Dec 09, 2017 - 02:20 AM
Also something around shadow IT in Q1 & Q2. There are some truly eye-watering costs for BI and visualisation software which end up sitting outside IT in Marketing Insights/Digital teams. Getting control of spend in those teams and ensuring they don't jeopardise traditional IT relationships can be a challenge. Its easy for non-IT departments to end up having relationships with Oracle/SAP which can be awkward if the IT department have a different relationship with those vendors.
One final thing - for software waste a question along the lines of "Do you license your non-production environments with production licenses?"
Appreciate that not all vendors offer discounted non-prod licensing but the big 4 do - need to be taking advantage of that.