News, Reviews and Resources for ITAM, SAM and Software Licensing Professionals.

Home » ITAM Review News

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... 

Introducing David Foxen

David Foxen – don’t ask him to do anything too crazy! I am very pleased to welcome David Foxen to the team! David is joining us as ITAM Research Analyst and is our 5th employee! Who is David? David joins us from Arup where he was the Global Software Asset Manager. He has extensive knowledge of both SAM and software licensing. In his own words: Why do you love ITAM? What’s not to love? It’s... 

Trends in licensing, the future of ITAM and 5,000 subscribers

An Amazon voucher is winging its way towards our 5,000th newsletter subscriber Congratulations to David Shaffer who has won a Amazon voucher for being our 5,000th opt-in email newsletter subscriber. David works for Murphy Oil USA Inc based in El Dorado, Arkansas. About our newsletter: The first newsletter was sent in 2008 to about 30 folks from my network telling them about goings-on in the ITAM... 

Assessment Criteria: Inventory and Discovery Tool Selection Group Test

It’s time for another “Inventory Tools and Discovery” battle! In March, we are planning a refresh of our 2011 review focusing on Inventory and Discovery Tool selection. The aim of this review is to showcase best of breed Inventory products, highlight the key differentiators and innovation in the inventory tools space and give readers of The ITAM Review impartial market intelligence... 

Coming Soon: An Asset Repository Battle

Let the battle begin! We’re excited to be kicking off our research briefings next week for our competitive analysis on Asset Repository. Scheduled for publication in February, vendors confirmed to participate so far include: Axios Systems ServiceNow The research will highlight competitive differentiators; feature key strengths (and weaknesses too of course); and focus on three key feature areas:... 

2013: A Year in ITAM Review

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! As 2013 begins to draw to a close, I thought it would be nice to finish off the year with a final article that’s an overview of what has happened at the ITAM Review over the last 12 months.  That’s right, this will be our last post for 2013 because the entire team is heading off to fill their faces with mince pies and sherry. But don’t worry we’ll be back... 

Coming Soon: Review of SAM Managed Service Providers

Of all the qualities we might look for in a SAM Managed Services Provider – proven track record is key. We have the following technology reviews scheduled for publication before the end of 2013 on The ITAM Review: Adobe License Management (in progress now) SAM Managed Service Providers (July / August – see below) Microsoft License Management (September / October) Management of Cloud Based... 

Software Asset Management – The First Ninety Days [Book Outline]

Software Asset Management - The First Ninety Days I am in the process of writing a book on SAM with Simone van Sambeek and Kai van Hoeckel. Our book in entitled ‘Software Asset Management – The First Ninety Days‘. Our goal is to help new SAM professionals learn the territory and begin to plot their strategy. Book Objectives Highlight the benefits of SAM Allow the reader to assess... 

Crowdsourced Favourites: Top 20 Most Read from 2012

Happy New Year to all ITAM Review Readers and thank you for your support in 2012. Total visitors to the site were up 68.62% on 2011 and we now regularly serve between 30,000 and 40,000 visitors a month. As always, please let me know if you would like to see any particular topics covered or guides written. If you would like to contribute please give me a shout. Of the articles published in 2012, below... 

The Barium Manifesto

Barium: with clear visibility and transparency of the insides of the patient, the Doctor can make an informed prognosis. The Mega-Vendor Arab Spring In my experience the vast majority of businesses are enthusiastic about technology and are happy to pay a fair price for it. However, software licensing is complex. Software licensing is a hindrance to the adoption of new transformative technology and...