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  • 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...

  • Process Template: Software Authorization and Procurement

    Click to Enlarge One of our Virtual User Group (VUG) members has kindly shared their process for authorization and procurement of software. If you are starting to build your process from scratch or looking to refresh your existing processes I hope you find this document useful. I...

  • 1E Launches SCCM Plugin to Target Software Waste

    You might know 1E for their NightWatchman brand, famous for switching off PCs at night when they are not in use and saving energy. 1E boasts some 16 million licenses across 1400 customers and the company claims that over 90% of their customers use the Microsoft SCCM platform for systems...

  • Software Vendor Negotiations: When To Get a Lawyer Involved?

    This article has been contributed by Scott D. Rosenberg of Miro Consulting. As consultants who help companies during software negotiations and audits, we often get involved with their internal legal counsel, and occasionally their external counsel.  Senior executives usually believe...

  • The Exposure and Expense of Software Non-Compliance

    ITAM industry veteran Alan Plastow and Integrity Software deliver a deep dive into the risks and costs associated with non-compliance and dealing with enforcement agencies. In this recorded webinar Al provides an overview of: Worldwide Enforcement Agencies Compliance Exposures...

  • Bristol-Myers Squibb SAM Case Study

    As a result of the work I did with the Infrastructure Executive Board last year I am able to share  a great SAM case study. It details how Bristol-Myers Squibb, a global BioPharmaceutical company with over 30,000 employees implemented their software asset management process. It is...

  • Flexera Software Buys ManageSoft

    Flexera Software (formerly Acresso) has strengthened their technology portfolio in the Enterprise level SAM software space with the acquisition of ManageSoft. Flexera Software has a focus on high end applications in the