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

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    Oracle Licensing can be tough, so let’s lighten the mood!

    // Oct 22nd, 2014

    Oracle licensing can be a heavy subject! We are all aware that Oracle licensing proves to be one of the most complex and hard to understand licensing structures out there. It is one of the most talked about issues with SAM and licensing professionals, with everyone having their own story on struggles with Oracle. Whilst [...]

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    Event Listing: Oracle Seminar, 21st November, London

    // Sep 22nd, 2014

    Managing the complexity of your Oracle Licensing Agreements Introduction Oracle licensing is one of the greatest software investments you are likely to make – yet ITAM Review readers tell us Oracle is where you often experience mind-bending license complexity and the harshest of compliance risks. We believe Oracle cannot have sustainable customer relationships based on [...]

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    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 [...]

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  • 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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IT Asset Management

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

// Oct 10th, 2014
Company data left on a mobile device in a back of a taxi. Are you covered? Recap We previously looked at what exactly mobile device management (MDM) is and the types of solutions available to... 
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Software Asset Management

Picking the right Software Asset Management tool (Part 1 of 2)

// Oct 22nd, 2014
The time has come for your organisation to get a SAM tool. You’ve decided to buy into the idea of software asset management and you want to manage and utilise your software licenses better.... 
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Podcasts

Podcast: Getting started with IBM Licensing

// Oct 3rd, 2014
The ITAM Review Podcast Episode 4: Getting started with IBM Licensing In this podcast guests Eric Chiu and Koen Dingjan provide an introduction to the main risks and complexities of IBM licensing... 
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Software Licensing

Oracle Audit: Top 20 Frequently Asked Questions

// Oct 22nd, 2014
This is abridged version of a whitepaper by Richard Spithoven of b.lay. You can download the full version (without registration) on the b.lay website here. Richard is one of our highly experienced... 
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Events

Oracle Licensing can be tough, so let’s lighten the mood!

// Oct 22nd, 2014
Oracle licensing can be a heavy subject! We are all aware that Oracle licensing proves to be one of the most complex and hard to understand licensing structures out there. It is one of the most... 
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Tools Intelligence

Picking the right Software Asset Management tool (Part 1 of 2)

// Oct 22nd, 2014
The time has come for your organisation to get a SAM tool. You’ve decided to buy into the idea of software asset management and you want to manage and utilise your software licenses better.... 
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