For the last two months, IT Computer Support of New York has conducted Software Asset Management presentations at the Dell Solutions center in New York City. As part of the presentations, we have provided free evaluation software to all of the attending companies. On the base level, these evaluations provide information about a business’s licensure usage, but they also have the added benefit of spotting problems that are persistent among a large number of small and medium businesses.
Insufficient Software Distribution
One of the most common problems that our evaluations picked up on is that, while many businesses have access to antivirus and antimalware software, it is not always distributed properly. In numerous sample tests, we found networked systems that either did not have antivirus software installed, or it was installed, but not kept up to date. Additionally, our evaluations picked up on multiple instances where software versions were inconsistent from one machine to the next.