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Podcast: Microsoft EA is no longer a defence against audits

The ITAM Review Podcast Episode 2

Hosted by Martin Thompson and David Foxen of The ITAM Review. 


In this podcast we explore Microsoft licensing, audit behaviour and SAM reviews.

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You can listen to the recording on SoundCloud here:

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About Martin Thompson

Martin is owner and founder of The ITAM Review, an online resource and community for worldwide ITAM professionals.

Martin is also 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.

On a voluntary basis Martin is a contributor to ISO WG21 which develops the ITAM International Standard ISO/IEC 19770.

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  1. J Senior says:

    Microsoft is using as well some of the big auditing consulting firms in large accounts besides traditional SAM partners.

    Many current SQL SA benefits did not need SA previously.

    As stated in podcast customers need unbiased advice to help them analyze their options – and vendors / publishers and channel partners are not always the source as they may have conflict of interests.

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