As part of the ITAM Review's 2012 SAM Tools Group Test, License Dashboard Enterprise Suite (License Manager, Discovery and SAM Portal) was compared and analyzed against other SAM tools available on the market.The review highlights 3 key strengths which set License Dashboard apart, namely:
1) The ability to provide a workbench for a number of sources -License Manager can import and aggregate multiple inventory sources. From the other side of the entitlement equation it also pro... [More]
In 2006, I worked with a group of software industry specialists to help define an international standard for Software Asset Management (ISO/IEC 19770-1:2006). Based on ITIL best practice, this standard was developed to enable organizations to prove that they were performing Software Asset Management (SAM) to a standard sufficient to satisfy corporate governance requirements and ensure effective support for IT service management overall. Since the launch of this standard, License Dashboard ... [More]
The US-based Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), which represents vendors in the software and digital content industries, has issued a press release stating that it paid out more 'rewards' to those reporting software and content piracy in the last quarter of 2011 than in the previous two years.
While the US $35,500 paid out to five individuals is far less than the body's stated maximum incentive of $1 million per case, the fact that this is a record payout by the SIIA should... [More]