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Act for Software Asset Management

Does your organization pay all software licenses it use?
 

Organizations face considerable risks if they fail to recognise and deal with illegal software use. Organizations could pay fines and penalties, disruption to business and incur potentially adverse publicity

  • The Federation Against Software Theft (FAST) estimate that up to 35% of software use in the world is not legal
  • The Business Software Alliance (BSA), the voice of the world’s commercial software industry, announced a settlement with CaseData Corporation of Bountiful, UT. CaseData paid BSA $250,000 to settle claims that it had unauthorized copies of Adobe, Microsoft, and Symantec software installed on its computers
  • Gartner has identified Software Asset Management -SAM  as key to helping IT organizations to reduce by 5% to 15% IT Software Budget by implementing SAM best practices (ISO 19770)

Conversely, organisations can realise significant benefits from Software Asset Management if they approach it in an organised way

 

Act for “Software Asset Management” helps clients to:

  • Reduce the total cost of software, support and maintenance
  • Increase the knowledge and skills to support the business and secure the right licenses
  • Leverage buying power and benefits
  • Optimize the  control and management of risks and benefits relating to software assets through effective support of governance and controls processes
  • Mitigate legal, financial and reputational risks through rationalisation of inventory