News, Reviews and Resources for ITAM, SAM and Software Licensing Professionals.

  • Adobe Licensing

    Adobe Licensing Quick Guide 2014

    // Jul 8th, 2014

    This Quick Guide is available in PDF format – simply subscribe to our free newsletter to receive a free copy instantly.  Adobe has made a number of changes to its licensing structures over the past year. The aim of this quick guide is to provide insight into Adobe’s new licensing model. The guide will not [...]

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  • Mobistar is a Belgian Telco. owned by Orange.

    Attachmate sue Mobistar for $6M

    // Jul 7th, 2014

    We’ve received a tip off that the software publisher Attachmate is suing Mobistar, a Belgian telecommunications company. It is alleged that Attachmate is claiming 4.5 million Euros (around 6.12M $USD or 3.57M £GBP) for alleged illegal use of a product called ‘ReflectionX’. The dispute is said to have originated from an onsite audit by Deloitte [...]

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  • Average salary in US dollars by age and gender

    2014 Salary Survey Results

    // Jun 11th, 2014

    Thank you to everyone that participated in the reader survey last month. I’m pleased to share the results below based on 233 participants. Key talking points Growing integration with ITSM away from finance Clear gender divide in average salaries and significant differences by type of company and country Experience in the field wins Software licensing [...]

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  • Key Features Comparison for Oracle License Management Tools

    Oracle License Management Tools Group Test – The Results

    // Apr 8th, 2014

    This is an independent review and comparison of specialist tools for managing Oracle licensing. Solutions reviewed: Easytrust Flexera Software HP Lime Software Snow Software How are Oracle databases configured?  Whilst Oracle has hundreds of product lines, ITAM Review readers told us that the proliferation of Oracle databases and their configuration was a key concern. It should [...]

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  • Yes

    Can I sell my surplus software licenses?

    // Feb 13th, 2014

    I’m writing this blog following recent news of a dispute between Microsoft and second-hand licensing specialist Discount Licensing. In particular, I’m keen to publish an independent message in light of the nonsense being stated by FAST in the press over the last few days. I’ve covered the common questions that crop up when discussing second-hand [...]

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  • An independent review of leading worldwide SAM Managed Service Providers

    SAM MSP Group Test – The Results

    // Jan 27th, 2014

    I am pleased to announce my report on SAM Managed Service Providers (MSP) is now available. Download the full report here: (registration required) http://download.itassetmanagement.net/sam-msp/ A competitive comparison of specialist SAM providers This group test looks at the capabilities of six leading SAM Managed Service Providers: Aspera, Computacenter, eTelligent, ITAM Solutions, SHI International and Softline Solutions. [...]

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IT Asset Management

Quick Guide to Mobile Device Management (MDM) Part 1 of 2

// Jul 25th, 2014
Mobile devices are increasing in popularity within organisations. With so many mobile device types and options currently on the market, organisations are spoilt for choice when choosing what... 
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Software Asset Management

Podcast: Vinci Construction and Life without SAM tools

// Jul 18th, 2014
Mark Sales, Software Asset Manager at Vinci Construction. The ITAM Review Podcast Episode 3 Hosted by Martin Thompson Guests: Mark Sales, Software Asset Manager at Vinci Construction Rory Canavan,... 
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Podcasts

Podcast: Vinci Construction and Life without SAM tools

// Jul 18th, 2014
Mark Sales, Software Asset Manager at Vinci Construction. The ITAM Review Podcast Episode 3 Hosted by Martin Thompson Guests: Mark Sales, Software Asset Manager at Vinci Construction Rory Canavan,... 
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Software Licensing

A handy SAM utility: Magical JellyBean Keyfinder

// Jul 22nd, 2014
Magical Jelly Bean License Key Finder This article has been contributed by Richard Thompson, founder member of Central Technology, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner who frequently manage SAM... 
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Events

Realizing Authentic License Optimization

// Jun 20th, 2014
“There’s no silver bullet for a discovery tool” Ahead of the SAM Summit taking place in Chicago, 23-25 June, I chatted to Bernhard Boehler, Co-founder and CEO at Aspera... 
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Tools Intelligence

FlexNet Manager for Oracle License Management

// Jul 29th, 2014
This is an independent review of FlexNet Manager for Oracle. FlexNet Manager for Oracle Summary Product: FlexNet Manager for Oracle Version: 2013 Version Released: 25th June 2013 Year Founded... 
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