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Upcoming Events in 2018

As spring approaches (though you wouldn’t believe it by looking out the window), we’re finalizing our schedule this year for conferences we will be attending. If you will be at any of these, we hope you’ll stop by to say hello. Also listed are upcoming webinars. March 27-28 – NERCOMP NERCOMP Annual Conference 2018 in […]

KeyServer Fundamentals: Network Organization and Hardware Management

Two sessions available: Wednesday, February 28th 10AM EST (3PM UTC)  or 7PM EST (11AM March 1st AEDT)   We’ve heard it a thousand times: “We don’t need SAM anymore because Adobe and Microsoft went to the cloud, license management is built in for this and that, and we just buy site licenses for everything now.” In other words: “We […]

SAM and K2 KeyServer in the Age of GDPR

In case you thought software license compliance wasn’t complex, confusing, or expensive enough already–say hello to GDPR, Europe’s well-intentioned approach to maximizing complexity, confusion, and cost in the name of personal data privacy and security. What is GDPR? GDPR stands for “General Data Protection Regulation.” It’s a new EU law with implications that reach far beyond the […]

ITAM Lifetime Achievements

On November 10, I traveled to Maidenhead, England to attend the annual ITAM Review Awards Banquet and present a Lifetime Achievement Award to a surprised colleague, David Bicket. David recently volunteered his time for 7 years to lead a distinguished group of Software Asset Management and IT Asset Management (SAM/ITAM) savants in developing a remarkable […]

Microsoft SAM: When Publishers Manage your Software Assets for You

  What would you do if your tax preparer signed a deal with the Internal Revenue Service to “help” you comply with tax laws by forwarding them your pay stubs, bank statements, and other asset details, so that they could compare this “raw data” to your current and previous years’ tax filings, make sure there were no “compliance” issues, and […]

CCleaning Up The Trojan Mess

I came across an article a couple of days ago that explained how hackers had managed to embed a “decapitated botnet” (trojan malware) into the installer package of the computer storage and registry utility CCleaner (version 5.33, released August 15, 2017), by Piriform Ltd., which was recently purchased by security giant Avast. As reported: Talos recently […]