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Your New Year’s Resolution to Cut Costs
Jan 2, 2020
Say goodbye to forced upgrades and enjoy 2020 happily supported by your promised New Year’s resolution.
Understand how you can SAVE 50% off your IT budget
Oct 14, 2019
At Origina we SAVE our clients an average of 50% off their current annual IBM Software Support and Maintenance costs. To understand if switching your IBM Software Support to Origina is right for your organization, you must first undertake a Feasibility Assessment (FA).
Understanding the changing role of the SAM
Aug 14, 2019
Within the IT department, software asset management is easily overlooked. Which means that SAMs rarely get the recognition, support or resources, they deserve (and need).
IBM/HCL - Breaking News
Jul 10, 2019
From the 1st of January 2020, IBM will no longer own or continuing to support Appscan, BigFix, Unica, Commerce, Portal, Lotus Notes & Domino and Connections as they have sold 7 of their legacy software systems to Indian based company, HCL.
Our New German Office
Jul 10, 2019
Origina is proud to announce the opening of our new German office to support our DACH expansion.
IBM/HCL - What happens now?
Jul 10, 2019
On Tuesday 28th of May, Origina’s CEO, Tomás O’Leary and Martin Thompson from the ITAM Review hosted a webinar in relation to IBM selling a large proportion of their legacy software portfolio to HCL.
"Nobody ever got fired for buying IBM"
Jun 13, 2019
Can you ever get fired for buying IBM? This article seems to suggest that you just might. With Origina you can keep IBM but get the support/maintenance you really need
What will I lose/gain by choosing third party IBM software support?
Jun 10, 2019
A lower cost third party IBM software support provider must have to cut corners somewhere. Or do they?
Maintenance fees as a disruptive force
Jun 10, 2019
Software support and maintenance fees are one of 8 disruptive forces needed to be managed to avoid a huge rise in IT Asset costs according to Gartner.
How to avoid buying more software licenses (and OEM maintenance contracts)
May 27, 2019
Buying extra software licenses is a short term solution to avoid failing an IBM audit – but that’s not a strategically helpful move
Contract Transparency – It’s not as difficult as you think
May 27, 2019
Software contracts are notoriously hard to understand. But making sense of them is easier than you think
IBM Contract Knowledge: The Difference between a SAM Guru and a SAM Rookie
May 27, 2019
Contract details are where the SAM can save their business – or make a huge mistake that makes them look like a rookie