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KeyServer Presentations at LabMan 2018

If you’re a KeyServer administrator–or interested in becoming one–and you’re attending LabMan 2018, you’re invited to join us for two training and information sessions we’re hosting this year. One is a pre-conference session on Tuesday, May 22nd, and the other is a break-out session on the 23rd featuring a live demonstration of lab maps in […]

Rochester Institute of Technology College of Imaging Arts and Sciences Integrates KeyServer Data with 3rd-Party Management Tools

Like many of our clients, Rochester Institute of Technology College of Imaging Arts and Sciences originally purchased their KeyServer many years ago for management of concurrent use software titles like Adobe Creative Suite, and although the KeyServer has been running steadily for the last 20 years, the shift toward cloud has reduced their need for […]

US Navy Allegedly Pirates Over Half a Billion Dollars Worth of VR Software

Without a Software Asset Management product monitoring installation and usage of software, comparing them to entitlement counts using the correct metric, it can be nearly impossible to remain in compliance with publishers’ terms and conditions. And although it’s the government’s job to enforce contract law—and it has been particularly aggressive in doing so over the […]

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 […]

Lab Computer and Software Availability Maps in K2 KeyServer

Though availability maps have been around since the 7.2 version of KeyServer, we’ve found that many K2 administrators either still aren’t aware of them, or they just aren’t sure where to start when it comes to implementing them. Therefore, we’ve put together the video above to help you get going. If you’d prefer to read through the instructions, […]

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 […]

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 […]