Has Your IT Department Turned the audit switch off?
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Has Your IT Department Turned the audit switch off?

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  Has Your IT department turned the Audit Switch Off? In many sites the software audit function is, or has been turned off (and sometimes on again, then back off again, even at the "big iron" end of town for Tivoli, Tangram, UniCentre, Centennial, SMS etc).  Why? We have found  in most cases at client sites that this is due several key reasons, such as ‐ the enormous amount of data gathered, lack of skilled resources (staff) to write the MOF files or poorly defined selection criteria in scripts or higher priority issues (fire fighting) such as network degradation etc.   We can tell some real horror stories about "what hasn't been happening" but our client base don't like us "airing their dirty washing in public".  Are you exposed? The reality is that many sites are exposed to significant risk of failing a software compliance audit. Staff cutbacks have made the issue worse as areas such as software compliance fall into an overhead category and these areas have been cutback at many sites.  Test your level of compliance quickly The end of the year is an ideal time for an auditor to hop in and test the systems to see just how complaint your organization is when it comes to software compliance. We offer simple and fast tools for software auditing as low cost, "hit and run" audit tools that require no software identification database library, no  scripting ...

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HasYourITdepartmentturnedtheAuditSwitchOff?Inmanysitesthesoftwareauditfunctionis,orhasbeenturnedoff(andsometimesonagain,thenbackoffagain,evenatthe"bigiron"endoftownforTivoli,Tangram,UniCentre,Centennial,SMSetc).Why?Wehavefoundinmostcasesatclientsitesthatthisisdueseveralkeyreasons,suchastheenormousamountofdatagathered,lackofskilledresources(staff)towritetheMOFfilesorpoorlydefinedselectioncriteriainscriptsorhigherpriorityissues(firefighting)suchasnetworkdegradationetc.Wecantellsomerealhorrorstoriesabout"whathasn'tbeenhappening"butourclientbasedon'tlikeus"airingtheirdirtywashinginpublic".Areyouexposed? Therealityisthatmanysitesareexposedtosignificantriskoffailingasoftwarecomplianceaudit.Staffcutbackshavemadetheissueworseasareassuchassoftwarecompliancefallintoanoverheadcategoryandtheseareashavebeencutbackatmanysites.TestyourlevelofcompliancequicklyTheendoftheyearisanidealtimeforanauditortohopinandtestthesystemstoseejusthowcomplaintyourorganizationiswhenitcomestosoftwarecompliance.Weoffersimpleandfasttoolsforsoftwareauditingaslowcost,"hitandrun"audittoolsthatrequirenosoftwareidentificationdatabaselibrary,noscripting,notrainingandcomewitha1pageusermanual(wellalmostonepage)anddon'trequireadegreetooperateorspecialisttraining.Ourtoolsalsogatherlargeamountsofdata(bydesign"foracompletepicture",toallowuploadtoyourowndatabaseforconsolidation)usingACLetcandcanbeusefulforcalibratingaccuracyofotherdatacollected,orusingforspotraids,whichmanysitesstilluseasatechniqueforkeepingstaffontheirtoes.
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