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ITAM Industry News Round-Up

SAMSource – SAM Library and Training
An article from SAMSource on the importance of keeping the correct proof of licence records for effective Software Asset Management.

Software Insider – R “Ray” Wang’s Blog
An article showing some of the gag clauses used by software vendors in their agreements.

BSA SAM Advantage Update
A quick update on the BSA SAM Advantage program launched in November last year.

According to Peter Beruk at the BSA they are currently developing an online training program for the first tier and expect the full course to be finished by 2010, registration for the first tier will be in summer 2009.

In a nutshell, the SAM Advantage program is the BSA building an international SAM program that will be recognised by software vendors and is based on the ISO 19770 standard. Our quick Guide to ISO 19770 is here and our article on breaking the ISO 19770 standard into chunks is here.

Visit the SAM Advantage page here.

About Martin Thompson

Martin is owner and founder of The ITAM Review, an online resource for worldwide ITAM professionals. The ITAM Review is best known for its weekly newsletter of all the latest industry updates, LISA training platform, Excellence Awards and conferences in UK, USA and Australia.

Martin is also the founder of ITAM Forum, a not-for-profit trade body for the ITAM industry created to raise the profile of the profession and bring an organisational certification to market. On a voluntary basis Martin is a contributor to ISO WG21 which develops the ITAM International Standard ISO/IEC 19770.

He is also the author of the book "Practical ITAM - The essential guide for IT Asset Managers", a book that describes how to get started and make a difference in the field of IT Asset Management. In addition, Martin developed the PITAM training course and certification.

Prior to founding the ITAM Review in 2008 Martin worked for Centennial Software (Ivanti), Silicon Graphics, CA Technologies and Computer 2000 (Tech Data).

When not working, Martin likes to Ski, Hike, Motorbike and spend time with his young family.

Connect with Martin on LinkedIn.

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