In a recent press release, Robert J. Scott of Scott & Scott, LLP highlighted what his organization feels to be some common mistakes that companies make when presented with an audit request from BSA, SIIA or a software vendor. He lists – Failure to compile and produce accurate installation information. Relying on internal IT staff to … Continue reading Avoiding audit hassles with license optimization
I’ve heard this expression used several times recently. In many cases the context was a need to drive down the costs of IT, and in particular the cost of operating and maintaining networked PCs. Another context heard recently was that of information security; in this instance the ‘back to basics’ referred to a need to … Continue reading Back to Basics?
While the need to manage servers and workstations has always been there, many organizations are now facing new challenges and increased complexity following the introduction of virtual machines. Virtual machines usually increase the efficiency of use of existing computing resources, and that can drive rapid growth in numbers. As a result, some IT departments are … Continue reading Asset Management with Mixed Virtual and Real Machines
It’s too much of a coincidence that we are seeing more interest now in the combined virtues of Software Inventory and Application Software Usage Measurement. Software Inventory in support of compliance audit has always been seen as something of a gamble as far as RoI is concerned. Each organization is unsure as to whether it … Continue reading Tough economic climate drives a shift in SAM focus?
We are pleased to have pursuaded Warren Free, Business Development Manager at our exclusive EMEA partner Virtual Network Partners, to have given up some time to providing an update on their experiences in positioning application streaming to the UK market. Regular updates from Warren should enable us to track the evolution of the UK market’s attitude to application virtualisation in … Continue reading Application Virtualization: UK market realities: Guest post
I just signed off a press release about the arrival of Vector Issue Tracker. It declares that we have taken the Census issue tracking engine developed at our Metaquest subsidiary, supplemented it with templates based on half a dozen of the most popular areas of application, and placed this business process management capability at the … Continue reading Business Process Management and IT Asset Management