In February 2020, earlier than lockdown restrictions had even come into power in lots of international locations, Zoom introduced it had already added extra new customers within the first two months of 2020 than it had in all of 2019.

As lockdowns had been launched in North America and throughout Europe final 12 months due to the pandemic, corporations purchased up Zoom licenses en masse, typically with little due diligence or long-term planning by these buying them. That rush helped make Zoom’s videoconferencing software program a go-to answer for distant staff who wanted to remain related.

James Moy ViacomCBS

James Moy, world senior director for tech asset administration at ViacomCBS.

It additionally meant many corporations wound up spending greater than essential to license Zoom (and different software program) within the rush to maintain their enterprise up and working. Now, many are wanting again at their spending over the previous 12 months to search out financial savings. ViacomCBS, the US media conglomerate, is amongst these auditing their SaaS spending; it reduce annual Zoom expenditure by greater than 32% by discovering and eradicating unused Zoom licenses, amongst many different areas of IT spending.

James Moy, world senior director for know-how asset administration at ViacomCBS, talked about his position on the firm and the way vigorous IT asset administration helped ViacomCBS reduce prices.

(This interview, organized by the ITAM Discussion board, a world commerce group that advances the IT Asset Administration trade, has been edited for size and readability.)

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