Need to optimize your Office 365 provision and migration? Here are our top 5 tips for managing and reducing your Office 365 subscription costs for Software Asset Managers. 1. Office 365 role based provisioning As all software asset managers know, Microsoft love SKUs, and Office 365 is no exception. It’s unlikely that one SKU, or … Continue reading Top 5 tips for managing and reducing your Office 365 subscription costs
The Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) addresses the issue of government over spend on software licenses, as well as other IT management challenges, by guiding federal agencies to buy and manage software more efficiently. The act brings together improvements in the responsibilities of both government and agencies. At the government level, purchasing and … Continue reading What software asset managers need to know about FITARA
We are pleased to announce updates to Vizor Software (previously known as Vector License Manager). Software inventory normalization Vizor’s own network discovery capability and integrations with third party tools such as Microsoft SCCM have always provided rich data regarding what software is installed on your devices. However the amount of inventory data collected can be … Continue reading New Software Asset Management Features!
Have you heard of software normalization? Better yet, do you use this practice already? Discovery tools such as Vector Discovery or Microsoft SCCM provide vast quantities of data regarding software installed on a network. The process of normalization transforms all this data into actionable information which can be used for license management. It also creates … Continue reading What is Software Inventory Normalization?
On April 14th, 2016, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee approved the Megabyte Act, or the “Making Electronic Government Accountable by Yielding Tangible Efficiencies Act”. That’s quite the mouthful, and this act can have serious implications not only for the government but also for organizations and the future of software management in general. The … Continue reading The Software Savings Bill
Software audits are a part of doing business that is inevitable, yet always very daunting. Preparing for a software audit can take some time, but the process becomes much simpler for organizations who have a software asset management system in place and are continuously tracking their software licenses over time. For those without a system … Continue reading Preparing for a Software Audit
For large and growing firms, better management of software licenses is an important goal to work towards, as it will help to keep them legal and informed at all times. However, many do not know where to start with license management, or know which practices to follow when undergoing the task. Here, we have compiled … Continue reading Top 5 Best Practices for Software License Management
Oh, the New Year – a time when you inevitably make some grand resolution, that you promise to work hard towards for the rest of the year. Unfortunately, it often does not turn out this way, as new year resolutions are often more of a symbolic concept than some task that you actually focus on … Continue reading Get “License Fit” in 2016
We are pleased to announce what’s new in Vector License Manager, just in time for the end of 2015! Easily manage multiple licenses, agreements and maintenance contracts related to your software purchases. License keys and serial numbers can now be seamlessly assigned to specific individuals and computers. They can be allocated to all users and … Continue reading License Manager Update
You may have a vague idea of what a license management system does, or even a clearer picture of exactly how it works. But why is it a necessary investment for your firm? After all, you’ve always managed your firm’s software licenses with an Excel spreadsheet, and it’s probably worked fairly well up until now. … Continue reading Top 3 Reasons for Using a License Management System