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1. WO2002005184 - METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SOFTWARE INVENTORY MANAGEMENT USING A GLOBAL CENTRAL REPOSITORY

Publication Number WO/2002/005184
Publication Date 17.01.2002
International Application No. PCT/US2001/021502
International Filing Date 06.07.2001
IPC
G06F 9/445 2006.1
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING OR COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
9Arrangements for program control, e.g. control units
06using stored programs, i.e. using an internal store of processing equipment to receive or retain programs
44Arrangements for executing specific programs
445Program loading or initiating
G06Q 10/00 2012.1
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING OR COUNTING
QDATA PROCESSING SYSTEMS OR METHODS, SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES; SYSTEMS OR METHODS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
10Administration; Management
CPC
G06F 8/60
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
8Arrangements for software engineering
60Software deployment
G06Q 10/087
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
QDATA PROCESSING SYSTEMS OR METHODS, SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES; SYSTEMS OR METHODS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
10Administration; Management
08Logistics, e.g. warehousing, loading, distribution or shipping; Inventory or stock management, e.g. order filling, procurement or balancing against orders
087Inventory or stock management, e.g. order filling, procurement, balancing against orders
Applicants
  • CRITICAL DEVICES, INC. [US]/[US] (AllExceptUS)
  • LEVI, Andrew, E. [US]/[US] (UsOnly)
  • ODOM, Daniel, W. [US]/[US] (UsOnly)
  • BAUER, Bradley, W. [US]/[US] (UsOnly)
Inventors
  • LEVI, Andrew, E.
  • ODOM, Daniel, W.
  • BAUER, Bradley, W.
Agents
  • FISH, Charles, S.
Priority Data
09/640,04315.08.2000US
60/217,66210.07.2000US
Publication Language English (en)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SOFTWARE INVENTORY MANAGEMENT USING A GLOBAL CENTRAL REPOSITORY
(FR) PROCÉDÉ ET SYSTÈME DE GESTION DES STOCKS DE LOGICIELS UTILISANT UN CENTRE D'ARCHIVAGE MONDIAL CENTRALISÉ
Abstract
(EN) A device (30) at a site (14) includes and agent (100) with a software inventory service (220). The software inventory service scans the device for file names (410). The file names and information associated with the file names, such as a size (422), a date (420) and a platfrom (424) are communicated to an operations center (12) for processing. At the operations center, the file names are assocaited with descriptions (430), manufacturers (432), languages (422) and application/suite names (440) and stored in a repository (172). Once the file names are stored in the repository (172). Once the file names are stored in the repository, the devices may be linked to the applcations and file names in the repository which are installed on the device. A software inventory module (154) at the operations center supports the association of software on devices to the central repository at the operatons center. The software inventory module also supports an assocation of sofware on devices to licenses maintained at the operations center for license compliance analysis and may disable unlicensed software on the devices.
(FR) Selon la présente invention, un appareil (30) d'un site (14) inclut un agent (100) assurant un service de tenue de stock de logiciels (200). Ce service de tenue de stock de logiciels recherche systématiquement des noms de fichiers (410) parmi les appareils. Les noms de fichiers, et les informations qui leur sont associées, telles que les longueurs (422), les dates (420) et les noms de plate-forme (424), sont communiqués pour traitement à un centre d'exploitation (12). Au niveau du centre d'exploitation, on associe à des descriptions (430), à des noms de fabriquants (432), à des langages (442) et à des noms d'application et de suites (440) ces noms de fichiers, et on les stocke dans un centre d'archivage (172). Dès que les noms de fichiers sont stockés dans le centre d'archivage, on peut relier les appareils aux noms d'applications et aux noms de fichiers du centre d'archivage qui sont montés sur l'appareil. Un module de tenue de stock de logiciels (154) permet au niveau du centre d'exploitation d'associer au centre d'archivage du centre d'exploitation les logiciels montés sur les appareils. Le module de tenue de stock de logiciels permet également d'associer à des licences gérées au niveau du centre d'exploitation les logiciels montés sur les appareils, et ce, à des fins d'analyse de conformité des licences, avec la possibilité de désactiver les logiciels sans licence sur les appareils.
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