Presentation on theme: "The Premier Software Usage Analysis and Reporting Toolset LT-Live Community : A New Software-Publisher / Customer Relationship Paradigm."— Presentation transcript:
The Premier Software Usage Analysis and Reporting Toolset LT-Live Community : A New Software-Publisher / Customer Relationship Paradigm
Your partner in Software Asset Management LT-Live : Product Overview web based tool to monitor active license usage works with Flex and Reprise license servers – built on top of lmstat and rlmstat single web interface to all license servers: – server and daemon status for administrators – license availability and current user sessions – shares user model and feature model with LT-Analyzer facilitates specific and powerful queries
Your partner in Software Asset Management LT-Live : Product Benefits improved license server performance – controlled lmstats by an LT-LiveAgent vs. uncontrolled user lmstats by 100s or 1000s of users enhanced comprehension of current license usage – web GUI vs text console simplifies data consumption powerful query capabilities – single feature or daemon across multiple servers – business unit activity – single user on all servers – all daemons on a single server – similar features from different vendors – etc., etc., etc.
Your partner in Software Asset Management 1.System Configuration A system administrator uses the LT-Live Config tool to initialize the agents and collector(s). 2.Collect Server Status LT-Live Agents interact with one or more license servers gathering usage data locally for optimal performance. The LT-Live Web server interacts with multiple LT-Live Agents collecting their data into a web- server based repository. An enterprise may have multiple globally dispersed LT-Live Web servers to improve query performance. 3.End-user and Administrator Queries The license availability, current sessions and server status information is then available through a web browser. How does LT-Live Work? LT-Live Config LT-Live Web LT-Live Agent License Daemon Config Files Web Browsers
Your partner in Software Asset Management LT-Live Community : The Concept LTI will provide a quality software product to the end user community at a fraction of its value in return for shared development and support moving forward annual membership in the LT-Live Community will cost $500 all members will have access to: the LT-Live binaries, and the LT-Live areas on the LT-PremiumAssist technical support website (discussion forums and webinars) future development will be dependent on sufficient member willingness to participate in development, testing and support activities these members will be provided with access to source code
Your partner in Software Asset Management LT-Live Community : Composition Participating Members Active on Committees License Tracker Inc. LT-PremiumAssist website, Chairing Committees Binary Users vast majority of members, 90% + downloading and running binaries only learning through LT-PremiumAssist User Forum and Webinars contributing back by sharing experience and knowledge in User Forum
Your partner in Software Asset Management LT-Live Community : Committee Structure Test Co-ordination Testers 1 7+7+ Steering Committee 2 defining community structure & operations active member assignment & coordination release planning & coordination Support & Training 6+6+ forum moderation webinar development webinar leading Bug Fixing 2 Development 6+6+ capability research feature development technology tracking Numbers indicate estimate of required participating members to work with LTI.
Your partner in Software Asset Management LT-Live Community : Membership Goals August - October 2013; preparation and evaluations – license refinement and shared code packaging – 20 - 30 people in evaluations ultimately, grow community to 500 - 1,000 members – 5 - 10% willing to be participating members – 20 - 30 active at a time YearNew MembersParticipating Members 201310 - 2090 - 100% 20145020% 2015 +1005 - 10%
“You can only optimize - what you understand… …and you can only understand - what you track!” www.licensetracker.ca Rick Ingram firstname.lastname@example.org