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Posted: 5 Jul 2004

Heads up: here's a nice tool (not free, but very cool) that can help you manage your software licenses, and integrates nicely with ZENworks.

Most firms control software usage by maintaining an inventory of software installed on workstations and servers. They then purchase additional licenses as necessary to ensure compliance. The lack of information about actual usage inevitably results in unnecessary expenditure. With its advanced metering technology, LanLicenser provides you with the information you need to make informed purchasing decisions and achieve license compliance at the right cost.

In environments where security and compliance require the control of application usage, rigorous enforcement consumes significant internal IT resources. Furthermore, locking down the desktops can harm users' ability to carry out normal business tasks. LanLicenser proposes an innovative approach to the problem by preventing users from running prohibited software, whatever its source, without altering the desktop configuration. This approach offers 100% reliability at a very low cost.

LanLicenser is designed to integrate seamlessly into your environment, and will integrate with Novell ZENworks. By comparing software inventory data from ZENworks with software usage data from LanLicenser, you can remove or redeploy unused licenses and save on maintenance costs as well as new licenses.

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