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Filipa Preston is a passionate and enthusiastic SAM subject expert and IAITAM certified professional with over two decades of experience in software asset and software licensing management. The only practitioner outside of Europe to pass KPMG's SAM Expert Assessment, she offers a "Passion for the Possible" in one of the most vexing and complex of IT challenges, Software Asset and License Management. Filipa offers a proven and verifiable track record of delivering a positive, measurable, and strategic impact to her clients' bottom line.

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My Crazy Cyber Scares

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My Crazy Cyber Scares
When it comes to cyber security and data protection, too much is never enough. A week full of cyber scares made me stop and consider what we need to do protect our businesses. Prevention is better than cure so I'm sharing some tips we can all follow to safeguard our organisations.
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You Miss 100% of the Shots You Don't Take - Celebrating Seven Successful Years
It took me 10 years to have the courage to leave the safety of a great, well-paying corporate job to start-up Software Optimisation Services (SOS). I'm so glad I took the risk and followed my heart at the worst possible time to focus on our niche with higher purpose and meaning.
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Making History at Microsoft Inspire 2018

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Making History at Microsoft Inspire 2018
We made history at this year's Microsoft Inspire! For the first time ever, Microsoft brought its Inspire and Ready communities together and it worked! The reach of these two communities is impressive, as Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella noted that 17 million people are employed by those who gathered in Las Vegas. Time to share a few of my favourite Inspire highlights.
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Close the door on ransomware with SAM

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Close the door on ransomware with SAM
Threat actors like WannaCry are searching 24x7 for open doors into vulnerable networks. Filipa Preston, CEO of SOS explains SAM's role in minimising vulnerabilities and closing these doors.
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NASA shoots for the stars and saves $100 Million with Software Asset Management
It is very rare for organizations to share their SAM experiences. Luckily for us, NASA and the US government have done just that.
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Why is Software Asset Management relevant to cyber security?
If you don't control the assets how can you make sure your organisation is secure and protected from cyber crime?
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SAM is now a C-level imperative, according to Gartner: This is music to our ears and a trend SOS is seeing time and again
SAM is no longer just a tactical concern for middle managers.
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We're hiring! Executive Assistant needed

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We're hiring! Executive Assistant needed
We are looking for a full-time Executive Assistant to support the CEO and run an efficient business practice. Please share this with anyone you think will be interested.
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IDC Bullish about Software Asset Management (SAM): New report
Case studies of SAM projects are rare – no one wants to look bad. But thanks to IDC, you wait an age for one and four come along at once.
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Creating the Software Optimisation Managed Service infographic
How do you explain a process as complicated as Software Asset Management (SAM)? Simple. You create an infographic. We have just created this infographic to simplify how we explain our Software Optimisation Managed Service. Here's how we made it.
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