Eracent Joins New ISO/IEC 19770 Study Group

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Eracent has joined ISO/IEC's new study group to develop additional Software Asset Management standards. This group will investigate the use of Maturity Models and identify a Software Asset Management Maturity Model. This reference model will support the ISO/IEC 199770-1 standard which identifies the processes necessary for Software Asset Management.

Eracent has joined ISO/IEC's new study group to develop additional Software Asset Management standards. As a member of the ISO/IEC JTC1/SC7 study group, Krzysztof (Chris) Baczkiewicz of Eracent will collaborate in the research and development of standards to support 19770-1 and extend the contribution that ISO/IEC has already made to Software Asset Management.

The first project for this group is to investigate the use of Maturity Models and identify a Software Asset Management Maturity Model. Maturity Models are routinely used to assess processes and to establish an action plan to achieve best practice processes. The existing standard ISO/IEC 19770-1 outlines the essential Software Asset Management practices and this new effort will help Software Asset Managers achieve those goals.

"I am pleased to represent Eracent in this group and use our experiences to help build standardized knowledge that really works," said Baczkiewicz. "Our customers will benefit from having a reference model and further documentation that supports the achievement of the ISO/IEC 19770-1 standard."

The SC7 study group is developing a global survey to be distributed to all Software Asset Management professionals so that the Maturity Model is based on real-life experiences. The survey release date is scheduled for November.

About Eracent
Eracent, Inc. is a global provider of IT asset management solutions for organizations who require accuracy and accountability for their asset inventory while maximizing their IT investment. Eracent offers a full suite of IT Asset Management, Configuration Management Database (CMDB), Software Asset Management, Software License Management, Software Compliance, IT Compliance, IT Lifecycle Management solutions that solve tactical and strategic business goals with easy to implement technology. Designed for today's multi-platform complex environments, Eracent's ease of implementation includes compatibility with most popular enterprise software applications and has been used to enhance the value of such widely used solutions as Microsoft® SMS™.

The IT Standards Support Department is responsible for raising awareness of industry best practices and regulations such as ITIL v3, COBIT 4.1, IAITAM Best Practices Library, SOX (Sarbanes Oxley) and ISO standards (ISO/IEC 19770-1, ISO/IEC 20000-1, ISO/IEC 20000-2). To learn more about Eracent, visit http://www.eracent.com .

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