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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... 

Study shows Crystal Reports, Visual Studio, AutoCad, Project and Visio most likely to be unused

As SAM pros we all hear about the value of identifying unused software. A recent study from 1E has examined the applications most likely to be unused in an organisation. The study is available here (no registration required). If you are looking for cost savings: This article can help you identify your low-hanging fruit shortlist. In conjunction with the ITAM Review, 1E are hosting an event in London... 

Empire State of Mind?

Spare us six minutes and we’ll put you in a Empire State of Mind – and also give you a great earworm to start your week! David, Glenn and I provide a preview of our upcoming events in New York in May (With apologies to Jay-Z and Alicia Keys) Martin ThompsonMartin is owner and founder of the The ITAM Review and The ITSM Review. Martin is also founder and Chair, Campaign for Clear Licensing.... 

Alternatives to Oracle database

It has been suggested that Oracle derives 50% of Oracle database revenue in the UK from audit activity and the Campaign for Clear Licensing has reported that “92% of customers say that Oracle does not clearly communicate licensing changes”. “50% of UK Oracle DB revenue driven by Audit (FY14), net new licenses” Sanjeev at @SnowSoftware #cashcow #Oracle pic.twitter.com/HYel11UGx7 — Martin... 

Mark Bartrick, Forrester Research, on SAP Licensing and Audits

In this video Mark Bartrick, Principal Consultant at Forrester Research, provides a preview of his session at the ITAM Review IBM and SAP Seminar. Mark covers what he is seeing in the market, how Forrester typically helps clients and a preview of his seminar sessions. Mark will be presenting at both our London and New York IBM & SAP seminars. For more details and to register visit: www.itassetmanagement.net/events... 

SAM Tool Buyers Guide

This SAM Tool Buyers Guide highlights some of the key requirements and competitive differentiators to consider when selecting and buying Software Asset Management (SAM) tools. This guide is available in PDF format, subscribe to our newsletter to download it.  I have also included a section on the trends that are driving interest in SAM and some general implementation advice – since this should... 

IBM to accept Flexera for sub-capacity reporting (instead of ILMT)

IBM is to accept sub-capacity reporting from Flexera Software’s FlexNet Manager in place of ILMT, TADd and SUA. Whilst we’ve heard of this being acceptable on a deal by deal basis in the past, this is the first time IBM has publicly recognised a SAM tool for meeting their compliance reporting standards. IBM allows customers to use soft-partitioning with their software, but only if measured using... 

Let’s meet in 2015, ITAM Review Spring Events Schedule

I am pleased to share our events calendar for Spring 2015. Unfortunately our week of events planned for New York were cancelled due to the ‘January 2015 nor’easter’  – these have all been rescheduled for May. Sorry for any inconvenience caused during the disruption. Our events have specifically been designed based your feedback. If you would like to see new topics or locations... 

Campaign for Clear Licensing Progress Report

Information sharing around Oracle risks and other key datacentre vendors will continue in 2015 Dear ITAM Review Comrades, A Happy New Year to you and all the best for 2015. This is a quick progress report from the Campaign for Clear Licensing: Thank you to everyone that contributed towards our Oracle research through 2014, we published a white paper on the key risks in managing Oracle licensing thanks...