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

  • ITAM Review SAM Workshop, Tuesday 27th January 2015, Baruch College, New York.

    Event Listing: SAM Workshop, 27th January 2015, New York

    // Dec 2nd, 2014

    Martin Thompson and David Foxen will be leading a SAM Workshop as part of our New York Events series in January. This will be an interactive session whereby those with issues or interest around SAM can discuss openly in confidential setting with peers. The day will start with an introduction to SAM best practices, Audit [...]

  • Are your cryptic Oracle license agreements and the lack of support provided by the Oracle LMS team getting you in a knot?

    Event Listing: Oracle Seminar, 29th January 2015, New York

    // Dec 2nd, 2014

    Following the success of our Oracle Seminar that took place in London in November 2014, we are very pleased to bring our Oracle Seminar to New York in January. Managing the complexity of your Oracle Licensing Agreements Oracle licensing is one of the greatest software investments you are likely to make – yet ITAM Review [...]


    Event Listing: ITAM Tools Day, 28th January 2015, New York

    // Dec 2nd, 2014

    Following the success of our ITAM Tools Showcase and Networking event that took place in London in November 2014, we are very pleased to bring our Tools Day to New York in January. In a nutshell: If you’re actively searching for a new SAM solution or contemplating changing your current tool in the near future, [...]

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    Event Listing: ITAM Review Events, 27th-29th January, New York, USA

    // Nov 13th, 2014

    We are very pleased to announce our first events in the USA. Please reserve these dates in your diary; further details will follow over the coming weeks. USA readers represent our largest audience, so we’re keen to come and meet you in January 2015 with three specialist ITAM events. The content and focus of these [...]

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    92% of customers say that Oracle does not clearly communicate licensing changes

    // Nov 3rd, 2014

    Campaign for Clear Licensing White Paper: “Key risks in managing Oracle Licensing” The Campaign for Clear Licensing (CCL) has today announced the publication of its first major review into Oracle’s licensing and auditing practices. The report Key Risks in Managing Oracle Licensing, states that Oracle’s approach to licensing and auditing has resulted in customer relationships that are [...]

  • You're-Fired

    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 [...]


IT Asset Management

Verifying Asset Accuracy

// Nov 24th, 2014
A reader writes: “What is the industry standard way of calculating ITAM accuracy?” I’m not sure about the ‘industry standard’ way, but I’ll share techniques I’ve used in the past,... 
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Software Asset Management

Top Ten Licensing Types – Where is the market going?

// Dec 8th, 2014
Where is the licensing market going? No matter what, all software and applications have a license attached to them. Even free software has some form of license. There are far too many different... 
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Podcast Episode 5: Trends in Oracle License Management

// Nov 4th, 2014
In the run up to our Oracle Seminar on the 21st November, we discuss the current activity around Oracle Licensing and audits, trends in services around Oracle and the future of Oracle in the... 
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    Software Licensing

    Oracle Licensing Quick Guide

    // Dec 17th, 2014
    92% of Oracle customers agree that they do not communicate changes properly Oracle’s software licensing is complex and regularly changing. The number of products and acquisitions made by Oracle... 
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    Call for Speakers – SAP & IBM

    // Dec 19th, 2014
    Our very own Martin Thompson addressing the audience. Following on from the fantastic success of our Tools Day and Oracle events, The ITAM Review is compiling a roster of SAP & IBM licensing... 
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    Tools Intelligence

    Picking the right SAM tool (Part 2 of 2)

    // Dec 11th, 2014
    Ensure your SAM tool can dig deep and get all of the data you need. Read Part 1 in our series of articles on SAM tools here. What to look for in a good SAM Tool This is a tough call to make,... 
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