Software publishers tend to audit the customers they believe are most far out of license compliance. It is just another line of business for software publishing companies and the return on investment is quite high. But it is not a level playing field for all involved, as software license metrics have become very complex. Mandatory
Software Asset Management can strengthen security tools and processes, significantly improving a company’s ability to protect data and drive performance.
Where are the decisions made?
The provision of software to employees is a business decision. A user-facing software app store - essentially a software catalog - ensures that requests for software have a defined workflow behind them, so any software request can’t escape from a business line manager approval.
Workflow processes ensure compliance and consistence, crucial for the organization’s drive for authorized software deployment. Here’s the link between SAM and information security, as described in the well written Deloitte article - minimizing the threat landscape -.
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Welcome to the second in our series for our new feature – The End User Review. We have had a number of entries for this feature, so thank you very much to everyone that has contributed so far.
Ma be some eye-openers in this article!
Automate SAM using License Management as a Service (LMaaS) for effective software asset management
Software license management goes beyond compliance and builds on your internal governance processes. Step away from transactional licensing tasks and take your license management decisions based on 24x7 available web-enabled dashboards and reports.
Some of the benefits… Save time and money Fast implementation means no disruption to normal business activities and because our service is delivered through the cloud there’s no need for the re-engineering of any existing internal IT infrastructure...
License Management as a Service means
- enabling SAM teams to focus on proactive actions
- being audit ready in days rather than months
- introducing cost efficiency through ongoing management savings
- connecting (multiple) existing inventory solution to be queried by the LMaaS agent
The complexity of software licensing rules is holding consumers back from being truly effective
Software is designed to support productivity, not to hindr it!
Our collegues at License Dashboard made some observations why Li cense Managemen as a Service could help Software Asset Managers to focus on busines priorities rather than transactional tasks.
Libby Phillipps of License Dashboard discusses SAM and Infosec in this article on SAMChannel -...
Our collegues at License Dashboard take a different angle to underpin license management importance. Un-identified devices and their software present so far unknown security risks to the organisation. BYOD is another potential challenger. Renew your awareness about license management an ITsecuruty risks.
12 Box Assessment: We’ve completed a number of SAM assessments for end user organisations over the last few years.
A sound process model and some authority will help you to implement a healthy SAM services plan; plus some insights why you may have to recruit external expertise to reach your goals