The UK public sector ranging from healthcare, local government, schools and police forces are being tasked to cut costs and streamline processes throughout the country. These changes can be disruptive and time-consuming.
They create stress for business owners and staff alike as they tend to create unpredictable business metrics around cost savings during the transitional period. In the past and for many public sector organisations currently, aligning licensing and software has been an almost insurmountable task that requires a great deal of human bandwidth as well as a degree in mathematics to ensure you have achieved optimal cost savings.
It has been, and for many continues to be a pain point – reviewing in use software, utilisation and adoption figures which are fundamental to the overall picture. Couple these challenges across multiple organisations and the chance for success in an allocated timeframe diminish quickly. Without a Cisco Asset Management tool in place, things can get very difficult.