Software license management has grown in importance as businesses shift from software purchases to long term licensing agreements. This is in addition to the proliferation of software that is used by the average business, almost all of which is business critical. Here are four best practices for software license management.
Centralize and Standardize Data Collection
Do not leave critical information about software licensing in someone’s email folder. Gather all the information on your software licenses and all related information. Place this information in a single repository so that it isn’t lost, and ensure that the information is accessible to personnel who need it while limiting the ability to accidentally alter or delete it. Remember that this information includes not only desktop applications but cloud subscriptions as well. Don’t forget to track down subscription information for the software used by only a few subject matter experts that they …Continue Reading