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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... 

BSA Fines Engineering Design Company over £30k

The Business Software Alliance (BSA) has found an engineering design company to be non-compliant on Autodesk software, resulting in a payout of over £30k. Project Options Ltd Project Options Ltd are the organisation in question and they were found to have unlicensed Autodesk software on their estate, something the BSA found after a confidential online report was submitted through their website. They... 

2014 Salary Survey Results

Thank you to everyone that participated in the reader survey last month. I’m pleased to share the results below based on 233 participants. Key talking points Growing integration with ITSM away from finance Clear gender divide in average salaries and significant differences by type of company and country Experience in the field wins Software licensing and SAM are key worldwide hiring priorities Skills... 

Adobe Creative Cloud News! Ding Ding!

Adobe has taken a small step back in successfully annoying all of its customers by offering the chance to install older versions of the software via the new ‘Creative Cloud Desktop’ application. Adobe has released the information as part of its new release notes dated 27/05/2014, which clearly state ‘You can now install older versions of Adobe products straight from Creative Cloud Desktop’. What... 

Samanage announces Automatic Warranty Management feature

Samanage, the cloud based IT service desk and asset management solution has announced a number of new features to their solution, including a new Automatic Warranty Management feature. Automatic Warranty Management The new automatic warranty feature will enable users to manage their assets warranty lifecycle. In addition to the Lenovo, HP and Dell warranty information that Samanage already manages,... 

Microsoft to withdraw a number of qualifications and exams

Microsoft has announced that it is to withdraw a number of Microsoft qualifications and exams being by the end of July 2014. What qualifications are being withdrawn? The MCITP qualification is being phased out, with the majority of MCITP qualifications being withdrawn. The MCITP qualification relates to older Microsoft technologies, which are no longer relevant due to new Microsoft technologies being...