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 […]
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 […]
The October 2 image has been released, which includes version 18.104.22.168 of all K2 components. This release improves identification of certain programs, improves performance in large data sets, and fixes a rare KeyServer crash. For full details on all changes and bug fixes, visit the Release History.
As the newest member of the Sassafras team (who also happens to be brand new to the ITAM/SAM industry as well), I really didn’t know what to expect when I flew to Tampa to attend the ITAM Review Conference last week. Over the last month, I’ve read a lot about the industry, its practices, and our own software offering […]
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 […]
We are excited to announce that Sassafras Software has moved to a new location in Hanover. We spent many years in our old office — it served us well, but we’re thrilled to be in our new space. The new office is in the same building as the Dartmouth Entrepreneurial Network. As a company that […]
You Can’t Win the Game if You Don’t Play Expensive science and engineering software products like Autodesk, Bentley or Vectorworks often require the use of built-in or third party tools to manage concurrent use or “floating” licenses, prevent unauthorized use, and potentially even monitor and bill for overages. As a result, many IT and software procurement professionals think their organizations […]
The July 10 image has been released, which includes version 22.214.171.124 of all K2 components. This release fixes rare crashes in KSdbConsist and KeyServer, improves identification of certain Windows programs, and improves some functionality for importing and duplicating Purchases. For full details on all changes and bug fixes, visit the Release History.
The June 9 image has been released, which includes version 126.96.36.199 of all K2 components. This release contains an important change to KeyAccess so that a computer’s host name will be sent to the server instead of its fully qualified DNS name, reversing a change made in 7.4.1. It also fixes a bug that prevented […]
The May 7 image has been released, which includes version 7.4.1 of all K2 components. This release contains various minor bug fixes and functionality improvements. KeyServer 7.4.1 fixes a problem where some product definitions would not be retrieved from PRS. Also new in this release are a JDBC driver for accessing K2 data, and improvements to […]