As a vendor of software license management solutions, we prefer to focus on the positives of SAM, helping organizations understand how to make substantial cost savings by optimizing volume licensing agreements, re-harvesting unused applications and more.
But news this week that a UK safety firm has been forced to pay the Business Software Alliance (BSA) nearly £100,000 (US $160,550) for using unlicensed copies of software from Adobe, Autodesk, Microsoft and Symantec brings into sharp focus t... [More]
Adobe offer affordable purchasing options to Universities, Colleges and Research Councils allowing them to acquire products such as Creative Suite and Acrobat. These solutions, which help reduce the vast amount of paper that is used for administrative functions and make it easy to create forms and manage content, are now widely used and have become essential tools within these institutions.
Although the options are flexible and make it easy to acquire licences, many of those responsible for managing the compliance of these products, especially those purchasing concurrent licences, have informed me that it has become an arduous and an expensive task to manage and control their Adobe entitlement effectively. [More]