at risk, functioning outside the parameters of IT security, privacy, and regulatory requirements. And the inherent challenge with SaaS, is that the risk is not a static moment in time. The institutional intelligence lives on in the cloud even as the user discontinues software usage. This means long-term exposure to both security breaches and spend.

Topics: Technology Expense Management IT service management cloud management Internal SaaS asset manager IT trends IT sourcing helpdesk
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Success Story Spotlight: MDSL Helps Large Asset Manager Automate Cost Allocation of Index Licenses

By Sam Rushton on Aug 14, 2019

MDSL was able to help a large, U.S.-based asset manager automate the cost allocation of index licenses for the fund management industry using our Index License Manager (ILM). Let's take a closer look at this client success story and explore the complexity of license management, MDSL's proposed ILM solution and what organizational outcomes were produced for the client. 

Topics: Market Data Management Index License Management managed services index license manager ETF ILM asset manager

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