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Jo Ann Goodier
Software self-audits are a necessary - some might say evil - component of a good Software Asset Management program. As a reminder, a necessary evil is an evil that must be allowed for a greater good to result. Let’s focus on that greater good for a minute.
Not long ago, I wrote a blog about the importance of the Master Software List (aka License Repository or Library). I referenced a number of ideal data sets which should be included, but let’s focus on these two: “what does the software do”, and “who uses it”. Think about that. How nice would it be ...
One of the biggest headaches for a Software Asset Manager (and subsequently, all dependent stakeholders) is not receiving the necessary license information when software is procured.  Too many times employees are scrambling to find out what was ordered, why, who asked for it, and where it is!
The first IT project I worked on was to upgrade all company PCs to a newer model, a newer OS and a newer version of Office (yes, all at the same time)! Before the new PCs could be built, we had to confirm the software needed for each employee. Our team’s approach to this introduced me to the ...
When discussing software licensing in your organization, how many times have you heard someone say “oh, that software is free”, or “we don’t need to buy a license, we have an enterprise agreement”? Or my favorite … “it’s okay if we’re over-installed; we pay XYZ vendor so much money, they’ll never ...