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Applications that can help a small bussiness on a budget.


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#1 bookishspider

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Posted 07 June 2015 - 08:03 PM

So a small company on a budget is looking for the following..

  • A software to scan and report all liabilities on the Network
  • A software to report all Licensed and Copyrighted material on our LAN, PC’s and Server
  • A method to document and track License/Copyright compliance on an ongoing basis.

 

I have done some research and have found an abundant amout of software to do the job but I dont know if they would be worth the money? I was wonder if you guys had any experience with these softwares that could track compliance within the network. Spiceworks can kind of do this but it is kinda limited on the info given. Any ideas? Just wanted to get some more resources for my research and was wondering if you guys reccomended any specific softwares..

 

Also a side note. Does the company you work for track software license/copyright compliance??

 

 

 

THANKS


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Posted 08 June 2015 - 06:53 AM

What do you mean by "liabilities" on the network? 

 

Seems to me the easiest way to ensure licensing compliance is to strictly control who can install or remove software.  That is typically the IT Department.  Where I worked, nobody but them could install or uninstall programs, and if you needed one that wasn't on their approved list, justification was required.  My job entailed the use of several specialized programs developed and furnished by the U.S. Government.  Such programs are typically not licensed at all. 

 

I know of no possible way for any software to know whether material on your network is copywrited or not.



#3 bookishspider

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Posted 08 June 2015 - 04:11 PM

Well I was suppose to look up a program called MAP; which I don't know if you have messed with that program before but it didn't have much to do with compliance but more with making sure certain systems can handle a certain software... so migration i suppose? 



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Posted 08 June 2015 - 06:03 PM

from what I researched their is actually quite a few of softwares that will track and keep track of compliance like...express software manager,lansweeper,limesoftware, and some others...



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Posted 16 June 2015 - 08:59 AM

thanks for the information.. what do you mean by liabilities to a network? How can we avoid these. Is there an online tutorial link you can post for me?.. cheers






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