Numara Software Reduces Company Costs and Increases Compliance
TAMPA, Fla. - Numara Software, Inc. has launched the second in its series of podcasts to assist companies in migrating to the new Windows Vista operating system. Titled, “Using the Vista Migration to Take Stock of Software License Management,” this latest installment addresses the issue of managing software licenses during periods of change to a company’s IT infrastructure. Numara Software’s Software License Management (SLM) tools, which audit computer assets and automatically discover out-of-license or rogue software, can help companies to reduce costs and increase compliance with regard to software licenses.
Leveraging its experience in leading companies through major operating system upgrades, Numara Software has introduced a four-part series of podcasts, titled “Optimizing Your Vista Migration,” to offer essential tips and guidance for an efficient and cost-effective transition. The company found that one of its customers’ greatest concerns during an operating system migration is the purchase and management of the proper number and types of software licenses. An inaccurate understanding of what licenses are required, currently not in use or no longer needed often leads to unnecessary expenses, as IT budget is wasted on purchasing and maintaining superfluous licenses. Furthermore, the SLM concern goes beyond the IT department, as anyone responsible for compliance, such as CFOs and compliance officers, needs to be aware and in control of software license policies, the violation of which can result in expensive fines.
“The Microsoft Vista migration is a perfect time for companies to get a handle on their software licenses,” said Tony Thomas, product manager, Numara Software. “The move to a new environment is the opportune time for companies to evaluate what licenses they have, which should be discarded, which should be transferred and what new licenses need to be purchased.”
In order to evaluate the state of its software license compliance, a company can leverage asset and inventory management products such as Numara Track-it! or Numara Asset Manager for Numara FootPrints to quickly audit every desktop on the network and build a catalogue of existing software. By comparing what exists in the real world with what’s actually owned, these solutions arm IT managers with easy-to-read audit reports that pinpoint the non-compliant computers, allowing a company to accurately remediate the situation, reducing costs and increasing compliance.
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