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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... 

SAM Summit 2014

This year’s SAM Summit will be held in Chicago It is my pleasure to announce that we will be the Media Partner for the SAM Summit, 23-25 June 2014, at the University of Chicago Gleacher Center Conference Facilities. Now in its 12th year, the event brings together top IT professionals, with 60+ presentations discussing and analyzing the latest trends and hot topics in software asset management... 

Do you need a Microsoft Licensing boot camp?

Microsoft Licensing changes have caused confusion amongst many Microsoft is one of, if not the biggest and most used software vendors currently on the market.  They provide a variety of desktop and server based products including the Office bundle, Visio, Project, Windows Server and SharePoint. New Licensing models When Microsoft introduced Office 365 back in 2011 it changed the way end users license... 

Reader Survey & BCS CMSG Annual Conference

Research from 2011 – ITAM vs. ITSM I have been asked to present at the BCS Configuration Management annual conference on the 10th June. For my presentation I would like to explore the ITAM profession, ITAM teams and ITAM’s relation to other parts of the business. Back in 2011 (prior to the launch of the ITSM Review) we investigated the relationship between ITAM and ITSM. I’m keen to see how... 

IAITAM Preview: Auditing your hard drive retirement process

Samuel Peery Ahead of the IAITAM Spring Conference taking place in Las Vegas, April 28 – May 1, I interviewed Samuel Peery, Director of Marketing at WhiteCanyon Software, about his presentation “Auditing your hard drive retirement process”. In just a few words, tell us what it is you do. What does an average day look like for you? I’m Director of Marketing and Product Management at... 

IAITAM Preview: Audit Defense – What Every CIO Should Know

Bernhard Boehler Ahead of the IAITAM Spring Conference taking place in Las Vegas, April 28 – May 1, I interviewed Bernhard Boehler, Co-founder and CEO at Aspera, about his presentation  “Audit Defense – What Every CIO Should Know”. In just a few words, tell us what it is you do. What does an average day look like for you? Well my kids call me Dad, but after breakfast with my family is over,...