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Technology Review: Spider Licence Enterprise (brainwaregroup)

Independent Review brainwaregroup is a provider of systems management and IT Lifecycle Management tools and services who have over 400 clients worldwide. With more than 1.5m managed clients, brainwaregroup’s software has been implemented in a number of organisations over the past 25 years. This review takes a look at the core capabilities, the route to market, competitive strengths and weaknesses,... 

ITAM tools customer satisfaction scores – SPRING ’15 UPDATE

I am pleased to publish an updated list of customer satisfaction scores. This follows our previous table back in January. Please Note: This is not a one-off exercise. We will continually collect satisfaction scores. So please help your ITAM industry peers make smarter tool buying decisions by taking a few minutes to submit your own review. If you are interested in ITAM tool selection – you might... 

SAM Tool Buyers Guide

This SAM Tool Buyers Guide highlights some of the key requirements and competitive differentiators to consider when selecting and buying Software Asset Management (SAM) tools. This guide is available in PDF format, subscribe to our newsletter to download it.  I have also included a section on the trends that are driving interest in SAM and some general implementation advice – since this should... 

Snow Software tops table for customer satisfaction in preliminary results

In December we asked ITAM Review readers to rate their SAM tools for customer satisfaction. In order to qualify for a rating on the table below each vendor had to receive a minimum of five verified end user customer reviews. Thank you to everyone that contributed. Qualifying entries will receive an Amazon voucher as promised before the end of January. There were a number of vendors who received less... 

Picking the right SAM tool (Part 2 of 2)

Ensure your SAM tool can dig deep and get all of the data you need. Read Part 1 in our series of articles on SAM tools here. What to look for in a good SAM Tool This is a tough call to make, as everyone’s needs are different. Let’s assume an organisation wants a solid ‘all-round’ SAM tool that has both desktop, sever, virtual capabilities. Whilst they may not specialise on one single aspect... 

Picking the right Software Asset Management tool (Part 1 of 2)

The time has come for your organisation to get a SAM tool. You’ve decided to buy into the idea of software asset management and you want to manage and utilise your software licenses better. You’ve received the backing from senior management, and you’ve been given a nice healthy budget to get the best solution for your organisation. There are a large number of SAM tools on the market today, so... 

HP Asset Manager for Oracle License Management

This is an independent review of HP Asset Manager for managing Oracle Licensing. This review is part of our Oracle License Management Group Test. HP Asset Manager for Oracle License Management Product: HP Software Asset Management solution (SAM) consisting of HP Asset Manager (AM) and HP Universal Discovery (UD) Version: 9.40 (AM), 10.10 (UD) Version Released: June 2013 Year Founded / Turnover:  Founded... 

Snow Software for Oracle License Management

This is an independent review of Snow Software for managing Oracle Licensing. This review is part of our Oracle License Management Group Test. Snow License Manager for Oracle License Management Product: Snow License Manager + Oracle Management Option (OMO) Version Released: OMO released September 2013 / Snow License Manager 7 released March 2014 Year Founded / Turnover: 1997/30M Euros Total number... 

Microsoft License Management Group Test – The Results

Overview – Microsoft License Management Group Test It is sometimes said by Software Asset Management (SAM) experts that Microsoft is an ideal software publisher to tackle first when reconciling your software estate. The breadth of devices and systems Microsoft touches and depth of data required; from desktop to server, mobile device to virtual machine, means that any organization performing a good... 

Snow Software License Manager for Microsoft License Management

This is an independent review of technology for managing Microsoft licensing and agreements. Also participating in this review: IE Aspera Brainware / Spider A full comparison and Group Test results can be found here: http://www.itassetmanagement.net/2014/10/02/microsoft-license-management/ Executive Summary Elevator pitch A key player in the Software Asset Management market, Snow offers a great...