Author Archives: Ludmila Kantova

Understanding Software Discovery

Software inventory plays critical role in Software Asset Management. You cannot manage what you cannot see. In this article I would like to guide you through the world of software discovery… Software Product Versus Software Component • Software Product is identified by a marketing name. It represents vendor software license offerings and implies the rights to install and/or use a ...

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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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Configuration Data Elements Critical for Compliance in SAM

Software license entitlement defines the license capacity against a manufacturer’s defined measurement. There is a vast range of different capacity types used by software manufacturers to measure license entitlement. These measurements can be divided into two basic groups: • Instance based: measurement is tied to a configuration of the hardware (for example, processor based licensing) • Non instance based: measurement ...

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