The ITAM Review

News, reviews and resources for worldwide ITAM, SAM and Licensing professionals.

Author: Adrian Bridgwater

Articles

  • Options to Oracle — MariaDB named as Gartner challenger

    Open source database company MariaDB Corporation has been named as a ‘challenger’ by Gartner in the 2015 Magic Quadrant for Operational Database Management Systems (ODBMS). Oracle is not the only fruit: According to Gartner, MariaDB showed strong growth in its ability to execute...

  • Can iFixit fix it for wasted assets? Yes we can!

    iFixit is a company on a mission — and that mission is to teach the world how to repair everything they own. But says the firm, a successful repair often hinges on consumers and users at every level having access to quality replacement parts. Oh yes… all this work is...

  • Taking asset waste management to a new degree

    Every professional calling should have a corresponding level of vocational education programmes devoted to ensuring best practice DNA is disseminated throughout each industry field — and, thankfully, asset management is not excluded from this truth. A new degree of hope: go...

  • Why The Customer Is Always Wrong (In Software License Reviews)

    Given the massive shift the IT world is currently experiencing towards more service-focused delivery of all compute resources, it should come as no surprise to find money and profitability channels being openly analysed at this time. Among the sensitivity points today we see that...

  • Bring Your Own Trojan Horse: get ready to ‘muck out’

    A new promotional report entitled ‘The BYOD Trojan Horse: Dangerous Mobile App Behaviours & Back-door Security Risks’ suggests that that enterprises are not doing enough to understand which mobile app behaviour(s) hitting their data networks are the most risky. Beware back-door...

  • BSA’s “attack dog” tactics need a bone

    Matt Fisher is business development director at software asset management and license management tools company License Dashboard. As an industry spokesperson Fisher has been critical in the past of the BSA’s (BSA | The Software Alliance) so-called “attack dog” tactics, which...

  • Five misconceptions of software licensing

    This contributed piece to the ITAM Review is actually entitled in full — “Five misconceptions of software licensing that prevent CIOs from achieving the cost savings they could” — it comes from Andrew Hillier, CTO and co-founder of CiRBA, a company that makes a capacity...

  • 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...

  • 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...