Here’s Why Fashion and Pirated Software Don’t Mix
Adobe confronted the clothing retailer about these infringements, use of the unlicensed products continued, putting to rest any question that this was a mistake.
by Danielle Livy on June 10, 2015
Vendors are becoming more aggressive about auditing businesses and are making millions from those found out of compliance with software licensing agreements. As it happens, mergers and acquisitions are one of the key triggers for an audit, because vendors know this is when companies are most likely to be found out of compliance, landing them some quick, easy cash.
by Matt Shanklin on April 29, 2015
It's the dread of every IT manager in the world -- a big vendor waltzes into the office prepared to conduct a licensing audit. Knowing what types of licenses are out there and having a capable IT asset management system will help you stay on top of this issue.
by David Faby on April 20, 2015
The only way to ensure that your company will come out of an audit unscathed is to conduct regular and thorough self-audits. Most companies, unfortunately, are guilty of conducting only surface-level self-audits.
by Chris Walls on March 12, 2015
Software and other apps can be easy to install, and then just as easy to forget about. That is, until they eventually start to slow everything down. When your IT service desk is responsible for all the machines in your organization, unnecessary software can lead to license noncompliance, slow processes down, and distract your IT team from more important projects. A software asset management strategy is part of any smart service desk.
by Donald Norman on January 13, 2015
A number of situations within today's business environment still require asset management, including the influx of BYOD and the explosion of virtual computing. Software Asset Management isn't dead, but it is morphing into TAM: Technology Asset Management.
by Adam Shearin on November 18, 2014
Software asset management is theoretically how organizations keep software spending within budget. With software accounting for around 30% of IT spending, keeping software purchases under control is an important goal. Unfortunately, "vanity purchasing" - the IT equivalent of retail therapy - is a problem for many organizations
by Kyle Shepard on February 24, 2014
Software asset management, or SAM, is critical to any business that uses software, i.e., yours. If you get caught with a mismatch between the number of licenses and the number of software instances running, one of two things will happen: 1. If you have more licenses than necessary, you’ll feel like a putz for spending […]
by Oz Merchant on December 23, 2013