ISOs software standard
The organisation for international standardisation (ISO) has introduced a new
standard for Software Asset Management (SAM). The ISO 19770-1 standard claims
to process and enable organisations to benchmark their capability in delivering
managed services to measure service levels and assess the software performance.
It promises to ensure ongoing compliance on the software asset management front
as well as aid industry and vendors with software compliance. The standard is
divided into two parts. Part one which talks about SAM is divided into six parts
while part two aims at simplifying the software inventory process. The six parts
include control environment, planning and implementation, inventory, verification
and compliance, operations management and life cycle.