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Case Study: Accxia saves a user of Atlassian tools $300k per year by deploying IUM when moving from Server to Datacenter licensing

By Brian Furness on Oct 15, 2021 10:12:04 AM

Introduction and background

Topics: Atlassian IUM Software
6 min read

Proud to sponsor Verizon CEO Ronan Dunne's Interview with Elaine Pringle of #HeadsTalk

By Volker Schulze on Sep 14, 2021 8:33:28 PM

Episode Title:-đŸ‡ș🇾Verizon’s Change AgentđŸ‡ș🇾

Another inspirational episode on Heads Talk today. I am delighted to say this week’s episode with Ronan Dunne, Executive Vice President & Group #CEO of Verizon Consumer Group, was filled with so much information about the organisation's modus operandi and in parallel we get to find out a bit more about Ronan's #Leadership, passions and drivers.  

He is one of those individuals you can listen to all day long and not realise the time. It was such a relaxing conversation and I had to remind myself that he is responsible for over 100 million customers and approximately $100 billion turnover in the US for Verizon.  

Ronan hypothesized on many of the issues and challenges we face today in terms of sustainability, youth education, demographics and so many more. You’ll have to download to get all the details.

Topics Covered:  #VerizonsApproach #5G #OneYoungWorld #CorporateSocialResponsibility #VR #Coalitions #5GTransformativePower #Legacy

So download⏳grab a cup of @Bancha Tea☕& have a listen🛋
 
Full episode:- https://lnkd.in/dRCh533Z

#HeadsTalk #HeadsTalkPodcast #AFlyOnTheBoardroomWall www elainepringle com Inside Verizon Accxia #Verizon Ewa Iwinski Adrian Warr Eddie Short Andrew Griffith MP Professor Sue Black OBE Euan Blair Guru Gowrappan John Jeffcock Brian Furness Paul Connolly Rob Price Liza L. David Todd Paul Polman Tomas Romero Anders Liu-Lindberg Volker Schulze Martin Yapp Alexander Zinser O2 (TelefĂłnica UK) One Young World Fiona Chan Andrew Datu Andrew McKechnie Graham Oates Manpreet Singh Ahuja Hans Lak Katharine Saunders Shoma Chakravarty #UBS

Next week, Elaine is thrilled to say Heads Talk will have Amy Lo, Co-Head of UBS Wealth Management Asia Pacific and the #ChiefExecutive of UBS Hong Kong 🇭🇰UBS, The Netflix of Banking🇭🇰. I have been waiting to have this conversation with Amy for a while. So really glad with this episode and please do make a note for next week! Fabulous discussion.

Topics: Accxia Private Cloud Cyber Security Change
8 min read

Accxia's IUM-Partnerprogramm - Hohe Margen - SchĂŒtzt das Lizenzbudget Eurer Kunden

By Brian Furness on Sep 14, 2021 6:14:52 PM

Wir wollen GEGENSEITIGEN ERFOLG UND WACHSTUM im partner ecosystem FÖRDERn .

WÄRE ES NICHT GUT, DIES ZUSAMMEN ZU ERREICHEN UND UNSEREN KUNDEN WESENTLICHE KOSTENeinsparungen BEI DER ATLASSIAN-LIZENZIERUNG ZU ermöglichen?

Wenn Ihr diese Werte teilt, möchten wir mit Euch zusammenarbeiten.


 

Ihr habt vielleicht kĂŒrzlich in der Presse oder auf einigen Social-Media-Plattformen gelesen, dass Accxia eine bahnbrechende App fĂŒr Jira, Confluence und BitBucket entwickelt hat, das wir als IUM oder Intelligent User Management bezeichnen. IUM ist fĂŒr Atlassian Server- und Data Center-Lizenzmodelle verfĂŒgbar.

Marktbeobachtung bestĂ€tigt, dass viele Atlassian-Benutzer, mit denen wir zusammenarbeiten, weder eine Atlassian Cloud Roadmap haben oder sogar nicht den Wunsch haben, zur Atlassian Cloud zu migrieren. GrĂŒnde und Kommentare, die wir regelmĂ€ssig hören, sind:

  • "Die Atlassian Cloud ist zu teuer.... (Die Kosten werden bald weiter ansteigen)."
    "Viele Add-ons, die wir verwenden und die fĂŒr unsere Arbeitsweise entscheidend sind, sind nicht fĂŒr Cloud geeignet."
    "Wir wollen nicht, dass unsere Unternehmensdaten und Projekte in einer großen Public Cloud (also AWS in der Atlassian Cloud) gehostet werden, die wir nicht kontrollieren können. Zumal sĂ€mtliche Passwort Management, Log-In und Admin Daten bei AWS in den USA gespeichert werden, selbst wenn Ffm als Location angibt“
    "Wir wollen nicht zu einem Public-Cloud-Modell ‚getrieben‘ werden“
    "Wir wollen unsere Investitionen in die Server Lizensierung bis 2024 amortisieren."
    "Wenn wir von der Server Lizensierung und nach unserem eigenen Zeitrahmen planen, wird eine Migration nur zu Data Center erfolgen."
    "Wir wollen die Kontrolle behalten und unser eigenes Atlassian Eco System unterstĂŒtzen."
    "Wir haben Bedenken hinsichtlich der Cyber Sicherheit, wenn wir unsere Daten in eine große public Cloud migrieren.“

Aus diesen und vielen anderen GrĂŒnden hat Accxia IUM entwickelt, das eine kostengĂŒnstigere Roadmap und Alternative bietet fĂŒr Kunden, die bis Februar 2024 bei der Server Lizenzierung bleiben und/oder zu Data Center migrieren möchten. Durch die Optimierung der Lizenznutzung können erhebliche Kosteneinsparungen erzielt werden - neue, zusĂ€tzliche User können nahtlos hinzugefĂŒgt werden, ohne die Lizenzstufe aktualisieren zu mĂŒssen.

OK. Was isT Intelligent User Management (IUM)?

IUM ist eine Optimierungs- und kostensparende App, die fĂŒr Server- und Datacenter-Lizenzen verfĂŒgbar ist und auf Jira-, Confluence- und Bitbucket-Plattformen verwendet werden kann. Es ermöglicht Nutzern von Atlassian-Tools, ihre Atlassian-Lizenzierung nach einem "per current" Benutzermodell zu betreiben und zu verwalten, anstatt nach dem traditionellen namentlichen oder registrierten Benutzermodell zu managen.

IUM funktioniert, indem es aktiven Benutzern automatisch Atlassian-Lizenzen zuweist, wĂ€hrend die Zuweisung von Lizenzen von inaktiven Benutzern, die sich in Echtzeit abgemeldet haben, aufgehoben wird; dies sind zumeist "gelegentliche" Nutzer der Software. IUM verwaltet nur diese „gelegentlichen“ Nutzer. "Power User" und Administratoren sind von der VerwaltungsfunktionalitĂ€t ausgeschlossen und haben daher immer eine Lizenzzuweisung. Diejenigen Benutzer, die im normalen Tagesverlauf nicht in Atlassian „leben“ (und davon gibt es VIELE), werden in sogenannte „aktivierte“ und „deaktivierte“ Benutzer-Töpfe eingeordnet. Dieser automatisierte Prozess funktioniert nahtlos im Hintergrund, unbemerkt von den Benutzern.

IUM fĂŒgt keine Lizenzen hinzu oder entfernt sie, oder belegt sie doppelt. Es verwaltet und automatisiert die Lizenzverteilung und die ZugriffsverfĂŒgbarkeit in der gesamten Atlassian-Instanz. DarĂŒber hinaus muss IUM fĂŒr den Betrieb nicht außerhalb von Jira kommunizieren und erfasst oder speichert keine Daten außerhalb der Jira-, JSM-, Confluence- oder Bitbucket-Instanzen.

IUM unterstĂŒtzt SSO2.0 SAML mit und ohne automatische Benutzerbereitstellung.

Topics: Atlassian IUM Software
10 min read

Accxia's IUM Partner Programme. Earn additional margin and become regarded as a cost saving advocate of your clients by protecting their Atlassian licensing budget

By Brian Furness on Sep 6, 2021 9:41:04 AM

At accxia - we truly believe that 'partner collaboration' is a key success criteria that drives mutual success and growth.

Wouldn't it be great to achieve this together whilst at the same time, saving our clients significant costs on Atlassian licensing?

If you share these values as an Atlassian Partner then we want to work with you.

 

You may have read in the press or across many social media platforms recently that Accxia have developed a ground breaking and dare we say "game changing" addon for Jira, Confluence and BitBucket that we call IUM or Intelligent User Management. IUM is available for Atlassian Server and Data Center licensing models.

Our market research validates that many Atlassian users we engage with have no road map or even desire to migrate to the Atlassian Cloud. Some of these reasons and comments we hear include...

  • "The Atlassian Cloud is far to expensive.... (With costs only set to increase again soon)"
  • "Many addons that we use and that are critical to the way we work are not road mapped at any point soon to be cloud ready"
  • "We do not want our company data and projects hosted in a large public cloud"
  • "We do not want to be 'driven' to a public cloud model"
  • "We want to 'sweat' our investment into Server licencing until 2024"
  • "If and when we do migrate from server licensing and against our own timeframe, it will only be to Datacenter"
  • "We want to remain in control and support our own Atlassian Eco System"
  • "We have Cyber Security concerns in moving our Data to a large Public Cloud"

For these reasons and many others, Accxia have developed IUM that indirectly delivers an alternative and far more cost effective roadmap than to the Atlassian cloud by remaining on Server licensing until Feb 2024 and (or migrating to) Datacenter licensing but with core in built functionality that means that those clients who choose that option can realise a significant cost saving through licence usage optimisation - adding registered users without having to upgrade the licence tier and in 95% of cases - DOWNGRADING their licencing model and reducing cost!

OK. So What is Intelligent User Management (IUM)?

In summary, IUM is an optimisation and cost-saving licence add-on tool that is available for Server and Datacenter licence and that can be used on Jira, Confluence and Bitbucket platforms. It allows organisations and adopters of Atlassian tools to operate and manage their Atlassian licensing on a 'per concurrent' user model, rather than the traditional per named or registered user model.

IUM works simply by automatically assigning Atlassian licenses to those active users, while un-assigning licenses from inactive users that have logged out in real-time. IUM manages only those 'occasional' users of Jira, Confluence and Bitbucket. All Power users and administrators are excluded from its management functionality and hence - always have a licence allocation. Those users who do not 'live' inside Atlassian during the normal course of their day (and there are MANY) are placed into what we call 'enabled' and 'disabled' user buckets. This automated process works seamlessly in the background, unnoticed by users.

IUM does NOT add to or REMOVE Licences. It purely manages and automates licence distribution and access availability across the Atlassian instance. Additionally, IUM does not need to communicate outside of Jira to operate nor does it capture or store any data outside of your Jira, JSM, Confluence or Bitbucket instances.

IUM App supports SSO2.0 SAML with and without auto user provisioning which makes it unique!

Topics: Atlassian IUM Software
2 min read

Cyber Attacks Cause Billions in Damages

By Volker Schulze on Aug 31, 2021 11:51:25 AM

Cyber attacks in the home office cause billions in damages


The home office is an open door for cyber criminals, says the German Economic Institute. The IT at home is less well protected than at the company location - hacker attacks caused billions in damage during the pandemic.

Topics: Accxia Private Cloud Risk Management Cyber Protection Cyber Security
4 min read

Acronis #CyberFit World Tour Event 2021. Nov 18th & 19th - Schaffhausen, Switzerland

By Brian Furness on Aug 24, 2021 3:48:17 PM

 Accxia are proud to announce our selection as Executive Sponsors for the Acronis EMEA region #CyberFit World Tour Summit being held in Schaffhausen - Switzerland on the 18th and 19th November 2021..... And we want you to be there with us too!

 

"Accxia have a very limited number of invitations for our clients and prospects to join us at this world exclusive event.

If you have concerns around your organisations Cyber Security - Back up, DR and Endpoint Protection tools and are currently investigating your options around how to improve security, why not speak to Accxia to find out more about our Cyber Protect Cloud Solution and be entered into the draw to join us in Schaffhausen!

 

Engineered by Acronis - Accxia's Cyber Protect Cloud service is the only solution that natively integrates Cybersecurity, Data Protection, and Management to protect Endpoints, Systems, and Data, eliminating complexity, that ensures our clients are better protected while keeping operational costs down.

One Solution - One Agent - One Console

Topics: Private Cloud Cloud Acronis Cyber Security Backup DR
2 min read

"UnView" Exclusively from Accxia: Driven by GDPR/DSGVO Compliance

By Brian Furness on Aug 23, 2021 1:42:28 PM

The Problem: Jira Work Logs Viewable By Everyone

As you know, Jira’s time logging capability enables users to log time such as work, training, holidays and sickness against issues. That information however is then available in a number of activity streams to ALL users... not ideal.

Certain types of Jira deployment require access to work logs information to be restricted to only authorised users. Examples of such use cases include;

  • Professional services businesses or agencies that collaborate with end clients using a Jira instance. Such companies may wish to log their time within the Jira projects but not share those time logs from within Jira with their clients

  • Organisations that have statutory privacy or compliance issues relating to personal information may also need to restrict access to viewing time log information

The solution

UnView for Jira addresses these requirements by restricting viewing access to work log information to predefined groups of users or Project Roles.

Additionally, the Time Tracking Details Panel visibility will be limited to users assigned to the selected group or Project Role. It will be hidden for anyone else.

UnView for Jira is an app endorsed and approved by Atlassian that when enabled, works transparently for an end user. They continue to have all the standard Jira features to add and view their own work log information.

Configuration is possible through an easy to use whitelist approach where an administrator determines which groups of users have access to view work log information.

SIMPLE, EFFECTIVE, PROVEN and EASY to deploy

2 min read

Intelligent User Management (IUM). Protecting your Atlassian I.T. budget

By Brian Furness on Aug 16, 2021 11:43:35 AM

What is Intelligent User Management (IUM)?

In summary, IUM is an optimisation and cost-saving licence add-on tool that is available for Jira, Confluence and Bitbucket.

It allows you to operate your user Atlassian base on a per concurrent user model, rather than the traditional per named or registered user model.

IUM works by assigning licenses to active users, while un-assigning licenses from inactive users in real-time. IUM manages only those occasional users of Jira. Power users and administrators are excluded from its management. Therefore, those who do not 'live' inside Jira during a full-time working day are placed into what we call 'enabled' and 'disabled' user buckets. This automated process works seamlessly in the background, unnoticed by users.

IUM does not need to communicate outside of Jira to operate nor does it capture or store any data outside of your Jira, JSM, Confluence or Bitbucket instances.

Topics: Atlassian IUM Software
9 min read

Accxia Cyber Protect Cloud   - Trusted across the globe -Engineered by Acronis

By Brian Furness on Jul 23, 2021 10:08:42 AM

Accxia working in partnership with Acronis

"Modernising our clients’
cybersecurity and backup with
integrated cyber protection"

One Solution - One Agent - One Console

Topics: Private Cloud Cloud Acronis Cyber Security Backup DR
7 min read

Accxia: A four step process for protecting Atlassian I.T. licensing budgets that delivers Scalability - Security and Control - and saves you $100k+

By Brian Furness on Jul 19, 2021 1:56:21 PM

Accxia's proven solution that guarantees significant cost savings, scalability and control to your on-going Atlassian tools investment

CSS2=(DCL)+(IUM)+(LC)+(APC)

THE DESIRED OUTCOME (CSS2) = Cost Savings & Scalability2
 
COMPONENT 1 (DCL) = Atlassian Data Center Licencing
COMPONENT 2 (IUM) = Accxia's Intelligent User Management Addon
COMPONENT 3 (LC) = Accxia Atlassian Licensing Instance Consolidation

COMPONENT 4 (APC) = Accxia's Private Cloud

Looks and sounds complicated, right? In fact it's extremely simple and straight forward (if not‘ yet’ quite as well known as E=MC2) It is a bespoke combination of strategic initiatives delivered directly to you and exclusively through Accxia that provides our clients with a clear, concise and cost effective choice - as opposed to what is widely believed as an inevitable and expensive migration to the Atlassian public Cloud between now and February 2024.

Topics: Atlassian Featured Private Cloud Cloud
3 min read

ARC-M

By Volker Schulze on Jun 18, 2021 2:20:39 PM

In our quest to offer Cloud Native micro-services to our clients we have developed ARC-M (Automated Regulatory Compliance-Management), a centralised automated distribution solution for effective regulatory compliance management for  the financial services, gaming and betting industries.

According to a McKinsey analysis regulatory fines and settlements increased 45-fold over the last ten years, whilst operating income has decreased by 10% over the same period. Compliance activities tend to be isolated, lacking a clear link to the broader risk-management framework, governance and processes, such as compliance reporting and analytics. 

Automation is one critical measure to curb a dramatic increase in compliance and control spend enabling a holistic approach to operational compliance management.

Topics: Accxia Private Cloud Risk Management Microservices Compliance
2 min read

Open Source Has Arrived – And it Needs to be Managed

By Patrick Pitschmann on May 10, 2021 4:07:34 PM

There’s no denying the value of open source software – and the growth of adoption underscores this.

Source: Synopsis, Inc.

Topics: Featured Datacenter Open Source Software
1 min read

Atlassian Addons Datacenter Zertifizierung

By Patrick Pitschmann on May 10, 2021 8:37:39 AM

Atlassian verlangt fĂŒr den Betrieb eines Addons in der Datacenter Edition eine explizite PrĂŒfung auf Performance und StabilitĂ€t. Die Accxia hat die Möglichkeit diese Zertifizierungen selbst durchzufĂŒhren und auch als Service anzubieten. Darunter fĂ€llt die initiale Zertifizierung, sowie die jĂ€hrliche Aktualisierung (Re-cert).

Topics: Atlassian Featured Zertifizierung Datacenter
1 min read

Will the deprecation of Atlassian's Server licensing equate to an increase in costs ... ?

By Brian Furness on Apr 28, 2021 2:58:21 PM

... when moving to the Atlassian cloud?

Well, unfortunately the answer is YES! The move to Atlassian Cloud and Data Center tiered licensing will impact I.T. budgets globally.

7 min read

A practical Guide to Cloud Migration

By Volker Schulze on Apr 27, 2021 4:37:12 PM

Accxia has been approached by WebBeds, the European answer to Airbnb, to merge various Jira and Confluence instances following a couple of business acquisitions into one instance to reap the benefits consolidation can offer, these benefits include:

Topics: Atlassian Cloud Accxia Private Cloud
1 min read

Besonders schĂŒtzenwerte Daten in der Accxia Cloud - Automotive Industrie

By Patrick Pitschmann on Mar 4, 2021 7:53:20 AM

Sichere Umgebung fĂŒr besonders schĂŒtzenswerte Daten - einer unserer Kunden der in der Automotive Industrie tĂ€tig ist hat den kompletten Atlassian Stack in unsere Cloud migriert. Wir betreiben Atlassian Jira und Atlassian Confluence in unserer Private Cloud. Wir bieten dem Kunden alle Vorteile der Cloud, gepaart mit dem SicherheitsbedĂŒrfnis einer On-Premise Installation. Der Kunde kauft sich hier das notwendige KnowHow fĂŒr den sicheren Betrieb eines Atlassian Stacks bei der Accxia ein.

Topics: Atlassian Cloud Accxia Private Cloud Datensicherheit
1 min read

Accxia Private Cloud

By Patrick Pitschmann on Feb 25, 2021 12:48:17 PM

Die Accxia Private Cloud besteht aus zwei Rechenzentren, welche sich beide ausschließlich in Deutschland befinden. Wir legen hier sehr großen Wert auf eine sichere Konfiguration, auf Datenschutz und PrivatsphĂ€re. Unsere Server sind stehts auf dem neuesten Stand und werden regelmĂ€ĂŸig mit den neusten Sicherheitsupdates aktualisiert.

Topics: Atlassian Featured Private Cloud Cloud
2 min read

How to save up to 50% on Atlassian licenses

By Volker Schulze on Feb 25, 2021 12:47:45 PM

Reducing the Costs on your Atlassian estate is the name of the game since the Atlassian announcement about the end of life of the Server deployment option by 2023, and subsequent price increases. But how to achieve savings when license prices have gone up?

There are two ways to reduce your costs, depending where you are in your life cycle, and if your deployment option excludes the Atlassian Cloud. One is, that you want to stay on the Server deployment, but want to avoid a costly upgrade as your estate is growing. Or, you envisage very fast growth of the user count and could envisage moving to the Data Center deployment, but without the price tag.

If you are in the latter category, talk to us as as soon as possible, we can help you secure a 30% - 40% discount on Confluence and Jira respectively, if you upgrade from Server to Data Center. This offer ends in June.

Topics: Atlassian Accxia Private Cloud IUM Intelligent Atlassian Solutions
 

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7 min read

Accxia: A four step process for protecting Atlassian I.T. licensing budgets that delivers Scalability - Security and Control - and saves you $100k+

Accxia's proven solution that guarantees significant cost savings, scalability and control to your on-going Atlassian...

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