"How to Measure Data Quality and Protect Against Software Audits"
High data quality is necessary to protect against software audits,
but it's not easy to get. The scope of data collection is complex
and the most diverse process steps must be followed to gather
Christof Beaupoil of Aspera GmbH explains in this article a new
KPI to track and measure data quality for software license
Read the article online at "Network World" or right here as a download.
"Global Software License Management For Large Organizations"
An independent study confirms Aspera SmartTrack is the tool of choice for large organizations.
"It's a Jungle Out There"
The world of software license management is not a simple one. With every new technological advancement like virtualization and the cloud and each new license metric introduced by publishers license management becomes that much more challenging. Although companies understand the benefits of license management, not every company knows what to expect from a license management project.
Bernhard Boehler, managing partner at Aspera, explains Software License Management: When to start and What to expect in the latest issue of the ITAK magazine.
"Seven Steps to License Management Maturity"
Gartner says license costs can be reduced by 30%. Great, but where does the 30% come from?
The answer to this question is license management.
In order for this to happen two worlds have to be combined. The software world of bits and bytes, that makes up the license demand, and the procurement world that?s supposed to satisfy this demand through contracts and license purchases.
At Aspera we have created the A-Model to demonstrate how the millions upon millions of individual pieces of information in these two worlds are brought together, so that you can answer the 30% question.
Read the complete article here.
"Buyer Beware when Purchasing Used Software"
Used software offers an opportunity for both the seller and the buyer to operate more cost effectively--an important consideration given the state of the economy. However, while every penny counts and saving money seems like a no-brainer, it is imperative that the buyer of used software fully understand the licensing and legal issues involved in transferring "ownership" of the software.
Aspera explains in the latest post on PC World Business Center.
Read the complete article here.
"SKU License Management"
The key to producing business value is to make the software - license connection. Transparently connect the software used by the business to the licenses purchased by IT.
Read this article by Aspera developer Dr. Christian Seeling, in the ITAK magazine Volume 4, Issue 8 on pages 6-8.
"Avoid the CIO's Knife"
Software license management can significantly reduce financial and legal risk, but only when the software and license inventories are well maintained and contain reliable data. How does a license manager ensure high data quality?
Aspera Co-founder Christof Beaupoil explains in the ITAK magazine Volume 4, Issue 6 on pages 10-11.
"The Dark Side of a Virtual World - Software License Management in the Virtual Era"
Software Developer, Dr. Christian Seeling of Aspera GmbH talks about gearing up for Changes in license models due to virtualization.
You can read the article in ITAK magazine Volume 3, Issue 11/08 on pages 25-26.
"A New Era of Software Licensing"
In an interview in Processor magazine Christof Beaupoil sheds light on the challenges of managing software licenses in virtualized environments.
You can find the interview in Vol. 30, issue 47/08, page 22 in the Processor Magazine or directly here.
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