The SAM Club assists Lewis Silkin LLP in achieving compliance with Microsoft’s SAM Program
We are delighted to announce that Lewis Silkin LLP, supported by The SAM Club, has been certified by Microsoft as being compliant with its (Software Asset Management) SAM Program.
Lewis Silkin LLP is a 350 user London-based leading commercial law firm renowned for its work with creative, innovative & brand-focused businesses. Leading the way in meeting clients’ needs by delivering pragmatic advice in a refreshingly human way.
Lewis Silkin LLP was one of The SAM Club first clients signing a Service Agreement for its Software Asset Management & Procurement Service in October 2010. With The SAM Club becoming certified to enter clients into Microsoft’s SAM Program, Lewis Silkin LLP was the first client to immediately sign up for its new compliance service. The Microsoft review was completed with compliance sign off achieved in August 2017. Carol Skinner, Head of IT at Lewis Silkin, comments, “At Lewis Silkin, we have worked closely with The SAM Club for a number of years. They have become part of our team providing valuable advice, guidance and acting as a sounding board giving that added assurance that we are making the right licensing decisions and remain compliant. Having completed the Microsoft SAM Compliance Project we will continue to validate our IT infrastructure as it evolves with The SAM Club’s continued support”
Ian Nicholls, Director at The SAM Club, comments, “It’s always a pleasure to work with Carol and the IT team at Lewis Silkin. The huge number of changes that Microsoft has made to its licensing rules over the last 7 years that Lewis Silkin has been a client is astonishing. At The SAM Club we keep pace with the new licensing rules, advising our clients on the potential impact and the licensing options available. As we are not software resellers, we have our client’s best interests at heart to ensure the right decisions are made for their business.”
The SAM Club assists Workspace Group in achieving compliance with Microsoft’s SAM Program
We are delighted to announce that Workspace Group, supported by The SAM Club, has been certified by Microsoft as being compliant with its SAM Program.
Workspace Group PLC is a leading FTSE 250 Real Estate Investment Trust. Workspace own and operate more than 3.5 million sq. ft. of business space across 68 London properties, which are home to some 4,000 businesses including some of the fastest growing and established brands across a wide range of sectors. Workspace offers flexible office, co-working and meeting room solutions and provides best-in-class, award-winning connected services for its diverse mix of customers, including some of London’s most successful digital businesses such as Mozilla, Citymapper, Photobox, Entrepreneur First and Nutmeg.
Workspace signed a Service Agreement with The SAM Club for its Software Asset Management & Procurement Service in January 2016. After the initial software licensing discovery project, a review was completed of its Microsoft agreements and Workspace entered into discussions for its first Enterprise Agreement with Microsoft.
In 2017, discussions moved onto the SAM Club’s compliance service with Workspace signing up to the Microsoft SAM Program. The Microsoft review has been completed with compliance sign off in July 2017. Tomjedur Rahman, Head of IT Operations at Workspace, comments, “At Workspace, we look for trusted Partners that we can form a close working relationship with. The SAM Club provides that additional guidance and support we need to ensure we are making the right decisions with software licensing. Their support and advice has been invaluable and we now have the reassurance that we are certified as being compliant with Microsoft.”
Ian Nicholls, Director at The SAM Club, comments, “It’s a pleasure to work with Tom and his team at Workspace who became one of our first clients to enter the Microsoft SAM Program and gain compliance sign off. Software licensing is our expertise and we are willing to work on a project basis to perform an internal Microsoft review for Heads of IT that are looking for reassurance and a sanity check on their Microsoft license position.”
The SAM Club assists Neon with move from on-premise licensing to Microsoft M365
Neon work closely with SAM Club to help manage our software licensing and we recently turned to them for assistance with considering a move from on-premise licensing to the Microsoft M365 E3 plan.
The SAM Club presented us with the options, benefits and costings for the different cloud licensing agreements with detailed comparisons of both the MPSA and CSP licensing options, as well as costing analysis to remain on-premise with perpetual licenses.
The CSP licensing agreement was chosen via our nominated Microsoft reseller after taking everything into account, including the on-premise server (Exchange, SharePoint and Skype for Business) limitations within the CSP and based on our future plans.
IT Technical Services and Facilities Manager at Neon