Ben Jepson is a Sr. Principal Research Analyst in Gartner, where he is part of the IT Sourcing Procurement and Vendor Management Leaders Worldwide team. His research efforts are focused on Microsoft licensing/contract negotiation, Microsoft SAM engagement and audit best practices.
Before joining Gartner, Mr. Jepson worked mainly on Microsoft compliance reviews for clients, reconciling inventory data (what software they had installed on what devices) against license entitlement. He delivered reports detailing their current license position, offering advice on how to cost-effectively mitigate any risk and recommending the best license models to adopt and best practices going forward to help them stay in control of their software licenses.
Kelway SAM Practice
Software Asset Management Consultant
Licensing and Software Asset Management
Sourcing, Procurement and Vendor Management Leaders
B.S., with honors, Sports Management, 2:1 (Upper Second Class Degree), Bournemouth University
1Microsoft Product License Models
2Microsoft Enterprise Agreement (EA) Updates/Negotiation
3Microsoft Agreement Information
4Microsoft Audit Advice and Best Practices
5Microsoft Software Asset Management (SAM) Engagement Best Practices