The new standard was published in April 2016, so what does it mean to ITAM and how can we make use of it?
What is -3?
“(-3)…provides a technical definition of an XML schema that can encapsulate the details of software entitlements, including usage rights, limitations and metrics.
The primary intentions of 19770-3 are:
- To provide a basis for common terminology to be used when describing entitlement rights, limitations and metrics
- To provide a schema which allows effective description of rights, limitations and metrics attaching to a software license.”
In summary, -3 tags are machine readable entitlement. Which means lower cost, less admin and more clarity around licensing.
Jason provides an overview of how -3 tags can be used and why every organization should be insisting, via RFPs, that their software publishers should include -3 tags. Jason argues that the provision of -3 entitlement tags can be a useful discussion point and bargaining chip in software contract negotiations.
This podcast is also available as a video below.
Podcast Episode 27
About Martin Thompson
Martin is also the founder of ITAM Forum, a not-for-profit trade body for the ITAM industry created to raise the profile of the profession and bring an organisational certification to market. On a voluntary basis Martin is a contributor to ISO WG21 which develops the ITAM International Standard ISO/IEC 19770.
He is also the author of the book "Practical ITAM - The essential guide for IT Asset Managers", a book that describes how to get started and make a difference in the field of IT Asset Management. In addition, Martin developed the PITAM training course and certification.
Prior to founding the ITAM Review in 2008 Martin worked for Centennial Software (Ivanti), Silicon Graphics, CA Technologies and Computer 2000 (Tech Data).
When not working, Martin likes to Ski, Hike, Motorbike and spend time with his young family.
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