What to look for in tools for software license management

Complying with software licenses is a challenge, and many businesses turn to software tools to help. In this guest post, John Lunt has some advice on choosing the right software license optimization (SLO) tool. 

Windows 8 downgrade rights: 3 things IT needs to know

We wrote recently about how downgrading to Windows 7 may be the best option for businesses that find themselves with new PCs running Windows. But before making those plans, it’s important to properly understand Windows 8 downgrade rights. 

Software licensing and virtualization: 3 steps to minimize the risks

The benefits of virtualization are well documented. Still, there are some challenges – not the least of which is complying with software licensing rules. In virtualized computing environments, it’s easy for companies to purchase too many licenses, not enough, or the wrong type – in any case, noncompliance can cost organizations big bucks if they’re […]

Are your users violating cloud computing software licenses?

Organizations must be aware of the security dangers and other risks posed by cloud computing. Here’s one they may not have considered: users violating software licenses by sharing passwords. 

7 cases where virtualization does more harm than good

Virtualization has been a lifesaver for many IT departments, helping them cut costs and boost efficiency. But that doesn’t mean it’s the best solution in every situation. 

Cost of miscounted software licenses: $9 million

The practice of keeping close watch on the use of software licenses has become difficult for busy IT departments. However, failing to do so can result in a hefty unexpected bill.

4 steps to take before virtualizing servers

By now, you’ve likely heard a lot about the benefits of virtualization. But is your company ready to take advantage?

Firms waste loads of money on unused software licenses

Companies trying to squeeze more out of their tech resources should look for one big budget sinkhole: