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University Software Licensing Community

SLAM 2019 Conference

Rydges South Bank, Brisbane 26-28 August 2019

If you are interested in sponsoring SLAM2019 please get in contact with the conference organisers - Anagram Events for a sponsorship prospectus,

Conference Sponsors

Certero provide the worlds most advanced and modern IT Hardware, Software and Cloud Asset Management solutions. They are the driving force behind the next generation of hyper-scalable solutions with a single pane of glass view, delivered on-premise or as SaaS – critically without ANY loss of functionality. Certero cover all platforms, from Mobile to Mainframe to Cloud, and all key vendors, with a common UI/UX and single normalized data source, mined by powerful business intelligence reporting that turns data into knowledge. Certero’s products are driven by unparalleled levels of automation and underpinned by world-class services, all of which are unique to Certero.

CompNow provide end to end procurement and IT services for numerous Higher Education institutions Australia wide. We provide Software Licensing and Asset Management and many other services and solutions for our customers. Our cutting edge customised deployment, procurement & data reporting help us deliver best in class service to our many long standing customers. We create relationships that continually uncover areas of improvement throughout the technology cycle. 

CompNow have a national team dedicated to Higher Education, delivering a range of services from traditional endpoint and infrastructure procurement, to specialised areas like AV, collaboration and outsourced IT. CompNow also have a Professional Learning team to assist in maximising outcomes of any technology as well.

Let CompNow work with your organisation to see what benefits we can deliver.

Crayon are the software experts and our “SAM Centric Philosophy” ensures that the optimisation and licensing advice we provide for our clients is always solidly grounded in a comprehensive understanding of their IT estate, not on the recommendations of technology publishers or past decisions.

Crayon Australia & New Zealand is formed from the core Flexera Sales, Enablement and Services team that served Flexera customers in Australia and the world for more than 20 years. The team continues to support Flexera customers and brings extensive knowledge of SAM Practice, Software Licensing, and Cloud Management to new customers invested in Snow Software, Certero, ServiceNow, Flexera or other solutions.

Crayon have comprehensive relationships with all the major global software publishers and hyper-scale cloud partners and deep experience within Software Asset Management, volume software licensing optimisation, cloud adoption, digital engineering, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and predictive analytics.

Dell Technologies is the world’s largest privately-controlled technology company.  Dell provide the essential infrastructure for digital business and IT transformation through our family of strategically aligned businesses that see the world the same way—yet offer customers choice. Built on the combined capabilities of Dell, EMC II, VMware, Pivotal, SecureWorks, RSA and Virtustream in one company, Dell Technologies is best positioned to address our customers’ critical IT needs in the data center.  Our higher education solutions help prepare student for career readiness by applying data-driven analytics and simplifying IT infrastructures.  It is Dell’s aim to help users connect, collaborate and create a better future. 

For more than three decades Hearne Software has partnered with market leading developers to distribute and support their products in Australia, New Zealand and around the world. We provide training in the use of our major software titles and are adept in the areas of statistics, engineering, mathematics, econometrics, graphing & data analysis and risk management. Our customers include almost every academic, scientific and research institution across Australia and New Zealand, from high schools through to many government departments and scientific agencies such as CSIRO, DSTG and ANSTO. Our commercial customers range from most ASX 200 and NZX 50 listed companies through to sole operators.

Today, every business is a technology business. Insight empowers companies of all sizes, from educational institutions to healthcare and government organisations, with Insight Intelligent Technology Solutions™ to realise their goals. As a Fortune 500-ranked global provider of hardware, software, cloud and service solutions, our 6,000+ teammates give clients the guidance and expertise needed to define, implement and manage technology today while transforming for tomorrow. The majority of IT budgets and time go to maintaining existing infrastructure — a necessity in managing day-to-day operations. By optimising your supply chain, we can help you maximise resources and do more today so you can invest in the future. Insight has worked with Universities under the CAUDIT agreement since 2011, to equip their staff and student journeys from architecting and deploying both Microsoft and non-Microsoft licensing through to developing digital innovation solutions to identify efficiencies, empower staff and students, and gain an all-important competitive edge.

Our SAM as a Service is delivered by KPMG Australia’s SAM Practice. The SAM Practice is aligned with KPMG’s global strategy, our objective is to accelerate our growth by expanding our capabilities, our reach and the quality of our client relationships. Our growth aspirations are built on the following pillars: Clients, Execution, People, Culture and Growth. Our vision is to be the clear choice such that our people trust us, our clients see a difference in us and the public trusts us. 

We aim to minimise unbudgeted spend due to software license non-compliance, optimise software spend, and forecast future software spend for our clients. This is achieved by assessing and minimising license compliance risk exposure, prioritising SAM investment to get best return on risk mitigation and license optimisation, and understanding what software is deployed and therefore any IT operational and IT security risks.

Rimini Street, Inc. (Nasdaq: RMNI) is a global provider of enterprise software products and services, the leading third-party support provider for Oracle and SAP software products and a Salesforce partner. The Company has redefined enterprise software support services since 2005 with an innovative, award-winning program that enables licensees of IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, Salesforce, SAP and other enterprise software vendors to save up to 90 percent on total maintenance costs. Clients can remain on their current software release without any required upgrades for a minimum of 15 years. Over 1,850 global Fortune 500, midmarket, public sector and other organizations from a broad range of industries currently rely on Rimini Street as their trusted, third-party support provider. To learn more, please visit

SoftwareONE, the global leader in software and cloud portfolio management, is modernizing the way organizations budget and optimize their global IT spend from on-premises to the cloud. The PyraCloud platform, applying machine learning, delivers the visibility, insight, automation and control customers demand to maximize their software investments. In tandem, our Software Portfolio Management (SPM) and Software Asset Management (SAM) services provide the methodology and framework to optimize the underlying IT infrastructure, accelerate cloud adoption and minimize compliance risk. Privately owned since 1985, with over 3,000 technology experts located across 80+ countries, SoftwareONE is one of the fastest growing technology solution providers in the world with elite partnerships with Microsoft, AWS, Adobe, IBM, VMware, Oracle, Citrix, Symantec, McAfee, and many more.

Winc Australia has been a supplier of IT solutions products to the Australian Market for over 15 years. Winc is keen to build a strong business partnership and extend the relationship to include the proposed IT supply and services.

When CAUDIT members do business with Winc, they are backed by a significant Australian-based company. A company that has a local presence and sources locally where possible, are a socially-responsible and responsive organisation, and recognises that environmental and social management programs are among the highest corporate priorities today.

Winc Australia offers CAUDIT members a solution that will help achieve its critical goals while significantly adding tangible and specific value.

Winc Australia

  • Is one of Microsoft’s Licensing Solution Providers (LSPs) in Australia.

  • Offering licensing solution services since 1991.

  • Has a long-established presence within the Education space throughout Australia, and a large customer base willing to attest to our capabilities, reliability and credentials as a valued business partner

  • Will bring these credentials to our relationship with CAUDIT, providing best-practice advice, guidance and efficiencies

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