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

  • The-Practice

    Event Listing: ITAM Tools Day, 18th November 2014, London

    // Jul 31st, 2014

    We are very pleased to announce our very first event! In a nutshell: If you’re actively searching for a new SAM solution or contemplating changing your current tool in the near future, then this event is one not to miss. See six leading vendors all in one place and network with peers. The ITAM Review European [...]

  • 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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    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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    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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    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 [...]

  • 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 [...]


IT Asset Management

Quick guide to Hardware Asset Tagging

// Sep 5th, 2014
Martin Thompson and I were recently commissioned to write an overview of options for Hardware Asset Tagging for a client. The client has kindly let us share our report for the benefit of the... 
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Software Asset Management

Managing Office 365: ITAM meets Identity Management

// Sep 16th, 2014
Elias Terman This article has been contributed by Elias Terman, VP of Product Marketing at OneLogin The official end-of-life for Microsoft Windows Server 2003 is fast approaching, and with... 
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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

The Campaign for Clear Licensing – Why it’s needed for the ITAM industry

// Sep 12th, 2014
What is the Campaign for Clear Licensing (CCL)?  The CCL is a not for profit global organization providing end users with a voice for positive change to address absurdly complex licensing models,... 
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Your voice in the ITAM industry

// Sep 15th, 2014
Check out this video from David Foxen introducing our new YouTube channel – aiming to provide informal bite-sized summaries of all the latest news and resources in the ITAM market. Let your... 
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Tools Intelligence

Technology Review: Miradore

// Sep 12th, 2014
This is an independent review of Miradore. AT A GLANCE Founded in 2006 with headquarters in Finland, Miradore is a provider of IT Asset Management (ITAM) solutions enabling organisations to manage... 
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