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Photoshop This! The Adobe Licensing Decision

Publishers change the way they sell their software all the time, so the last few years of Adobe licensing changes, though huge, really aren’t that surprising. Unfortunately, however, many colleges and universities, out of shock and/or exasperation, seem to have surrendered, bought a site license for Creative Cloud, and decided that there’s just no point […]

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

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 can’t win. The publishers have boxed us into a corner, and Software Asset Management just helps […]