The ISO/IEC 19770 SAM Standard Needs Your Input (Action Required)

Your Help Is Required The SAM standard ISO/IEC 19770 is pivotal to the ongoing development of the SAM industry. The standard enables the industry to benefit from a commercially neutral benchmark and frame of reference on which to build SAM training, services, skills and implementations. However, rather than a lofty best practice ideal the standard needs to be pragmatic and usable. In a bold and innovative...

ISO/IEC 19770 Adoption by SAM Tool Vendors

During my analysis for the upcoming TOOLS INTELLIGENCE service from The ITAM Review I asked participating SAM vendors about their alignment to the SAM Standard ISO/IEC 19770-1 and -2. The tools are not being specifically scored against the standard (I will be completing this analysis next year) but I was interested to gauge attitudes towards adoption. I asked the vendors how their technology aligned...

CA Wins Best Use of Tags Contest

The ITAM Review and, joint sponsors of the ‘2010 Best Use of Tags’ contest, are pleased to announce the contest’s winner. The aim of the 2010 Best Use of Software Tags Contest was to identify and recommend those SAM vendors who have clearly demonstrated the use of tags in their technology.

A Showcase of ITAM Vendors Using ISO/IEC 19770-2 Software Tags

Steve Klos and I have been reviewing ITAM vendors use of software tags over the last couple of weeks. Three things have stood out for me during the review process:

2010 Best Use of Software ID Tags Contest

The ITAM Review is proud to be co-sponsoring the ‘2010 Best Use Of Tags’ Contest. The contest will identify and recommend those SAM vendors who have clearly demonstrated the use of tags in their technology. Last month I posted an update to the ISO/IEC 19770 Standard (see the article here) whereby I mentioned that for the Standard to be successful and for the industry to benefit “It...

ISO/IEC 19770 Standard Update – Turning Theory Into Practice

ISO/IEC 19770-2 Published After three years of work the ISO/IEC 19770-2 standard has been published by ISO. I think this is a great initiative and the team behind the ISO standard have done some great work. It is now all about the execution

ISO Working Group Recognises Contributors to SAM Standards at IAITAM 09

This update has been provided by Steve Klos of TagVault: This year, the IAITAM conference was held in Las Vegas from September 30th to Oct 2nd.  IAITAM did their usual great job in coordinating the event and the conference was well attended.  The conference schedule was packed with knowledgeable speakers and presentations. During the conference, John Tomeny and I  had the privilege of recognizing...

INTERVIEW: Steve Klos “Revolutionising the Identification and Management of Software”

Back in December last year Steve Klos provided me with a helicopter view of the international standard for SAM (ISO/IEC 19770) – the full article is here. The second part of the standard, -2, is now nearing completion. I caught up with Steve recently and asked him how companies can get involved, what benefits they can expect as the standard becomes reality and how the TagVault initiative helps.

INTERVIEW: Bjorn Westerlund, “Building the Business Case for Software Asset Management”

Bjorn Westerlund can be credited as one of the driving forces behind the development of the International Standard for Software Asset Management, ISO19770. Now semi-retired, he has kindly shared his views with The ITAM Review and, in particular, his recommendations for building a business case for SAM.

INTERVIEW: Chris Minchin, “There are no quick fixes in Software Asset Management”

Chris Minchin, Director at Techam Limited, talks to the ITAM Review about getting started with Software Asset Management (SAM), his personal views on developments in the International Standard and the ways in which SAM and ITAM professionals can bolster their skills.

ARTICLE: SAM Standard (ISO/IEC 19770)

Steve Klos of Agnitio Advisors provides a quick overview of the International Standard for Software Asset Management. This is an edited version of a discussion in the Software Asset Management forum on LinkedIn. Steve is the convener of the ISO/IEC 19770-2 standard development process.

Modular Approach to ISO/IEC 19770-1

The working group (WG21) supporting the SAM process standard for Software Asset Management (ISO/IEC19770-1:2006) is proposing to break implementation of the standard into manageable chunks to aid successful implementation. Krzysztof (Chris) Baczkiewicz states; “Many people like the Part-1 outcomes, saying they are a strong basis, but too much to handle in one step”

Part Two of ISO/IEC 19770-2 Available in Draft for Review

Part two of the International Standard ISO/IEC 19770 is available in draft format for review prior to final editorial changes. Part two of the International Standard refers to Software Identification Tagging enabling more accurate identification of software applications. The draft is being made available by IAITAM – the International Association of Information Technology Asset Managers.

19770-2 Software Asset Management Tag DRAFT

The third Working Draft of ‘ISO/IEC 19770-2 SAM Tag’ was released by the 19770-2 Other Working Group on 14 April 2008. This is available for public review until 11 May 2008. The full draft, together with the commenting template and instructions, in available for open distribution so long as it is without modification and without commercial charge. A copy is available from WORKING...