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PRODRIVE / ASTON MARTIN RACING

Cost Savings by Analyzing IT Asset Utilization

Widely recognized as one of the world’s leading high performance engineering organizations, Prodrive and Aston Martin Racing rely on highly sophisticated engineering software for their race design and development programs. Annual licensing for these software applications represents a significant cost to the organization, with some individual licenses valued at more than £100,000 per annum. One such software application, a specialized computer-aided design (CAD) tool, was licensed on a concurrent user basis. The Prodrive CIO suspected this usage was less than suggested by the vendor, and thus deployed Dtex to investigate. Dtex was able to provide actual data on concurrent usage, providing the CIO with the evidence required to renegotiate the CAD licensing contract for significant annual savings. While IT asset utilization was the key requirement for Prodrive, the security benefits offered by Dtex were a welcome value-add.

Aston Martin

As one of the most prestigious brands in the automotive industry, Aston Martin develops cutting-edge technology to deliver world class performance both on and off the track. Recognizing that this intellectual property is of paramount importance to their business, information security has become a core requirement for the group.

Prodrive

Visibility over sensitive data and IT systems is critical and Dtex Systems has been tasked with the execution of this worldwide vision, both trackside with Aston Martin Racing and behind the scenes throughout the Prodrive engineering group.