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Microsoft License Management Group Test – The Results

Overview – Microsoft License Management Group Test It is sometimes said by Software Asset Management (SAM) experts that Microsoft is an ideal software publisher to tackle first when reconciling your software estate. The breadth of devices and systems Microsoft touches and depth of data required; from desktop to server, mobile device to virtual machine, means that any organization performing a good... 

Snow Software License Manager for Microsoft License Management

This is an independent review of technology for managing Microsoft licensing and agreements. Also participating in this review: IE Aspera Brainware / Spider A full comparison and Group Test results can be found here: http://www.itassetmanagement.net/2014/10/02/microsoft-license-management/ Executive Summary Elevator pitch A key player in the Software Asset Management market, Snow offers a great... 

Brainware Spider for Microsoft License Management

This is an independent review of technology for managing Microsoft licensing and agreements. Also participating in this review: IE Aspera Snow Software A full comparison and Group Test results can be found here: http://www.itassetmanagement.net/2014/10/02/microsoft-license-management/ Executive Summary Elevator pitch A strong competitive offering for management of Microsoft licensing. Features... 

1E AppClarity for Microsoft License Management

This is an independent review of technology for managing Microsoft licensing and agreements. Also participating in this review: Aspera Brainware / Spider Snow Software A full comparison and Group Test results can be found here: http://www.itassetmanagement.net/2014/10/02/microsoft-license-management/ Executive Summary Elevator pitch 1E is a pioneer in the proactive reclaim of unused licensing.... 

Aspera SmartTrack for Microsoft License Management

This is an independent review of technology for managing Microsoft licensing and agreements. Also participating in this review: IE Brainware / Spider Snow Software A full comparison and Group Test results can be found here: http://www.itassetmanagement.net/2014/10/02/microsoft-license-management/ Executive Summary Elevator pitch Aspera has SKU catalogue-centric license management offering called... 

Are SAM tools ready for the cloud?

The ITAM Review team attended the European version of Gartner’s ITAM Summit in London last week for great networking and ITAM and IT procurement led presentations. Gartner Analyst Stewart Buchanan led an interesting session on the future of SAM tools where he argued that the future was about control and not inventory. Stewart Buchanan, Gartner I enjoy Stewart Buchanan’s presentations, in fact one... 

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...