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Technology, Converged Infrastructure

The Financial Side of Managing Software Licenses

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Aspera was a sponsor of the Financial World of Information Technology Conferences, held this past July in Texas, so I attended the event. We were the only software license management specialist at the conference and quite a few attendees asked us about license metrics and how license consumption is measured.

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Technology, Applications

Why is software license management so hard?

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Why is software license management so hard? Don’t buy it unless IT can measure it!

Software asset management (SAM) covers a complex cross section of IT and business. This means the scope of data collection is complex and the most diverse process steps must be followed to gather the data. Lack of past responsibility, the complexity of license agreements, and imperfect forensic tools contribute much to making software license management so hard.


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