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SAMS Europe 2014 Event Review

SAMS Europe The ITAM Review was recently the ‘Premium Media Sponsor’ at the SAMS Summit Europe 2014 event in Berlin, Germany. This was the third year that we.CONECT hosted the SAMS Europe event, which included an awards ceremony after the first night. I was also fortunate enough to be asked to attend the event, be on the judging panel for the SAMS Europe Award and also to host the awards evening... 

Are SAM tools ready for the cloud?

The ITAM Review team attended the European version of Gartner’s ITAM Summit in London last week for great networking and ITAM and IT procurement led presentations. Gartner Analyst Stewart Buchanan led an interesting session on the future of SAM tools where he argued that the future was about control and not inventory. Stewart Buchanan, Gartner I enjoy Stewart Buchanan’s presentations, in fact one... 

Event Listing: Oracle Seminar, 21st November, London

Are your cryptic Oracle license agreements and the lack of support provided by the Oracle LMS team getting you in a knot? Managing the complexity of your Oracle Licensing Agreements Introduction Oracle licensing is one of the greatest software investments you are likely to make – yet ITAM Review readers tell us Oracle is where you often experience mind-bending license complexity and the harshest... 

Your voice in the ITAM industry

Check out this video from David Foxen introducing our new YouTube channel – aiming to provide informal bite-sized summaries of all the latest news and resources in the ITAM market. Let your voice be heard – let us know what you would like covered on the ITAM Review and what you need help with. Simply contact us using this form or directly using the social profiles below. David Foxen Twitter LinkedIn Martin... 

Welcoming Karen

Karen Smith, Events Manager for ITAM Review and ITSM Review I am very pleased to welcome Karen Smith to the Enterprise Opinions team. Meeting our readers Karen joins us as our Events Manager. Karen’s first event is our Tools Day on the Tuesday 18th November, swiftly followed by an Oracle Licensing Workshop on the 21st November (details to follow soon). Both of these events are in London UK, but we... 

Event Listing: ITAM Tools Day, 18th November 2014, London

We are very pleased to announce our very first event! 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 six leading vendors all in one place and network with peers. The ITAM Review European Tools Day Are your ITAM tools keeping pace with technological change, licensing complexity,... 

Realizing Authentic License Optimization

“There’s no silver bullet for a discovery tool” Ahead of the SAM Summit taking place in Chicago, 23-25 June, I chatted to Bernhard Boehler, Co-founder and CEO at Aspera Technologies. In this interview Bernhard discusses Aspera’s new Optimization & Simulation Module, and how license management has become too complicated for manual calculations and spreadsheets. Please... 

Playing Defense in the Audit Game

What are the best data-sets to present to an auditor should they knock on your door? Ahead of the SAM Summit taking place in Chicago, 23-25 June, I chatted to Christof Beaupoil, Co-founder and President at Aspera Technologies. In this interview Christof shares his advice on audit defense and how to get your organization ‘audit ready’. – See more at: http://www.itassetmanagement.net/wp-admin/revision.php?revision=17057#sthash.xyTBkRCW.dpuf Please... 

SAP Licensing – is there an elephant in the room?

“You can’t talk about SAP licensing without addressing the elephant in the room – indirect access” Ahead of the SAM Summit taking place in Chicago, 23-25 June, I chatted to John Emmitt, Senior Marketing Manager at Flexera Software.  In this interview John shares his experiences with SAP and Oracle licensing, along with his advice for those struggling to understand and/or manage their... 

Event Listing: itSMF SAM Masterclass 17th June

Martin Thompson will be presenting an itSMF Masterclass on the 17th June at the itSMF UK offices in Wokingham focussed on Software Asset Management. This will be an interactive session whereby those with issues or interest around SAM can discuss openly in confidential setting with peers. The day will start with a brief introduction to SAM best practices and my approach to ‘Audit Readiness’. The...