Fundamentals of Software Audit Data Collection
In order to effectively manage their software usage and to mitigate software license-compliance exposure, companies need to know how to gather information regarding their product usage. While some software products may have unique data-collection requirements that ordinarily would not be applicable for other products, usage levels for many products can be measured using a common set of reports that companies can prepare themselves to gather. Understanding what datasets are required, why they are relevant to licensing obligations, and how to gather them all are critical components of successful software asset management.
In this presentation Christopher Barnett will cover:
• Challenges and Risks of Inaction
• Identification of Basic Datasets:
– Hardware Inventory
– Virtualization Inventory
– Software-Deployment Inventory
– User Data
– Use-Characterization Data
– Entitlement Data
• Common Challenges Encountered in Data Collection
• Best Practices for Data Collection
DATE: May 16, 2018
TIME: 11:00 am – Noon Central Daylight Savings Time
*CLE: IL CLE approved, TX and CA CLE pending
Christopher represents clients in a variety of business, intellectual property and IT-related contexts, with matters involving trademark registration and enforcement, software and licensing disputes and litigation, and mergers, divestments and service transactions. Christopher’s practice includes substantial attention to concerns faced by media & technology companies and to disputes involving new media, especially the fast-evolving content on the Internet.
If unable to attend, register anyway and you will receive a link to the recording.