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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... 

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...