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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    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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    Process of the Month – Named User Verification Process

    // May 28th, 2014

    This is another area of Software Asset Management that often gets over-looked; namely the updating and maintaining of data concerning named user licenses.  This could be viewed as another déjà vu moment; insofar as the core of the process involves comparing two sets of data from different systems and arriving at a series of business [...]

  • 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 [...]


IT Asset Management

Why IT Asset Management and IT Service Management Belong Together

// Jul 9th, 2014
Are we reaping the benefits of ITAM and ITSM growing together? In the long (or not so long, if you look at it historically) transition of IT from an inscrutable, arcane new force in corporate... 
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Software Asset Management

What is the future of software? (and what does it mean for SAM?)

// Jun 19th, 2014
Office for iPad has already moved to the freemium/premium model, with users paying only for consumption What does the future hold for software? How will it be delivered, how will it be priced,... 
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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

Oracle License Management: Easytrust (Vendor Profile)

// Jul 11th, 2014
Easytrust has been built from the ground up specifically to manage Oracle licensing. The company has a good foundation of customers in France and is now growing internationally via channel partners. The... 
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Software 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... 
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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

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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