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  • ITAM Review plans for 2016

    ITAM Review Research & Events Plan for 2016

    // Feb 10th, 2016

    We’ve got a lot planned in 2016. This is a quick round up of our plans for research, reviews and events for the year. Research Projects Independent open research projects covering the ITAM market. The role of the big four audit firms in the software industry (in conjunction with the Campaign for Clear Licensing) Software […]

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    Talking ITAM with the CIO: Make it Agile

    // Jan 26th, 2016

    In preparation for the first module of our 12 Box Training Program this week I spoke with Tony Crawley, Managing Director of Synyega and winner of both the ITAM Professional of the Year 2015 and the ITAM Project of the Year 2015. In this video Tony talks about his experiences communicating effectively with senior management […]

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    Introducing the ITAM Review 12 Box Training Course

    // Jan 9th, 2016

    I am very pleased to announce a brand new FREE training course from the ITAM Review. View the video below for a quick overview: 12 Box Training – 3 Minute Video Introduction View the video directly on YouTube here. Introduction – A new qualification for ITAM Review readers The 12 Box Training and Assessment Programme […]

  • Getting your ITAM questions answered

    Getting your ITAM questions answered

    // Jan 5th, 2016

    At The ITAM Review, we come across a wide range of IT Asset Management professionals, covering the full spectrum of experience. Within our community of contributors and visitors, you’re rubbing shoulders with experienced ITAM practitioners, industry analysts and commentators, and those who may have been assigned their first ITAM project. Where do you go when […]

  • Microsoft stunts its own growth through licensing complexity

    CCL report suggests Microsoft stunts its own growth through licensing complexity

    // Dec 16th, 2015

    The Campaign for Clear Licensing (CCL) has today published a white paper that suggests that Microsoft stunts its own growth through licensing complexity. The paper collates feedback from over 100 worldwide Microsoft customers on their concerns and challenges with software licensing and recommends five recommendations for positive change. Executive Summary – Microsoft stunts its own […]

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    Tools Day Review: Service desk integration and cloud readiness cited as key differentiators

    // Dec 8th, 2015

    On the 20th November 2015, The ITAM Review hosted our second ITAM Tools Day event which was hosted at Woburn House, Tavistock Square, London. The Tools Day was attended by end users, expert speakers, and vendor sponsors including: Brainware Group Concorde Solutions Flexera iQuate LANDESK Matrix42 Snow The Event Martin Thompson kicked off the event with his presentation – What to […]


IT Asset Management

Quick Guide to ITAM Tools Strategy

// Feb 5th, 2016
Many organisations will have to work with a federated view of asset data This article is an introduction to ITAM tools strategy and is aimed at IT professionals new to the world of ITAM who might... 
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Software Asset Management

Audit Defence Checklist – Nice to have, negotiable or non-negotiable terms

// Feb 1st, 2016
Nice to have, negotiable or non-negotiable This audit defence / software contract negotiation checklist has kindly been shared by Chris Moffett for The ITAM Review community. Thanks Chris! This... 
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Podcast: Second Hand Software Licensing

// Oct 27th, 2015
In this Podcast Martin Thompson of The ITAM Review is joined by two ITAM professionals who share their knowledge and experience with regards to Second Hand Software. They are: Christiaan... 
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Software Licensing

Beware Secondary Software FUD

// Jan 22nd, 2016
SAM tool vendor Snow Software reports that Adobe has lost a case of reselling secondary software in the USA that has good implications for the US secondary software market. See: Adobe loses courtroom... 
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Event Listing: SAMday Moscow, 23rd March 2016

// Feb 9th, 2016
SAMday in Moscow I am pleased to be presenting at ‘SAMday’ being organised by itSMF Russia. ‘SAMday’ takes place on March 23rd at the Aerostar Hotel in Moscow. You can... 
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Tools Intelligence

Call for participants: Enterprise SAM Tools Review

// Feb 9th, 2016
Who is the current market leader for SAM tools for large enterprises? This is a call for tool manufacturers to participate in our independent assessment of the Enterprise SAM tools market. We... 
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