If you’ve been reading the IT media over the last few weeks, you may have caught wind of a storm brewing over a change of licensing rules to retail copies of its Office software. Thanks to an eagle-eyed reporter in Australia, a previously-unannounced change was found in the licensing terms that meant retail copies of Office 2013 were tied to a single machine for life – with no opportunity to move the software to a new piece of hardware.
When challenged, Microsoft’s response was initially con... [More]
Those of you with a penchant for English political history will know that it was (supposedly) British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli who described three kinds of lie in the 1800s: “Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics.”
In some ways, it seems as if not much has changed in the intervening 200 years. We are still won over by big figures, often if they even contradict our own experiences. Unfortunately, software management is no exception to this rule. Here, statistics often relate to... [More]
We’ve known it has been coming for a while, but now that the Microsoft UK price rise (to bring UK pounds pricing in line with the Euro) is now just six weeks away it seems that little bit more real. And perhaps a little bit more scary. For some organizations in the UK (academic pricing is exempt), this could mean that after July 1st, they are going to pay as much as 33.5 per cent more for their Microsoft licenses. In simple terms, a mix of Microsoft licenses that today would cost an orga... [More]
According to IT analyst firm, Gartner, the average organization now stands around a 55 per cent chance of being audited by at least one software vendor in any given 12-month period. In plain English, that means you are now more likely than not to face at least one software audit in 2012. But what is it that makes you a target for a vendor software audit? Is it just chance, or is there some method behind the vendors’ selection process?
Research conducted earlier this year by gl... [More]
When looking at improving the management of software licenses across the organization, we typically talk about the reconciliation of two distinct data sets: the software audit/inventory data from PCs and servers on the network and the entitlements held in the license repository. After all, when you know what is installed on the network and how that relates to your current license entitlements, you can start to identify areas where you have a potential licensing shortfall as well as a... [More]
Licence Manager 5 marks a major milestone in the evolution of software asset management, with the introduction of software metering, designed to show managers not only which applications are installed across the network, but whether they are being actively used. By highlighting applications which are installed, but not used regularly, License Manager 5 enables organisations to re-harvest software licenses or improve their compliance position by removing unused software from the network.
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This event will be an excellent opportunity to network with fellow users, as well as meet the License Dashboard team and hear about our exciting plans for future product releases. The event will take place at the Cabinet War Rooms in central London on the morning of 27 September, finishing at lunchtime. 09:30 Arrive and Buffet Breakfast/Refreshments10:00 Welcome and Introductions10:10 License Dashboard Company Update10:20 Introducing SAM Portal 10:50 License Dashboard/Dashboard Discovery Roadmap... [More]
It wasn't just the stars on Hollywood Boulevard that shone brightly at the recent Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference in Los Angeles. Among the many new and exciting technologies being presented to over 20,000 Microsoft staff and partners, there was a particular independent software vendor attracting more than its fair share of attention.
That's right, License Dashboard really was a star at the Microsoft WPC!
Why? Because Software Asset Management (SAM) and License Management have nev... [More]
Over recent weeks, License Dashboard has been involved in a UK Government initiative called the 'Innovation Launch Pad'. The brainchild of senior executives at the Cabinet Office, SMEs from across the UK were invited to submit a wide variety of proposals outlining how they could save the UK taxpayer money through government department cost savings.
License Dashboard jumped at the opportunity and prepared a proposal to show how through our Software Asset Management (SAM) Portal and License Dashb... [More]
Faster, more intelligent, more effective license management is here!
As the leading license management software, License Dashboard facilitates and drives more Software Asset Management (SAM) programs than any other application on today's market.
License Dashboard helps organizations maximize their software investments and minimize risks by providing an intuitive and intelligent solution for managing software licenses. The engine behind more Software Asset Management (SAM) programs than a... [More]