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SAM Managed Services: Softline Solutions (Vendor Profile)

This article is an excerpt from our review of worldwide SAM Managed Service Providers – view the full report here (registration required). The senior management team at Softline Solutions originate from the licensing reseller Comparex. During discussions for this review, Softline stated they found it difficult balancing the conflict of interest at their previous employer between advising clients... 

SAM Managed Services: eTelligent (Vendor Profile)

eTelligent provide a SaaS based ITAM platform for management of hardware and software. Based in the US, eTelligent provide their technology as part of a managed service, standalone or white labelled via business partners. Their solution is based on taking advantage of existing in house discovery and inventory sources and creating an ITAM repository. For the purposes of this review, the real strength... 

SAM Managed Services: SHI (Vendor Profile)

Founded in 1989, SHI is a $5BN provider of IT products and services and includes 1,800 staff serving over 10,000 customers worldwide. With 44 full time staff, SHI has the largest SAM team in this review consisting of Inventory Engineers, License Analysts, Project Managers, Business Development, Trainers, and Contracts Managers. Polaris SAM Managed Services from SHI are offered under the Polaris brand,... 

SAM Managed Services: ITAMS (Vendor Profile)

IT Asset Management Solutions (ITAMS) is an independent UK based ITAM specialist and veteran of the UK SAM Industry. The team consists of 25 full time members of staff and an extended team of associates. ITAMS is also the home of IAITAM Training and Certifications in the UK. ELM 360 ITAMS provide a suite of consultancy, project management, tools and managed services under the brand Enterprise Licence... 

SAM Managed Services: Computacenter (Vendor Profile)

Computacenter is a £3BN IT infrastructure services business with 12,000 employees across Europe. They have developed some modular asset management services for clients struggling with too much information and not enough intelligence. C3 Software Computacenter offer ‘C3 Software’ on an on-going managed basis, which is powered by License Dashboard and hosted in their Manchester data centre (which... 

SAM Managed Services: Aspera (Vendor Profile)

Aspera is one of nine providers that we reviewed for our SAM Managed Service Providers Review. Aspera are based in Aachen, Germany with an office in Boston, USA and business partners worldwide. Aspera offer SAM managed services to compliment their SmartTrack software. They position their SAM services as ‘License Management as a Service’ (LaaS). For the purposes of our SAM managed services review... 

Cutting desktop power usage in the post-Windows XP world

This is a guest contributed piece to the ITAM Review by Seann Gardiner, EMEA sales director of Dell Software Group. A looming deadline awaits… In the IT world, there is a looming deadline that businesses of all sizes have to face up to. Windows XP is still installed across almost 40 per cent of all PCs in the world, according to statistics from Net Applications released in February 2013. The... 

SureCloud delivers BI into governance & risk cloud

SureCloud has brought a business analytics (BI) proposition into its IT Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution portfolio. The SureCloud platform will now be augmented with a BI tool designed to help organisations gain insight into areas of supply chain risk. NOTE: Auditing the supply chain for risk (or third party/supplier assurance as it is also known) is purported... 

Snow Software vies to be number one SAM vendor by 2015

Swedish vendor Snow Software aims to be number one SAM vendor by 2015 (Turning Torso, Malmo, Sweden) Gutsy talk from Snow Software this week who are aiming to be the number one SAM tool in the world by 2015 following 44% growth last year. The announcement came with the release of V6.2 of their License Management offering. Snow claim their SAM offering will be ‘the first SAM specialist to offer customers... 

Expired IT Assets as a profit centre

Following the recent announcement by U.S. Micro that it is to become the exclusive provider of ITAD services to Macquarie Equipment Finance’s (MEF) North American customers, I spoke with Herb Biggers, Chairman of the Board, and Jim Kegley, Founder, President and CEO of U.S. Micro Corporation to understand a little more detail about the relationship between the two organisations. So what new and exciting...