The ITAM Review

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

Author: Adrian Bridgwater

Articles

  • SAP: “We will clarify and simplify our licensing models”

    SAP UK MD Tim Noble: “standardise our terms, software rights and conditions globally” SAP this week holds the US leg of its TechEd 2012 developer and user conference and exhibition in Las Vegas. The firm used its opening keynote sessions to detail a set of extended developer services...

  • ServiceNow strengthen ITAM offering with Berlin release

    Matt Schvimmer, ServiceNow The cloud’s next imperative: ITSM service automation As a topic, discipline and a technology proposition, cloud-based service automation is the darling of the IT industry right now. From anti-virus suites (AVG for example) to Enterprise Resource Planning...

  • “Unavoidable” Windows 7 migration before death of XP in 2014

    In the face of many firms and individuals now considering Windows 8 as their next potential operating system (or not as the case may be) RES Software has undertaken a Windows 7 migration survey in order to try and gauge the state of corporate mindsets as they stand today. The company...

  • Glasgow City Council slaps head over massive PC loss

    Once famed as European City of Culture at the start of the nineties, Glasgow is this month less celebratory as it berates the loss of what is suspected to be more than 700 computers from Glasgow City Council’s offices and confines. Reports suggest that the following machines have...

  • Vitruvian Partners invests in Snow Software

    Stockholm-based Software Asset Management (SAM) provider Snow Software has received an investment from funds managed by Vitruvian Partners. Vitruvian Partners describes itself as an independent private equity firm that specialises in middle-market buyouts, growth buyouts and growth...

  • VMware rethinks vRAM licensing model

    VMware has made some interesting manoeuvres this month with regard to the licensing of its vRAM technology. The previous licensing model enforced RAM restrictions and limitations on users of vSphere 5, VMware’s cloud computing virtualisation operating system. As the company...

  • License Analyzer: Entry Level Licence Management

    Microsoft has used its Worldwide Partner Conference in Toronto earlier this month to herald License Dashboard Software Asset Management (SAM) solutions. The firm has recently announced the launch of License Analyzer, a new “entry level” licence management product aimed at organisations...

  • EU rules against Oracle on second-hand software licensing

    The EU court has decided that distribution rights end when and at the specific time that the original copyright holder (in this case Oracle) markets and then completes a sale of the software on what is denoted as one “material medium” or another including a CD-ROM, a DVD or through...

  • The Software Asset Management £5 Rule

    Andy Fisher new business development director for Software Asset Management (SAM) specialist BCS Ltd analyses the “state of the nation” in software compliance control today. It is generally accepted that the global financial crisis is affecting the revenues of all commercial...