Tag: software licensing audit
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Back in April 2020, we reported on the U.S. lawsuit between Micro Focus and Express Scripts concerning alleged over-deployment of Micro Focus’s terminal emulation software. I initially looked at the pretrial summary judgment proceedings and...
91% of businesses find enterprise software ownership too expensive
This article has been contributed by Adrian Foxall, CEO of Rimo3.
Are unused applications eating away at your bottom line? Struggling to get a grip on Software Asset Management? With 80% of UK businesses paying...
Piggybacking Other Projects to Support SAM
This article has been contributed by Phil Gillett, Senior Manager in the Software Licensing and Asset Management team at KPMG.
How do you spot compelling events within an organization that might lead to a business case for SAM, asks Phil...
Gartner Local SAM Briefings in Helsinki, Stockholm, London and Lisbon.
“A License to Cost Money? – Get Software Costs Under Control!”
What your organization would like to pay for software is not necessarily what it will cost you. Even the best software contract...
This is part three of a three part series. Read the first part here.
This article has been contributed by Kylie Fowler. Regular columnist and Analyst at The ITAM Review.
Once you have pulled the deployment and entitlement data together, it must be compared to identify if there are...
2-Year Forbearance from Vendor Audits for Certified Organizations
Last year the Business Software Alliance (BSA) launched an industry training course and certification scheme based on the ISO/IEC 19770-1 SAM Standard (further details here).
Today the BSA launch an ‘Organizational’...
The BSA - The Police of the Software Industry?
The following article is based on a recent conversation with an ITAM Review reader.
Reader – Q. Who are the BSA?
The Business Software Alliance (BSA) are an international body that are financed by the biggest software companies...
This article has been contributed by Phara E. McLachlan, CEO of Animus Solutions Inc.
IT Asset Management, (ITAM) should never be viewed as a “nice to have.” For every organization, it is truly “need to have” for various reasons, including compliance and cost containment....
This article has been contributed by Sandi Conrad of Conrad & Associates.
Sandi is the author of the “SAM Starter Kit” published by The ITAM Review.
One of several causes of compliance issues is poorly managed IT integration during mergers and acquisitions. A merger...
The Pareto principle can usually be applied to mitigating the risks associated with software.
That is, 80% of the headaches, compliance issues and financial risk of software can be reduced by targeting 20% of your software vendor portfolio. I expect that this is not an approach...
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