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ITAM Review Research & Events Plan for 2016

ITAM Review plans for 2016 We’ve got a lot planned in 2016. This is a quick round up of our plans for research, reviews and events for the year. Research Projects Independent open research projects covering the ITAM market. The role of the big four audit firms in the software industry (in conjunction with the Campaign for Clear Licensing) Software vendor audit activity –  revisiting... 

Call for participants: Enterprise SAM Tools Review

Who is the current market leader for SAM tools for large enterprises? This is a call for tool manufacturers to participate in our independent assessment of the Enterprise SAM tools market. We are well overdue a market-wide comparison of SAM tools. We last did a comprehensive comparison of SAM tools in 2011. See ‘Market Synopsis for Enterprise SAM Tools 2011‘. In comparison to our recent... 

Introducing the ITAM Review 12 Box Training Course

I am very pleased to announce a brand new FREE training course from the ITAM Review. View the video below for a quick overview: 12 Box Training – 3 Minute Video Introduction View the video directly on YouTube here. Introduction – A new qualification for ITAM Review readers The 12 Box Training and Assessment Programme is a year long educational course based on the ITAM Review’s 12 Box... 

Getting your ITAM questions answered

Getting your ITAM questions answered At The ITAM Review, we come across a wide range of IT Asset Management professionals, covering the full spectrum of experience. Within our community of contributors and visitors, you’re rubbing shoulders with experienced ITAM practitioners, industry analysts and commentators, and those who may have been assigned their first ITAM project. Where do you go when you... 

How to beat Azure and AWS sprawl?

Readers tell me Azure and AWS sessions face the same sprawl challenges as virtual machines or really useful apps How readily are organisations adopting cloud-computing platforms such as Microsoft Azure and Amazon AWS? What are the blockers to adopting this kind of elastic computing resource? I’m keen to know how our readers are getting on with Azure and AWS: Readers tell me Azure and AWS sessions... 

Oracle Database License Management Verification Standard V1.0

An independent verification for Oracle license management Back in April last year we published a comparison of five SAM tools with Oracle License Management capabilities (See: Oracle License Management Group Test – The Results). This previous group test above was based on a questionnaire completed by participating vendors and an online briefing to quiz vendors on their capabilities. For 2016,... 

SAM MSP Group Test 2015 – The Results

We are pleased to publish our 2015 review of worldwide SAM Managed Service Providers. Download the full report below (no registration required): http://www.itassetmanagement.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/SAM-MSP-2015-Group-Test-15th-October-2015_FINAL.pdf Continued Interest in SAM MSPs There is considerable interest in ITAM managed services, although the market is very much in it’s infancy. The... 

12 Box Sample Output

A common question we have received regarding our 12 Box ITAM Maturity Assessment is: “What does the output of the assessment look like?” I have included a few screenshots below. In a nutshell, as a result of completing the assessment: Each organization receives a heat-map which highlights scores against each area Each area is then broken down into the competency areas we would expect in... 

Nominees Announced for The ITAM Review Excellence Awards

Nominees announced for ITAM Review excellence awards The IT Management discipline of IT Asset Management (ITAM) is today more critical than ever as organisations seek to maximize returns and minimize risks on IT spend. ITAM today means meeting compliance requirements, financial transparency, efficient IT procurement and enabling IT teams to be as agile and responsive as possible via accurate ITAM business... 

12-Box Maturity Model Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Below are some questions from organisations taking the 12-Box maturity assessment. I’ll post further questions and answers on this post as they arise. Any questions please give me a shout. Thanks, Martin   Q. SCOPE – Will this assessment work in a decentralised environment? A. Decentralised SAM is surprisingly common. Best practice says you should centralise things to take advantage...