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

  • David Foxen – don't ask him to do anything too crazy!

    Introducing David Foxen

    // Apr 15th, 2014

    I am very pleased to welcome David Foxen to the team! David is joining us as ITAM Research Analyst and is our 5th employee! Who is David? David joins us from Arup where he was the Global Software Asset Manager. He has extensive knowledge of both SAM and software licensing. In his own words: Why do you [...]

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    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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    Process of the Month – Joiners, Movers and Leavers Process

    // Mar 26th, 2014

    Sometimes within Software Asset Management we become so focused on producing an audit and reconciliation report, that we miss the bigger picture in taking state data and converting it into a tangible business decision.  One such area often overlooked is that of IT asset status and ownership.  This Joiners, Movers and Leavers Process is just [...]

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    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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    Process of the Month – Software Rationalisation Process

    // Jan 14th, 2014

    Following on from last month’s process of Maintaining a Supported Software Catalogue, we have another process that seemingly appears inconsequential but again, can add great value to the business – and that is the Process of Software Rationalisation. Having assigned a status of Red (to be removed), Amber (can stay for now) and Green (preferred) [...]

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IT Asset Management

IAITAM European Annual Conference and Exhibition, May 26-28, Budapest, Hungary

// Apr 8th, 2014
IAITAM’s first ever European conference will take place in the beautiful city of Budapest “The IAITAM 2014 EUROPEAN ACE kicks off Sunday evening, May 25th, at 6:00pm with an opening... 
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Software Asset Management

IAITAM Preview: Audit Defense – What Every CIO Should Know

// Apr 11th, 2014
Bernhard Boehler Ahead of the IAITAM Spring Conference taking place in Las Vegas, April 28 – May 1, I interviewed Bernhard Boehler, Co-founder and CEO at Aspera, about his presentation  “Audit... 
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Ask The Expert

ITAM Review Webcast: Thomas Trappler, Contracting in the Cloud

// Mar 6th, 2013
This is the first in a new series of articles entitled “Ask the Expert“. ‘Ask the Expert’ sessions put a specialist in a particular field in the spotlight to share their expertise... 
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Vendor News

SAM Managed Services: ITAMS (Vendor Profile)

// Mar 21st, 2014
IT Asset Management Solutions (ITAMS) is an independent UK based ITAM specialist and veteran of the UK SAM Industry. The team consists of 25 full time members of staff and an extended team of... 
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Software Licensing

How to license Microsoft Office on the iPad

// Apr 1st, 2014
Microsoft Office licensing on the iPad – easier than ever In an innovative – and potentially disruptive move – Microsoft will make the licensing of the recently released ‘Microsoft... 
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Events

IAITAM Preview: Audit Defense – What Every CIO Should Know

// Apr 11th, 2014
Bernhard Boehler Ahead of the IAITAM Spring Conference taking place in Las Vegas, April 28 – May 1, I interviewed Bernhard Boehler, Co-founder and CEO at Aspera, about his presentation  “Audit... 
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Tools Intelligence

Peer Review : JDisc Discovery

// Feb 3rd, 2014
Peer Reviews – ITAM Review readers sharing their opinions on ITAM tools, technology and services. This product review has been written by three ITAM Review readers. Our thanks to R Josey, Stephen... 
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Case Studies

Office 365 licensing restrictions push Reed towards Google Apps

// Jul 10th, 2013
The technology landscape is shifting all the time with changes being brought about by virtualization, mobility and cloud. With this dynamism and force for change in mind, I was particularly interested... 
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