For almost any electrical or mechanical device you can buy, there’s some form of appropriate quality assurance scheme – from the British “kite mark” and “CE” stamps for electrical goods through to NCAP ratings for motor vehicle safety. But what about software? And specifically Software Asset Management or License Management applications?
Since these tools have been on the market, the companies that develop them have been free to make whatever marketing and sales claims they see fit without mu... [More]
Over the last 10 years, I have project managed some of the largest Software Asset Management (SAM) projects in the UK. During this time, I have found the biggest challenge to most organizations is locating their historical license records. Attempting to gather physical license evidence and find individuals who have worked within the purchasing department with a good recollection of all known license transactions is near impossible. Even those organizations that have kept reasonable records... [More]