The ITAM Review

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

Author: Martin Thompson

Articles

  • Outsource ITAM or keep in-house?

    When should you outsource ITAM to a third party? When does it make more sense to keep resources in house? This article is in response to an ITAM Review reader question as follows (edited for brevity): “I’ve recently become the ITAM Leader at <Company>. Where I’m needing...

  • Introducing Rich Gibbons, Licensing Analyst

    Rich Gibbons We are very pleased to welcome Rich Gibbons to The ITAM Review team as our new Licensing Analyst. Rich Gibbons ‘Rich has almost 14 years’ experience in the world of IT and software licensing, having been both a software sales manager for a VAR and a Microsoft...

  • Podcast Episode 28: Quick Guide to ISO/IEC 19770-1

    In this podcast, I am joined by Rory Canavan of SAM Charter to share his views and experiences on ISO/IEC 19770-1 Standard. Throughout the podcast, Rory refers to SAM Charter’s approach to SAM: CLICK TO ENLARGE Discussion Topics: The role of ISO/IEC 19770-1 in SAM implementations Risk...

  • Review: BDNA Technopedia

    This review takes a look at the core capabilities of BDNA Technopedia, the route to market for the company, competitive strengths and weaknesses, and market reach. Check out the full review on Tools Advisor here. At a Glance “A unique and innovative offering. BDNA aggregates, cleanses...

  • Excellence Awards Profile: SAM at Roche; Think big, start small

    The SAM team at Roche won the ITAM Review Project of the Year 2016 in our Excellence Awards in November. In this article George Arezina shares the story behind the Roche win. Thanks to George and team for sharing their journey.  An established global leader in research focused...

  • SAP Special Interest Group (SIG) – Call for participants

    Is SAP indirect access hindering IoT innovation? The ITAM Review invites readers to join a new Special Interest Group (SIG) dedicated to SAP licensing, in particular SAP Indirect Access. SAP Indirect access remains a cash cow for SAP during audits due to unclear terms and the growing...

  • Discovery, software recognition and optimisation in a SaaS world

    SaaS apps transcend the IT department, so should SaaS optimisation Many ITAM Review readers are yet to get their arms around the issue of managing the risk and cost of cloud based software. Whilst it still represents a small percentage of annual spend, it’s a growing area and something...

  • Crowdsourced Favourites, Top 20 most read from 2016

    2016 top 20 most read We published 112 articles in 2016, which ones got read the most by ITAM Review readers? Top 20 most popular published in 2016 Mars Inc. sue Oracle over audit tactics Enterprise SAM tool market share analysis Enterprise SAM tool customer satisfaction scores Audit...

  • Driving successful SAM Managed Service Provider relationships

    I met with Gerben Vermeulen and Arjen Hamerling of Prof-IT group back in December in Amsterdam. In this video we have a quick chat about driving a successful relationship with SAM Managed Service providers. As independent SAM consultants, Gerben and Arjen are often sat between the...

  • How the ITAM Review 12 Box Model maps to ISO/IEC 19770

    The table below shows how the 12 Box model from The ITAM Review compares to the International Standard for SAM, ISO/IEC 19770-1 (2012). The major competency areas for the 12 Box model are on the left hand side and the major process areas for ISO/IEC 19770 are along the top column. ISO/IEC...