By John Emmitt
Optimization and Entitlement Tool." In the report, she provides several recommendations, including:
- Build a list of selection criteria focused on the license requirements of your vendors.
Ensure that your [Software License Optimization] vendor is contractually obligated to keep up to date with software OEM vendor changes.
Patricia outlines some of the license management challenges organizations are facing today-- "Many enterprise and infrastructure software OEM vendors have complicated the software license management process by changing product names, modifying product stock-keeping unit (SKU) codes, changing licensing models and adopting other tactics that have made it hard for organizations to accurately assess their license compliance position. Furthermore, locating contracts for legacy software can be an onerous process, especially if any mergers or divestitures have occurred."
The report also provides an extensive list of Software License Optimization tool selection criteria, including the following:
Discovery capabilities for a broad range of asset classes
Integration with configuration management databases (CMDBs)
Comprehensive SKU or product library/knowledge base
Detailed entitlement tracking and built-in compliance worksheets or reports
Access the full report here.
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