BSA | The Software Alliance awarded the prestigious Verafirm Certified status to Blue Star Limited, India’s leading air conditioning and commercial refrigeration company, as a recognition of their continued efforts towards implementing a model software asset management (SAM) practice.
BSA, through their Verafirm certification program, enables enterprises to meet their software compliance needs, bring value to their business and streamline asset management.
A distinguished Verafirm certification showcases Blue Star’s commitment towards strengthening their IT assets and continued adherence towards the highest standards of ethical business. Verafirm certification has enabled Blue Star to put ISO-aligned SAM practices in place which will help in managing their software lifecycle – from procurement to retirement. It also allows the company to adopt well-established change management procedures when undertaking major software upgrades across the organisation. By monitoring software usage, Blue Star can ensure that its software assets are leveraged to the maximum and wastage is avoided.
Suresh Iyer, Chief Information Officer, Blue Star Limited said on this occasion, “For Blue Star which is committed to high corporate governance and international standards, the decision to assess and certify its SAM policies was quite logical. A certified software asset management program enables Blue Star to manage risks better and derive maximum value from our software assets, leading to improved IT and business efficiencies. We are delighted to be awarded the Verafirm Certification from BSA as the seventh Indian Company to receive this laurel. We thank BSA and its members for this recognition, and have a plan in place to leverage the best practices established as part of this process.”
“We greatly appreciate the efforts of the Blue Star team,” said Seemin Qadiri, BSA Senior Director, Global Business Development and Marketing. “The investment and commitment to software asset management made by Blue Star is inspiring and sets a great example for companies around the world to follow. We are encouraging businesses around the world to espouse internationally recognised SAM practices to improve IT governance, budget efficiency and reduce legal accountability. Blue Star is among the companies at the forefront of implementing SAM. We look forward to showcasing Blue Star in our on-going efforts to uphold sound software asset management practices.”