Saturday, January 29, 2011

Certification programme launched by BSA 

Business Software Alliance (BSA), a non profit organization present in 80 countries, has announced the launching of its education and certification programme-leadership in Software Asset Management (SAM) - in Andhra Pradesh. Earlier such programmes have been launched in Karnataka and Maharashtra.

BSA promotes safe and legal digital world and create conditions for innovation and growth.

The programme will be supported by the state government. It aims at improving corporate governance through cost cutting and improving of efficiency among small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

Awareness would be created among SMEs on the benefits of SAM, an ISO 19770:1 standard. It would promote the advantages of managing software licenses as assets within various companies and organisations.

It is expected that Andhra Pradesh would be become a leading state where SAM would be promoted. Thus strong corporate governance standards would also be promoted in the field of IT in local companies. This would also bring about cost efficiency, better risk management techniques leading to high level of IT maturity and improved standards of security. SMEs would be able to fulfil compliance obligations. Brand reputation would also be enhanced and this would in turn attract the international clients and investors. The certification programme would help to showcase improved management of the organization. 

The programme would benefit 1000 to 1200 SMEs in and around Hyderabad. It would be a four month long programme.

The state government is likely to empanel SAM-certified SMEs for awarding the government works in e-governance.

Source: The Times of India

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