The ITAM Review

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

Author: Adrian Bridgwater

Articles

  • What does 2013 have in store for Software Asset Management?

    Andy Fisher examines the Software Asset Management (SAM) landscape on the road ahead and asks what 2013 is likely to bring.  In November 2012, we hosted a seminar for senior management around the future of Software Asset Management. The seminar included speakers from Gartner, Microsoft...

  • 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...

  • ISACA issues new BYOD audit programmes

    ISACA has this month released news of more than 40 customisable IT audit/assurance programmes, which have been developed to help IT auditors who are facing increasing challenges brought about by “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD) trends that occur as part of the so-called consumerisation...

  • 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...

  • MPs claim zero tax payments by Oracle, Dell, CSC, Xerox, Symantec

    Enterprise Software Mega-Vendors Dodging Tax? Some of the biggest names in the UK technology industry have been operating under rather perplexing tax arrangements recently. It appears that Oracle, Xerox, Dell, CSC and Symantec all paid “no corporate tax” in the UK last year. This...

  • Diffusing the software license virtualisation time bomb

    License management company License Dashboard is warning companies of the risks it says exist when working with software licensing under virtualised environments, in particular with dynamic provisioning or VMware’s ‘Distributed Resources Scheduler’ (DRS). The firm says that...

  • Australian SAM Partner SOS certified by KPMG

    Australian IT software asset management accolades don’t come along every week by and large, so good news this week comes from Filipa Preston who is CEO and founder of Software Optimisation Services, a boutique IT and Software Asset Management (SAM) consultancy practice. Preston...

  • BYOD mobile data security policy? Not just now thanks

    Absolute Software Corporation has announced what it labels as “independent research” suggesting that as much as a third of UK businesses have no formal or enforceable policy or process in place to manage the use of mobile devices in the work place. Independent, but on contract Independent...

  • An ITAM bull’s-eye: detection & removal of unused software

    Arup is best know for its design work for the built environment such as 30 St. Mary Axe a.k.a 'The Gherkin' in London (for which Arup were structural engineers). Software efficiency vendor 1E has sold its license optimisation tool to structural engineering firm Arup. The tool...