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Advanced License Optimization : Go Beyond Compliance for Maximum Cost Savings

Bernhard Boehler, Aspera By Bernhard Boehler, Co-founder & CEO, Aspera Technologies Inc. Introduction If you are going to do Software Asset Management (SAM), why stop at license compliance? With SAM, contracting and procuring software in ways that ensure compliance is synonymous with buying smarter. And buying smarter means knowing everything about your organization’s software contracts and software... 

Oracle Audit: Top 20 Frequently Asked Questions

This is abridged version of a whitepaper by Richard Spithoven of b.lay. You can download the full version (without registration) on the b.lay website here. Richard is one of our highly experienced presenters for our free Oracle Licensing Seminar on the 21st November, London. Learn more and register: http://www.itassetmanagement.net/2014/09/22/oracle-seminar/Oracle License Review or Oracle License... 

Oracle Licensing can be tough, so let’s lighten the mood!

Oracle licensing can be a heavy subject! We are all aware that Oracle licensing proves to be one of the most complex and hard to understand licensing structures out there. It is one of the most talked about issues with SAM and licensing professionals, with everyone having their own story on struggles with Oracle. Whilst Oracle licensing is a challenging subject, we have decided that we need to lighten... 

Oracle contract renewal checklist, 7 things to consider before signing

Stop. Go. 7 things to consider before signing your next Oracle contract If you are in the process of renewing contracts with Oracle, or have a renewal event on the horizon. Here are seven things to consider before signing on the dotted line. In a nutshell: Oracle is difficult to deal with and whilst every organization must be responsible and accountable for the agreements they purchase, Oracle places... 

Podcast: Getting started with IBM Licensing

The ITAM Review Podcast Episode 4: Getting started with IBM Licensing In this podcast guests Eric Chiu and Koen Dingjan provide an introduction to the main risks and complexities of IBM licensing and audits. View all our podcasts on SoundCloud or iTunes. Discussion Topics: The main IBM technology stacks Common IBM License types including:Capacity of hardware, PVU User based licensing Storage capacityCommon... 

Event Listing: Oracle Seminar, 21st November, London

Are your cryptic Oracle license agreements and the lack of support provided by the Oracle LMS team getting you in a knot? Managing the complexity of your Oracle Licensing Agreements Introduction Oracle licensing is one of the greatest software investments you are likely to make – yet ITAM Review readers tell us Oracle is where you often experience mind-bending license complexity and the harshest... 

The Campaign for Clear Licensing – Why it’s needed for the ITAM industry

What is the Campaign for Clear Licensing (CCL)?  The CCL is a not for profit global organization providing end users with a voice for positive change to address absurdly complex licensing models, sharp sales practice and aggressive auditing tactics. Why is this needed? Software licensing and software asset management are extremely complex disciplines, with huge margins for error. Only the very specialist... 

$23K Licensing booby-trap for Oracle upgrade

Research with Campaign for Clear Licensing members earlier in the year suggested that chargeable features such as options and packs being switched on during upgrades was a real issue. It appears that upgrading Oracle database 12c includes this auto-enrollment risk:Firstly it is discovered that upgrading 12c switches on a chargeable feature Oracle deny this via a blog post And then admit that it’s... 

A handy SAM utility: Magical JellyBean Keyfinder

Magical Jelly Bean License Key Finder This article has been contributed by Richard Thompson, founder member of Central Technology, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner who frequently manage SAM reviews for customers. We all know that Microsoft ‘SAM Review’ can be translated to licensing audit, and the rate of audits being conducted by Microsoft doesn’t look likely to ease off soon.  51%... 

Adobe Licensing Quick Guide 2014

This Quick Guide is available in PDF format – simply subscribe to our free newsletter to receive a free copy instantly.  Adobe has made a number of changes to its licensing structures over the past year. The aim of this quick guide is to provide insight into Adobe’s new licensing model. The guide will not make you an Adobe licensing expert, but it will hopefully provide you with enough knowledge...