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FlexNet Manager for Oracle License Management

This is an independent review of FlexNet Manager for Oracle. FlexNet Manager for Oracle Summary Product: FlexNet Manager for Oracle Version: 2013 Version Released: 25th June 2013 Year Founded / Turnover:  Founded as ‘InstallShield’ in 1987, Turnover not disclosed. Total number of customers: “More than 300” FlexNet Manager for Oracle Pricing Summary: Most FlexNet Manager Suite products,... 

Podcast: Vinci Construction and Life without SAM tools

Mark Sales, Software Asset Manager at Vinci Construction. The ITAM Review Podcast Episode 3 Hosted by Martin Thompson Guests: Mark Sales, Software Asset Manager at Vinci Construction Rory Canavan, Independent Consultant, SAM Charter In this podcast I interviewed Mark Sales, Software Asset Manager at Vinci Construction regarding his journey in SAM, starting from scratch, SAM qualifications, using... 

Oracle License Management: Easytrust (Vendor Profile)

Easytrust has been built from the ground up specifically to manage Oracle licensing. The company has a good foundation of customers in France and is now growing internationally via channel partners. The Easytrust Oracle License Management offering consists of the following main components: Agent based or agentless technology for detection and inventory of Oracle instances A dashboard for Oracle License... 

Former UK MD of Snow Software joins Campaign for Clear Licensing as CEO

Mark Flynn, CEO, Campaign for Clear Licensing (CCL) Today we are pleased to announce that Mark Flynn has joined the Campaign for Clear Licensing (CCL) as CEO. Mark has worked at the intersection of Software Licensing, SAM and Software Publishers for well over a decade and brings a huge amount of experience in building services and acting as a liaison between customers and software publishers. Mark... 

SAM Managed Services: Softline Solutions (Vendor Profile)

This article is an excerpt from our review of worldwide SAM Managed Service Providers – view the full report here (registration required). The senior management team at Softline Solutions originate from the licensing reseller Comparex. During discussions for this review, Softline stated they found it difficult balancing the conflict of interest at their previous employer between advising clients... 

Attachmate sue Mobistar for $6M

Mobistar is a Belgian Telco. owned by Orange. We’ve received a tip off that the software publisher Attachmate is suing Mobistar, a Belgian telecommunications company. It is alleged that Attachmate is claiming 4.5 million Euros (around 6.12M $USD or 3.57M £GBP) for alleged illegal use of a product called ‘ReflectionX’. The dispute is said to have originated from an onsite audit by Deloitte and... 

Podcast: Microsoft EA is no longer a defence against audits

The ITAM Review Podcast Episode 2 Hosted by Martin Thompson and David Foxen of The ITAM Review.  Guests:  Piaras MacDonnell of SureDatum Paul DeGroot of Pica Communications In this podcast we explore Microsoft licensing, audit behaviour and SAM reviews. Discussion Areas: Redmond Channel Partner. Study: Microsoft Is Most ‘Aggressive’ Software Auditor A Microsoft EA is no longer a defence... 

2014 Salary Survey Results

Thank you to everyone that participated in the reader survey last month. I’m pleased to share the results below based on 233 participants. Key talking points Growing integration with ITSM away from finance Clear gender divide in average salaries and significant differences by type of company and country Experience in the field wins Software licensing and SAM are key worldwide hiring priorities Skills... 

SAM Managed Services: eTelligent (Vendor Profile)

eTelligent provide a SaaS based ITAM platform for management of hardware and software. Based in the US, eTelligent provide their technology as part of a managed service, standalone or white labelled via business partners. Their solution is based on taking advantage of existing in house discovery and inventory sources and creating an ITAM repository. For the purposes of this review, the real strength... 

SAM Managed Services: SHI (Vendor Profile)

Founded in 1989, SHI is a $5BN provider of IT products and services and includes 1,800 staff serving over 10,000 customers worldwide. With 44 full time staff, SHI has the largest SAM team in this review consisting of Inventory Engineers, License Analysts, Project Managers, Business Development, Trainers, and Contracts Managers. Polaris SAM Managed Services from SHI are offered under the Polaris brand,...