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 owner and founder of The ITAM Review, an online resource and community for worldwide ITAM professionals.
Martin is also 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.
On a voluntary basis Martin is the Chief Agitator at the Campaign for Clear Licensing, a contributor to ISO WG21 which develops the SAM International Standard ISO/IEC 19770 and board member of Free ICT Europe which supports the ICT secondary market.Learn more about him here and connect with him on Twitter or LinkedIn.