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  • Forever 21 Pirated Copies of Adobe Software

    Forever 21 store in Singapore On January 29th, The Verge reported that Adobe is suing the fashion chain Forever 21 for a number of copyright infringements and un-licensed software. The Verge states that: “Forever 21 pirated 63 different instances of Adobe software including copies...

  • Picking the right SAM tool (Part 2 of 2)

    Ensure your SAM tool can dig deep and get all of the data you need. Read Part 1 in our series of articles on SAM tools here. What to look for in a good SAM Tool This is a tough call to make, as everyone’s needs are different. Let’s assume an organisation wants a solid ‘all-round’...

  • Setting the scope of SAM design

    The views of the writer in no way reflect those of the organisations he’s working or worked in. Pick any definition you like of Software Asset Management. I’ll go with the ITIL version: “Software Asset Management (SAM) is all of the infrastructure and processes necessary...

  • Do you need a Microsoft Licensing boot camp?

    Microsoft Licensing changes have caused confusion amongst many Microsoft is one of, if not the biggest and most used software vendors currently on the market.  They provide a variety of desktop and server based products including the Office bundle, Visio, Project, Windows Server...

  • Tips for the next generation of SAM professionals

    “Do your homework” Based on my experiences, here are my top tips for the next generation of SAM professionals. Absorb information You can learn a lot from your colleagues, both good and bad: Learn from their mistakes and successes Understand how they are doing things...

  • How many machines, really?

    “Lack of visibility is the biggest challenge” The most common challenge we face when starting a new software / IT asset management project is obtaining reliable data on exactly how many assets we’re dealing with. Lack of visibility is the biggest challenge. In SAM/ITAM...

  • License Management: Five Steps To Maximise Software ROI

    This article has been contributed by Brent Pietrzak from Flexera Software. Nearly every company I know is faced with budget constraints, but very few recognize just how much money they have tied up in software licenses and how much of that they could save with strategic software...