Crowdsourcing Offers Innovative Approach to Reducing IT Costs
Enterprise App Stores Empower Users with Self-Service and Cost Cutting Opportunities
Enterprises need to give business users a role in managing their applications because they best know their own needs. The principle of crowdsourcing is that more heads are better than one. By involving a large crowd of people, the enterprise user community, to participate, the value derived from software license optimization will be superior. Integrating the capabilities of a software license optimization solution with those of an enterprise app store provides users one place to go to get software and gives them the opportunity, via self-service, to help manage the usage of valuable software resources.
The benefits are significant and include:
- Reduced spending on new software
- Reduction in time and resources to support, deliver and maintain applications
- Reduced risk of non-compliance with corporate policy and license agreements
- Tighter alignment of IT with the business and a closer relationship with users
This paper discusses how to use an enterprise app store to harness the power of end users to reduce software licensing costs.