Software Asset Management in the Cloud World

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 Eons ago I was a panel speaker at the SAM Summit and the question came up about the future of Software Asset Management in a SaaS (Cloud) world.  One of the other panel members scoffed and said we’d all be out of jobs…my answer was the opposite – that the role would be […]

Software Contracts – in a Pandemic led Recession

Monday, April 20, 2020 OK, so I am not a financial expert – but if our current world-wide pandemic (COVID-19) does not put us officially into a recession then I will be extremely surprised. Frankly, I think we are already there – experts are debating.  I’ll leave it to them to figure out and in […]

Software Contracts – in a Pandemic led Recession

Monday, April 20, 2020 OK, so I am not a financial expert – but if our current world-wide pandemic (COVID-19) does not put us officially into a recession then I will be extremely surprised. Frankly, I think we are already there – experts are debating.  I’ll leave it to them to figure out and in […]

The Hidden Surprise in Microsoft Software Assurance

The Hidden Surprise in Microsoft Software Assurance

I have a confession to make…I am revisiting one of my old blog posts. But, when you’ve been blogging on a topic for over 14 years you would be amazed at how “everything old…is new again” and that applies particularly to Microsoft Software Assurance (SA). Software Assurance (SA) is known by many as an upgrade […]

The Hidden Surprise in Microsoft Software Assurance

Assurance I have a confession to make…I am revisiting one of my old blog posts. But, when you’ve been blogging on a topic for over 14 years you would be amazed at how “everything old…is new again” and that applies particularly to Microsoft Software Assurance (SA). Software Assurance (SA) is known by many as an […]

Software Audits – Be Afraid…Be Very Afraid!

Monday, January 07, 2013 OK, so I know the title is a bit “doom and gloom” – but frankly I’ve seen too many companies over the years get seriously bitten during software audits because they didn’t have a healthy respect for the risk when they first accepted the audit (and for the sake of this […]

Microsoft Revamps Partner Program – Costly licensing impact on Partners?

Monday, June 28, 2010 Microsoft has a very generous internal use license program for its partners. In generalities, a Microsoft Certified Partner gets 25 copies of most all desktop software (and Client Access Licenses – CALs) and 1 or 2 server licenses each for most server technology for internal use in the form of annual […]