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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 […]

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 […]

Upcoming Events in 2018

As spring approaches (though you wouldn’t believe it by looking out the window), we’re finalizing our schedule this year for conferences we will be attending. If you will be at any of these, we hope you’ll stop by to say hello. Also listed are upcoming webinars. March 27-28 – NERCOMP NERCOMP Annual Conference 2018 in […]

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 […]

Win the Software License Optimization Game with K2 KeyServer

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 […]

Sassafras K2 supports ISO 19770-2 and 19770-3 standards for Software Asset Management

I think it was sometime in the spring of 2006 that a seemingly unremarkable decision happened in a committee meeting that destined a small group of us to forever change the way that Software Asset Managers do their jobs. The meeting was the development group for the ISO/IEC 19770-2 SWID (software identification) standard. It was […]