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Sassafras K2 supports ISO 19770-2 and 19770-3 standards for Software Asset Management

I think it was sometime in the spring of 2006 that a seemingly unremarkable decision happened in a committee meeting that destined a small group of us to forever change the way that Software Asset Managers do their jobs. The meeting was the development group for the ISO/IEC 19770-2 SWID (software identification) standard. It was […]

Sassafras K2 One-day Training at LabMan 2017

Sassafras K2 Master Administrator One-day Intensive Wednesday, May 31, 2017, 8:30 – 4:30 Wright State University (The day before Labman 2017) You can learn how to obtain greater value from Sassafras K2 (“KeyServer”), and make yourself more valuable to your organization. Sassafras Software is offering a one-day, hands-on, interactive, discussion based training class the day […]

Something to Chew on, The MEGABYTE Act of 2016

Just when you thought Software Asset Management couldn’t get any more exciting, you may be keen to know that the government has made Software Asset Management (SAM) a priority. Under legislation passed on July 7th, 2016, the Making Electronic Government Accountable by Yielding Tangible Efficiencies Act of 2016, or MEGABYTE Act of 2016 for short, […]

Desktop to Datacenter, Virtual to Cloud – K2 does Software Asset Management

Sassafras K2-KeyServer version 7.4 released Sassafras Software, a pioneer in Software Asset Management (SAM) and IT Asset Management (ITAM), has released a major upgrade of its award-winning SAM/ITAM solution, K2-KeyServer. K2 version 7.4 adds support for Datacenter Processor Value Unit (PVU) and Core License Metrics, Configuration Logging with customizable alerts, an enhanced Web Interface and […]

Why is Software Usage Metering so important?

Those of us who have been around in the IT Asset Management (ITAM) sector for any length of time have heard it said – and probably even said it ourselves – that Software License Optimization (SLO) can not be fully accomplished without Software Usage Metering! Effective License Position I recently read an article about Effective […]

Sassafras K2 Version 7.3 released

New Sections feature facilitates Federated Management Sassafras Software, a pioneer in Software Asset Management (SAM) and IT Asset Management (ITAM), has released a major upgrade of its award-winning product, K2 – KeyAuditor & KeyServer. Version 7.3 adds support for administrative Sections and Federated Management, more flexible Access Control, and audit and usage tracking of Java […]

Hardware Asset Management with Sassafras K2

IT Asset Management

A K2 administrator recently told me about some ways that he uses K2-KeyServer to manage the lifecycle and total cost of ownership (TCO) of his computers. His organization acquires computers in different ways. Sometimes they purchase computers for individual staff, other times they might lease computers for teams, projects, or computing labs. For every computer, […]

Sassafras K2 Version 7.2 released

New customizable web based dashboards Sassafras Software, a pioneer in Software Asset Management (SAM) and IT Asset Management (ITAM), has released a major upgrade of its award-winning product, K2 – KeyAuditor & KeyServer. Version 7.2 adds support for user based license metrics, and it introduces an integrated web-based reporting dashboard that puts important data summarization […]