Software licensing advisor the Federation Against Software Theft Ltd (FAST) has unveiled a revised range of services to help businesses control IT cost and compliance, along with a new managing director to drive the initiative.
Andy Pearce, newly appointed managing director, will lead the firm’s Membership, Consultancy, Professional and Managed Services revamp.
Pearce said: “Our Membership retention is as high as 86 per cent and rising in today’s volatile economic climate, where software audits by vendors are predicted to increase.
“Our newly revised Consultancy services and our enhanced tools will reassure companies that they have their compliance and costs under control, and that their IT departments will be operating more effectively, delivering added value to the business.”
FAST Ltd’s Membership is designed to help businesses reconcile their estate, minimise overspend and mitigate the risk of licensing shortfalls.
FAST Ltd's Consultancy Professional and Managed Services help companies with a licence review or health check to identify areas of over and under spending, as well as a licence catalogue to recognise software installed in an environment against the software licences purchases.
John Lovelock, chief executive of The Federation Against Software Theft Investors in Software (FAST IiS), said: “FAST’s Membership and Consulting services are designed to deliver the necessary support to end user organisations.”
FAST Ltd also recently launched FAST Compliance Manager, its licence management product, and FAST Gap Analysis, a licence entitlement review and IT policy health check methodology for its members.
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