IT Consulting Firm in NYC Pairs with Eracent for Enhanced Services

June 29th, 2015

IT asset management in NYC with Eracent

For the team at Siwel Cosulting Inc., it’s always been clear that our customers come first. No matter the size of your business, our IT consulting firm in NYC aims to give you the tools you need to streamline your technological resources and maximize your profits.

One component that sets us apart is that we’re quick to recognize how our capabilities can multiply through partnerships with other industry leaders. That’s where Eracent enters the picture.

Partnership Magnifies Resources for Enhanced Results

As one of our valued partners, Eracent helps us to provide clients with cutting-edge IT Asset Management with the goal of real-time network management. Through real-time end point management and Eracent’s IT Management Center, clients can acquire one-click access to the latest tools.

From reporting and analysis to trends and dashboards, this suite brings businesses hardware control and software deployment in one convenient location. With Eracent’s Meaning-Based ITAM, the IT Management Center supports various programs for cross-platform discovery, including:

  • Software-based Infrastructure Cyber Security
  • Software License Management and Optimization
  • Employee Self-Service
  • Process Automation
  • Standards Management Service Management
  • Cost Reduction

For a comprehensive view of your resources, Eracent’s processes also offer a detailed breakdown of your inventory, including physical and virtual machines, virtual processors, network devices, cloud services and more.

A knowledge base of over 600,000 business applications and versions, updated daily through ITMC Discovery, provides software discovery and identification for an accurate and complete list of available resources.

By taking both real-time and historical network information into account, Siwel and Eracent are able to provide more comprehensive solutions and improvement for the situations your business is encountering. This also includes smart recommendations to help your business plan for the future in a rapidly shifting sector.

To learn more about how your company can thrive with Eracent and Siwel Consulting, Inc., be sure to contact our NYC IT consulting firm online or to call us at (212) 691-9326 today!

IT Consulting Firm in Manhattan Partners with Networking Experts

June 24th, 2015

As our clients already know, the team at our IT consulting firm in Manhattan is dedicated to providing the most comprehensive services and consulting possible. One look at our list of partners is enough to show how serious we are about getting the most knowledgeable and experienced industry leaders in our corner.

A perfect example is Juniper Networks. As the landscape has shifted and evolved to bring networks to the forefront, Juniper has grown and evolved in the pursuit of a more connected world.

Great Minds Come Together for Comprehensive Strategies

The technology industry is increasingly dependent on networks, which has created a need for more modern approaches to architecting networks. Outdated approaches have proven to be costly, overly complex, and unable to adapt to growing needs.

Network and IT consulting for Manhattan businesses

Fortunately, Siwel and Juniper Networks are able to provide Manhattan businesses with modern IT infrastructure services to help them adapt to their growing and changing needs.

Juniper Networks aims to shift the economics and experience of networking for companies, providing a high-performance infrastructure that’s open, simple, secure, and built to scale. This creates a foundation on which businesses can build and pursue their goals.

The company’s broad product portfolio delivers on a wide range of products, allowing for optimum versatility and customizability. With routing, switching, security, application acceleration, identity protection, and management geared toward your business’ needs, Juniper Networks can provide a flexible system that provides added choices and reduced costs simultaneously.

Performance, reliability, and security are at the core of the company’s infrastructures. By focusing on these components and functioning through a single operating system and software release train, we can streamline the network process for modern businesses.

To learn more about how you can benefit from the combined resources of Juniper Network and Siwel Consulting, Inc., be sure to contact us online or to call us at (212) 691-9326 today!

Recap: SAM Summit 2015

June 19th, 2015

By Steffani Lomax

SAM SummitLast week in Chicago, while the Blackhawks were playing the Tampa Bay Lightning for hockey’s Stanley Cup, the SAM Summit was taking place as well.  The SAM Summit is an annual conference designed for Software Asset Managers, licensing and contract specialists to provide a venue for education on current industry topics and trends. Hosted by the International Business Software Managers Association (IBSMA), the SAM Summit is held at the University of Chicago Gleacher Center, which is around the corner from the Magnificent Mile, an upscale section of Michigan Boulevard known for its high-end shopping.

The beauty of this conference is the participation of experts in the SAM industry and the small size compared  to some other ITAM industry gatherings.  This year there were fewer than 200 registered attendees and just 8 sponsors, so the intimacy of this event enabled great networking. When you see the same people multiple times during a 2.5-day event, you tend to have more time for in-depth conversations with industry experts, vendors and peers. The peer networking is particularly helpful to both new and experienced SAM Managers as a way to gain an understanding of what others in the field are doing to address their challenges.

The conference began each day with breakfast and keynote or panel presentations. The first day opened with the SAM Summit Town Hall, where industry experts debated top-of-mind issues and concerns from varying points of view. Attendees were able to ask the panelists questions and benefit from their guidance.

After the keynotes, the conference offered five tracks that included Sponsor presentations, hot topics, shop talk and end user-only sessions. There were also specific IBM, Oracle and Microsoft tracks that addressed licensing and contract issues on the  minds of the SAM community. Here are some examples of the session topics:

  • IBM Licensing Tips and Tricks
  • Creating Meaningful Communication between SAM and IT Service Management
  • Understanding the Oracle ULA
  • Top 10 Microsoft Compliance Gotchas
  • The Art of the Audit: How Small Teams Can Take on Large Vendors
  • Developing a Model for Evaluating SAM Tools

On the first evening there was no conference event, which gave attendees the opportunity to spend time sight-seeing nearby at River Walk or within the Magnificent Mile district. Because the Stanley Cup Finals were in progress, the city exuded an aura of energy and excitement. Many attendees found restaurants where they could enjoy local cuisine while they  watched the game.

To provide additional networking opportunities as well as entertainment, there was an evening event mid-conference. It began with dinner at the Italian restaurant Topo Gigio, followed by a comedy improvisation performance at Second City, where many famous comedians launched their careers.

Overall, the SAM Summit was well-received, participants benefited from the education they received and believed it was time well-spent. Due to its popularity, the SAM Summit draws quite a few repeat attendees year after year.

If you are looking for a smaller conference where you have a great opportunity for networking with industry experts and peers, add the SAM Summit to your event calendar!

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