Compliance Management

Software Asset Management in Outsourcing Services

Responsibility for Software Asset Management in company providing IT outsourcing services can be challenging. In this article I would like to share key terms which can be helpful for Software Asset Management professionals working for IT Service Providers. OUTSOURCING CONTRACT Outsourcing contract is a contract signed between Customer and Service Provider where subject to delivery is a service. Examples of ...

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Oracle Database 18c: What’s New

Oracle Database 18c was introduced in late 2017 by Larry Ellison, Oracle’s executive chairman and CTO, as ‘a big thing’. Oracle Database 18c, also called the “Oracle Autonomous Database”, automates security, provisioning and error handling. Oracle calls it “self-driving” because end users can define their desired service levels, and the database makes it happen – it handles failover and protects ...

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Are you compliant with your Oracle ULA in the Public Cloud?

Approximately 10 years ago, Oracle Corporation started to sell the right to make use of its software programs in a so-called “all you can eat” type of agreement called “Unlimited License Agreement” (ULA). An Unlimited License Agreement provides an end user the right to unlimitedly deploy and use a limited amount of Oracle programs for a limited period of time. ...

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Improving the Audit Experience

“I am a rock, I am an island,” sang Simon and Garfunkel. Obviously they never got to work in IT audit. No, being a licensing professional today is very much about collaborative endeavor, and supporting business practices and strategies aimed at placing technology at the very center of the enterprise. Hence why we hear the word ‘transformation’ being bandied about ...

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BEWARE of the New IBM Changes in your PPA Agreement

IBM quietly makes subtle changes to the International Passport Advantage Agreement (IPAA), which is the primary vehicle to purchase IBM middleware products such as DB2 and Websphere. The changes come with very little, if any, communication by their account team with their clients. The first time most customers are made aware of the financial impact and business risk of these ...

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Where are My IT Assets?

At Radiant, we define Asset Accountability as an operational standard achieved when assets accurately self-report: that they exist; that the organization still owns them, and where they are. As organizations grow and acquire assets, accountability gaps can create significant challenges. Enterprise Accountability Challenges For enterprise organization, asset accountability challenges impact the entire organization and create risk in the areas of: ...

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Extended And Unpredictable License Requirements

Nearly all organisations depend on software for their business, regardless of what their business is. The software that is used provide great benefits; efficiency, involving and interacting with customers and business partners, shipping and invoicing, production to name but a few. But sometimes there are, as the title suggests, problems, and that is when the license requirements are extended or ...

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Open Source Compliance and Vulnerability Management for Asset Managers

The use of Open Source Software has greatly changed the management of software assets especially over the past ten years. Software developers are using open source and commercial third party components, programming routines that have already been perfected by someone else, so they can focus on the hard stuff requiring their innovative skills. In fact, open source components are used ...

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Five popular misconceptions around Oracle Database licensing

Whether you work in a small or large organization, whether it is a retail shop, a bank, or a municipality, chances are that your organization makes use of Oracle Database. Although companies of any size invest in the purchase of licenses and support for Oracle Database, only few companies invest in actually managing these licenses. They struggle with the constantly ...

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Software Asset Management Principles

Below is a set of primary Software Asset Management (SAM) principles that need to be consistently applied to all SAM work. From time to time and in special situations one or more of these get skipped or forgotten. Use this list to ensure all SAM principles get addressed for every transaction, or that there is a conscious and appropriate decision ...

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