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Five Cost Reduction Strategies in Software Asset Management

Software Cost Reduction

K2’s entitlement-based approach to Software Asset Management can get companies to cost reduction very quickly. We regularly receive feedback from customers who experience great success at hardware and software cost reduction and cost containment. K2 helps them to efficiently deliver software and hardware assets and IT services to their user communities. There are many specific […]

Invitation to Participate in Testing ISO/IEC 19770-3 Software License Entitlement Standard

ISO/IEC 19770 SAM Standards

Development of the ISO/IEC 19770-3 software license entitlement standard has recently reached a milestone achievement with the publication of Committee Draft 2, which has recently been distributed to national standards bodies for international review and balloting. And with that achievement, John Tomeny (the convener of the team responsible for the development of 19770-3) is extending […]

Sassafras Software Congratulates new 2013 IAITAM Fellows


Sassafras would like to congratulate Barbara Sellers, IT Director and IT Asset Manager at USAA, and Heather Young, Microsoft Global Director of SAM Programs, as the newest members of the internationally respected IAITAM Fellowship program. The IAITAM Fellow designation is the highest level of personal professional recognition offered by IAITAM, and is awarded on a […]

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 […]

Website Redesigned

We are pleased to announce the launch of our redesigned website. Perhaps you have already noticed it over the past month or so – we hope you like it. This is the 4th major redesign we’ve done. For your amusement, here is a screenshot of the earliest snapshot in the Wayback Machine, from 1997 – […]

K2 supports Win 8.1 and Mac 10.9

Yesterday we released a new image (2013-10-28), and with this release, all components of K2 fully support the latest OS versions from Microsoft and Apple. Deploy KeyAccess on Windows 8.1 and Server 2012 R2 in order to work around Microsoft’s OS version bug so that 8.1 is reported to KeyAccess instead of 8.0 (see […]

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 […]