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Software Recognition Lab Test

This review compares the software recognition capabilities of leading SAM tools against real life customer data This article introduces a new type of review for The ITAM Review in 2015; Lab Tests. Our first lab test will focus on Software Recognition. Our study will be a data driven comparison of the software recognition capabilities of leading SAM tools. A fundamental building block for any enterprise... 

ITAM Review Reader Analytics

This article provides a summary of the visitor analytics for the ITAM Review over the last twelve months (see also ITSM Review reader analytics). First of all, a sincere thank you to our readers, contributors and followers for your continued support. Our humble little blog served up ITAM content to a mind-boggling 481,968 readers in the last twelve months from just about every country on the planet.... 

Oracle Audit: Top 20 Frequently Asked Questions

This is abridged version of a whitepaper by Richard Spithoven of b.lay. You can download the full version (without registration) on the b.lay website here. Richard is one of our highly experienced presenters for our free Oracle Licensing Seminar on the 21st November, London. Learn more and register: http://www.itassetmanagement.net/2014/09/22/oracle-seminar/ Oracle License Review or Oracle License... 

HP Asset Manager for Oracle License Management

This is an independent review of HP Asset Manager for managing Oracle Licensing. This review is part of our Oracle License Management Group Test. HP Asset Manager for Oracle License Management Product: HP Software Asset Management solution (SAM) consisting of HP Asset Manager (AM) and HP Universal Discovery (UD) Version: 9.40 (AM), 10.10 (UD) Version Released: June 2013 Year Founded / Turnover:  Founded... 

Snow Software for Oracle License Management

This is an independent review of Snow Software for managing Oracle Licensing. This review is part of our Oracle License Management Group Test. Snow License Manager for Oracle License Management Product: Snow License Manager + Oracle Management Option (OMO) Version Released: OMO released September 2013 / Snow License Manager 7 released March 2014 Year Founded / Turnover: 1997/30M Euros Total number... 

Oracle contract renewal checklist, 7 things to consider before signing

Stop. Go. 7 things to consider before signing your next Oracle contract If you are in the process of renewing contracts with Oracle, or have a renewal event on the horizon. Here are seven things to consider before signing on the dotted line. In a nutshell: Oracle is difficult to deal with and whilst every organization must be responsible and accountable for the agreements they purchase, Oracle places... 

Podcast: Getting started with IBM Licensing

The ITAM Review Podcast Episode 4: Getting started with IBM Licensing In this podcast guests Eric Chiu and Koen Dingjan provide an introduction to the main risks and complexities of IBM licensing and audits. View all our podcasts on SoundCloud or iTunes. Discussion Topics: The main IBM technology stacks Common IBM License types including: Capacity of hardware, PVU User based licensing Storage capacity Common... 

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...