FAST IiS Brings Clarity to Businesses with Independent Software Evaluations

8 July 2009

Today the Federation Against Software Theft and Investors in Software (FAST IiS) announced the results of the first tranche of its evaluation programme of commercially available Software Licence Management (SLM) solutions. The programme is part of its mandate to provide independent advice and guidance to organisations seeking to manage software efficiently and legally.

FAST IiS, the UK not-for-profit organisation promoting the legitimate use of software, began evaluating software tools earlier this year to provide an independent and clear set of reviews focused on technical features, design, usability, commercial value, local market support and user experience. The idea is to promote a wider Software Asset Management (SAM) strategy among UK businesses.

John Lovelock, FAST IiS Chief Executive said, “We have conducted these evaluations to bring further clarity to the software asset and licence management cause. Enabling businesses to remain compliant and manage software with a multitude of different licensing options from software vendors pays off delivering considerable, much needed savings in the current economic climate. A business with a grip on its IT estate demonstrates a greater control over all its assets and its costs, creating a value driven business process rather than an overhead as many boards view it.”

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