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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... 

Avoiding Future VMware Costs

VMware is an unlikely target in your software compliance efforts. The virtualization giant has inbuilt mechanisms for license deployment, so your license status is likely to be either correctly licensed or over-licensed. For Software Asset Managers the opportunity with VMware is negotiating down annual maintenance charges based on actual usage or avoiding buying new licenses by making better use of... 

Flexera earns its US federal defense stripes

Application Usage Management company Flexera Software has been added to the US Department of Defense (DOD) list of approved providers for IT Asset Management. US federal defense agencies can now use FlexNet Manager Suite to help implement new Software License Optimization provision in the National Defense Authorization Act. As a specialist provider to enterprises and governments, the firm is no doubt... 

Smart virtual machine licensing for 55% cost saving

Capacity transformation and control software company CiRBA has launched a new Software License Control System designed to enable organisations to reduce the costs associated with processor-based software licensing. The firm claims to be able to help realise cost savings by an average of 55%. The license control system here works by delivering optimal VM placements for processor-based licensing models...