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SAM Tool Buyers Guide

This SAM Tool Buyers Guide highlights some of the key requirements and competitive differentiators to consider when selecting and buying Software Asset Management (SAM) tools. This guide is available in PDF format, subscribe to our newsletter to download it.  I have also included a section on the trends that are driving interest in SAM and some general implementation advice – since this should... 

IBM to accept Flexera for sub-capacity reporting (instead of ILMT)

IBM is to accept sub-capacity reporting from Flexera Software’s FlexNet Manager in place of ILMT, TADd and SUA. Whilst we’ve heard of this being acceptable on a deal by deal basis in the past, this is the first time IBM has publicly recognised a SAM tool for meeting their compliance reporting standards. IBM allows customers to use soft-partitioning with their software, but only if measured using... 

Let’s meet in 2015, ITAM Review Spring Events Schedule

I am pleased to share our events calendar for Spring 2015. Unfortunately our week of events planned for New York were cancelled due to the ‘January 2015 nor’easter’  – these have all been rescheduled for May. Sorry for any inconvenience caused during the disruption. Our events have specifically been designed based your feedback. If you would like to see new topics or locations... 

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, 15th May 2015, New York

Following the unfortunate timing of Juno, the storm that hit New York in January we are pleased to announce that we have rescheduled our Oracle Seminar to Friday, 15th May 2015.   After 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 May. Managing the complexity of your Oracle Licensing Agreements Oracle... 

Event Listing: SAM Tools Day, 12th May 2015, New York

Following the unfortunate timing of Juno, the storm that hit New York in January we are pleased to announce that we have rescheduled our SAM Tools Day to 12th May 2015. 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 not to miss. See leading vendors all in one place and network with your peers. Introduction Are...