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  • What you need to know – ITAM and Licensing Terms

      Key phrases;   Activation: When the software is installed, a serial number of activation code is required to unlock use to the software. Allows vendor to track activations and also allows them to stop any unauthorized installs. Application: Software name. Asset Management:...

  • Navigating the cloud: Why SAM is more important than ever

    BSA/Anglepoint “Is SAM still necessary if a company moves to the cloud? The answer is an unequivocal yes” In 2011 we conducted some research into ‘ITAM in the Cloud’ with Victoria Barber from Gartner. At the time, ITAM Review readers were telling us: a)   For the...

  • BSA appoints new President and Chief Executive

    Last week, the BSA, the trade group representing software vendors, announced the appointment of Victoria Espinel as its new President and Chief Executive. Under recently departed predecessor Robert Holleyman, the organization grew over several decades, from a tiny office to a major...

  • Should the BSA change their tune?

    Time to change the record? The BSA and other trade bodies such as FAST and SIIA have traditionally used a ‘Stick’ approach to raise license compliance up the corporate agenda. The CEO going to jail and fines are the usual battle cry (despite no executive responsible for...

  • The Barium Manifesto

    Barium: with clear visibility and transparency of the insides of the patient, the Doctor can make an informed prognosis. The Mega-Vendor Arab Spring In my experience the vast majority of businesses are enthusiastic about technology and are happy to pay a fair price for it. However,...

  • Who Are The BSA and What Power Do They Have?

    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...

  • BSA Fines: The Hidden Costs

    Quacquarelli Symonds - BSA Breach in 3 out of 10 Results (CLICK TO ENLARGE) The group behind www.topuniversities.com and www.topmba.com landed itself in the UK IT press for all the wrong reasons last week. It was reported that Quacquarelli Symonds Consulting Limited had to pay the...

  • Gartner: Reasons To Be Cheerful

    BSA Tweet The tweet above came the BSA reporting from the Gartner IT Financial, Procurement and Asset Management Summit in San Diego last week. Let’s hope this growth is matched by increased focus in this area by Gartner.

  • Should The BSA Charge for SAM Advantage?

    Following my recent article on the launch of SAM Advantage by the BSA – I received this anonymous contribution from an experienced SAM practitioner. In a nutshell – Software publishers have the most to gain from SAM education and create licensing complexity in the first...