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 [...]

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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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  • Mobistar is a Belgian Telco. owned by Orange.

    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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  • Average salary in US dollars by age and gender

    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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  • Key Features Comparison for Oracle License Management Tools

    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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  • 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 [...]

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IT Asset Management

ITAM and the career path to CIO

// Aug 12th, 2014
The career path to CIO: “Think about value added decisions that can be made as a result of ITAM data – where else in the enterprise might the data we’re discovering allow the... 
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Software Asset Management

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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Podcasts

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

$23K Licensing booby-trap for Oracle upgrade

// Aug 12th, 2014
Research with Campaign for Clear Licensing members earlier in the year suggested that chargeable features such as options and packs being switched on during upgrades was a real issue. It appears... 
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Events

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... 
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Tools Intelligence

Review: Lime Software for Oracle License Management [BEST IN CLASS]

// Aug 5th, 2014
This is an independent review of Lime Software for Oracle License Management. Review Summary Product: Lime Discovery, Inventory and License Manager Version: Lime Discovery 3.1, Lime Inventory... 
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