Mansoor Ahmed


11 Stories by Mansoor Ahmed

How to Detect And Monitor Shadow IT

When it comes to licensing and managing SaaS applications, you have to find the right balance of oversight and flexibility. Especially because there are...
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How to Eliminate Shadow IT—And How to Control it if You Can’t

What follows here are some suggestions for tackling your organization’s shadow applications head-on…and for ensuring that, in the future, those applications don’t take root...
7 min read

What Is Shadow IT?

Deployed without authorization from the IT department, shadow IT introduces unnecessary risks and costs.
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Uncovering and Controlling Shadow IT

SaaS and BYOD are core contributors to the Shadow IT menace. Unknown applications have corporate data that is untraceable.
13 min read

SaaS Contract Management: What to Negotiate, And Why

Click-through agreements are so infrequently read, there are comedies about what we might be agreeing to, but SaaS contract management is no joke.
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Best Metrics for Measuring SaaS Usage

Measuring SaaS usage is simply based on licenses, logins, and features.
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SaaS License Optimization: IT Asset Management for a New Age

SaaS license management not only requires managing licenses when employees onboard and off-board, but right-sizing subscriptions to optimize spend.
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Why IT Spend Management Must Evolve

Organizations have built a spend management approach around traditional SAM and ITAM. But those methods are stuck in the 90s.
6 min read

The Ultimate Buyers Guide for SaaS Spend Management

SaaS Management landscape, focusing on SaaS Spend Management and the available tools.
11 min read

Three Things to Look for When Renewing SaaS Subscriptions

Buying software on subscription has its benefits, but it can also cause problems when managing SaaS renewals.
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SaaS Cost Optimization for Modern IT Budgeting

Business leaders claim increased agility as primary reasons for choosing SaaS solutions, but those capabilities come with a cost.
7 min read