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8 leading SAM Tools independently reviewed by The ITAM Review

8 leading SAM Tools independently reviewed by The ITAM Review

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Hello and thank you for visiting the ITAM Review, an Online Magazine, Forum and Networking Platform for ITAM Professionals.

We are 100% privately owned, vendor and service provider independent and impartial. Our purpose is to provide an independent, unbiased view of the SAM, ITAM and Software Licensing market and to provide a community for everyone in the industry to share their expertise, feedback and opinions of the technology and services in the market for the benefit of others.

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Internet connected cameras are said to have brought down a big chunk of the internet via a denial of service attack

Internet connected cameras used in cyber attack – are IoT assets on your radar yet?

The BBC reports that hackers used Internet connected devices last week to perform a denial of service attack that brought down Internet brands Twitter, Spotify and Reddit. Forbes suggests that the main culprit appears to be unsecured cameras. Security blogger Brian Krebs suggests that some vulnerabilities in smart devices, such as default passwords, are not […]

CSI , no not Crime Scene Investigation but CONTINUAL SERVICE IMPROVEMENT

Quick Guide to ITAM CSI

This article provides a quick introduction to ITAM CSI and the value it brings in maintaining momentum in your ITAM practice. We cover CSI in module 9: REPORTING, of the ITAM Review 12 Box Training Course. It is an essential concept to understand when developing reporting that people actually want to read and maintaining momentum […]

Internet of things

Podcast Episode 25: Data quality, toasters and the internet of things

In this podcast I’m joined by Mike Jones at Airtrack and Dave Bowser at Raynet. We discuss the role of data quality in ITAM and the potential increase in scope for the ITAM market as more and more devices come online. Topics The role of data verification in modern ITAM – the business case and […]


Assessment criteria and weighting for the SAM Tools Universe

2016 SAM Tools Universe

I am pleased to announce the publication of our ‘2016 SAM Tools Universe‘ report, an independent assessment of leading SAM tools for large enterprises. It has taken us the best part of eight months to compile the research, sorry for the delay. Starting in February and originally planned for a June 2016 publication, the project […]

Campaign for Clear Licensing

Please help with the CCL Audit Census

Please participate in our Audit Census The purpose of this survey is to investigate current software audit activity. This research revisits themes from our software audit survey back in 2010 when we asked who was auditing most frequently and who was most helpful during the audit process? We also look at the role of the […]

Average customer size

Enterprise SAM tool market share analysis

I’m midway through a competitive comparison of the top ten SAM tools for large enterprises. See the original call for participants here. As part of the analysis we’ve collected customer numbers and it is interesting to see the market share of the key players. SAM tool market share analysis for large enterprises The charts below […]

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