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March ITAM News Roundup

News Amazon Cloud to offer unlimited cloud storage (Computer Weekly) – Who doesn’t like unlimited stuff? Even if it is unlimited cloud storage which-you-don’t-even-know-where-your-documents-are-stored! Computer Weekly are reporting that Amazon are to offer unlimited cloud storage in response to competitors such as Dropbox, Google and Microsoft. The article states “The first plan allows users... 

Bring Your Own Trojan Horse: get ready to ‘muck out’

A new promotional report entitled ‘The BYOD Trojan Horse: Dangerous Mobile App Behaviours & Back-door Security Risks’ suggests that that enterprises are not doing enough to understand which mobile app behaviour(s) hitting their data networks are the most risky. Beware back-door security risks Spin or substance?  Contrived and jointly prepared by Flexera Software and IDC, the spin here is designed... 

February News Roundup

News Forever 21 accused of pirating Adobe software – It was reported in February that fashion retailer Forever 21 have been knowingly pirating copies of Adobe software. According to Adobe, they even told Forever 21 they were in breach of copyright, but they continued to do so. Read more about this case in our article. IBM to accept Flexera for sub-capacity reporting instead of ILMT – IBM... 

Forever 21 Pirated Copies of Adobe Software

Forever 21 store in Singapore On January 29th, The Verge reported that Adobe is suing the fashion chain Forever 21 for a number of copyright infringements and un-licensed software. The Verge states that: “Forever 21 pirated 63 different instances of Adobe software including copies of Photoshop, Acrobat, and Illustrator. Autodesk and Corel also joined Adobe in the suit, based on pirated copies of... 

January News Roundup

News CCL Writes to Oracle The Campaign for Clear Licensing published an open letter to Larry Ellison and Oracle in January on the back of their successful Oracle Seminar and other research. The letter highlights a number of issues that Oracle customers are telling the CCL they are facing, advises their documents contain a lack of clarity with licensing and also calls attention to their unhelpful... 

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... 

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... 

ITAM November News Round up – Incl cause of Microsoft Azure failure

To watch our November News Roundup video, please see below. News November has been a busy month within the ITAM world! Here we round up the most interesting news stories. Planning and Design pays out $118k to BSA Firstly, TechWorld reports that another organisation has been fined by the Business Software Alliance (BSA) for using software without a license. Planning and Design, an architectural drafting... 

September ITAM News Round Up

September News Round Up It’s been a reasonably busy month in the world of ITAM for September, with the biggest news coming from Oracle. The ITAM Review have also had a busy month with a number of new articles and events news! September news: Microsoft to stop Office365 On demand services It has been confirmed that Microsoft are stopping the On Demand services for business users of Office 365 from... 

BSA reports $60 billion worth of unlicensed software

42% of end users are unaware of software or SAM policies within their organisation This morning (24/06/2014) the Business Software Alliance (BSA) announced the results of their Global Software Survey. Security threats is the number one reason NOT to use unlicensed software The number one reason for not using unlicensed software was the security risks. Using unlicensed software leaves the organisation...