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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
Peter Beruk
Tuesday, 02 February 2016 / Published in AppClarity, Ask Sam, SAM, Uncategorized
6 SAM Insights You Might Have Missed
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,
asksam
Thursday, 02 July 2015 / Published in AppClarity, Ask Sam, Better ITAM, IT Asset Management, Products, Uncategorized
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
asksam
Tuesday, 23 June 2015 / Published in Ask Sam, Better ITAM, IT Asset Management, Uncategorized
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
asksam
Thursday, 04 June 2015 / Published in Ask Sam, Better ITAM, IT Asset Management, Uncategorized
Dear Sam, I just bought a new car and it’s great – it has GPS, links to Pandora, Slacker Radio, I Heart Radio, OpenTable, Facebook, Yelp, Bing, MovieTickets. It also has Blue Tooth, a DVD player for the back seat, a camera that comes on when I put the car in reverse and even has
asksam
Thursday, 28 May 2015 / Published in Ask Sam, Better ITAM, IT Asset Management, Uncategorized
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
asksam
Tuesday, 19 May 2015 / Published in Ask Sam, Better ITAM, IT Asset Management, Uncategorized
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.
asksam
Tuesday, 12 May 2015 / Published in Ask Sam, Better ITAM, IT Asset Management, Uncategorized
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
asksam
Thursday, 07 May 2015 / Published in Ask Sam, Better ITAM, IT Asset Management, Uncategorized
Dear Sam,The BSA is asking to audit me, what should I do? The first thing NOT to do is panic. While you may have a few choice words for BSA, take note of the four points below instead and breathe easier. But, before we begin, who is BSA? The Business Software Alliance (they have officially
asksam
Tuesday, 05 May 2015 / Published in Ask Sam, Better ITAM, IT Asset Management, Uncategorized
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