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Free 12 Box Maturity Assessment Offer

David and I recorded this quick video to provide a quick overview of our upcoming SAM Workshop and Benchmarking in New York on the 19th and 20th October. In a nutshell: It’s an end user only SAM workshop – and you’ll also receive a free benchmarking using our 12 box model.  ITAM Review SAM Workshops Our workshops provide a venue for ITAM Review readers to share challenges, ideas... 

Podcast: World class ITAM at The Hershey Company

The Hershey Company, $NYSE: HSY, 13,000 employees, 80 brands, $7BN Revenue I was invited to present at SHI’s SAM event in New Jersey back in April. During one of the interactive workshops I was fortunate to meet Rick Lacey, Global IT Asset Manager at the Hershey Company. Rick very kindly joined me on a call to share his experiences. World Class ITAM I consider what Rick and his team are doing... 

Podcast Episode 11 – Introduction to Microsoft Virtualisation

ITAM Review Podcast Episode 11: An introduction to Microsoft Virtualisation In this podcast I was joined by Mathias Knops of Aspera and Robert Paton and Mark Hobson from Concorde to discuss Microsoft Virtualisation.  Topics covered in this podcast: How Microsoft software can be virtualised / types of virtual environments What to watch out for when virtualising Microsoft Building systems to manage... 

Podcast Episode 10: Doing SAM on the cheap

Can SAM be done on the cheap? In this Episode David and I are joined by Rory Canavan of SAM Charter and Paul Immergluck of Anglepoint.  We discuss ‘Doing SAM on the cheap’ and managing software as an asset when you have no budget. The blog articles referred to in the podcast can be found here: The lean approach to getting started with ITAM 17 lean ITAM projects to launch your ITAM practice Martin... 

75% of SAM Pros agree “SAM Skills Gap Exists”

The ITAM Review held a joint SAM Skills workshop event with the BCS on 14th July (See our original event listing here). Thanks to everyone that came along, special thanks to Gemma Walker of Livingstone and Greg Hallam of SoftwareOne for hosting excellent workshop sessions and thanks to Rory Canavan of SAM Charter for helping on our panel. 3-Minute Video Overview – SAM Skills Workshop with the BCS SAM... 

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:...