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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... 

Snow Software tops table for customer satisfaction in preliminary results

In December we asked ITAM Review readers to rate their SAM tools for customer satisfaction. In order to qualify for a rating on the table below each vendor had to receive a minimum of five verified end user customer reviews. Thank you to everyone that contributed. Qualifying entries will receive an Amazon voucher as promised before the end of January. There were a number of vendors who received less... 

Oracle – Positive recommendations for change

At our Oracle Seminar in London on the 21st November we included a session for delegates to provide their feedback on recent CCL research. Readers in the USA can attend a similar event on the 29th January.  The original research, ‘Key risks in managing Oracle Licensing’ can be found here: http://www.clearlicensing.org/key-risks-in-managing-oracle-licensing/ We asked delegates, all of... 

Ranking SAM tools by customer satisfaction – write a review and receive a £25 (~$40) Amazon Voucher

Write a review of your SAM tool and receive a £25 (~$40) Amazon Voucher. Conditions apply. https://itamreview.wufoo.com/forms/sam-tool-satisfaction-survey/ Introduction We already review quite a few tools on the ITAM Review and ITSM Review. In 2015 we aim to add more depth and breadth to our product review coverage. Firstly, as previously mentioned, our first lab tests kick off in February 2015 with... 

12th December is Christmas jumper day!

Friday 12th December is Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day. Now in it’s third year, the children’s charity has raised over £1.6M to date. It’s quite simple. Wear your christmas jumper on 12th December and donate. UK readers can TEXT WOOLLY to 70050 to donate £2 see http://jumpers.savethechildren.org.uk/ for further details. Merry Christmas from all the Enterprise Opinions... 

Event Listing: Oracle Seminar, 29th January 2015, New York

Are your cryptic Oracle license agreements and the lack of support provided by the Oracle LMS team getting you in a knot? Following the success of our Oracle Seminar that took place in London in November 2014, we are very pleased to bring our Oracle Seminar to New York in January. Managing the complexity of your Oracle Licensing Agreements Oracle licensing is one of the greatest software investments... 

Event Listing: ITAM Tools Day, 28th January 2015, New York

ITAM Review Tools Day – 28th January 2015, New York [FREE]Following the success of our ITAM Tools Showcase and Networking event that took place in London in November 2014, we are very pleased to bring our Tools Day to New York in January. In a nutshell: If you’re actively searching for a new SAM solution or contemplating changing your current tool in the near future, then this event is one... 

Verifying Asset Accuracy

A reader writes: “What is the industry standard way of calculating ITAM accuracy?” I’m not sure about the ‘industry standard’ way, but I’ll share techniques I’ve used in the past, hopefully others can chip in their recommendations in the comments section too (Note: The focus of this article is to verify hardware). Verified inventory is one of the seven key ingredients for SAM success: Authority Internal... 

Event Listing: ITAM Review Events, 27th-29th January, New York, USA

We are very pleased to announce our first events in the USA. Please reserve these dates in your diary; further details will follow over the coming weeks. USA readers represent our largest audience, so we’re keen to come and meet you in January 2015 with three specialist ITAM events. The content and focus of these events are based on your feedback; we hope you find them useful. Events in other major... 

Podcast Episode 5: Trends in Oracle License Management

In the run up to our Oracle Seminar on the 21st November, we discuss the current activity around Oracle Licensing and audits, trends in services around Oracle and the future of Oracle in the cloud. View all our podcasts on SoundCloud or iTunes. Podcast Guests Monica State and Madalina Chirculescu from ITAMS Daniel Ward from Livingstone Donnie Hamlett from iQuate Maxime Pawlak from Easytrust Mathias...