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ISO 19770-1 – dead duck or just a cygnet awaiting full maturity?

This article has been contributed by Jelle Wijndelts, SAM consultant at Snow Software. Many vendors and consultants have actively supported the adoption of standards amongst the SAM community and been members of the WG21 working group responsible for the creation of ISO 19770-1 since its inception. Achieving this certification was originally intended to facilitate the management and review of software... 

ISO/IEC 19770 Roundup – Report on the October 2013 WG21 Meeting in Dublin, Ireland

This update on ISO activity has kindly been provided by David Bicket. See previous updates relating to ISO here: http://www.itassetmanagement.net/category/isoiec-19770/ “The Working Group responsible for international ITAM and SAM standards (ISO/IEC JTC1 SC7 WG21) met in Dublin, Ireland from 30 September through 4 October 2013. It was a productive meeting, with sixteen individuals attending... 

Using ISO tags to manage Adobe Creative Cloud

Adobe Acrobat 9 and Creative Suite 4 were the first products to take advantage of ISO/IEC 19770-2 tags. The new Creative Cloud subscription offering from Adobe also includes swid tags. Adobe define tags as : “Software tagging is the process of maintaining a set of tag files (.swidtag) on a client machine to determine the installation and license state of various software products. A software... 

SAM Standards round up from Dave Bicket

‘WG21’, the working group that drives development of the SAM standard, met in Jeju Island, Korea in May. This article is an abridged summary provided by Dave Bicket. Enter Dave Bicket… “The Working Group responsible for international SAM standards (ISO/IEC JTC1 SC7 WG21) met in May. It was a productive meeting, with ten individuals attending in person, and another five attending remotely, with... 

First Microsoft ISO/IEC 19770-2 Tag Spotted in The Wild

Windows 8 Preview SWID Tag - CLICK TO ENLARGE Back in April we reported how Microsoft was about to embed ISO/IEC 19770-2 tags into their software (Microsoft to Embed ISO/IEC 19770-2 Software ID Tags). Now, a few months later, lo and behold Steve Klos over at Tagvault has spotted the first Microsoft tag in Windows 8. “The first sighting of a Microsoft SWID tag has been made. I installed the Windows... 

Microsoft to Embed ISO/IEC 19770-2 Software ID Tags

Heather Young, Global Manager, SAM Services and Partners, Microsoft Corporation Great news for the SAM Industry this week. Software giant Microsoft has announced adoption of ISO/IEC 19770-2 software identification tags. Heather Young, Global Manager, SAM Services and Partners, Microsoft Corporation states: “We are pleased to announce our support for the ISO/IEC 19770-2 Standard on software identification... 

BSA Offers 2-Year Vendor Audit ‘Forbearance’ in Exchange for Organizational Certification

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’ certification. The BSA claim the new Certified in Standards-based SAM for Organizations CSS(O) program is ‘the first... 

2011 Best Use of Tags – Open For Entry

The 2011 Best Use of Tags Contest, sponsored by TagVault and The ITAM Review, is now open for entries. The contest, now in its second year, aims to identify and recommend those SAM vendors who have clearly demonstrated the use of ISO/IEC 19770-2 tags in their technology. View 2010 Best Use of Tags Results Here Contest Rules Contest Rules in Microsoft Word (.docx) format Entry Form Entry Form in... 

Free Tool for Generating ISO/IEC 19770-2 Software ID Tags

ITAM tool vendor MagniComp has created a utility for generating ISO/IEC 19770-2 conformant software tag files. ‘Software Tag Maker’ is a free web-based application and is specifically aimed at ISV’s (Software Publishers) and IT organizations that wish to create tags. ‘Software Tag Maker’ and further details can be found here. Some quick questions with Mike Cooper – President and CTO at... 

Best Use of Tags 2011 – Call for Volunteers

Best Use of Tags 2011 This is an advanced notice that TagVault.org and The ITAM Review will be running the ‘Best Use of Tags’ contest in early 2011. The contest, now in its second year, aims to identify and recommend those SAM vendors who have clearly demonstrated the use of ISO/IEC 19770-2 tags in their technology. Formal notices will be sent to software vendors in January. In the meantime please... 
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