Dear Sam, During 1E’s Software Asset Management Webinar, Leveraging the Power of SAM – from Tactical to Strategic, a question was raised regarding 1E’s free Software Lifecycle Intelligence Tool: “Do you need metering or usage configured for the 1E Intelligence tool to work correctly?”I remain confused as to how the tool can return results if
Earlier this week, I took a look back at my SAM blogs from 2015. Given my professional past, and a strong interest in advocating for and developing ISO SAM standards and a better approach to audits, I’m always interested to learn which SAM topics are of most interest to our valued readers. Apart from people,
Dear Sam, I seem to recall hearing that Forever 21 was sued for allegedly violating copyright. What ever happened to that case and what do you think it means to wider ITAM community? Signed, Curiously Interested Dear Curiously Interested, You are indeed correct. Forever 21 was sued by Adobe, Autodesk and Corel. Sam originally reported
Dear Sam, I’ve heard two conflicting points of view relating to Oracle processor licenses. Everyone seems to agree that licenses are rounded up. For example, if I have a machine with 2 cores of .75 factor each I need 1.5 licenses, which is rounded to 2. The disagreement is when you have multiples of those
Dear Sam, We all hear of and talk about the perils of not properly licensing music and photos for use within the corporate environment as well as the implications of allowing users to download and/or store their own music and photos on corporate devices. There is the possibility that the corporate could be liable for
Dear Sam, Can you explain to me the 90 day rule about uninstalling Microsoft software, and then reallocating the license? Do other vendors have a similar policy, for instance Adobe? Regards, WhoIsTheWorst Dear WhoIsTheWorst, The Bite Sized Details: Microsoft is the only company I’m currently aware of that has something like the 90 day rule.
Dear Sam, My company has a number licenses we are entitled to because we are Microsoft Certified Partners. I know there are additional restrictions to these licenses and I want to ensure that if my company is audited that these don’t become a liability rather than a benefit. Can you suggest some things I should
Dear SamI’m interested in knowing more about 1E products, their pricing, capabilities and how they compare to other products in the market. Regards, Interested Buyer Dear Interested Buyer, I’ve had quite a few requests through the Ask Sam portal to provide information about 1E products. Now, don’t get me wrong – 1E products rock, they