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Consumers Win with WiX

The WiX development team removes the last excuse for windows software publishers to support standardized software identification (SWID) tags. This is a win for the consumer who will start to see better, more accurate and less-expensive technology for software logistics, security and compliance activities. Hot off the press – the WiX installer team announced that… Read more »

The software supply chain is a complete mess!

The software supply chain and management process is a complete mess and the situation will get worse with the addition of new computing platforms and alternative licensing requirements for virtual and cloud based environments. Unless there is a change in the status quo, everyone in the software ecosystem will end up spending more on management… Read more »

ModusLink Supports SWID Tags

To help companies meet today’s evolving industry standards; ModusLink supports ISO/IEC 19770-2 software identification tags (SWID tags) which provide identifying information for software. The standard simplifies and standardizes software identification processes. Using SWID tags allows software purchasers to reliably and accurately track its software within their organization. Read the statement of support here. Wins Platinum Award

The ISO/IEC JTC1 SC7 WG21 Working Group responsible for the 19770 group of SAM standards has recognized as a Platinum Contributor to the development of software asset management standards and the practical implementation of software tagging as defined in ISO/IEC 19770-2:2009.

FAQ Check – Cloud Computing & SWID Tags

For most people familiar with the Internet, the term FAQ stands for Frequently Asked Questions. Often these questions are fairly simple and easy to respond to (i.e. what’s the phone number, how do I sign up to be a member, how much does membership cost, etc.). These FAQ Check articles will respond to more complex… Read more »

Symantec Supports ISO/IEC 19770-2:2009 SWID Tags

Symantec has released a public statement regarding the company’s support for SWID tagging. It is clear to many in the software industry that an authoritative, definitive and cross-platform structure for software identification has been needed in the industry for some time. The ISO/IEC 19770-2:2009 standard provides the structure the software industry needs and is… Read more »

Best Use Of SWID Tags Contest

Certified SWID Tags integration with CPE names V2.0 The ITAM Review and, joint sponsors of the ‘Best Use of Tags 2010’ contest, are pleased to announce the contest’s winner. The contest was tightly contested with entries from four software vendors: Aspera, CA, Sassafras Software and Symantec. The contest aimed to identify those SAM tool… Read more »