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Date for your diaries: The ITAM Review Gala Dinner!

Join us for our sparkling black tie event in November and celebrate ITAM excellence! You are cordially invited to join us at our first ITAM Review Gala Dinner in aid of Sebastian’s Action Trust. Our Gala Dinner is being held at the Crowne Plaza hotel in central Reading, UK and will celebrate excellence in the ITAM Industry. The ITAM Review Excellence Awards celebrates the achievements of the true... 

Microsoft Licensing – focus on the money [Video]

In this video SAM industry veteran Christof Beaupoil, President and Co-Founder at Aspera Technologies, shares his experience with Microsoft Licensing. Christof’s insights include: The biggest differences between US and European SAM The two biggest lies in License Management Pearls of wisdom when working with Microsoft Licensing The biggest risk with Microsoft Licensing Advice to SAM newbies Aspera... 

Event Listing: SAM Skills Workshop, 14th July, London

Do your SAM skills stand up to the demands of modern SAM? SAM Skills Workshop Synopsis: The SAM Skills workshop is a free to attend, joint event brought to you by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT and The ITAM Review. Run over an afternoon, starting over an informal lunch, we invite you to join us for an independent SAM Skills workshop that will discuss the very latest skills requirements for SAM... 

The ITAM Review 12 Box Assessment Model

We’ve completed a number of SAM maturity assessments for end user organisations over the last few years. Companies typically want an external and independent perspective on their current status and some pointers on what to do next. For organisations looking at their SAM maturity, there are two key frameworks for assessing SAM maturity: The Microsoft SAM Optimization Model and the ISO/IEC 19770-1... 

Event Listing: SAM Best Practice & Networking, June 16th, Paris

La Défense, Paris I am pleased to be supporting our first SAM event in France in conjunction with the telco giant Orange and ELEE. On June 16th I’ll provide a view on SAM Best Practice and enhancing SAM maturity as well as an update for French SAM professionals on the Campaign for Clear Licensing (CCL). Event Summary Who: ELEE & Orange What: “Do we enjoy clear licensing?” Where:... 

ITAM Review Excellence Awards 2015

Which companies, products, services or individuals are leading the industry and pushing the industry forward? The IT Management discipline of IT Asset Management (ITAM) is today more critical than ever as organisations seek to maximize returns and minimize risks on IT spend. ITAM today means meeting compliance requirements, financial transparency, efficient IT procurement and enabling IT teams to be... 

Audits are getting out of hand

In this video: What I learnt at the IBM & SAP Seminar in London last week The state of audits in the software industry An update on Campaign for Clear Licensing activity Support the Campaign and supercharge your licensing knowledge by joining our events in New York next week: www.itassetmanagement.net/events Martin ThompsonMartin is owner and founder of the The ITAM Review and The ITSM Review.... 

ITAM tools customer satisfaction scores – SPRING ’15 UPDATE

I am pleased to publish an updated list of customer satisfaction scores. This follows our previous table back in January. Please Note: This is not a one-off exercise. We will continually collect satisfaction scores. So please help your ITAM industry peers make smarter tool buying decisions by taking a few minutes to submit your own review. If you are interested in ITAM tool selection – you might... 

Podcast Episode 9 – A view from IT Procurement

In this episode I speak with Christiaan Murphy of SoftwareSpend.com on a view from IT Procurement. Christiaan Murphy, SoftwarSpend.com Topics covered in this podcast: SoftwareSpend.com IT Procurement Cycles How IT Procurement interacts with ITAM The four key stakeholders in buying software effectively When shelfware is a good thing Procurement funnels and cost saving leads The four stakeholders... 

How IBM customers get caught out with licensing

Eric Chiu of HW Fisher tells us how IBM customers get caught out with IBM licensing and audits, the recent changes to IBM’s passport advantage impacting customers and a preview of his upcoming sessions at the IBM & SAP seminars in London and New York. Hear more from our expert speakers at our IBM & SAP events in New York and London:  www.itassetmanagement.net/events Martin ThompsonMartin...