Tag: ISO/IEC 19770

Creating SAM Objects

Creating SAM Objects

Creating SAM Objects: We know that Software Asset Management is, by definition, the right blend of systems, people and processes to effectively manage software and software-related assets through every aspect of their IT lifecycle.  Much has been made of what technologies we apply to this cocktail of controls; licensing knowledge is essential to understand the… Continue reading Creating SAM Objects

SAM and Software ID Tags

SAM and Software ID Tags

SAM and Software ID Tags: If we take a step back from the keyboard and think about why we put ourselves through the IT assault course that is Software Asset Management, then very quickly we can arrive at the source answers as prescribed by ISO 19770-1: Risk Management Cost Control Competitive Advantage Equally, we might… Continue reading SAM and Software ID Tags

Where have all the silver bullets gone?

Where have all the silver bullets gone?

Where have all the silver bullets gone? “One install equals one licence”, “OEM software lives and dies with the machine”, “You don’t own the software, merely the rights to use the software” etc. etc. Fast forward to today: “Your Oracle ordering document takes precedence over any pre-existing contract you might have signed”, “Improving your processor… Continue reading Where have all the silver bullets gone?