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BSA report on SAM in Cloud Computing

The Cloud

The Software Alliance (a.k.a the “BSA”) has published an interesting paper on the importance of Software Asset Management (SAM) in Cloud Computing. In summary, Cloud computing does not exempt an organization from their need for SAM but rather, the cloud requires its own additional management policies and procedures. Fortunately, usage and entitlement optimization reporting for […]

License Optimization and Software Cost Reduction

Reconcile Software Entitlements

In today’s world of Software Asset Management, we have long been distracted by managing the Intellectual Property (IP) asset owned by the software publisher rather than managing and optimizing the software license entitlement asset owned by the customer. There is one simple habit practiced by the vast majority of software asset managers today that causes […]

Software Cost Reduction at IAITAM ACE

John Tomeny from Sassafras Software presented a talk today at the IAITAM ACE on the topic of software license optimization and cost reduction. He explained that in today‚Äôs world of Software Asset Management, we have long been distracted by managing the Intellectual Property (IP) asset owned by the software publisher rather than managing and optimizing […]

Entitlement based Software Asset Management

Screencast: presentation by John Tomeny I was recently asked the question “What are the key components of Software Asset Management (“SAM”)?” As I considered this, I realized that I like to start such a discussion by defining the outcomes (or goals) of the SAM effort. In 2008 and again in 2011, the ISO/IEC 19770 International […]

Adobe Creative Cloud and CS6 Licensing

K2-KeyServer continues to manage license compliance and cost reduction analysis for CS6 products, and can also be used to optimize licensing and reduce the costs of Creative Cloud products. K2 provides definitive analysis of software usage that aids in optimizing licensing contracts and reducing the cost of software for all products – whether delivered through […]

Using K2 for Software License Compliance, Security, and Cost reduction

Three critically important topics to any IT Asset Manager are software license compliance, security, and hardware/software cost reduction. Our customers have proven that K2 is extremely effective at addressing these important issues in one common, well-integrated interface. Following are some examples of their experiences. Scott Lemm, a K2 administrator formerly at University of Michigan and […]

Audit-centric vs. Entitlement-centric Software Asset Management (SAM)

The software industry has always struggled with two conflicting streams of thought on software licensing. At the risk of oversimplification, on one side of the table sit software publishers whose primary interests are intellectual property protection, piracy prevention, and revenue generation. On the other side are Software Asset Management (SAM) practitioners who simply want to […]