Audits are inevitable. But they’re also manageable. Here are four tips that will make handling an audit easier.
Early survey results suggest organizations typically underestimate the amount of resources and effort required to maintain SAM technology, and that functionality doesn’t quite match the original [...]
Looking back on 2014, it’s clear to us that IT asset management (ITAM), and more specifically software licensing, was a top priority for many organizations. We published 93 posts in 2014, and [...]
In my first post in the calculating product audit risk (PAR) series, I discussed how organizations should have two different strategies for managing their overall software estate. For the set of [...]
When it comes to compliance risk, we suggest that organizations craft two very different strategies for their overall software estate. Depending on the software, companies should either manage [...]
There's no denying that software asset management (SAM) is important. It prevents overspending and compliance breaches, and helps organizations anticipate IT needs. But how to actually handle SAM [...]
We recently calculated the costs and compliance risks of under-licensing software. But using more licenses than you're paying for shouldn't be your organization's only concern. Almost every [...]
Properly licensing software in a virtual environment can be a challenge for many organizations, and I've heard the process described as everything from a "minefield" to "a ticking time [...]