K2-KeyServer Configuration Training at NERCOMP

Host Location: Worcester, MA – December 1, 2009: NERCOMP (NorthEast Regional Computing Program) will host a K2 User Group meeting on December 1, 2009 at College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA. Workshop organizers, Margaret Stancer of Amherst College, and Vince Spiars of Wesleyan University, extend an invitation to all K2-KeyServer administrators to attend this […]

K2 version 6.2 released with New tools for Software Cost Reduction

Hanover, NH – September 8, 2009: Just in time to address current economic challenges, Sassafras Software has released the next major version of K2 – KeyAuditor & KeyServer with important new tools for optimizing, automating, and simplifying the management of software assets throughout an enterprise. K2 version 6.2 integrates new measurement metrics into application usage […]

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 […]

K2 – KeyAuditor & KeyServer Training at Goldsmiths, University of London

New Cross, London: Sassafras Software is pleased to confirm the details of a Sassafras K2 User Group meeting and K2 training session at the Ian Gulland Lecture Theatre, Goldsmiths, University of London, New Cross, London on Tuesday afternoon, 4 November, 2008. Prompt registration is encouraged but not required for attendance. Sassafras User Group Meeting and […]

ISO/IEC 19770-3 Convened

The ISO/IEC 19770-3 Other Working Group (“OWG”) was convened on September 9, 2008. Over thirty Software Asset Management (SAM) industry participants had joined the work as of that date and more are continuing to join. The Working Group has been tasked with drafting an international data standard for software license entitlement tags. As I have […]

Development Begins for ISO/IEC 19770-3 Software Entitlement Tag Data Standard

Hanover, NH – August 25, 2008: John Tomeny of Sassafras Software Inc has been appointed as Convener of the ISO/IEC 19770-3 working group. The working group has been tasked by the joint technical committee (JTC1) of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) with drafting an international data standard for […]

Sassafras K2 Supports new Adobe Licensing Options

Hanover, NH – July 2, 2007: In June 2007, Adobe Systems Incorporated reintroduced the concurrent-use licensing option for Adobe Acrobat products. Education customers can purchase concurrent licensing rights for Adobe Acrobat 8 Standard, Professional, and 3D under the CLP volume pricing program. Concurrent licensing continues to be offered for all Adobe CS3 products under the same program. Details […]

Sassafras Software Leads SAM Standards Development

Hanover, NH – May 2, 2007: Sassafras Software recently accepted a leadership role in developing an international standard for software licensing entitlements. John Tomeny* of Sassafras is leading a committee of major software developers and corporate software asset managers in the creation of an important new computing standard. The proposed SAM Software Entitlement standard will […]

K2 Version 6.1 Released

Hanover, NH – June 7, 2006: Sassafras Software, the pioneer of desktop software usage management, began shipping K2 – KeyAuditor & KeyServer version 6.1 today. K2 6.1 makes auditing, discovery, and management of software programs easier than ever. A new reporting architecture includes scheduling features to automatically run reports on a recurring basis, a web […]