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Tag: Software Licensing

Articles

  • IT Asset Manager Fired for License Shortfall

    Editor’s Note: News that an ITAM Review reader was fired due to a license shortfall attracted considerable interest and debate on the LinkedIn group. In this article the IT Asset Manager shares her story in her own words. If this situation arose in Europe my uneducated guess...

  • Microsoft Product Use Rights (PUR)

    The Devil is in the details This article has been contributed by Sean Robinson of License Dashboard. Microsoft Product Use Rights Document – the hidden font of Microsoft licensing knowledge! As any Software Asset Manager should know, a license is actually the right to use a piece...

  • Microsoft Licensing in the Cloud ‘As Complicated as Ever’

    Jeff Parker, Directions on Microsoft (DOM) I admire Directions on Microsoft (DOM) for their high quality content and professionalism, so it was a pleasure to have the opportunity to interview Jeff Parker, President. In this interview we explore DOM’s unique take on ‘miles...

  • Smart virtual machine licensing for 55% cost saving

    Capacity transformation and control software company CiRBA has launched a new Software License Control System designed to enable organisations to reduce the costs associated with processor-based software licensing. The firm claims to be able to help realise cost savings by an average...

  • Why SAM Needs to Focus on Cloud

    "Migrating expensive, server software to shared services and cloud based infrastructure without a proper understanding of the risks involved will cost enterprises millions of dollars." Microsoft WPC (Worldwide Partner Conference) was held in July. I was delighted to be asked...

  • Quick Guide to Second-Hand Software (Part 2 of 3)

    Demystifying the Mist Surrounding Second-hand Software This article has been contributed by Noel Unwin of Discount-Licensing.com Part One – Industry Dynamics Part Two -Demystifying the Mist Part Three – The Legalities Part 2 of 3: Demystifying the Mist Having taken...

  • KPMG: Compelling Events That Bolster The Business Case for SAM

    Piggybacking Other Projects to Support SAM This article has been contributed by Phil Gillett, Senior Manager in the Software Licensing and Asset Management team at KPMG. How do you spot compelling events within an organization that might lead to a business case for SAM, asks Phil...

  • Using True-Up Data to Build SAM Momentum

    This is another article for beginners (See the others in the series here). We discussed in ‘Our Software Licensing Is a Mess – Where do we Start?’ that we ought to use the 80/20 rule to select a low number of specific software vendors to focus on first. On the basis that by...

  • Our Software Licensing Is a Mess – Where Do We Start?

    If you’ve been assigned responsibility for sorting out that prickly mess called software, you might be asking yourself – Holy moley! Where do I start? If you are a newcomer to managing software, may I offer you two pieces of advice? You might be feeling slightly overwhelmed by...

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