How much information do you think you need to justify increasing/decreasing license totals for your crucial and expensive Engineering Tools?
Some companies decide to move forward with in house scripts which is normally tied to when a sole individual and others have nothing in place. We have spoken with many IT Professionals who all state that when it comes to the management of their Engineering Tools, in house scripts are useful but extremely time consuming. In situations where there is nothing in place to manage engineering tools, IT solely takes on a reactionary role.
Many organizations needed to change behavior and redirect project efforts. ESAM / ESAO (engineering software asset management and engineering software asset optimization) needed to be put on hold in favor of implementing and managing remote office infrastructure and security.
As increasingly more people are working remotely, there is a greater emphasis on eSAM/eSAO, compliance and auditing as part of the remote office strategy.
However, servers may go down and thus cause issues. As an example, on Wed. Nov. 25th, when AWS went down in North America, it actually actually knocked out several 1000s of services, such as Adobe and others. This has stopped people from using Autodesk products or making it difficult for them to login. Named user and subscription users are all down or struggling to get a license.
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