A spring with genuine smiles and joys to have and give it to those around you!
A spring with genuine smiles and joys to have and give it to those around you!
The fifth edition of the “Pulse at 5 o’clock” was dedicated to addressing a very actual theme: “Diaspora – Romania’s Strategic Resource”. The speaker of this meeting was Mr. Marius Bostan, the initiator of the “RePatriot” project and a well-known investor in the capital market, with a rich management experience as a member of various boards of directors of companies, funds or non-profit organizations. Mr. Marius Bostan is a founder and was President of the National Federation of Young Managers and a member of the Romanian Business Leader.
The participants in the meeting, representatives of both the private environment and of the government institutions, during their interventions had underlined the need and the desire to support the steps started in this direction through the “RePatriot” project.
In all its events, TIV Legal wants and manages to gather under different pretexts (to read themes of events) but of great interest, valuable people, determined to build communication and common action bridges. The present edition of “Pulse at 5 o’clock” has once again confirmed to us that, once the pulse of the days in which we live is taken, it is necessary to continue with the direct involvement of each one of us.
For us, Tuesday, January 21, 2020, brought multiple joys by gravitating around the magic figure “3”.
In episode 3 of the series “Business Off. Get Social ” we announced the completion of the entrepreneurial formula that we have dreamed of since our beginning with a super elite partner that brings confidence, strength and international recognition, Anda Todor. So now we are in a formula of 3 -TIV Legal.
In a relaxed atmosphere (as we used to) and enjoying our guests who are part of our Community, each of us three, Anda, Mihaela and Tiberius, “a little” excited, but confident in the step taken, shared with the members of our professionals community our plans for the future that will unfold around the three pillars of power: international expertise, technology innovation and entrepreneurship.
And what can be more enjoyable than sharing the joys and achievements with your loved ones? That is why we chose to celebrate the day of our partnership with our community, to go to NEXT LEVEL together because we want this “small step” for us to mean a “huge step” for our Community!
Todor, Istocescu & Vintila wishes you a Merry Christmas!
Thank you from our hearts, Mihai !!!
We know that in the logic of every writting, the thank you notes are always the ending, but we just could not say anything about Open Air Blues Festival Brezoi without having the perfectly logical reflex to, first of all, thank the one without whom we would not have what to write about, what to remember with emotion, what to think about an entire year and why to expect the middle of July every year for…
We do not see any point in resuming our own long line of appreciation (All extremly positive!!! And rightly so!) heard live at Brezoi, red on Facebook and in the press, seen on all the faces of those who were there. It is pointless for the simple fact that, already, to praise this wonderful festival, the impeccable organisation, the artistic level etc. etc. etc. Is already redundant! But we can always be grateful!
From the very beginnig, this Festival was, first of all, a state, an emotion, a magical thing that floated in the air, filling all the existing space between the mountains, Lotru and our hearts…. This year we can say we were a bit concerned that the large number of participants could stir up the beauty of the emotions lived before in the more restricted and enthusiastic community of the first two editions, but fortunately, it was not like that…. by simply raising the community, the emotion increased without losing any feeling! This new thing changed our perspective and from our point of view thought us a great lesson: the community does not stir intimacy! Exlusivism should not conflict with the large number of participants… We can get many „special” people together and the more there are, the better it gets! Good is increased by the number of participants and not vice versa… And here is how the „romantic period” of the first two editions continues through the delicacy of sensations felt by a receptive and exponentially growing community!
Last year we mentioned that this Festival was already borned big and it growes like a beautiful Prince Charming and concerning this, our intuition was correct… We are convinced that Mihai just warmed up and has many other things in store in order to surprise us and make us happy! So, just to remind you what we said and what we will always say:
We have something in common
We recognize each other
We choose ourselves like one
Together we support and rejoice
We always rediscover ourselves
MEET YOU AT BREZOI IN 2020!
Photo credit Shades and Light, Ioan Ciobotaru, Open Air Blues Festival Brezoi – Vâlcea
We have successfully turned the first page of the “Untold story of software licenses” on Monday, 11th February 2019.
We had the chance to talk about the numerous challenges organisations face when buying software licenses, we went through the complex software license lifecycle and, lastly, introduced the Software Asset Management concept as a potential solution to reduce complexity and as an enabler for better software buying decisions.
Together with our guests we have discussed two apparently different outlooks on software asset management, one coming from the public sector and one from the private sector and while the perspective might be different, we think the challenges faced by customers are the same: complicated contractual agreements and a lack of process in effectively managing the installation and usage of software products.
We would like to thank all the participants for taking part in the conversation and sharing their thoughts and experiences related to license management!
We are looking forward to turning more pages from this story, either through similar events, articles or practical workshops.
Stay tuned for news or upcoming events!
What does SAM (Software Asset Management) mean?
Recurring errors made by companies during the process of acquiring and using software licenses resulted in the need for SAM as a way to wisely manage these assets.
The most common mistake that companies make in the process of purchasing and using a software license is to use it without reading and fully understanding the license agreement.
The first thing that needs to be understood is the very notion of a software license, and its’s “acquisition”/”purchase”, as per the license agreement, the customer does not own the software product itself, he is only granted the contingent right to make use of the software, under certain conditions.
In this regard, we exemplify with an extract from the “Microsoft License Terms”:
“The software is licensed, not sold. Under this agreement, we grant you the right to install (…) and run one instance on your device (…), for use by one person at a time, but only if you comply with all the terms of this agreement”.
Furthermore, this right to use the software product has additional responsibilities and restrictions attached, which are oftentimes misunderstood due to their high complexity.
Consequently, the process of purchasing a software license and subsequently setting up a proper management for it needs to rely on both legal and technical skills. Making use of these skills and knowledge at the time of the purchase and during the period of use limits (or avoids entirely) the financial risks to which the company may be exposed in the long run as a consequence of misinterpreting the licensing terms and/or legal the vocabulary of the usage conditions.
Purchasing is just the first part of the journey that a software license follows in a company. The flow is completed by the software license installation, usage and maintenance.
Monitoring the entire life cycle of a software license involves a series of processes and activities that define the Software Asset Management business practice.
We will discuss together more details on this subject as well as the mechanism of managing the software licenses on February 11th, starting with 6 PM, when we open, in a narrow circle, the first chapter of “SAM – The untold story of the software licenses”.
Participation in the events will be possible by invitation only.
Please express your interest in participating in these events in the future and we will be happy to send you an invitation.
Dears, we wish you a fairy tale like winter, peaceful winter celebrations and may the joy fill your souls.
The new concept „Business Off, Get Social”, part of the series of events „business and more” successfully get started, being positively received on 12th of December by the protagonists of the 1st Episode (Pilot).
Our guests, admirable peoples from various domains, abandoned in the background their businesses, for a couple of hours, and mingled accompanied by prosecco and cakes, under the guidance of our producer Mrs. Adriana Slav, founder of Smiling Life Coach.
The concept BOGS is more than a networking event, each sesion, out of the multiple we contemplate, trigging one chapter of informal conversations about passions and challenges we desire to share.
The topic of the first session was “Networking Etiquette” and the event has been chaired by two house guests: Mr. Cătălin Grosu, our guest of honour, the President of the Romanina Association for Protocol and Ceremony and Mr. Adrian Murariu, etiquette trainer and co-founder of Etiquette Training.
The exposure has been focused on subjects related to business etiquette, interactively presented and melted with practical illustrations.
The feed-back was positive and incentive, thus beyond the shadow of a doubt, up-coming events shall be hosted by us and chaired by our producer, Mrs. Adriana Slav, representative and founder of Smiling Life Coach, an extremely qualified and smiling fellow in the middle of the business world, so greedy of such figures.
We are await for your suggestions for the next topic and we swear out to keep the same insight: “Nothing formal. No strings attached”. Merely an inducement addressed to our guests by the hosts: “Business Off, Get Social!”.
As you became accustomed, Istocescu&Vintilă carries on the serial of events „business and more”, introducing a new concept: „Business off, Get social”
1st Episode (pilot) – 12th of December 2018, 18.00 PM.
For a couple of hours, our guests shall hang their businesses on nail and change the business outfits with casual outfits, all adjusted with prosecco and cakes.
The scope of the 1st out of multiple sessions we desire for, is „ Let’s networking as far as we can”! Between shaking of hands, tinkle of glasses and tasting of cakes, we will tap small topics related to Networking Etiquette with the assistance of the attending specialists, Mr. Cătălin Grosu, President of Romanian Association for Protocol and Ceremony and Mr. Adrian Murariu, Etiquette trainer and co-founder of the Project Etiquette Training.
The producer of the event shall be Mrs Adriana Slav, founder of Smiling Life Coach, with highly communication experience (inter and intra institutional, social and cultural assorted environments), who shall be held responsible for the cheerfulness of the event.
The admission to the event is granted by „Smiling face”.
Participation by invitation only. Please express your interest for the attendance to the 1st and following events and we will be pleased to send you the invitation.