Category Archive for ‘Allgemein’

The Ultimate Test On An Unforgiving Oceanby ckb

ckb powers the first attempt to circumnavigate the earth non-stop, one-handed over both pole routes and without outside help through all five oceans of our planet on a completely recyclable ship.

The offshore record attempt ANT ARCTIC LAB starts on 21 July 2019 and will lead skipper Norbert Sedlacek Koch over more than 34,000 nautical miles, about 7 months through the most dangerous waters on our planet, through ice, hurricanes and monster lakes.

ANT ARCTIC LAB is not only an ultimate test of semanship but a laboratory of testing technological, software and engineering developments. A project to test to the limits “real” boat building solutions – such as recyclable composites, harmless matrix systems and natural core materials.

ckb is very proud to partner Norbert’s extraordinary attempt to go beyond technological and nautical borders. Unique and sustainable solutions not only in the field of software asset management are every day passion and enthusiasm at ckb.

#unique #sustainable #softwareassetmanagement.

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cerclebleau: Boost your (SAM) Power with German Ninja Warrior Moritz Hansby ckb

We all know how exhausting everyday life can be. More and more projects in less time. At the end of the year our batteries are usually quite empty.

As SAM consultants, we work hard every day to develop the smartest solutions and deliver the best results for our customers and partners. In doing so, we often go unusual ways to deliver extraordinary results. We know from our own experience how important it is to step back from work from time to time and to recharge our energy reserves.

With our “cerclebleau” series of events we want to show our customers, partners and friends a slightly different way to survive in SAM’s everyday life. Our first “cerclebleau”- event features world class climber and German Ninja Warrior 2017 Moritz Hans who will host a Boulder training session for our customers, partners and friends.

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Petra Schleich becomes Verafirm Certified Professionalby ckb

Petra Schleich has successfully completed Verafirm’s SAM Advantage (1) course and accompanying assessment to demonstrate her mastery of processes required to implement ISO/IEC 19770-1 aligned SAM programs, have established expertise in working across multiple software platforms, and exhibit a strong understanding of the business and technical issues facing organizations. Issued by BSA | The Software Alliance (2), Verafirm Professional is a globally recognized brand, and is the only certification that recognizes expertise in setting a global, standards-based SAM program.

As of late, she belongs to one of three Verafirm Certified Professionals in Germany.

The Verafirm Certified Professional certification is a distinct qualification, which conveys: Knowledge of ISO/IEC 19770-1:2012 objectives, Mastery of processes required to implement ISO/IEC-aligned SAM programs, Expertise to work across the installed software base, Understanding of the business and technical issues facing organizations.

Verafirm Professional Registry:

(1) SAM Advantage is the first industry training course developed around the ISO/IEC 19770-1:2012 software asset management (SAM) standard. This course is an international collaboration and builds from the expertise of the BSA| The Software Alliance, leading business software publishers and established SAM practitioners.

(2) BSA is the world’s largest software trade association. With headquarters in Washington, DC, and operations in more than 60 countries, BSA pioneers compliance programs that promote legal software use and advocates for public policies that foster technology innovation and drive growth in the digital economy.

(3) Created by BSA | The Software Alliance, Verafirm is an industry-supported portal that helps companies effectively manage their software, efficiently document that their software is licensed, and connect with customers interested in doing business with ethical companies. It is the first and only registry of its kind.


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ckb GmbH: New Regional Office in Stuttgartby ckb

According to a recent study of the BSA, 39% of software installed on computers around the world in 2015 is not properly licensed(1). In Germany it is the share of 22% of overall software which runs unlicensed and which amounts to 1,5 billion Euro, the BSA-study points out. Although in recent years the number of unlincensed software has decreased about two percentage points due to increasing software asset management activities, the demand for software asset management expertise is still strong – offering exciting und promising business opportiunities for our little company.

So here we are, Germany:

ckb GmbH – Regional Office Stuttgart

Heilbronnerstrasse 150
70191 Stuttgart
T +49 711 49004 261
F +49 711 49004 262

Do not hesitate to contact us – we are ready for your SAM challenges.

(1) Seizing Opportunity Through License Compliance , BSA Global Software Survey 2016,

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