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IBSMA Releases Essential Guide to Software Asset Management Standards

ANN ARBOR, MICH. (July 16, 2007) – The software asset management (SAM) industry is buzzing with talk of new international SAM standards. What are they? What’s the benefit? How will they change practices? Do they apply to all types of organizations? Is there certification?

The International Business Software Managers Association (IBSMA) now offers a guide to the standards answering these and other important questions.

The 12-page overview, SAM Standards Explained, is designed to help IT professionals stay on top of the issue. It not only provides insight into the progress of creating SAM standards and its history, but also what standards may mean to organizations. The report includes handy charts and outlines, plus candid interviews with SAM pros on the front lines of developing and implementing these industry standards.

The report centers on the international SAM standard ISO/IEC 19770-1 including its history and prospects for adoption, and also covers the correlated efforts by IBSMA to draft standards for trackable inventory tags and software license data.
The report defines the standards, covers how you can find additional guidance, how organizations can become certified for software license compliance, and other common questions.

Don’t be left in the dark about the international SAM standards. Download this free IBSMA report today: www.ecpmedia.com/publicdownloads_open/SAM_Standards_Explained_July07_final.pdf.

Visit www.ecpmedia.com/publications.html for more information.

The International Business Software Managers Association (IBSMA) is an international association of business-focused software asset management professionals working together to develop and promote SAM best practices and address issues of common concern. IBSMA has more than 2,500 practitioner-members worldwide. IBSMA is a division of ECPweb.com.