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Business Software Alliance (BSA)

The BSA is dedicated to educating consumers and IT professionals on issues relating to proper software management, security, e-commerce, and copyright protection.  

SAM Advantage

The SAM Advantage Program is the first industry training course developed around ISO/IEC 19770-1, the software asset management standard established by ISO, the International Organization for Standards.  SAM Advantage is an interactive, self-paced online course and is the result of an international collaborative effort between leading business software publishers, established SAM Practitioners, and the Business Software Alliance (BSA).

British Standards Institute (BSI)

The BSI created the BS 15000 and IT Service Management standards, among others. They provide product testing, training seminars, certification, inspection, and many other software and IT-related services.  

Federation Against Software Theft / Investors in Software (FAST IiS)

The Federation Against Software Theft (FAST) and Investors in Software (IiS), two of the most respected independent names in the UK software industry, have joined forces to strengthen and clarify the advice given to the end user community relating to software asset management and achieving cost-efficient license compliance.

International Association of Information Technology Asset Managers (IAITAM)

IAITAM is a professional association for those involved in any aspect of IT asset management in organizations of every size and industry. Seeking to foster an understanding of IT asset management best practices and their value to organizations, IAITAM aims to provide knowledge and advice to the IT asset management community worldwide.

International Organization for Standardization (ISO)

ISO is a non-governmental organization that is the world's largest developer and publisher of international standards. ISO is a network of the national standards institutes of 162 countries and forms a bridge between the public and private sectors.

IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL)

Created in the UK, the ITIL is considered as a key resource for the worldwide standard of proper IT service management. ITIL is closely aligned with British Standard 15000 (BS 15000) and the ISO 9000 quality standard. 

Useful SAM-Related Microsoft Links

Certified SAM Competency Providers

If you have determined that you are ready to implement a SAM plan and would like help either in part and/or completely outsourcing, this site will allow you to create your own specified list of Microsoft Certified SAM Competency Partners, by industry and geography.

Genuine Microsoft Software

With separate sections for home, office, and gaming software, plus a handy guide for individuals and IT professionals, this site will help you determine if your software is a genuine Microsoft product.

Microsoft Volume Licensing

Microsoft offers its customers a number of ways to purchase licenses, whether you need 5 or 500. Whatever your needs, this site will show you how to get the most for your money and many other aspects about Microsoft Licensing.

Microsoft Volume Licensing Service Center

Download licensed products, access product keys, and manage your Microsoft Volume Licensing agreements and license acquisition activity—all in one online location.

Software Piracy Protection

Piracy affects you, your business, and your ideas. Here you’ll find all the basics, plus tips on how to protect yourself from intellectual property theft and illegal use.