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  • Re-cycling hardware opens the door to re-cycling software

    In a recent article on process of the month, we looked at a process to address the recycling of software licences on an IT estate, based on the assumption that the hardware was live, and was remaining with the company and also that the software was not being used in a 90 day period. However,...

  • Process of the Month – Software Change Management Process

    Firstly, sincerest thanks to all of those who re-tweeted re-posted or even “liked” this feature on LinkedIn – the viewing stats were beyond anything I could have hoped for. As Piaras MacDonnell (Pronounced Pierce to those of a non-Celtic tongue) of SureDatum made an early...

  • Office 365 licensing restrictions push Reed towards Google Apps

    The technology landscape is shifting all the time with changes being brought about by virtualization, mobility and cloud. With this dynamism and force for change in mind, I was particularly interested to speak this week to Mark Ridley, head of technology at the UK job site Reed.co.uk...

  • Review: License Dashboard

    This independent review of License Dashboard Enterprise Suite from License Dashboard is part of our 2012 SAM Tools Review. See all participants and terms of the review here. Executive Summary Elevator Pitch The product the License Auditor built Strengths Built from the ground...

  • 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...

  • Quick Guide to Second-Hand Software (Part 1 of 3)

    "Some statements from software vendors in this space may seek to cloud your judgement and paint a shady tone of grey" This article has been contributed by Noel Unwin of Discount-Licensing.com Part One – Industry Dynamics Part Two -Demystifying the Mist Part Three...

  • Microsoft to Embed ISO/IEC 19770-2 Software ID Tags

    Heather Young, Global Manager, SAM Services and Partners, Microsoft Corporation Great news for the SAM Industry this week. Software giant Microsoft has announced adoption of ISO/IEC 19770-2 software identification tags. Heather Young, Global Manager, SAM Services and Partners, Microsoft...

  • 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...

  • IBM – The Dark Horse of Software Audits?

    Are Companies Underestimating IBM Audits? I recently interviewed Alan Swahn, VP of Product Management at Flexera Software. We discussed IBM Licensing and the IBM audit program. Q. Why IBM? Shouldn’t companies spend more time focusing on Microsoft, Adobe or Oracle audit compliance? Many...