Free Use Helps Organizations Track and Monitor Software Installations
19th October 2004 – Centennial Software (www.centennial-software.com), a leading supplier of network discovery solutions, has today announced a multi-national partnership with the Business Software Alliance to help firms identify and manage the software installed across their networks with free use of its software.
Organizations will be able to register for a free one-month trial of the Centennial Discovery tool available directly from the BSA Web site, www.bsa.org. Centennial Discovery is designed to help companies get an accurate view of their installed software by automatically discovering and recording all software deployed throughout the organization, enabling managers to ensure full license compliance.
“BSA is pleased to add Centennial’s Discovery tool to our software asset management resources,” said Bob Kruger, vice president of Enforcement for BSA. “Centennial Discovery will be an excellent resource that will help businesses and organizations effectively monitor and manage their software installations.”
“Centennial Software fully supports BSA’s goal of educating businesses and organizations about software management and the importance of using only fully licensed software,” said Andy Burton, CEO of Centennial Software. “As well as the ability to quickly determine whether software usage exceeds licenses held, Centennial Discovery enables organizations to actively manage their software portfolio. With IT spend rapidly becoming second only to payroll in most organizations’ annual costs, Centennial Software’s flagship product ‘Centennial Discovery’ provides firms with 100% visibility of their existing software and hardware inventory, eliminating unnecessary purchases and ensuring that businesses are fully compliant with laws governing software licensing and usage.
BSA’s free audit resources are a key element in BSA’s ongoing educational campaigns that alert businesses to the serious ethical and digital security risks associated with unlicensed software use.
The Centennial Discovery tool, found on BSA’s U.S. Web site at http://www.bsa.org/usa/antipiracy/Tools-Resources.cfm, allows an organization to conduct audits on up to 25 computers for a period of 30 days from signing up for the service. When used in conjunction with a software management program, the reports produced by the audit tool will help organizations control and monitor their software installations.
About the BSA
The Business Software Alliance (www.bsa.org) is the foremost organization dedicated to promoting a safe and legal digital world. BSA is the voice of the world's commercial software industry and its hardware partners before governments and in the international marketplace. Its members represent one of the fastest growing industries in the world. BSA programs foster technology innovation through education and policy initiatives that promote copyright protection, cyber security, trade and e-commerce. BSA members include Adobe, Apple, Autodesk, Avid, Bentley Systems, Borland, CNC Software/Mastercam, Internet Security Systems, Macromedia, Microsoft, McAfee, SolidWorks, Sybase, Symantec, UGS and VERITAS Software.
About Centennial Software
With over four million licenses sold, Centennial Software is a leading supplier of network discovery solutions to global organizations. Centennial products proactively identify and monitor all hardware and software deployed throughout an organization, creating a clear and accurate global view of corporate IT resources and usage. Information provided by Centennial solutions is crucial to supporting informed IT management decisions in business-critical areas such as license compliance, network planning and usage tracking. Centennial also offers seamless integration with complementary business applications such as helpdesk and software distribution systems.
Headquartered in the UK with offices and resellers in all major regional markets, Centennial was founded in 1997 and secured significant investment from venture capitalists, b-business partners, in 2004. For more information, visit http://www.centennial-software.com/
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