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Your voice in the ITAM industry

Check out this video from David Foxen introducing our new YouTube channel – aiming to provide informal bite-sized summaries of all the latest news and resources in the ITAM market. Let your voice be heard – let us know what you would like covered on the ITAM Review and what you need help with. Simply contact us using this form or directly using the social profiles below. David Foxen Twitter LinkedIn Martin... 

Welcoming Karen

Karen Smith, Events Manager for ITAM Review and ITSM Review I am very pleased to welcome Karen Smith to the Enterprise Opinions team. Meeting our readers Karen joins us as our Events Manager. Karen’s first event is our Tools Day on the Tuesday 18th November, swiftly followed by an Oracle Licensing Workshop on the 21st November (details to follow soon). Both of these events are in London UK, but we... 

$23K Licensing booby-trap for Oracle upgrade

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 that upgrading Oracle database 12c includes this auto-enrollment risk: Firstly it is discovered that upgrading 12c switches on a chargeable feature Oracle deny this via a blog post And then admit that it’s... 

Cherwell acquires Express Metrix

Will any software vendor be able to deliver best of breed ITAM and ITSM in one solution? [Meeting of North and Baltic Sea]Cloud based ITSM vendor Cherwell Software has acquired ITAM vendor Express Metrix. We’ve seen continued convergence between ITAM and ITSM over the last few years and increasing overlap between our two sister sites The ITAM Review and The ITSM Review. From the ITAM side of the... 

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

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 4.6, Lime License Manager 2.6 Version Released: January 2014 Year Company Founded and Turnover: 2007, over £1M Total Number of Customers: 104 Lime Software Pricing Summary Community Edition (Up to five databases):... 

Event Listing: ITAM Tools Day, 18th November 2014, London

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 Tools Day Are your ITAM tools keeping pace with technological change, licensing complexity,... 

FlexNet Manager for Oracle License Management

This is an independent review of FlexNet Manager for Oracle. FlexNet Manager for Oracle Summary Product: FlexNet Manager for Oracle Version: 2013 Version Released: 25th June 2013 Year Founded / Turnover:  Founded as ‘InstallShield’ in 1987, Turnover not disclosed. Total number of customers: “More than 300” FlexNet Manager for Oracle Pricing Summary: Most FlexNet Manager Suite products,... 

Podcast: Vinci Construction and Life without SAM tools

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, Independent Consultant, SAM Charter In this podcast I interviewed Mark Sales, Software Asset Manager at Vinci Construction regarding his journey in SAM, starting from scratch, SAM qualifications, using... 

Oracle License Management: Easytrust (Vendor Profile)

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 Easytrust Oracle License Management offering consists of the following main components: Agent based or agentless technology for detection and inventory of Oracle instances A dashboard for Oracle License... 

Former UK MD of Snow Software joins Campaign for Clear Licensing as CEO

Mark Flynn, CEO, Campaign for Clear Licensing (CCL) Today we are pleased to announce that Mark Flynn has joined the Campaign for Clear Licensing (CCL) as CEO. Mark has worked at the intersection of Software Licensing, SAM and Software Publishers for well over a decade and brings a huge amount of experience in building services and acting as a liaison between customers and software publishers. Mark...