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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 7.1.0.5 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 […]

Software Cost Reduction at IAITAM ACE

John Tomeny from Sassafras Software presented a talk today at the IAITAM ACE on the topic of software license optimization and cost reduction. He explained that 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 […]

IRS report reveals typical License Management mistakes

An IRS report titled “Desktop and Laptop Software License Management Is Not Being Adequately Performed” has been released. Network World ran an article titled Software piracy discovered at the IRS, and of course it became big news in the Software Asset Management industry. Somehow we always react with outrage every time the government makes any […]

Entitlement based Software Asset Management

Screencast: presentation by John Tomeny I was recently asked the question “What are the key components of Software Asset Management (“SAM”)?” As I considered this, I realized that I like to start such a discussion by defining the outcomes (or goals) of the SAM effort. In 2008 and again in 2011, the ISO/IEC 19770 International […]

Sassafras K2 Version 7.1 released

Enhances Software Identification and Hardware Discovery Hanover, NH – May 28, 2013: Sassafras Software, a pioneer in Software Asset Management (SAM) and IT Asset Management (ITAM), has released a major upgrade of its award-winning product, K2 – KeyAuditor & KeyServer. Version 7.1 introduces a new software Product Recognition Service (PRS) to accompany K2’s extensive SAM […]

Sassafras K2 Version 7.0 released

Entitlement-based Software Asset Management Hanover, NH – November 1, 2011: Sassafras Software, a pioneer in Software Asset Management (SAM) and IT Asset Management (ITAM), has released a major upgrade of its award-winning product, K2 – KeyAuditor & KeyServer. Version 7.0 adds purchase histories and product recognition to K2’s usage tracking, hardware & software auditing, and […]

Sassafras Software Integrates Software Purchase and Entitlement Tracking into K2 v7

Hanover, NH – October 18, 2010: Sassafras Software, a long time innovator in the fields of Software Asset Management (SAM) and IT Asset Management (ITAM), is adding comprehensive software purchase tracking tools to the next major release of its award winning product, K2 – KeyAuditor & KeyServer. With the release of K2 version 7, the […]

K2 receives 2010 CODiE Award for “Best Asset Management Solution”

K2 – KeyAuditor & KeyServer receives the 2010 CODiE Award for “Best Asset Management Solution” San Francisco, CA – May 11, 2010: K2 – KeyAuditor & KeyServer, from Sassafras Software, has been named the Best Asset Management Solution in the 2010 CODiE Awards competition. This prestigious award was presented to Sassafras Software by the Software […]

Using K2 for Software License Compliance, Security, and Cost reduction

Three critically important topics to any IT Asset Manager are software license compliance, security, and hardware/software cost reduction. Our customers have proven that K2 is extremely effective at addressing these important issues in one common, well-integrated interface. Following are some examples of their experiences. Scott Lemm, a K2 administrator formerly at University of Michigan and […]