Licensing Microsoft Applications in a SBC or VDI environment can be a tricky matter, and a costly one too as many applications are licensed on a per device basis, regardless of whether the user actually executes and runs the application or not. This often leads to many organizations having to purchase surplus application licenses for DEVICES that can potentially access the application, even if the USER is blocked from running the application, as the authorized users can still access the application from ANY DEVICE and therefore all devices would need licensing.
Fortunately, there is a cost effective way to control application access at a DEVICE level to enable organizations to reduce the amount of application licenses they require – it comes in the form of AppSense Application Manager.
SpeedyHire now use AppSense Application Manager to control Application Access at a DEVICE level and have reduced their license costs by £2m.
They found that only 60% of their 3,500 staff required access to Microsoft Office, and so blocked the devices where users do not need access to Office from running the application set.
Read more on this particular case can be found via this link
Further information about License Control and AppSense can be found here
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