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Consumption-Based Licensing: Managing Risk in Enterprise Software Deployments

April 27, 2019

CapEx and OpEx management, project planning, ROIC, NPV, planning horizon, Gant charts, risk mitigation… all commonly-used terms in business cases for management of complex IT projects. 

In most...

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Consumption-Based Licensing Case Study: New Technology & 40%+ Yr 1 OpEx Savings

November 22, 2018

If you’re an IT or IT finance professional and haven’t heard of the TBM Council ( www.tbmcouncil.org ), you should check it out. The Council is a non-profit, professional organization building...

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A Better Software Procurement Model: Consumption-Based Licensing

September 26, 2018

Earlier this month Central Technology Services was a sponsor at Gartner Group’s 2018 IT Sourcing, Procurement, Vendor & Asset Management Summit in Orlando. Fourteen hundred delegates, 45 analysts...

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Consumption-Based Licensing = Better Software OpEx Management

August 24, 2018

Everything looks like a nail when your only tool is a hammer. That sums up the state-of-affairs in the world of procurement and vendor negotiations for enterprise software. Despite the rapid...

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A Better Way To Manage Software OPEX

July 03, 2018
“OK, I know it’s a bad idea to buy 2 years worth of Colgate at Costco to get the lowest price, but other than toothpaste and enterprise software I would never pre-buy in bulk for product that...
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Straight Talk From a Global CTO

May 18, 2018

Central Technology Services recently had the opportunity to speak with Doug Schneider who spent five years as the Global CTO of Manulife Financial. We discussed his approach to Manulife’s...

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