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Sunday, November 12, 2006

ISO/IEC 19770-1

BS ISO/IEC 19770-1:2006 Software Asset Management.

Processes, establishes a structured baseline for organizations to implement an integrated set of processes for SAM. The aim of the standard is to help you achieve good practice and manage your software more efficiently so that management and other organizations can be confident of the quality and adequacy of your processes.

Contents of BS ISO/IEC 19770-1:2006 include:
• Scope, terms and definitions
• Field of application
• Conformance
• Intended usage
• Agreement compliance
• General Software Asset Management processes
• Control environment for Software Asset Management
• Planning and implementation
• Inventory processes
• Verification and compliance processes
• Operations management processes and interfaces
• Life cycle process interfaces

Here are just some of the benefits of best practice in accordance with BS ISO/IEC 19770-1:2006:
• Reduced risk of disruption to and deterioration in quality of IT services
• Reduced risk of damage to Company and Public image
• Reduced infrastructure and support costs
• Improved financial control through better invoice reconciliation and more accurate forecasting and budgeting
• Reduced time and cost spent negotiating with suppliers because of better information availability Improved management control over legal and regulatory issues
• Better quality decision making due to availability of reliable data
• Better personnel motivation and client satisfaction
• Providing IT which is more closely aligned to business needs
• Ability to deploy new systems and functionality, quickly and reliably in response to market opportunities.

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