Learn the basics of computer software asset management from Miami University's IT services in a special training session to be held 1:30-3:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, in multipurpose room C, Shriver Center.
"Miami spends millions of dollars each year to buy software licenses. If those license agreements are not properly managed, it could leave the university open to significant legal liability," said Cathy McVey, senior director of communications for IT services.
Peggy Sander, IT services' acquisitions and licensing officer, is trained to leverage the purchasing power of the university by bringing separate purchases together for volume discounts, negotiating complex site licensing and tracking the compliance of Miami's software licensing agreements.
She shares the basics for anyone responsible for purchasing software for their departments.
Participants will learn general information about the software industry, focus on best practices and gain some useful tips and tricks for managing your department's software assets.
The software asset management class is open to all faculty and staff who purchase or use software. Sign up for the class in TRAIN. Drop-in's are welcome. Contact Peggy Sander at sanderm@MiamiOH.edu or at 513-529-6061.