Software Life Cycle Management Standards: Real-world Scenarios and Solutions for Savings

  • 1h 36m
  • David Wright
  • IT Governance
  • 2011

Software Life Cycle Management Standards - Real-world scenarios and solutions for savings

Follow the ISO/IEC 19770 road and watch your profits grow.

The advent of ISO/IEC 19770 is a leap forward for all who have an interest in the software life cycle, from designer to consumer. In five parts, three of which are still under development, the Standard defines best practice for all aspects of software asset management and introduces SWID (software identification) tags and SWEID (software licensing entitlement) tags.

Software Publishers - your route to financial rewards

This book will guide you along the implementation path by:

  • defining each part of ISO/IEC 19770 and what each one means for your business
  • discussing the software life cycle from the perception of all parties involved
  • showing you how the SWID and SWEID tagging systems will help you obtain vital information about your customers’ software needs and usage
  • helping you meet those needs and, consequently, enjoy increased customer loyalty, leading to more sales!
  • showing you how the Standard can help you fine-tune your processes
  • helping you realise financial savings.

Enterprise Software Consumers - your route to savings

This book will guide you by:

  • reducing the need for multiple SAM tools
  • reducing the need for the annual "true-up" event
  • showing you how to perform continuous ongoing management of your software's (or SaaS) life cycle, including deployment, usage, patches, upgrades and measure these against your entitlements
  • helping you understand the "true business value" of your software investment
  • showing you how to achieve all of this even if your software supplier is NOT delivering ISO/IEC 19770 SWID and SWEID tags.

Successful navigation starts here

Software Life Cycle Management Standards will help you apply ISO/IEC 19770 to your business and enjoy the rewards it offers. David Wright calls on his vast experience to explain how the Standard applies to the whole of the software life cycle, not just the software asset management aspects. His informative guide gives up-to-date information using practical examples, clear diagrams and entertaining anecdotes.

There are also processes outlined for the Enterprise Software consumer whereby SWID tags can be “retrofitted” into existing software deployments, even if the publisher has not supplied them yet. This technique allows the enterprise user to leverage the enormous saving in software asset management that the standard can provide.

About the Author

David Wright grew up and studied in the UK and the Sudan. Having shed his youthful dreams of a future as a rock star, he embarked on a career in software engineering and IT systems, where he found what he calls his ‘intellectual niche’. In 1981, he went to California on a 90-day project and loved it so much he stayed.

In this Book

  • Software Life Cycle Management Standards—Real-world Scenarios and Solutions for Savings
  • Foreword
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • Software Asset Management: Both Sides of the Equation
  • Current Approaches in both Process and Technology
  • What Is ISO/IEC 19770?
  • Introduction to the Swid Tag
  • Implementation of The ISO/IEC 19770-2 Process
  • The ISO/IEC 19770-2 SWID TAG Data Fundamentals
  • SWID Tag Certification Requirements
  • ISO/IEC 19770-3 Considerations
  • Software Feature Design Related to SWID/SWEID Tag Management for Tag Creators and Modifiers
  • Swid and Sweid Tag Management For Consumers
  • ISO/IEC 19770-2:2009 XML Schema Definition (XSD)
  • ITG Resources