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Oracle License Management Tools Group Test – The Results

This is an independent review and comparison of specialist tools for managing Oracle licensing. Solutions reviewed: Easytrust Flexera Software HP Lime Software Snow Software How are Oracle databases configured?  Whilst Oracle has hundreds of product lines, ITAM Review readers told us that the proliferation of Oracle databases and their configuration was a key concern. It should also be noted that... 

Trends in licensing, the future of ITAM and 5,000 subscribers

An Amazon voucher is winging its way towards our 5,000th newsletter subscriber Congratulations to David Shaffer who has won a Amazon voucher for being our 5,000th opt-in email newsletter subscriber. David works for Murphy Oil USA Inc based in El Dorado, Arkansas. About our newsletter: The first newsletter was sent in 2008 to about 30 folks from my network telling them about goings-on in the ITAM... 

How to license Microsoft Office on the iPad

Microsoft Office licensing on the iPad – easier than ever In an innovative – and potentially disruptive move – Microsoft will make the licensing of the recently released ‘Microsoft Office for iPad’ easier than ever. The move is a response to critics of Microsoft’s Licensing Models who argue that calculating compliance with Microsoft is complex and unnecessarily costly for the majority... 

Oracle to meet Campaign for Clear Licensing

The Campaign for Clear Licensing held a Oracle Licensing round table at the Home Office today. The Campaign for Clear Licensing held an Oracle roundtable at the Home Office today. The objective was to discuss issues regarding Oracle licensing and audit behaviour. In attendance today were: Representatives from 3 countries Public and Private Sector Independent SAM practitioners and end user organizations 6... 

SAM Managed Services: ITAMS (Vendor Profile)

IT Asset Management Solutions (ITAMS) is an independent UK based ITAM specialist and veteran of the UK SAM Industry. The team consists of 25 full time members of staff and an extended team of associates. ITAMS is also the home of IAITAM Training and Certifications in the UK. ELM 360 ITAMS provide a suite of consultancy, project management, tools and managed services under the brand Enterprise Licence... 

SAM Managed Services: Computacenter (Vendor Profile)

Computacenter is a £3BN IT infrastructure services business with 12,000 employees across Europe. They have developed some modular asset management services for clients struggling with too much information and not enough intelligence. C3 Software Computacenter offer ‘C3 Software’ on an on-going managed basis, which is powered by License Dashboard and hosted in their Manchester data centre (which... 

SAM Managed Services: Aspera (Vendor Profile)

Aspera is one of nine providers that we reviewed for our SAM Managed Service Providers Review. Aspera are based in Aachen, Germany with an office in Boston, USA and business partners worldwide. Aspera offer SAM managed services to compliment their SmartTrack software. They position their SAM services as ‘License Management as a Service’ (LaaS). For the purposes of our SAM managed services review... 

Software Audit Code of Conduct [DRAFT]

This code of conduct from the Campaign for Clear Licensing is a first draft. Please leave your comments or contact me to discuss any suggested edits or feedback. Thanks in advance for your help. ~ Martin Thanks to Rory Canavan, Glenn Thompson, Martin Chalkley, David Foxen and Kylie Fowler for helping put together this first draft. Preface – Current Market Observations Technology exists within... 

Can I sell my surplus software licenses?

I’m writing this blog following recent news of a dispute between Microsoft and second-hand licensing specialist Discount Licensing. In particular, I’m keen to publish an independent message in light of the nonsense being stated by FAST in the press over the last few days. I’ve covered the common questions that crop up when discussing second-hand software – if you have any others or... 

Oomnitza: IT Asset Management on your smartphone

January marked the seventh anniversary of the launch of the iPhone. Looking back at the launch, it’s remarkable how many product features Steve Jobs announced that are now taken for granted; touch screen, multi-touch, large music library on your phone etc. One of the most transformative impacts of the smartphone and associated apps is the plethora of devices we no longer need. For many folks, who...