Student Loans Company Clarifies View of IT Assets With CRC

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CRC helped the Student Loans Company improve the visibility of their IT Assets in preparation for FAST Gold Certification.

CRC, IT Asset Visibility and Cost Control Specialists, today announced a new case study featuring The Student Loans Company, a financial services organisation wholly owned by the Department of Innovation, Universities and Skills and Scottish Ministers.

CRC helped the Student Loans Company improve the visibility of their IT Assets in preparation for FAST Gold Certification.

Being a public sector organization reporting to a government minister, the SLC is under scrutiny to manage IT costs efficiently and demonstrate software compliance at all times. To meet these objectives the SLC chose to join the Federation Against Software Theft (FAST) Corporate program to benchmark their existing infrastructure, develop best practice policies and procedures and ultimately demonstrate control over their IT Assets.

It was whilst preparing for the FAST Gold Level Certificate that the SLC called upon CRC to improve visibility of their IT estate. "We were having some support issues with the reseller that sold us the IT auditing tool" said Theresa Kilpatrick, Software Licensing Manager, Student Loans Company. "When we phoned them for support they either did not have the experience of the product or nobody was available to take the call."

Kilpatrick continued "Word of mouth about their expertise won them the business. They understood the problems we were facing and worked closely with us to regain confidence in our audit data and progress the software compliance project to completion."

To see how, read the entire case study http://crc-europe.com/news/?p=28

About The Student Loans Company
The Student Loans Company (SLC) is wholly owned by the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills and Scottish ministers. Its aim is to provide financial services, in terms of loans and grants, to over one million students annually, in colleges and universities across the four education systems of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. http://www.slc.co.uk/

About CRC
As an experienced practitioner of IT Asset Management the CRC team are experts at managing software costs, reducing compliance risk and enabling visibility of IT Assets. CRC includes in its client base some of the largest blue chip companies in the UK. The client list is drawn from Local Authorities, Government, Police, Education and Healthcare. For more information, please visit http://www.crc-europe.com

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